St. Louis Wrongful Death Lawyers
Losing a loved is one of the most difficult situations we face in our lives. If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else's fault, negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Most wrongful death claims are based on negligence. As such, it will be necessary to show that the wrongdoer failed to act in a responsible manner and that this caused the death of your loved one. There are an endless number of examples of wrongful death suits and often, it can be very difficult and complicated to prove fault. However, the firm I work for has handled a great number of wrongful death cases and if we believe someone is at fault, our St Louis wrongful death lawyers will do whatever it takes to prove it.
Each state has its own wrongful death statutes. Under Missouri law, three different classes of people can file suit for wrongful death. Possible claimants include: spouses, children, grand-children, parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews.
Who Can File a Claim?
It is important to remember that not everyone who is related to the victim can file a wrongful death claim or recover damages. Missouri law allows family members such as a spouse, domestic partner, children, financial dependents of the deceased victim or those who would be entitled to inherit property or assets from the victim.
Wrongful Death Damages
An experienced attorney can also help determine the appropriate damages recoverable in the case. Under Missouri law, the plaintiff in a wrongful death case can seek financial compensation for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs. Family members of deceased victims can also seek non-economic damages for loss of care, companionship, comfort, advice and society of their loved one. Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side will ensure that wrongful death cases are properly documented and represented. This will help the victims recover fair and full compensation for their losses.
Quality Legal Representation
I know that compensation will never replace your loved one. However, many times the death of a family member can leave others saddled with huge expenses. I can help recover damages for pain and suffering, medical and funeral expenses, and the loss of future earnings and other benefits.
If you have recently lost a loved one and feel it could have been prevented, contact me for a free consultation. We can help determine if you are entitled to compensation.
I will evaluate your case free of charge. In addition, you will not pay any fees or costs unless I recover money for you.
Please call (314) 322-8515 for an immediate response from me or contact me online.