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Our spouses, partners, and extended families are important to us and often help define who we are. They give us friendship and emotional support during good times and bad. When a loved one is taken suddenly in a tragic accident, times become exponentially more difficult. The last thing you might be thinking about immediately after an accident, is how to move forward. It’s important to have someone on your side that understands the process. You may be able to make a claim for your loss to help with the mounting expenses.

To be sure you recover everything you are entitled to for your loss, you need to consult with an experienced St. Louis wrongful death attorney. The legal team Page Law has represented many grieving families in this situation. We help you move forward.

Call us today at (314) 322-8515 for a free consultation.

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  • $5.825 Million

    Tractor Trailer Crash / Wrongful Death

  • $1.325 million settlement
    Fatal tractor trailer crash in Genevieve County.
  • $1.1 Million

    Car Crash / Wrongful Death

Definition of Wrongful Death in Missouri

According to Missouri Revised Statutes section 537.080, wrongful death is defined as:

“The death of a person resulting from any act, conduct, occurrence, transaction, or circumstance which, if death had not ensued, would have entitled such person to recover damages in respect thereof.”

This means a wrongful death suit is a claim for damages against an individual or entity (company, manufacturer, etc.) who’s negligent or intentional actions caused the death of another person. Think of it as a personal injury claim for someone who has died and can’t pursue the claim themselves. Certain survivors of the victim are allowed to pursue the claim.

Who Has the Right to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Missouri?

In Missouri, people closely related to the victim can file a wrongful death claim. It depends if the victim was married, had children, and a number of other factors. These are people that can sometimes bring a wrongful death claim:

  • Spouse
  • Mother and/or father
  • Children
  • Grandchildren of any deceased children
  • Siblings
  • A court-appointed guardian

What Kind of Damages Can I Claim in a Wrongful Death Case?

You may seek compensation for any of the following damages:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased before they died
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of future benefits (such as medical benefits and retirement benefits)
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of support, guidance, training, counsel, and instruction

Missouri Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims

If you have lost a loved one and feel you may have the grounds for a wrongful death suit, you need to act quickly. In Missouri and Illinois you have to file the claim in a certain amount of time, or the claim will be barred.

At Page Law we are sympathetic to your loss and grief. We want to help you move forward with your life while cherishing the memory of your lost loved one. We will help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Call us today at (314) 322-8515 for a free consultation.

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