If a loved one has been killed in an accident, it is important to review the facts of their fatal incident with a Missouri wrongful death lawyer who is familiar with Missouri wrongful death law. If after our free initial consultation you decide to pursue a claim under the Missouri wrongful death statute or under another state’s wrongful death statute, our St Louis injury attorneys will file the necessary documents against the person responsible for the accident.
Has A Loved One Suffered a Wrongful Death?
As a Missouri wrongful death law firm we understand that a family member who has lost a loved one will be experiencing many emotions. When you contact our firm we will guide you through every step of the legal process and fight for the legal rights of your loved ones.
Our law firm understands that no amount of monetary compensation will bring back your loved one, but we also strongly believe that people must be held accountable for their actions. Additionally, the money recovered from a Missouri wrongful death lawsuit can assist with any outstanding medical expenses, funeral costs, as well as income replacement if the deceased was the primary income earner.
In most states, only the immediate family is able to file wrongful death claims, but there are some states in which the extended family is able to file the wrongful death claim. Also, if the only family members available to file the wrongful death claim, then the court will most often assign a guardian to represent their best interests during the case.
There are also statutes of limitations within each state that determine how much time you have to file the wrongful death claim. In Missouri, a wrongful death claim can be filed anytime up to three years after the death of the family member.
When a family member dies as a result of a wrongful death, you can recover from many different damages:
Many different things can cause a wrongful death, including:
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Hire a St. Louis Wrongful Death Lawyer
Kevin J. Roach is a St. Louis wrongful death attorney and routinely handles wrongful death cases throughout the state of Missouri. We understand what you are going through and will help protect your rights and ensure the best possible outcome. Call today for a free consultation (636) 519-0085