We understand that the tragic death of a family member cannot be resolved through a lawsuit, however, through a lawsuit we help the family members get justice, financial help and closure to help them move past the tragic passing of a loved one. Holding the person or entity responsible for the death of a loved one is an important step in the grieving process and can often help to prevent similar deaths due to negligence. An experienced St. Louis wrongful death lawyer can help you navigate the legal hurdles involved in dealing with insurance companies, negligent hospitals, and other obstacles in order to obtain compensation to ease your family’s costs and to ensure they are financially cared for after the passing of your loved one.
Wrongful death is always an unfortunate event compounded by loss, financial burden, and emotional pain. The costs, both financial and emotional, are great. Dealing with the legalities after an unfortunate death are confusing and are that much more difficult in a time of grief. Insurance companies may try to take advantage of your vulnerable state of grieving in order to get you to settle for a pittance. An experienced St. Louis wrongful death lawyer can help you navigate this difficult time, and assist you in finding justice and closure for your lost loved one.
Common causes of wrongful death include truck accident, car accident, drunk driving accident, result of a defective or dangerous product or drug, negligent medical treatment or malpractice, failing to diagnose or properly treat complications or conditions, all may be the cause of wrongful death claims. Whatever your specific circumstances are surrounding the loss of your loved one, we are ready to advise and assist you during this difficult time.
“Damages” or money recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit are as follows:
Specific Missouri and Illinois wrongful death statutes apply to wrongful death cases case that affects who can bring the case and the types of damages the survivors are entitled to. Generally all of the damages, or money, the loved one would have been entitled to if they were able to bring the case themselves, in addition to the added harms and losses suffered by the family members.
Some specific statutes related to wrongful death in Missouri:
537.080. 1. Whenever the death of a person results 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, the person or party who, or the corporation which, would have been liable if death had not ensued shall be liable in an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured, which damages may be sued for:
2. Only one action may be brought under this section against any one defendant for the death of any one person.
We are experienced in representing the families of a loved one who passed away due to the negligence of another, and have recovered millions for the families. To get the best result possible you need experienced, qualified, and proven wrongful death injury lawyers.
If have suffered the loss of a loved one call (314) 863-0500 or contact us online to to talk with wrongful death lawyer Benjamin Sansone to discuss your case.
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