Wrongful Death

A wrongful death suit is a case that may be filed when a person dies as the result of someone else’s negligence or reckless actions. This statute gives the survivors a right to bring a claim for compensation when the death is brought about by the carelessness or willful acts of someone else. If you have lost a member of your family in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need closure, justice and those who are responsible to be held accountable. Larson Law Firm can help you file a Missouri wrongful death lawsuit, which may enable you to recover loss caused by a death of a loved one or help pay outstanding medical bills. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your Missouri wrongful death case.

Larson Law Firm can help you file a Missouri wrongful death lawsuit, which may enable you to recover loss caused by a death of a loved one or help pay outstanding medical bills. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your Missouri wrongful death case.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will pay for funeral services and medical bills?

The person or corporations who cause the wrongful death of your loved one are liable for a number of types of damages, including economic damages such as funeral bills and medical bills, and the reasonable value of non-economic damages such as the loss of companionship, comfort, guidance, training and support.

Who has the right to bring a legal claim when a loved one is killed?

Under Missouri law, there are designated classes of family members who may bring such a case. The first class of family is the deceased’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children or the surviving lineal descendants of any deceased children
    • Natural or adopted, legitimate or illegitimate
  • Father or mother
    • Natural or adoptive

If at the time of the death there is no one in this first class who is living, then the law designates a broader class of individuals who can bring the case.