Wrongful Death Attorney in Missouri

We Believe when a loved-one of our client is killed because of the carelessness of others, they deserve the dignity of someone taking responsibility for their loss, and if others won’t take responsibility, then it is our job to hold them accountable for their actions.

No words or monetary damages could ever replace all that is lost when a loved one is taken from you. 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 or help pay outstanding medical bills. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your Missouri wrongful death case.

Attorneys Fees: Larson Law Firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis only. That means you pay nothing to us in advance, and nothing during the course of your case. We will pay for the cost of investigating, developing, and presenting your claim for wrongful death settlement or in a courtroom at trial. If you do not receive any money for your injuries or wrongful death suit, you will not pay a dime in attorneys fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a “Wrongful Death” case? Click to view answer
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. Long ago in history, when someone died, any claim that someone caused their death died with them. Missouri recognized that there are living survivors of the loved one who have sustained loss too, and their claims should survive the loss of their loved one. For that reason, a “wrongful death” statute was enacted to give 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.
Who will pay for funeral services and medical bills? Click to view answer
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? Click to view answer
Under Missouri law, there are designated classes of family members who may bring such as case. For example, the first class of family is the deceased spouse, children or the surviving lineal descendants of any deceased children, natural or adopted, legitimate or illegitimate, or the father or mother of the deceased, 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.
My son left behind two young children after he was killed by a drunk driver. Can I bring a wrongful death case to help his kids with basic needs that their father would have provided? Click to view answer
Yes, you are in the first class of individuals who can bring the case, and there is no cap on the measure of damages that your grandchildren may seek to recover. Also, since the driver was drunk, Missouri law allows a jury to consider the aggravating circumstances (drinking alcohol) that brought about the death of your son. You would be wise to contact an attorney to discuss the claim and insure it is properly preserved.

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