The loss of a loved one is painful; dealing with the repercussions can be overwhelming. These matters are sensitive and subject to deadlines and regulations. KC Road Lawyers has the experience to help with wrongful death suits so that you are not left to deal with this tough time alone.
Common Causes for Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful deaths can happen as a result of:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- ATV and recreational vehicle accidents
- Boat, train, or mass transportation accidents
- Unsafe, defective, or malfunctioning products
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Unsafe premises and structures
- Abuse or assault
Any of these are potential grounds for a wrongful death case.
Compensation for Wrongful Death
No amount of money can truly compensate you for the wrongful death of a family member. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help a family who has lost a loved one due to the negligence of another to successfully navigate a wrongful death claim through the courts.
A few of the common financial damages for which you may receive compensation:
- Coverage for income loss
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses
- Loss of parental guidance
- Pain and suffering as a result of the loss of a loved one
- Loss of consortium of a close family member
- Loss of care, comfort, and protection
Compensation and Damages
Types of Compensation
There are two types of compensation, pecuniary and non-pecuniary. Pecuniary damages are economic damages suffered by the victim and their family; the damages include lost wages, even those potentially earned had the deceased not died, medical bills, and funeral costs, all expenses covered by personal injury claims. Non-pecuniary damages, the non tangible damages suffered, are limited in Missouri. They include pain and suffering and loss of care and protection whether filial, parental, or marital.
Who Can Claim Compensation
Family members can file claims, from spouses, children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and grandparents, in that order.
If you or a family member is considering pursuing a wrongful death claim, you should absolutely hire an experienced wrongful death attorney. An experienced attorney, like KC Road Lawyer Chris Benjamin, can help you to navigate the claims process and get the compensation that you and your family deserve. Contact KC Road Lawyers by calling 816-425-2420 or by navigating to our contact page for a free consultation to find out how we can help you. We will work with you and your family to recover the compensation you deserve. Get an attorney to fight for you.