There is nothing more tragic than losing a loved one as the result of the negligence of another. During their time of grieving, a family shouldn’t have to worry about who will pay for medical bills and other damages caused by the accident. Wrongful death can be asserted for any number of negligent actions that caused someone’s death. While a person who received injuries can due to an accident can make a claim against the negligent person who caused the injuries, when a death is involved, that person can no longer make a claim on their own behalf. That’s when a wrongful death case would be appropriate.
Under Missouri’s wrongful death statute, family members may be entitled to recover on behalf of their loved one. Wrongful death in Missouri is governed by statute, which sets out tiers of family members who may have a legal right to bring on behalf of a loved one who passed away due to someone else’s negligence. Whether it’s a parent, spouse, child, or other family member, all persons in class of people entitled to recover must all be included in one claim. The rules for a wrongful death suit may allow a family to recover reasonable funeral expenses, outstanding medical bills from the event, and loss of future support and earnings of your loved one. Let the attorneys at Siegel Injury Law take the worries off you to allow time for healing.