Wrongful Death – What Does This Actually Mean, Legally Speaking?

Have you ever lost a loved one under suspicious circumstances? No family should ever have to go through something as tragic as this, but unfortunately, it DOES happen. That being said, the last thing you will likely want to think about is the details of how it happened. Our wrongful death lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks understand that. This is a trying time and you’re mourning. This is where Deputy & Mizell comes in. We will invest our time and resources into building your wrongful death claim, so you can focus on your family and the grieving process. Our compassionate wrongful death attorneys will handle all of the details in order to make this difficult time less stressful for your family. Keep reading for more details on what “wrongful death” actually means, legally speaking.

 

 

Wrongful Death – What Does This Actually Mean, Legally Speaking?

After the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want to deal with is the details of the incident; however, the prompt investigation of the death is crucial for gathering and preserving evidence.

 

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Missouri?

Missouri has specific rules for who may file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. Those who can bring such a claim are:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Grandchildren
  • Parents

If the deceased person has no surviving spouse, children, grandchildren, or parents, then a claim may be brought by a sibling.

 

Damages for Wrongful Death

We know that no amount of money can ever replace the loss of your loved one. It is only our hope that we can put you and your family in the best possible situation as you transition into this next phase of your life. You can rely on us to be there with you at every step and to resolve your case in the most efficient and stress-free manner possible.

Among the damages surviving family members are allowed to seek in a wrongful death claim are the following:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of benefits, such as medical insurance
  • Loss of future inheritance
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of care and companionship
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress

 

 

Do You Need To Pursue A Wrongful Death Claim at the Lake of the Ozarks?

If so, first of all, we are truly sorry for your loss. There is no greater sadness than losing a loved one. To pursue a wrongful death claim, please give us a call. Allow us to take this burden off your shoulders. This isn’t something you should have to worry about right now. Call the Lebanon office listed below. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements. Your first consultation is free, so give us a call today and get that scheduled.

 

 

 

Contact Deputy & Mizell, LLC to schedule your private (FREE) consultation today.

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