No other experience may be as difficult to endure as the unexpected loss of a loved one. When the loved one is taken from us in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another person, however, it only adds to the tragedy of the situation. While the legal implications of your loved one’s death may be the farthest thing from your mind, it is important that you speak to an attorney who can help you understand your rights and see that they are protected.
At the law firm of Deputy & Mizell, L.L.C., we represent the families of victims whose lives were cut short because of another person’s negligence. Our Lake of the Ozarks wrongful death attorneys have handled claims involving fatal injuries arising from all types of accidents and we may be able to help you. Let us take care of this important matter for your family, contact us today for a free consultation.
Why You Need a Wrongful Death Attorney
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. That 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. We have the experience, skill, and dedication to successfully resolve your claim.
Our Lake of the Ozarks wrongful death attorneys will:
- Investigate the accidental death and gather evidence to build a strong claim
- Retain experts to testify to help prove your loved one’s death was caused by negligence
- Fight against the lawyers of large insurance firms
- Demand fair compensation, whether that is in settlement negotiations or representing you in court
We have experience handling various wrongful death lawsuits including those resulting from:
- Auto accidents
- Drunk driving crashes
- Truck wrecks
- Boating accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- And many more incidents
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:
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
Discuss Your Claim With a Fatal Accident Lawyer
Contact our office today to discuss your case with a lawyer. We will help you understand your legal options and make sure that all of your questions are answered before we move forward with any course of action. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at 417-532-2191, toll-free at 1-877-532-2191, or by using the contact form to schedule your free initial consultation with a lawyer serving clients in Miller County.CONTACT US | SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION