The loss of a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences in life. If you lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s fault, negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a Missouri or Illinois wrongful death claim.
Since you only have one opportunity to recover from the liable party for the loss of your loved one, it is important to find an attorney who has proven experience in wrongful death cases and someone who is going to learn about your loved one through you and your family.
In wrongful death cases, it is the plaintiff’s burden to prove the negligence of the other party and their failure to take responsibility for the action that caused the death of your loved one. We have assisted many families in gaining deserved compensation in wrongful death claims in Missouri and Illinois.
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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Each state has different wrongful death statutes. Under Missouri law, there are three different classes of people that can file suit for wrongful death. Those who can possibly make a wrongful death claim include: spouses, children, grand-children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews
In Illinois, claimants usually have to file a wrongful death claim and a survival action.
Wrongful death actions are intended to compensate the family members for their own losses suffered as a result of the death. The family members must be closely related to the deceased. There are specific definitions of eligible family members under both Missouri and Illinois laws.
We assist families in attaining compensation for funeral costs, medical bills, lost wages and non-economic damages such as loss of consortium. We can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation.
What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered for Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death damages paid to the surviving family members can include:
- Wages and income that would have been provided by the deceased to the family member filing the action.
- Medical bills the deceased may have incurred before death.
- Loss of companionship or loss of consortium. These damages compensate the family members for no longer having his or her loved one.
Wrongful death damages can be extremely difficult to calculate, so it is essential that you have an experienced wrongful death lawyer helping you with your case and assisting you in proving the damages you suffered.
Experienced Legal Representation
If you have lost a loved one recently and think it could have been preventable, contact us for a free, confidential consultation.
Attorneys at The Cagle Law Firm are experienced and understanding wrongful death attorneys and standing by to assist and have a track record of proven wrongful death case.
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