Under the laws in Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky, people who are injured in accidents can make a claim for damages. Sometimes accident victims die as a result of their injuries. In these cases, surviving family members can bring a wrongful death action against the at-fault parties. However, there is a limited period of time in which the family member must bring this action.
Wrongful death cases can ensure that family members get the support they need after a loved one’s accidental death. A wrongful death claim may provide compensation for the lost wages that the victim would have contributed to the family if he or she had not died. Loss-of-companionship damages may also be available in wrongful death cases.
With a lifetime of lost wages as well as other damages, wrongful death claims can have large damage awards. Wrongful death claims can arise in a variety of different situations. In the video above, a St. Louis wrongful death lawsuit attorney at The Cagle Law Firm explains some of the different types of wrongful death claims that may arise.
If you have lost a close family member in a car accident, truck accident, construction accident or other accident, you should seek legal advice about bringing a wrongful death claim. Our Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky accident lawyers have extensive experience with wrongful death lawsuits and we can help you to recover the damages you deserve. Contact The Cagle Law Firm online or call 800.685.3302 for a free case evaluation.