Missouri Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death falls under the umbrella term of personal injury. When the actions of someone else result in death, Missouri Statute RSMo. 537.080 allows certain relatives to file a lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit or settlement should only be pursued with an experienced wrongful death lawyer.

If the defendant is determined to be liable for the death, the judge or jury may award damages for the wrongful death, considering factors such as pecuniary losses, funeral expenses, and the reasonable value of lost services, consortium, companionship, comfort, instruction, guidance, counsel, training, and support. RSMo. 537.095 also allows a plaintiff to settle the wrongful death claim with the defendant with the approval of a circuit court. The circuit court can then determine how the funds will be apportioned among the entitled parties.

Compensation for these damages does not right the wrong, but it does help take care of the financial obligations of the decedent and the financial needs of the surviving relatives. A wrongful death lawyer can help navigate these cases through settlement or trial. We handle wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no hourly attorney fees, and we are only compensated after we recover funds for the client.

Legal Services Offered:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Accidental Shootings
  • Car Wrecks
  • Vehicle Collisions
  • Truck Accidents
  • Insurance Claims
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Work Injuries