In Missouri, a wrongful death claim may arise when a person is killed in an incident that was caused by the negligent or intentional actions of another person or an entity. If the person had lived, he or she would have had the grounds to file a claim for personal injury. A wrongful death action is a lawsuit that can be filed by certain parties who figuratively step into the shoes of the person who died. In addition, the wrongful death claimants may have additional damages relating to the death of their loved one. Exactly who can file a wrongful death suit? Missouri has a specific statute that governs who may bring a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. [Read more…] about Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit?
Each year in Missouri, a number of people are killed in incidents that are caused by the negligent or wrongful actions of others. When a person is killed, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed against the negligent party in order to hold him or her liable to pay monetary damages. It is important for the families of people who are killed in such accidents to understand who can file wrongful death lawsuits as well as the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims. If family members fail to follow the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims, they may be permanently barred from bringing a cause of action or trying to recover damages for their loved one’s death.
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