Many people have likely seen high-profile wrongful death lawsuits covered by the news media, including famous cases against O.J. Simpson filed by the families of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson and the wrongful death case filed against Nancy Grace by the family of Melinda Duckett. While these cases made the news, wrongful death claims
What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
What is a wrongful death lawsuit? When someone dies because of another person’s negligence or wrongful acts, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Through this type of legal claim, the surviving family members can pursue compensation for their losses. Read on to learn more.
Who Is Entitled to Wrongful Death Benefits?
If someone causes the death of your loved one through negligence or intentional action, the impact on your family can be devastating. Under Missouri law, if you had a certain type of relationship with the deceased, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the losses you have suffered due to your loved one’s death.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit?
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
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims
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