St. Louis Wrongful Death Attorney

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Representing People Who Have Wrongfully Lost Family Members or Loved Ones

The death of a loved one is never an easy experience. This fact is particularly true when his or her death could have been avoided or prevented had someone else engaged in a different course of action. A relatively new development in our legal system, wrongful death claims1 allow people with certain legally recognized relationships to a person who has died (referred to as the “decedent”) to bring a legal action to recover compensation for their loss. In addition, the estate of the decedent can also bring an action to recover for their losses. Because of the complicated legal issues that can arise in a Missouri wrongful death action, it is important for anyone considering pursuing a wrongful death claim to discuss their options with an experienced St. Louis wrongful death attorney. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers, call The Bruning Law Firm today at (314) 898-3078.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Missouri?

The parties who are entitled to bring a wrongful death claim are enumerated in Missouri’s wrongful death statute. The priority of claims depends on a variety of factors, but the parties who may be eligible to bring an action under the statute include a decedent’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Grandchildren
  • Nieces or nephews
  • A plaintiff ad litem

What Kinds of Incidents Give Rise to Wrongful Death Claims?

Wrongful death claims can arise from a variety of accidents and other events, including the following:

Wrongful death cases can be highly contested and involve complicated legal issues regarding causation and determinations of damages. Consequently, it is highly advisable for anyone considering pursing a wrongful death claim to retain an attorney familiar with the law and who has experience successfully litigating wrongful death cases in Missouri.

Contact a St. Louis Wrongful Death Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

The personal injury attorneys of The Bruning Law Firm are dedicated to compassionately representing people who have lost loved ones due to the wrongful conduct of others. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (314) 898-3078.

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrongful_death_claim
  2. http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C500-599/5370000080.HTM
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