Lee's Summit wrongful death lawyers

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Parkville, MO

Fighting for surviving family members of wrongful death victims throughout Missouri

The loss of a loved one is an unmeasurable pain that no family should have to contend with. When you add to the legal ramifications that a wrongful death claim entails, this only causes more pain for the surviving family. Wrongful death claims are based on the premise that there was a negligent party who caused the death of your loved one. Families are often too grief-stricken to focus on the legal aspects of their loved ones' claim. Sadly, insurance companies and liable parties will use this against the family. They will try to move quickly so they do not have to pay for a wrongful death claim.

When you have a Parkville wrongful death attorney on your team, we will work to address all of the legal matters while you focus on burying your loved one and dealing with the grief you are left with. Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys knows that we must handle these cases differently than other personal injury claims. While we can sympathize with the family and offer sensitivity towards them, we will also hold no punches when it comes to the insurance companies and opposing attorneys.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in Parkville?

There are specific laws and guidelines in place for wrongful death claims, they outline who is eligible to file a claim and obtain compensation for the loss of a loved one. The following parties may be eligible to file a claim and obtain compensation in Missouri:

  • The spouse of the deceased
  • Children
  • Siblings of the deceased
  • Any plaintiff approved by the court

There is a hierarchy of who can file a wrongful death claim. Spouses and children are typically at the top of the list. However, it is important to discuss your specific circumstances with a Parkville wrongful death attorney. While you may be eligible to file a claim, you may not be the best person to do so. There are many complexities with these cases that should be addressed with a wrongful death attorney.

What damages can be awarded from a wrongful death claim?

When you file a wrongful death claim you may be able to obtain compensation for the loss of your loved one. These damages are often determined by a judge or jury. These damages should be fair and just. Some of the possible damages you may be entitled to include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses for any treatment that was administered prior to their deaths because of the accident
  • Loss of expected earnings
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of love, companionship, or society
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of benefits like health insurance or pension plans
  • Loss of care, love, advice, protection, etc.
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • The estimated value of goods and services the deceased would have provided

There are certain cases where other compensation may be awarded such as punitive damages for deliberate or wanton actions.

In Missouri, there are no caps on most wrongful death claims. However, if the wrongful death was caused through medical malpractice there are certain caps that should be addressed by your Parkville wrongful death attorney. Any person who is under the age of 18 will also have different damages and compensation that can be sought by their parents. You must keep in mind that while you may not want to deal with legal decisions, there are statutes of limitations that must be considered. This means that family members do not have as much time as they may have through to file wrongful death claims.

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What are the common causes of fatal accidents in Parkville?

Fatal accidents and injuries can happen at any time, and they are often avoidable. The parties that caused these accidents should be held responsible. There are various ways that a fatal accident can occur with the underlying cause always being the same: negligence. Examples of fatal accidents include:

  • Truck accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Animal attacks
  • Worksite accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Dangerous children's products
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products

There may be other accidents that result in the death of a loved one. It is important to meet with a Parkville wrongful death attorney after an accident. We understand that this is a difficult situation for all involved which is why we aim to help families get through this and get the justice they deserve.

Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys understands how grueling these cases can be since the victim is not here to speak for themselves, it is up to the family and the evidence to lead the way. The party who caused the accident may not be cooperative and this means they are not willing to accept liability for their actions. This is where attorneys will work day and night, once the evidence has been collected to show who the liable party is we can go full force to hold them responsible and get your loved one the justice they deserve.

What damages can be awarded in a wrongful death claim in Lee’s Summit?

Some of the damages that survivors can receive from a wrongful death claim include:

  • Economic damages. These are damages that are numerical. Some examples include medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of income, loss of inheritance, and loss of future earnings.
  • Non-economic damages. These are damages that are intangible. Some examples include pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of parental guidance, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.

In some cases, you could be entitled to punitive damages, which are designed to punish a wrongdoer.

Do you have a wrongful death lawyer near me?

Our Lee’s Summit office is located at 200 NE Missouri Rd Suite 200. Please call for an appointment. Our law firm also has offices throughout Missouri and Kansas.

At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, our wrongful death attorneys understand that your loved one’s death could have been prevented. We also understand that while no award will ever replace your loved one, the parties responsible for your loved one’s death should be held accountable in some fashion. The insurance companies and defense lawyers may understand your grief – but that doesn’t mean they won’t try to deny your claim or pay as little as possible. We can help.

Compassionate Lee’s Summit wrongful death attorneys

Our Lee’s Summit wrongful death lawyers work with investigators, police officers, medical professionals, and witnesses so that the liability of the responsible defendants can be strongly established. We’re able to settle many wrongful death cases because insurance adjusters respect our strong record of obtaining strong jury verdicts when cases don’t settle. To discuss your wrongful death claim, call Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys at 816-290-7621, start a live chat today, or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation.

Parkville Office

8600 NW 64th St., #945,
Parkville, MO 64152