Wrongful Death

Protecting the rights of wrongful death victims

Columbia & Springfield Wrongful Death Lawyers

The unexpected loss of a loved one is a sad and tragic experience. The loss of a loved one that occurs due to the negligence or misconduct of another only adds to the tragedy. Human life has immeasurable value. No amount of money can ever replace the loss you experience. Though imperfect, the law is the only system we have in place to compensate for that loss. In Missouri, we have enacted wrongful death laws which attempt to reflect the importance we place on human life. Wrongful death laws allow family members of the deceased to recover damages for the loss of their loved one due to the negligence of another. The purpose of these laws is to shift certain losses that result from the death from the survivors of the decedent to the wrongdoer. Though the harm can never be undone, a wrongful death action can help families move forward with their lives.

The types of losses you may be compensated for in a wrongful death action in Missouri include, but may not be limited to the medical expenses of the decedent prior to death, funeral and burial expenses, any pain and suffering the decedent experienced prior to death, the loss of future income and the loss of the decedent’s companionship, comfort, counsel, training and support.