KANSAS CITY CAR ACCIDENT AND PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
When someone’s negligence results in the death of another, the survivors of the deceased person may have a legal claim known as a wrongful death claim. The purpose of such a claim is to compensate survivors for their loss. The law allows survivors in a wrongful death action to receive compensation for expenses such as lost wages and funeral expenses. Survivors may also receive compensation for the lost companionship of their deceased loved one.
Typically, close family members are the only people with legal standing to bring wrongful death actions. In Missouri, for example, the first class of survivors permitted to bring a wrongful death action is the deceased’s spouse or children. It is important to note that the children need not be “natural” or “legitimate” to bring a wrongful death action.
The next class of survivors that may bring a wrongful death action in Missouri is the deceased’s siblings – or their descendants. If none of these people are available to bring a wrongful death action, a court may appoint someone to bring a wrongful death action.
Our experienced attorneys at Stigall Whitworth have helped many victims’ family members navigate wrongful death claims. Because we have traveled this road before, we know how to help survivors of a wrongful death recover the maximum compensation they are entitled to. Our attorneys will advocate zealously for your full and just compensation.
Stigall Whitworth, LLC
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Kansas City, MO 64105
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