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What to Do If Your Loved One Was Killed Due to Negligence

What to Do If Your Loved One Was Killed Due to Negligence

The death of a loved one is always tragic and distressing, however, circumstances are made much worse when their death is due to the negligence of another. When experiencing such mixed emotions, it can become difficult to figure out the next steps. Therefore, it is important to know what a wrongful death is and how you can take legal action for compensation if your loved one was killed due to negligence.

Examples of Wrongful Death

A wrongful death occurs when an individual dies from misconduct or negligence from another party. Their deaths are often sudden and unexpected. Some examples of wrongful deaths include, but are not limited to:

  1. Automobile accidents
  2. Manufacturing defects
  3. Defective products
  4. Falls
  5. Death at the hands of a physician

How to Handle a Wrongful Death

Any negligent act which results in death can be legally pursued by filing a wrongful death claim. Furthermore, a wrongful death case can be pursued even if the deceased bore some responsibility in their death. Close family members can file a lawsuit against the negligent party on behalf of a wrongful death victim to recover economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

In the state of Missouri, there is a window of time in which you may file a wrongful death claim. The general time period is one to three years after a wrongful death; however, there are variables that can extend this time frame.

If you are the family member of a victim of wrongful death, you deserve both compensation and justice. Turn to the professionals at Lanzotti & Rau to help you and your family pursue legal action for the death of your loved one.

Trusted Wrongful Death Lawyers in Missouri

The lawyers at Lanzotti & Rau can help you navigate the wrongful death claims process and pursue legal action to receive compensation for your loss. To learn more about our legal services or how we handle our wrongful death cases, call us today at 573-335-9300 and schedule a free consultation.