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The death of a loved one is always a difficult time, but it can be even more difficult when the death was not due to natural causes. If you believe that your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Floyd Law Firm can help you understand your legal rights and options after a wrongful death. We have a proven track record of success in wrongful death cases, and we will fight to get you the justice you deserve.
We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family, and we are here to help you through it. We will listen to you and your story, and we will work with you to build a strong case. We will not rest until we have gotten you the compensation you deserve.
Contact our O’Fallon wrongful death attorney for your free, no-obligation case review. Call (314) 863-4114 or book online today.
What Is The Definition Of Wrongful Death In Missouri?
While the phrase “wrongful death” may seem clear to most people, it has a very specific definition under Missouri law.
Under Revised Statutes of Missouri 537.080, wrongful death is “any act, conduct, occurrence, transaction, or circumstance” that would have caused damages to the victim – yielding them potential legal action – if they had not died.
In brief, this means a wrongful death could be the result of any of the following types of personal injury cases:
- Car Accident
- Truck Accident
- Bus Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Product Liability Case
- Premises Liability Case
- Medical Malpractice
It’s important to remember that only specific family members are eligible to bring legal action resulting from these cases on behalf of the deceased.
Who Is Eligible To File A Wrongful Death Claim?
Who can bring a case largely depends on how they are related to the deceased.
For example, the following individuals have varying eligibility in which to bring a case for wrongful death on behalf of their family member:
- Children (Biological and Adopted)
- Surviving Parents
- Nieces or Nephews
Other surviving family members such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or cousin could be considered plaintiff ad litem appointed by the court.
It’s important to note that there can only be one case per instance of wrongful death. For example, the child of the deceased and a parent cannot both bring legal action in the same situation.
Let Us Help You After Your Loved One’s Wrongful Death
It’s difficult to know what to say as you and your family are exploring the depths of your sorrow after a wrongful death of a loved one. This is why The Floyd Law Firm team will work proactively with you in your wrongful death case to help you secure the maximum possible compensation to aid your family.
We proudly offer the loved ones of wrongful death victims a contingency fee payment structure. This allows you to not pay anything upfront in a wrongful case, as we only get paid if we win your case.
By working with our O’Fallon wrongful death attorneys at Floyd Law, you’ll recognize how we can offer compassionate legal help as we hold those who caused this wrongful death responsible for their actions.
Give us a call at (314) 863-4114 to book your free wrongful death case review, or schedule it online today.