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The St. Peters wrongful death lawyers at The Floyd Law Firm offers you our deepest compassion and condolences if you are facing a wrongful death case. The death of a loved one is often already a tragic occurrence for any family. What makes it even harder is the seeming lack of control you experience if that death happened due to the negligence of another person or organization.

To learn more about your options for recovering compensation after the wrongful death of a loved one, contact our St. Peters wrongful death attorneys to schedule a free consultation. Call (314) 863-4114 or book online today.

Why Choose Our Firm?

At The Floyd Law Firm, our mission is to pursue the maximum compensation possible in all St. Peters wrongful death cases. To get started working on your wrongful death case, contact the team of St. Peters injury lawyers.

We’re offering free, no-obligation consultations for those eligible to bring a wrongful death case. Call (314) 863-4114 or book online today.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Missouri?

Missouri statute clearly defines multiple classes of people eligible to bring legal action against the defendant. However, despite many people being eligible to bring a case, there can only be one case per specific instance of wrongful death in Missouri.

Here are the individual classes eligible to bring a wrongful death case in St. Peters, according to Revised Statutes of Missouri 537.080:

Class One

This class comprises spouses, surviving parents, and “surviving lineal descendants.” A lineal descendant is a natural, adopted, or illegitimate child. If the deceased has no eligible relatives in this class, the next class can be examined for eligibility.

Class Two

This class comprises the deceased’s brothers and sisters and any nieces or nephews. If there are no eligible relatives in Class Two, then Class Three will be used.

Class Three – Plaintiff Ad Litem

Ad Litem is a Latin phrase often used in the law to mean “for the case.” So, in this application, a plaintiff ad litem is an individual appointed by the court to perform the responsibilities of the wrongful death legal action.

Typically, a plaintiff ad litem is an individual who is “suitable” and has a relationship with the deceased but doesn’t fall in Class One or Two.

Examples of a plaintiff ad litem include the following individuals that have some sort of familial relationship with the deceased:

  • Aunts or Uncles
  • Grandparents
  • Cousins
  • Guardians
  • Godparents
  • Godchildren
  • Unmarried Romantic Partners

What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Knowing what you could receive as the result of your wrongful death case is difficult to estimate. That’s because so many details of your case (the income level of the deceased, their lost future earning potential, and the level of dependence your family had on the deceased) can affect how much is paid out in damages.

Despite this fact, it can be helpful to know what others have received in wrongful death cases if your situation is similar. For example, at Floyd Law, our St. Peters wrongful death lawyers won a $3 million wrongful death case regarding extreme use of force in U.S. District Court.

Contact Our St. Peters Wrongful Death Lawyers Today

From our team of wrongful death attorneys at The Floyd Law Firm, we again wish to reiterate how sorry we are for your loss. Just know we are here and ready to help you. Our clients often get maximum compensation in their Missouri wrongful death cases.

Call (314) 863-4114 to schedule your wrongful death case review, or book it online today.