Believing Your Loved One Deserved Better
At The Floyd Law Firm in St. Louis, we know that nothing can erase the incredible losses you suffer when a loved one dies too early because another party was negligent. Nothing can change the past, and the value of your loved one’s life certainly does not have a price tag.
The damages available in a wrongful death lawsuit are not an attempt to accomplish either. They are intended to shift the legal responsibility for those losses from you, the survivor, to those who are responsible for causing the death. Our goal is to help give you the money you need and deserve to move forward.
What Damages Are Available In A Wrongful Death Case?
When you lose a loved one in a fatal workplace or personal injury accident, you can recover compensation for monetary and nonmonetary losses depending on the type of claim you file and where you file, in Missouri or Illinois. These could include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium, companionship, support or advice
- Punitive damages for reckless conduct or gross negligence
- Survivor damages or those that the decedent would have been entitled to had he or she survived such as medical costs, lost wages or compensation for pain and suffering
- Survivor benefits under workers’ compensation insurance
Understanding which claim to choose, when to file and whom can or should bring the claim is not a simple matter. You should consult an attorney experienced in personal injury matters. You should do so in a timely manner, because waiting can affect your recovery or ability to file a claim.
Let Us Shoulder The Legal, Administrative And Financial Burden
We appreciate the fact that you are dealing with an unimaginable and tough situation, which is why we give you no reason to delay getting legal advice. We offer free initial consultations to discuss your rights and options with a lawyer.
When we accept your case, we handle all of the administrative details and advance all of the costs of litigation. Call us at 314-492-6958 or send us your information so we can get started on your case.