Understanding Wrongful Death in Missouri

Your Pursuit of Compensation Begins Here

Wrongful death incidents can plague the deceased loved one’s family members for life. You may find yourself asking “why?” and while our firm can’t answer this difficult question, we can help you fight for deserved compensation. We understand that money will never bring your loved one back. However at DeFeo & Kolker, LLC, we believe it may ease the injustice of what you’ve experienced.

For the past several decades, we’ve been honored to represent individuals throughout Missouri. Our team has been awarded numerous times and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. This sets us apart from other law firms in the area, inspiring confidence in clients past, present, and future.

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What compensation can I obtain by filing a claim?

When someone’s negligence causes another person’s death, the state considers this wrongful death. The surviving family members may then be able to file a claim to receive damages for the losses they’ve suffered. Family members include the surviving spouse, children, grandchildren, or even the individual’s parents.

Based on your circumstances and claim, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills associated with the deceased’s final injuries
  • The income that the deceased would have earned
  • Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased before their death
  • Loss of affection, love, and comfort experienced by family members

In certain situations, family members may also be able to collect child care or elder care costs. These are generally allotted if the deceased person was not working full-time and took care of another family member at least half of the time.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer

Wrongful death claims are some of the most complex, simply because of the unique nature of the circumstances. Our firm will handle your case with compassion and tact and take the time to address each of your concerns.

With just three years from the time of the incident to file, there is no time to waste. Get in touch with DeFeo & Kolker, LLC right away for the legal representation you need.