Wrongful Death Attorneys In Columbia, Missouri
A fatal accident is devastating emotionally, but this is not the only hardship that a fatally injured person’s loved ones face. Financial challenges quickly fall on their shoulders, and they should not have to bear this burden because of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing.
No amount of money can replace what you have lost to fatal injuries, but it can help you address the stress of collateral consequences caused by the accident.
If someone you love has died because of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, the Columbia wrongful death lawyers at Smith & Parnell LLC can help you. We will take the time to understand the unique circumstances surrounding the accident and guide you through the process toward an effective and favorable solution.
Wrongful Death Suits In Missouri
“It was an accident.” This statement provides little solace to people whose loved ones have been taken by a wrongful death matter. Whether medical malpractice, a car accident, a street fight, or something else changed your life, filing a wrongful death suit against the negligent party can help address your needs.
The wrongful death process can be initiated by surviving members of the family, including legally married spouses, children, parents or siblings. After a trial, a jury will decide the damages to be awarded. Compensation may be provided for funeral expenses, lost earnings, medical bills, and any pain and suffering your relative may have experienced before death. Financial support for minor children and for loss of companionship may also be part of a wrongful death settlement.
Wrongful death suits must meet certain criteria, and claims must be quantifiable in terms of money. There are some claims that you cannot make, such as grief and bereavement, because a dollar amount cannot be attached to them. We have managed several wrongful death suits and can guide you in making decisions about bringing a claim to court.
For More Information About Wrongful Death Claims
If you have questions regarding a wrongful death, schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at Smith & Parnell LLC. Email us or call us at 573-442-4646 to discuss your legal needs. We are here to help.