Choosing a knowledgeable and effective wrongful death lawyer is critical to your case’s success. Wrongful death litigation involves obtaining compensation for the deceased’s loved ones. In order to take action in a wrongful death situation, the death must have occurred due to negligence or a wrongful act of an individual or corporation. A wrongful death can result from an automobile accident, dangerous product, murder, or a number of other wrongful acts that result in death.
If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of the wrongful death of a family member, call the wrongful death lawyers and personal injury attorneys of BKTP today at (816) 246-9445 for help resolving your case.
Injury Lawyer and Wrongful Death Cases in Missouri
Wrongful death cases are governed by a Missouri statute that divides the relatives of the deceased into classes. Most cases are brought by members of the “first class.” The first class is generally composed of the spouse, parents, and children of the deceased. Typically all members of the class will join together to bring an action. Any one member of the class, however, may initiate an action on their own. If another class member has filed suit the other members of the class have a right to join in that suit.
The survived loved ones of the deceased may recover the medical bills, funeral expenses, and other direct costs associated with the wrongful act, as well as the recovery that the deceased could have obtained for their conscious pain and suffering. More importantly, the statute allows the family to seek financial recovery for the loss of love, support, and companionship that they have incurred. The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult and painful experiences in a person’s life. It is essential that your personal injury lawyer is sensitive to this fact and committed to seeking out reparations for you and your family.
Wrongful Death Lawyer in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit
Once a recovery is obtained through the collection of a verdict or settlement, the proceeds must be apportioned between the members of the class that initiated the suit. It is highly advisable to discuss the issues of apportionment with your family members before there is a recovery to be divided. If the parties cannot agree on an apportionment it may be advisable for each class member, or groups of class members, to obtain their own attorney to represent their interests. At a contested apportionment hearing the parties will introduce evidence of their relationship with the deceased. However, a contested apportionment hearing often causes family disharmony and strain and should generally be avoided.
Why Carey Law Firm for Your Wrongful Death Case?
When you partner with us, you work with an attorney who understands that you are more than a case. You are a person who has lost a loved one and now has to fight for what you deserve. We offer all of our clients both legal expertise and respect for the grieving process.
Our injury lawyers have helped hundreds of individuals in the Kansas City area. We know that our clients are the backbone of our practice and we are proud that most of our business comes from referrals. Call us today to find out why so many people in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit choose BKTP wrongful death and personal injury lawyers.
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If you and your family have suffered and are in need of a reliable Kansas City wrongful death lawyer, give Jeffrey Carey a call today at (816) 246-9445 or Contact Us online.