It is a sad fact that every year, hundreds of motorists are killed on the roads of Missouri. Our roads are filled with dangers—fatigued semi truck drivers, drunk drivers, and highway defects. As traffic volume increases in the Kansas City metro area, the roads become more treacherous.
What is Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death—a death that results from another person’s negligence—requires an experienced lawyer with the resources to handle the claim skillfully. Wrongful death claims allow the surviving loved ones of the deceased to file a claim against the liable party. Who is considered an eligible survivor varies from state to state: Not all states allow the parents of adult children to sue, for example. You will need an attorney who knows your state’s laws to advise you.
If you are an eligible survivor, you might be able to receive compensation for losses including, but not limited to:
- Medical costs incurred by the victim prior to death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of deceased victim’s expected income
- Loss of care, guidance, nurturing, love and companionship the deceased would have provided
A highway fatality is not just a car accident. In the case of a loved one’s death in a fatal car accident, the attorneys at M. Blake Heath, Trial Attorney LLC can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the parties responsible for their death. We can help determine whether you can bring a claim, and help present your case through the effective use of experts, such as:
- Accident reconstructionists
Although there may be limits on insurance in Missouri, it is possible to work around those limits by identifying all defendants, but you need experienced and effective personal injury representation.
At M. Blake Heath, Trial Attorney LLC, we are a Kansas City personal injury firm that puts our clients first. Because we know the loss of a loved one is a tremendous blow to a family, we take the time to work with you and ensure that you have a partner who will help you put your life back together. As one of our clients put it:
“You made a horrible situation bearable for my family and we thank you for that. You all are the best!”
If a loved one has been killed in an accident caused by the negligence of another, contact the attorneys at M. Blake Heath, Trial Attorney LLC to learn more about how we can help protect your rights. Fill out this intake form, or call: 816-931-0048