Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorney
Damages Available in a Wrongful Death Claim
Under Missouri Revised Statutes §537.090, “Damages to be determined by jury—factors to be considered,” the compensation that can be recovered in a wrongful death claim can include any damages that may be deemed fair and just for the death and loss as a result of an act of negligence or recklessness. The statute lists a number of factors to be considered, including financial losses for funeral expenses and the loss of the reasonable value of services, consortium, companionship, comfort, instruction, guidance, counsel, training, and support of the people who are filing the claims. In addition, the claim can include damages that the deceased suffered between the time of injury and the time of death, provided that he or she would have had a right to recover those damages had the death not occurred. It is important to note, however, that a wrongful death claim in Missouri cannot include damages for grief and bereavement, unlike such claims in many other states.
If you believe you have a wrongful death case, contact Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC today for a free case evaluation with a compassionate and understanding wrongful death attorney.
Compensation Through a Wrongful Death Attorney
If you have lost a loved one in an accident that you believe was caused by another person, contact us now so that we can review the situation and determine whether you have grounds to sue. The personal injury lawyers at Kuhlman & Lucas have won more than $75 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients since 2004. We have helped countless accident victims and their families through the process of claiming compensation for their losses and our compassionate wrongful death attorney understands what a devastating and tragic experience this is for your family.