When someone's negligence results in the death of another, the survivors of the deceased person may have a legal claim known as a wrongful death claim. The purpose of such a claim is to compensate survivors for their loss. The law allows survivors in a wrongful death action to receive compensation for expenses such as lost wages and funeral expenses. Survivors may also receive compensation for the lost companionship of their deceased loved one.
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At Yonke Law LLC, we have the experience and knowledge needed to represent you in a wrongful death claim. We have been helping clients in the area of Kansas City, Missouri, for more than 20 years, and we are dedicated to getting you the representation you need and the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced attorneys at Yonke Law LLC have helped many victims' family members navigate wrongful death claims. Because we have traveled this road before, we know how to help survivors of a wrongful death recover the maximum compensation they are entitled to. Our attorneys will advocate zealously for your full and just compensation.
How Do Wrongful Death Claims Arise?
Wrongful death claims arise in a variety of ways. They can result from a catastrophic motor vehicle collision. Medical malpractice may result in wrongful death. A defective product could also malfunction and cause the wrongful death of an individual. An individual, a company or a government entity may be responsible in a wrongful death action.
Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Claim?
Typically, close family members are the only people with legal standing to bring wrongful death actions. In Missouri, for example, the first class of survivors permitted to bring a wrongful death action is the deceased's spouse or children. It is important to note that the children need not be "natural" or "legitimate" to bring a wrongful death action.
The next class of survivors that may bring a wrongful death action in Missouri is the deceased's siblings – or their descendants. If none of these people are available to bring a wrongful death action, a court may appoint someone to bring a wrongful death action.
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If a loved one was the victim of a wrongful death, call Yonke Law LLC at (816) 221-6400 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys today or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We will help you get the financial compensation you are entitled to.