If you lost someone you love in a recent Jefferson City accident, whether it was a car crash or a criminal act, the lawyers at Wendt Law Firm P.C. can help you seek justice. We can use our years of practice area experience to navigate your case in a way that will yield the best possible results for you and your family. Our Jefferson City wrongful death lawyers will know precisely how to handle your case while caring for the needs and concerns of your grieving family. We care deeply about the citizens of Jefferson City and seeking justice for those wrongfully killed. Start your case today with a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Wrongful death is a death that someone other than the decedent reasonably should have prevented with due care. The purpose of a wrongful death claim is twofold: to achieve justice for your loved one and financial stability for surviving family members. At Wendt Law Firm P.C, we have dedicated our careers to helping families with the process of filing wrongful death claims in Jefferson City and throughout Missouri. We can help you navigate all related state laws, including the three-year statute of limitations.
According to state law, your family has three years from the date of the death of your loved one to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The family members that will have the first right to file a wrongful death claim are a surviving spouse, child, and grandchild. A deceased person’s parent may also file, particularly in cases involving child victims. Next, the right to file will pass to surviving siblings. A representative of the estate will be able to bring a claim if none of these parties exist. Our Jefferson City personal injury attorneys can take care of all legal processes for you while your family focuses on grieving.
Although no amount of money will make up for the death of a beloved family member, a compensatory award from the at-fault party could provide much-needed financial security for your family during this difficult time. An award from one or more defendants for the wrongful death could help your family pay for several related expenses, now and in the future.
Find out what your wrongful death claim could be worth during a free case review at Wendt Law Firm P.C. We take an honest approach to personal injury law, accurately estimating what each case could be worth based on specific facts and details. Then, we work hard to secure maximum compensation for the client through insurance claim negotiations or civil trials.
Filing a wrongful death claim can be essential to your family’s grieving process, peace of mind and closure. Going up against the party or parties that caused your loved one’s preventable death could force the defendant to change the way it does things in the future, potentially preventing similar fatal accidents. It could also provide the financial award you need to move forward in comfort and confidence. Contact us today to discuss your potential wrongful death case with a Jefferson City lawyer at Wendt Law Firm P.C. Call (866) 539-4415 to schedule a free initial case review.