A wrongful death is a legal term that refers to the death of an individual due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of another person. When someone dies as a result of someone else’s actions or negligence, their family has the right to file for damages in court. The goal is not only financial restitution but also justice and recognition for your lost loved one. You deserve answers about why this happened and who was responsible so that you can move forward with some sense of closure.
When someone dies as a result of another person or entity’s negligence, such as with car accidents where the survivor may file for damages. The survivors can bring lawsuits seeking compensation to help them through their loss: money lost in wages; time not spent on caring duties like cooking meals and cleaning house because it was assumed that spouse would do these things while working outside of home instead-but now there is no one there anymore; and paying for expensive funerals.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be a devastating experience for the loved ones of those who have lost their lives. In order to win, you must show that there is negligence on behalf of someone else – such as your relative’s employer-and demonstrate how these actions led up until his/her passing away at hands unknowns or reckless acts committed without carelessness showing through in any way whatsoever.
A common misconception about lawsuits brought forward after an individual has been killed by another person while under negligent supervision which caused damages resulting from not only financial loss but mental anguish too.
In a wrongful death suit, you do not have to prove that the person died wrongfully beyond any reasonable doubt. In fact, all evidence needs be weighed evenly and in favor of proving your case at least 51 percent likely was due negligence on behalf of another party or parties; this burden is called “preponderance” meaning more than 50% but less than 60%.
The surviving spouse, domestic partner and children of the deceased or persons who would have been entitled to property by intestate succession are all considered claimants. This includes both minor and adult children have the option of suing for the loss of a parent due to someone else’s negligence.
Missouri has a statute of limitations of 3 years on wrongful death cases. Be sure to file your case within those three years.
Wrongful death lawsuits can be a complicated and confusing process. If you’ve lost someone who was important to you, it’s understandable that you don’t know what steps to take next. The good news is we’re here for you every step of the way. Tad understands your pain and will help walk with you through this difficult time in your life.