Nothing can be more tragic than losing a loved one especially if that death is caused by the wrongful acts of another person. The pain and anguish can be unbearable especially if the surviving family is left to sort out complicated financial and legal issues.
Wrongful death is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as spelled out by statute (laws). Any fatality caused by the wrongful acts of another may result in a wrongful death claim. Many wrongful death claims are based upon death resulting from negligence, for example following a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver or a hunting accident. In Missouri, who may recover and what may be recovered for a wrongful death is limited by statutes (laws). In addition, in Missouri the statute of limitations (time limit for filing) for wrongful death is three years which is a short time period for grieving family and loved ones. Because of these special legal restrictions in a wrongful death case, contacting an attorney can a be very important and essential decision.
At MacPherson Law Center LLC we are dedicated to providing personal, caring and experienced representation to protect your legal rights in your wrongful death action.