Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult. This is particularly true if your loved one died due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, company, or entity. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are dedicated to helping families obtain the compensation they need in the aftermath of a tragic incident like this. We will fully investigate the incident that led to your loved one’s death so you can have closure.
Under Missouri law (Missouri Revised Statutes, section 537.080), wrongful death is defined as “the death of a person resulting from any act, conduct, occurrence, transaction, or circumstance which, if death had not ensued, would have entitled the person to recover damages in respect thereof.”
In general terms, this means someone has been killed due to the actions of another person. This definition is broad, and there are many different ways that wrongful death cases arise in Independence, Missouri.
The wrongful death attorneys at Peddicord & Townsend LLC commonly help grieving family members who have lost loved ones in the following circumstances:
This is not a complete list of ways in which wrongful death cases arise. If you do not see something that matches your situation, contact us so we can discuss your case confidentially.
Each state is responsible for determining who can file a wrongful death claim. In Missouri, wrongful death cases can only be brought by the following:
If the person who has deceased does not have any of those surviving members who can bring a claim, then a representative of the deceased’s estate may file the wrongful death claim.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent, careless, or reckless actions of somebody else, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are dedicated to helping families get through this difficult time. Our team will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you need, which can include: