Compassionate Guidance Through Wrongful Death Claims

The untimely loss of a loved one is something no one should have to endure. Apart from the shock and sorrow, you may also be struggling to come to terms with a future you never could have imagined. What will your day-to-day life look like? How will you make ends meet? Some days, you may even wonder how you can go on.

At Peddicord & Townsend LLC in Kansas City, we understand the profound grief you're facing. No legal action can restore everything you've lost. However, a wrongful death claim can help you get the answers and accountability you deserve — as well as the financial recovery you need to make the road ahead less rocky.

Why Consider Bringing A Claim?

Wrongful death claims can play an important role in the grieving process for those who have lost loved ones due to negligence. Family members feel empowered knowing they spoke up at a time when it was difficult to speak. Through the legal process, you may be able to attain some degree of closure knowing justice was served.

Who Can Bring A Claim?

Most wrongful death claims are raised by close family members — spouses, children and parents — on behalf of the victim. However, in some situations, it may fall to extended family members (siblings, for example) to bring the claim.

What Is The Time Frame For Bringing A Claim?

Both Kansas and Missouri establish deadlines (statutes of limitations) for wrongful death claims. If you wait too long to seek legal help, you could face significant hurdles in gathering evidence, conducting a timely investigation and building strong grounds for your claim. As a result, it's important to speak with an attorney sooner rather than later. We can advise you of the specific time frame for your case.

What Damages May Be Available?

Through a wrongful death claim, you can pursue compensation for:

  • Medical expenses relating to the accident or injury
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of financial support (including loss of future wages and benefits the victim would have likely earned)
  • Loss of the victim's household services and caregiving services
  • Compensation for any property damage relating to the accident
  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental anguish, pain, suffering and bereavement
  • Pain and suffering of the victim

Both Kansas and Missouri impose caps (limits) on certain types of damages. Our lawyers understand the law of both states, and we can walk you through what to expect in your situation.

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After a devastating loss, it can be comforting to understand your legal options. You can turn to our legal team for compassionate, sensitive and experienced guidance.

Call 816-945-9337 or reach out to us online for your free consultation. You won't have to pay any attorney fees unless we're successful.

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