Wrongful Death Claims
The death of a family member is never a pain free process. Knowing that your loved one’s death could have been prevented only increases the pain and frustration. The law provides that you may recover damages for the loss of comfort, consortium, companionship and support of a loved one when the death was occasioned by the negligence of another.
In Missouri and Illinois, the recovery for the wrongful death of a family member is controlled by statutes that determine who can make a claim and the procedure to file a claim. Wrongful death claims fall under a different statue of limitations than personal injury claims. Therefore, the decision to pursue a claim must be made as soon as possible. While it is important to grieve the loss of a loved one, if her death is the fault of another’s carelessness, the time to file a claim starts to run at the death of the family member.
If you have been affected by the death of a loved one due the negligence and carelessness of another, wrongful death attorney Mike Sudekum may be able to provide compensation for your loss. Please contact him at 314-621-1701 or at the toll free number above.