If your beloved family member passed away due to the negligent or reckless actions of a person or corporation, you have the legal right to pursue justice, closure, and compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. At Kempton & Russell, our compassionate wrongful death attorneys in Warrensburg are privileged to provide knowledgeable counsel, personalized legal services, and experienced courtroom representation to grieving families throughout Missouri. While damages can never account for the loss of your loved one, a positive case outcome may provide you with essential closure and compensation that safeguards your standard of living.
Contact our Warrensburg wrongful death lawyers at (660) 722-4115 if you’re ready to file a claim and secure compensation.
Before taking legal action, it’s important to review your case with an experienced attorney who has a comprehensive understanding of pertinent state laws and the overall legal process. During your consultation, we can review your case, discuss your legal options, and start devising a litigation strategy that reflects your financial and legal objectives.
The following individuals can legally file a wrongful death claim:
As a firm, we prioritize the needs and grievances of our clients. Our lawyers are prepared to litigate in court on your behalf to secure damages that alleviate many of the financial burdens accompanying your loss. Per Missouri law, families can be awarded economic and noneconomic damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
You may be awarded the following damages in a wrongful death case:
In Missouri, the statute of limitations states that grieving families have 3 years to file a claim against a negligent party. This deadline starts from the date of the death. Fortunately, this statute supersedes the medical malpractice statute which only grants families 2 years to file a claim.
If you try to file a claim after this 3-year period, the court may refuse to hear your case. Also, the negligent party may have the legal right to limit the potential damages or request a case dismissal based on the statute of limitations. For this reason, it’s imperative that you retain legal representation as soon as possible.
We understand that this is a challenging and emotional time for you and your family. At Kempton & Russell, our trial-tested and compassionate legal team has been representing families since 1951. As a firm, we take pride in offering our clients individualized services, one-on-one attention, reliable legal counsel, and zealous courtroom representation. Our dedicated Warrensburg wrongful death attorneys have the experience, resources, and drive to effectively manage each detail of your case so that you can focus on grieving and spending time with your loved ones. You can rely on our team to help you obtain a positive case result that maximizes your claim and protects your quality of life.
Contact Kempton & Russell at (660) 722-4115 to schedule a consultation.
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