St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney for Wrongful Death Claims
A loss of life is the most serious consequence of careless or negligent actions.
When a wrongful death occurs, the spouse and/or individual family members have a legal claim against the person or company responsible for the death of their loved one. Under the law, this is called a Wrongful Death Claim.
The surviving loved ones generally have a claim for the following type of damages:
ECONOMIC DAMAGES include the value of the financial contributions the victim would have made to the survivors if he or she were still contributing to the family, and may include:
- Loss of the victim’s employment or expected earnings; and
- Loss of benefits, such as pension plans or medical coverage;
NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES account for the irreplaceable loss of the physical relationship of a loved one, and may include:
- Loss of care and protection
- Loss of love, affection and companionship
- Loss of guidance and support
- Mental anguish and suffering
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It is our job to make sure we protect your loved one’s surviving family members! If you have questions about your rights as the family member of a wrongful death victim, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Lieser Law Firm to receive a FREE legal consultation.