If you lost a loved one due to another party’s negligent or tortious actions, you may be able to take legal action against that party in the form of a civil lawsuit to gain compensation for the damages that you incurred. Contact a St. Louis wrongful death lawyer from TorHoerman Law for a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss your legal options today.
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A wrongful death as a “death caused by the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, neglect, omission, or default of another.”
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"death caused by the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, neglect, omission, or default of another."Wrongful death is generally defined as any unforeseen loss of human life as a result of the negligence or harmful actions of another. While accidents do happen, individuals or companies can be held legally responsible for a person's death if they did not take reasonable steps or precautions needed to prevent a person's death from occurring.
For example, if an individual is undergoing a routine surgery, but died while in surgery, the doctor and/or hospital can be held liable for funeral expenses, medical bills, and other expenses if it is proven the doctor and/or hospital could have done something to prevent the death.Wrongful death cases are different from other personal injury lawsuits in that they are not filed by the injured party but are filed on behalf of them by a loved one or peer of the deceased.
The total value of financial contributions the victim would have made to the estate-holders if he or she had not have died, such as an income contribution. Also, any costs associated with death, such as funeral expenses.
Non-tangible losses suffered by estate holders, such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of care, loss of companionship, loss of instruction to children.
Additional damages awarded to the plaintiff and meant to punish the defendant for their negligent or aggravated actions.
TorHoerman LawAt TorHoerman Law, we specialize in St. Louis wrongful death lawsuits. We can help you navigated the complicated legal system and answer any questions that you may have along the way. Our experienced law firm has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and negotiated settlements for our clients. We operate on a contingency fee basis. Thus, you do not owe any payment until you have been compensated. Contact an experienced St. Louis wrongful death lawyer today to discuss your legal options. You may use the chatbot below for a free, no-obligation case consultation.
“Wrongful Death.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrongful%20death.
“Title XXXVI STATUTORY ACTIONS AND TORTS.” Missouri Revisor of Statutes, https://revisor.mo.gov/main/OneSection.aspx?section=537.080
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