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St. Louis Wrongful Death Lawyers

Helping You Get Justice, Closure & Compensation

If a loved one has passed away due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. Nothing will ever replace the loss of your loved one, however, at STL Law Group, we believe that those at-fault should be held accountable for their actions. Our wrongful death lawyers in St. Louis have years of experience helping and fighting for individuals who have lost loved ones.

To learn how our St. Louis wrongful death attorneys can help you, please call us today at (314) 888-5944.

What Is Considered a Wrongful Death?

You have grounds for a wrongful death claim when a loved one dies as a result of the actions or negligence of others. Wrongful deaths can occur in a variety of settings and circumstances. Some common examples of wrongful death claims involve prescription drug negligence, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, and defective consumer products.

Wrongful death claims in Missouri can be filed by the following individuals:

  • Immediate family members, such as spouses and children
  • Extended family members, such as parents, brothers, and sisters
  • If immediate and extended family members are not available, the courts can appoint a plaintiff

Missouri Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations in Missouri is usually three years after the death has occurred. If three years have passed since the date of the death, the courts will typically refuse to hear the case. It's important to note that while the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is two years, if the malpractice results in wrongful death, the courts honor the three-year limit instead.

Damages awarded in wrongful death claims are used to help cover the following costs:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical bills of the deceased
  • Lost future wages
  • Loss of companionship and comfort

If you have lost a loved one due to another individual's negligent behavior, it's time that you gave our St. Louis wrongful death attorneys a call at (314) 888-5944. Call now for a free phone consultation.

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