There is nothing more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. It is even harder when you know that loved one’s death was caused by someone else.
The grief of such a loss is often overwhelming, but it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible, or you risk losing your opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable for their wrongdoing. This is because all lawsuits have to be filed within the time period allowed by the statute of limitations. In Kansas, the statute of limitations provides that wrongful death lawsuits, and medical negligence lawsuits, must be brought within two years. In Missouri, the statute of limitations provides that wrongful death lawsuits must be brought within three years, but a medical negligence lawsuit may need to be filed within two years. Another important reason to contact an attorney right away is that investigating the circumstances surrounding the death can be very difficult when more time has passed.
A wrongful death occurs when someone is killed because of the wrongdoing of another. Various examples of wrongful death causes of action are medical malpractice, vehicle accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, defective products, animal attacks, toxic torts, and dangerous drugs. Our attorneys have experience dealing with insurance companies and making sure that our clients are justly compensated for their loss or injuries. We also understand how difficult it is to go through the process of litigation at any time, much less when you have just lost a loved one. We will do everything we can to make the process as easy on you as possible.
If you have lost a loved one and think you have a wrongful death claim, please contact us today to for a free consultation so we can discuss how our attorneys may help you hold the responsible party accountable for the tragedy you have suffered.