After Losing Someone You Love, Let Us Help You Seek Answers And Compensation
Nothing in life is more painful than the sudden loss of a loved one. It’s especially heartbreaking when their loss was preventable and was caused by the wrongful actions of others.
At The McCallister Law Firm, P.C., we understand that no amount of money can ever compensate you for your loss or bring your loved one back. But what we can do is help you find answers and justice as well as secure the funds needed to pay the significant expenses associated with their death. Our firm has been solely dedicated to assisting victims and their families since 1996, and our lead attorney brings more than three decades of experience to each case.
What Constitutes Wrongful Death In Missouri?
A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. Often, these deaths involve the same types of accidents and incidents that would warrant a personal injury lawsuit (had the victim lived).
One of the most important things we can do is determine what caused the death of your family member or loved one. We’ll help you figure out what happened and get your questions answered. Those answers help prove your wrongful death case, but they’re also an important part of helping you reach some closure.
Common Types Of Wrongful Death Scenarios
Varieties of accidents kill people and are both tragic and unexpected. An accident victim may have first suffered a catastrophic injury, then died later on. We have represented families in wrongful death lawsuits throughout Kansas and Missouri involving:
- Car and truck accidents caused by reckless drivers, defective automobiles, improperly maintained tractor-trailers and negligent trucking companies
- Dangerous products that were defectively designed or manufactured and were still sold to consumers
- Medical malpractice caused by careless or incompetent doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers
- Dangerous industrial equipment that causes burns, electric shocks or other serious injuries
- Accidents on private property that has been negligently maintained
- Assaults by other persons on property that is negligently secured by the owner
There may be more than one negligent party named in your wrongful death claim. We conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable.
Financial Compensation Available In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Monetary settlements are common in these types of cases, and most lawsuits are settled before they go to trial. We know that these types of settlements can never replace your loved one, but they do force the guilty parties to take responsibility for their actions and deliver the justice that your lost family member deserves.
In legal speak, the term “damages” refers to money owed to victims for injuries and losses. Typical damages in a wrongful death lawsuit include compensation for:
- Loss of companionship and love
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of society
- Loss of the deceased person’s past and future earnings and earning capacity
- Burial and funeral expenses
Although it’s rare, some cases result in the awarding of punitive damages, which are meant to punish the at-fault party for intentional or reckless conduct considered particularly egregious.
Discuss Your Options With A Wrongful Death Lawyer For Free
The McCallister Law Firm is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas in Missouri and Kansas. To tell us your story and learn how we can help you seek justice on behalf of your loved one, contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. You can reach out online or call 816-492-2963.