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Posted on October 23, 2018 by

Learn More About Wrongful Death Lawsuits; Should You Sue?

When you have lost a loved one because of the negligence of someone else, nothing can take your pain away. In St. Louis, there are many wrongful death cases every year, and they are truly heartbreaking.

Many families are confused about the idea of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Perhaps you have had the same concern. You’re not sure if you should file, or on what grounds you should file. We would like to clarify this for you.

What is a Wrongful Death Case?

A wrongful death case is one in which a person dies because of the intentional actions or negligent behavior of another person or business. The law allows someone else to bring the lawsuit for the purpose of receiving monetary compensation from the person or business that caused the death to occur.

Who Can File a Case With a St. Louis Wrongful Death Attorney?

Missouri has strict rules about who can file a wrongful death suit. The responsibility lies with the surviving spouse, their children or grandchildren. If none of these apply the individual’s parents can file the lawsuit. If none of these individuals are present, a sibling, or someone who is in charge of the estate can file.

Regardless, it’s good to have the help of an experienced St. Louis wrongful death attorney on your side. They will be able to guide you through this difficult time and fight for compensation.