Individuals sometimes die as a result of the conduct of others. Wrongful death claims arise as a result of the intentional or negligent acts of others. Wrongful death claims can occur when a person has suffered injuries, such as from a car accident or semi-truck collision. The person initially survives, but later dies from the injuries that were inflicted. In such situations, a person may have a wrongful death claim. In other instances, a person may die as a result of a defective condition in a car, truck, vehicle, or equipment, or as a result of the manufacturer’s failure to properly warn a person of certain hazards from using a car or equipment.
Wrongful Death or Injury Attorney in Missouri
Claims for wrongful death actions are governed by statute in Missouri. The Missouri statutes set out who can file a claim for wrongful death. Not every person is entitled to bring a claim for wrongful death. Wrongful death claims may be brought by spouses, parents, children, or other relatives, but the statute specifies who is given preference or priority to maintain such a claim. The statute also specifies what the court may consider in determining how to apportion any money received as a result of a wrongful death claim.
Scott Hamblin is an Experienced Lawyer
Scott Hamblin practices in the area of personal injury law, including wrongful death claims. As an experienced trial lawyer handling personal injury and wrongful death claims, Scott can assist you with all aspects of the case. Scott Hamblin is a partner and shareholder with the law firm of Brydon Swearengen & England P.C., located in Jefferson City, Missouri. Scott handles cases throughout Missouri, including regularly practicing in Circuit Courts in Mid-Missouri.
Free Consultation – Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
Has your spouse, a parent, or a family member been injured or killed? If so, you may have certain rights under Missouri law.
Contact Scott’s law office to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer, including claims for wrongful death. Scott prefers to meet with prospective clients in person if possible. Please contact Scott to schedule an appointment. Scott offers a free initial consultation, and generally handles personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis so that you are not paying a fee unless Scott recovers for you.