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Wrongful Death

Central Missouri Wrongful Death Lawyers

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Wrongful death is death caused by the fault of another person either through negligence or by an intentional act. Spouses, children and parents, and sometimes siblings, depending on the circumstances, can make a claim for the losses they have sustained due to their loved one's death.

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Experienced Missouri Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers

A wrongful death claim may result from any type of accident or injury:

Who Can Collect for Wrongful Death?

Spouses, children and parents of the deceased may file a claim for losses in Missouri. In some circumstances, siblings, grandparents other relatives may be able to collect. Your attorney can advise on whether you qualify in your particular situation.

What Damages Can the Family Recover?

Compensation can include:

  • Medical expenses incurred before death
  • Lost wages and funeral expenses
  • Replacement of income and benefits the deceased would have earned
  • Pain and suffering by the deceased prior to death
  • Loss of companionship, support and guidance of the loved one
  • Punitive or aggravating circumstances damages against the negligent party

Committed and Aggressive

If you believe your family member's death was a preventable result of another's negligence or intentional actions, contact an experienced Missouri wrongful death attorney at Steelman, Gaunt & Horsefield. We will do everything in our power to hold the responsible party accountable and recover compensation. You pay no attorneys' fees unless we succeed.*

Our Rolla, Missouri law firm serves clients throughout central Missouri and south Missouri and statewide, including Jefferson City, Waynesville, Sullivan, Linn, Cuba, Doolittle, St. James, Newburg, Leasburg, St. Cloud, Vienna, and Steelville, and other communities of Phelps, Pulaski, Crawford, Cole, Osage, and Maries counties, MO.

*Client may be responsible for costs or expenses.

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