Many things have to be done when a loved one passes away. You might not be prepared for this when the death is sudden, such as when a person is fatally injured in a car crash. When this happens, you have to find out what you need to do. One of the first things that you will need to do is to make the final arrangements for that person. At this point, it is easy to become so focused on what plans you are making that you might feel almost numb; however, that isn't going to last forever.
The death of a loved one is hard to deal with, but the trauma is often increased when the death was unexpected and traumatic. The stress of the situation can lead to you become very angry, but you can't let this anger get the best of you. Instead, use that to fuel your efforts for seeking compensation for your loved one's unnecessary tragic death. We are here to help you with your wrongful death claim so that you can avenge that situation.
Sometimes an accidental death -- as tragic and difficult as it is to endure -- is nothing more than an accident and no one is at fault. Other times, someone acted in a wrongful, negligent or unlawful manner that caused the death. In these situations, surviving close family members can pursue a wrongful death claim in civil court against the at-fault party to seek compensation for their loss.
Regardless of the circumstances, medical malpractice, medical negligence and medical mistakes can lead to life-altering and life-ending consequences. Here are several examples of common medical errors patients and their family members need to watch out for:
Fatal accidents happen every day in Missouri and elsewhere around the country. When these accidents happen as a result of another person's or party's negligence, unlawful behavior or recklessness, close family members of the deceased may be able to pursue viable claims for wrongful death damages against the responsible parties.
It is normally unthinkable to lose someone we love. In the very unlikely event that it happens, the survivors of a person who died due to someone else's action or negligence have the right to claim damages. A person's life can never be quantified, but the laws of the state of Missouri offer juries the options to try for the sake of their survivors.
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) says that, in 2017, almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed in U.S. traffic crashes. Sadly, 2017 was the second year in a row with that death toll. Since other fatal traffic accidents have been declining, pedestrian fatalities are making up a growing portion of overall traffic deaths. How large of a portion? Sixteen percent today, compared to only 11 percent just a few years ago.