St. Louis Wrongful Death Attorney
The unexpected death of a family member is difficult for everyone, especially when another person or entity is responsible. If your loved one has unexpectedly passed away due to someone else’s actions, you need a St. Louis wrongful death attorney you can trust.
At Thompson Law, I believe every person deserves time to grieve and heal. Since 2022, I have obtained over $5 million in settlements for clients. Serving clients in Missouri and Illinois, I build a strong claim on your behalf and advocate for you and your loved one.
Wrongful Death Cases I Handle in St. Louis, Missouri
- Motorcycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Dangerous drugs
- Nursing home abuse
How Can a St. Louis Wrongful Death Attorney Help You?
The pain associated with losing a loved one is unbearable. The unforeseen medical bills, funeral expenses, and the loss of your family member’s support can be a financial burden on you. You deserve a St. Louis wrongful death attorney who advocates for you and your loved one.
At Thompson Law, I handle all of the legal processes and paperwork and offer objective advice and guidance. I provide you with peace of mind and compassionate support, every step of the way. That way, you can heal, grieve, and spend time with your family.
After the death of a loved one, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the person or entity who knowingly or negligently caused their death.
A wrongful death lawsuit works similar to a personal injury lawsuit. The plaintiff must prove wrongful death, meaning the defendant’s wrong or negligent actions led to the death or the injuries that ultimately caused the death.
Your wrongful death attorney will file a claim against the responsible party, present the facts and evidence, and negotiate a wrongful death settlement. Our lawyer will take your case to trial if a fair settlement cannot be agreed upon.
In most states, the only people who can file a wrongful death claim are the deceased’s immediate family. However, in some states, this privilege includes other family members, like grandparents and extended family.
Additionally, if the only surviving relative of the deceased is less than 18 years old, the court may assign a legal guardian to act in the minor’s best interests.
In the event of a wrongful death, surviving family members may file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Depending on the cause of death, this party could include:
- At-fault driver
- Employer or coworker
- Government agency
- Healthcare provider
- Product manufacturer
According to the Missouri state of limitations, you have three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit from the date of death. Illinois offers a two-year statute of limitations from the date of death under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act.
Once the deadline passes, you can no longer pursue a wrongful death claim. Certain exceptions may apply and your wrongful death attorney will discuss any applicable exceptions with you.
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