Wrongful Death Lawyer in St. Louis
Fighting for the Rights of Surviving Family in Missouri
The loss of a family member really can never be measured. At The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC, we understand how difficult and sensitive such a situation can be, and we strive to provide our clients with the kind of compassionate support we would extend to our own friends and family in such a tragedy. We are here to help you during this emotional and challenging time by bringing the legal recourse you deserve in the wake of your loss.
Call our St. Louis wrongful death attorney at (618) 441-0163 or contact us online to learn your legal rights and options.
Wrongful Death Law & Cases in Missouri
Under Missouri law, a wrongful death results from “any act, conduct, occurrence, transaction, or circumstance” which, if death had not occurred, would have resulted in the person having the right to recover damages. These deaths may have occurred through negligence or through malice. Since the victim died, a personal injury claim cannot be made.
Wrongful deaths can occur in many ways, such as due to:
- Negligent drivers
- Irresponsible medical practitioners
- Business entities
- Dangerous product manufacturers
- Unsafe public or private property
The victim’s family members can bring a civil lawsuit against the at-fault party. Family members who can file such a claim include surviving spouses, children, grandchildren, or parents followed by siblings. Absent these family members, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate may file the claim.
The damages you may receive in a wrongful death action can include:
- Expenses for the funeral and burial
- Medical expenses incurred by the deceased due to the death-related injuries
- Value of what the decedent would have earned if he or she had not died
- Pain and suffering sustained by the deceased prior to death
- Loss of companionship, comfort, services, and support the deceased person provided to his or her family members
Wrongful death claims must be filed within three years of the date of the death. At The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC, we understand that your loss extends far beyond the financial aspect. We are here to work vigorously to help you secure compensation you rightfully deserve in such cases.
Talk to a skilled attorney in a free consultation. Call (618) 441-0163.
“Justin and his assistant Katie were extremely patient with me. They kept me In the loop with every part of my case.”- Kiara G.
“Mr. Mason is direct and clear to the point. One of the first things he will do upon taking a case provides you immediate medical help. He goes to work without delay.”- Elissa Minner
“I was really impressed because I do not impress easily. He worked diligently on my behalf and during this whole process”- Sha