How to Recover Damages After a Wrongful Death

wrongful dealth If you lose a loved one because of an accident or incident, you can recover economic and non-economic damages from the person or entity that caused the death. Not anyone can file a wrongful death action or recover damages through a settlement. Only certain people can recover compensation. You also have a limited time to file a wrongful death action or start settlement negotiations.

Statute of Limitations for a Wrongful Death Case

Depending on which state you are in, you may have one, two, or three years to file a wrongful death claim. Missouri gives you three years in most cases. Illinois allows you two years in most cases. Thus, it is imperative that you contact an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon after the incident as possible.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Action?

Every state has its own laws regarding who can file a wrongful death action. In Missouri, family members can file a wrongful death action. In Illinois, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate files the wrongful death action.

Where to Find a Wrongful Death Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Our consultations are always free. We work on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay attorney’s fees unless we win your case. And if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.

How to File a Wrongful Death Action

While money cannot bring back a loved one, it can go a long way in ensuring that you are financially secure if your loved one contributed to the family’s finances. It also pays for any medical expenses your loved one incurred prior to his or her death. Finally, the compensation you deserve also pays for pain and suffering and loss of consortium and companionship.

After an accident, an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you gather evidence and enter settlement negotiations or litigation with the at-fault person or entity.

Start Your Wrongful Death Case Today

We understand that you are grieving and dealing with the loss of a loved one, and we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. You only need to set up a free case evaluation with our office, and we’ll help you through the next steps, including gathering evidence.

Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law serves St. Louis and the surrounding areas in Missouri. We are also licensed in the state of Illinois and have offices there where we can meet with you. To find out more about wrongful death cases, speak with an attorney at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. To schedule a free consultation, please call 314-333-3333 in Missouri or 618-888-8888 in Illinois.

How Can We Help You?

Send us a message below or call today to schedule a FREE case evaluation.
1 Memorial Dr. 11th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63102

Monday - Friday: 8:00am-5:30pm
Phone Calls
You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

* All required fields. Please only include non-medical responses.

Accessibility Toolbar