Wrongful death claims aim to provide your family with compensation for the losses you have suffered as a result of the death of a loved one. Death resulting from negligence is a terrible event, but you can still recover compensation.
The wrongful death attorneys at Brown & Brown, LLP, can help you pursue your wrongful death claim with expertise and compassion. Unlike a criminal trial for murder, a wrongful death claim is a civil action that aids families of victims by compensating them for economic and non-economic losses they have endured as a result of the wrongful death.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death occurs anytime a person passes away as a result of the negligence of another person. The experienced wrongful death attorneys at Brown & Brown aid families who have lost loved ones in cases such as:
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In most states, the members of the decedent’s immediate family are the only people that can file a wrongful death claim. However, in some states this privilege is extended to other family members, such as grandparents and other extended family.
Also, if the only surviving member of the individual is less that 18 years old, the court may assign a legal guardian to act in the minor’s best interests. Through a wrongful death claim, families can recover compensation for:
- Loss of Companionship
- Medical Bills
- Funeral Costs
- Loss of Income
- Loss of Future Income
- Punitive Damages
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- General Damages
- Loss of Inheritance
Building Your Case
Wrongful death claims can be difficult because it must be shown that the death of your loved one is a direct result of the negligence of another person. A wrongful death can be a terrible thing, and all too often families are too overcome by grief to handle the wrongful death claim adequately or appropriately.
If your loved one has died as the result of a wrongful death, contact Brown & Brown for a free case review. Just dial 3s in St. Louis and elsewhere in Missouri: 314-333-3333 or 573-333-3333. Or, if you're in Fairview Heights and nearby areas of Illinois, just dial 8s: 618-888-8888.