Stop, if you are talking with a business or person – especially an insurance company – responsible for the death of your family member. The insurance company is a business, and it is the insurance adjuster’s job to pay you as little as possible, not to be fair.
If you have lost a family member because of wrongdoing, you probably have a lot of questions. We call a lawsuit like this a claim for “wrongful death.” In Missouri, claims for wrongful death are controlled by statute. The wrongful death statute establishes classes of survivors and defines damages. In order to bring a claim for wrongful death, you must be a member of an eligible class of survivors. Class 1 survivors include parents, spouses, and children.
If you have lost a loved one, you know that you have experienced more than a financial loss, such as medical bills, funeral expenses, and income. You have experienced a personal, emotional loss. The law says that you deserve to be compensated for your loss of comfort, companionship, guidance, and support. In other words, experiences like Christmas, graduations, and fishing trips.
If you have additional questions about wrongful death, call or come visit the personal injury attorneys at the Paul Law Firm. Consultations are always free!