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Kansas City Wrongful Death

Nothing can make up for the pain, shock, and grief of losing someone in your family, especially if someone else is to blame for their passing. Unfortunately, practical concerns often get in the way of mourning a lost family member. Funerals and burials are expensive. You might have unpaid medical bills to cover. You could even have lost your household income. Trying to manage the fallout from all this while allowing time for grief is frustrating and should be the farthest thing from your mind right now. At the same time, you deserve compensation for all that you’ve lost – and your departed loved one deserves justice.

The team at Holland Injury Law, LLC, can help during this dark time. Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers are ready to fight hard for the compensation you deserve, and we won’t rest in our quest for what’s right. Our firm has been doing this for 30 years, and we take a compassionate, delicate approach to every case we handle. By hiring our firm to represent you, you can give yourself more time and peace to grieve and not have to worry about how you’ll pay your bills.

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What Does “Wrongful Death” Mean?

A wrongful death is any death due to “the wrongful act or omission of another.” When you strip away the legalese, the term refers to a preventable death caused by someone else’s actions or failure to act. Such a death can either be accidental or deliberate. A wrongful death claim, then, is a legal action brought against the person responsible for such a death. The liable party will not go to jail if they lose a wrongful death case, but the courts can make them pay compensation for certain losses the deceased or their family has suffered.

Most Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths in Kansas City

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kansas City?

State law establishes those able to file a wrongful death claim. In Kansas, any of the deceased’s heirs can file a wrongful claim, provided they have sustained a loss due to the family member’s death. Eligible family members include spouses, children, and siblings. Typically, one person files the claim on behalf of the entire family.

Missouri establishes categories of survivors who may file. In the first category are the deceased’s spouse, parents, children, and other descendants (if the children are already deceased). If there is no one in that category, then the deceased’s siblings or their descendants may do so. And if there is nobody in the second category, the courts may appoint a plaintiff among anyone entitled to a share of the deceased’s inheritance.

What Losses Does a Wrongful Death Claim Cover?

Deadline to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kansas City

What Our Kansas City Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Do For You

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