When your family is grieving the loss of a loved one, our Kansas City wrongful death lawyers will treat you like family. The Aramjoo Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyers represent survivors in wrongful death actions. To see how we can help you call or message us today to speak with a Kansas City personal injury attorney.
Lawyers for Wrongful Death in Kansas City, Missouri
A wrongful death is a personal injury that results in a death. It is a preventable death that is legally someone else’s fault.
Surviving family members can bring a legal action after a wrongful death. They may seek monetary compensation. The process is filing a civil legal claim.
Aramjoo Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyers are lawyers for wrongful death in Kansas City, Missouri. The process to receive compensation is legally complex. It can be difficult to navigate during an emotionally difficult time.
Our lawyers take care of everything. We are trained professionals who handle the legal aspects of bringing a case while treating you like family.
To see how we can help you, contact our Kansas City, Missouri, wrongful death lawyers for a consultation about your situation.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?
If you are a spouse, child, parent, grandchild, sibling, descendant of a sibling, or personal representative of the victim, you may qualify to bring a claim. It depends on who survives the victim, with the closest family members – the surviving husband or wife, children, or parents of a minor child being first to qualify to bring a claim.
To know if you may benefit from a wrongful death claim, we invite you to contact us. We will personally review your situation and evaluate who may receive compensation.
What Do You Have to Prove for Wrongful Death in Missouri?
To prove a wrongful death case in Missouri, you must prove the following:
- A wrongful act occurred: The defendant named in the case committed or is otherwise legally responsible for the wrongful act. This is also called a duty and breach of duty.
- Causation of injuries: The wrongful act resulted in death.
- Damages: Survivors suffered damages, intangible losses, and other harms.
By wrongful act, we usually mean negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct. In fact, most wrongful deaths are not intentional. An omission or failure to act can be the basis for a claim.
Another way to think about proving a wrongful death case is thinking about whether the person would have been able to have a personal injury claim if death had not occurred. Damages and compensation are different when a case is a wrongful death as compared to an injury claim.
What Compensation Can You Get for a Wrongful Death?
Losing a loved one is unimaginable. Damages reflect the many ways that the loss of a family member may impact a person, both financially and personally.
Damages may include:
- Loss of consortium, companionship, comfort, instruction, and guidance
- The value of services provided by the deceased
- Value of the person’s counsel, training, and support
- Damages the deceased suffered after an injury
- Medical expenses associated with the injury
- Funeral expenses
- Financial support the deceased provided
There is no way to truly value the impact of a person’s life. Missouri law attempts to look at the financial impact to the family as well as the intangible, valued role that the deceased person had in their family.
Missouri wrongful death laws provide some guidance on valuing caregiving services to minors when the deceased person was not employed full time. There is also guidance for how to calculate damages when a victim is under 18 years old.
What is the penalty for wrongful death in Missouri?
The penalty for wrongful death in Missouri is compensation. It is a civil case, so no one goes to jail. However, criminal charges can be filed separately if appropriate under the circumstances. The offender may face jail and other penalties through criminal proceedings.
Compassionate Lawyers for Wrongful Death in Kansas City
Aramjoo Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyers is a family-owned law firm. We are a husband and wife team. Since law school, we knew that we wanted to start a law firm to help victims and families.
When a personal injury results in death, the representation that the family receives is critical. We understand the importance of a wrongful death claim, and we take your case seriously.
As we represent you, we treat you with respect and compassion. We understand that you are grieving. Let our professionals handle the legal case. We’re here when you need us most.
How to find a wrongful death lawyer
When you’re looking for a wrongful death lawyer, ask yourself the following:
- Does the lawyer specialize in personal injury claims, including wrongful death? Specializing in wrongful death gives the lawyer the experience to handle unique issues that may arise.
- Does the lawyer understand the mission? At the Aramjoo Law Firm, Personal Injury Lawyers, we have strong ties to the Kansas City community and a desire to give back. We are dedicated to the people we serve. We know the importance of achieving results.
- How does the lawyer communicate during the case? Great legal representation is more than drafting legal documents. It means understanding you and your personal situation. It means handling your case with care while you are grieving the loss of your loved one.
- Are they taking cases in my area? We represent people in Kansas City, MO, and the surrounding area. There are many reasons it may be appropriate to pursue the case in Kansas City, so if you think there may be a connection, contact us.
- Do they personalize representation? Each victim and family deserve representation customized to their needs.
- How does billing work? We offer free consultations and representation with no upfront fees. You can always afford to have our wrongful death lawyers.
Talk to a Kansas City Wrongful Death Lawyer – Free Consultation
If you have lost a loved one, we are truly sorry. We invite you to have a free consultation with a Kansas City, Missouri, wrongful death lawyer at Aramjoo Law Firm, Personal Injury Lawyers.
To see how we can represent you, call or message us now to talk about your case.