Kansas City Wrongful Death Lawyer

Compassionate Attorneys in Kansas City

Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult hardships a family can go through. If the death of your spouse or family member was caused by the negligence or error of another person, however, the loss can be all the more difficult to bear. Whether your loved one died in an accident, work-related incident, or as the result of medical malpractice or some other issue, we want to help.

Our experienced wrongful death lawyers at Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. understand the difficulties you and your family are facing. Each of our attorneys strives to provide our clients with the individual attention they require in order to see their case succeed. We can use our ample resources to investigate the circumstances of your loved one’s death in order to better represent your case.

To request a complimentary case review, call our firm at (888) 398-2277.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

According to Missouri law, a wrongful death is “"the death of a person resulting from any act, conduct, occurrence, transaction, or circumstance which, if death had not ensued, would have entitled such person to recover damages in respect thereof.” As to filing a claim Missouri has very specific laws as to who can do so and, at times, when they can do so. The first in line to file a claim are the deceased’s:

  • Spouse
  • Child
  • Grandparent
  • Parent

If the deceased does not have any of the above, a sibling would then be eligible to file a claim. If the deceased does not have a sibling, a personal representative of the estate would be able to file a wrongful death claim. While no amount of money will bring your loved one back, our firm would like to help you find peace of mind to know your expenses will be taken care of and justice has been served on behalf of your loved one.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Recovering the damages your family deserves in a wrongful death claim can bring peace of mind knowing your expenses are covered and the negligent party was brought to justice. According to Missouri law common types of damages that can be recovered include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of companionship or guidance
  • Mental and emotional pain and suffering

Wrongful Death Suits in Missouri

All wrongful death suits may be subject to a limited timeline, and Missouri is no exception. Wrongful death suits in Missouri must be filed within 3 years of the death in question. There are a few components every wrongful death suit must have. This includes the proof of death and evidence that the negligence or error that lead to the death was directly tied to the defendant.

Choose Bertram & Graf, L.L.C.

The loss of a loved one, under any circumstances, can put an excessive amount of strain on any family. The burden of loss is not only an emotional one, but it can also be financially troubling as well. Between the cost of funeral expenses and the loss of financial contribution from the deceased loved one, especially if he or she was the breadwinner of the family, the financial trouble can be great. Our firm can use our legal skills and experience to fight for the rights of your loved in order to secure compensation for you and your family.

Do not hesitate to call Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. to get started on your case. We offer free consultations.