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Wrongful Death

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When a victim of an accident or severe injury from the negligence of another dies, the law provides for the ability of their family members to file a lawsuit if the death was caused by a negligent or intentional act of another person or entity.

Common examples are wrongful death actions after a truck accident, car accident, drunk driving accident, result of a defective or dangerous product or drug, or in the medical field, negligent medical treatment, failing to diagnose or properly treat complications or conditions, all may trigger wrongful death claims.

“Damages” or Money recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit are as follows:

  • Loss of future earnings the decedent would have provided;
  • Lost benefits, i.e. pension or other retirement benefits;
  • Expenses related to the death, i.e., medical bills and funeral cost;
  • Pain, suffering or mental anguish suffered by the survivors;
  • Loss of companionship;
  • Punitive damages if the wrongdoers actions were intentional or grossly negligent, also known as wanton and willful conduct.

Specific Missouri and Illinois wrongful death statutes apply to wrongful death cases case that affects who can bring the case and the types of damages the survivors are entitled to. Generally all of the damages, or money, the loved one would have been entitled to if they were able to bring the case themselves, in addition to the added harms and losses suffered by the family members.

We understand that the tragic death of a family member cannot be resolved through a lawsuit, however, through a lawsuit we help the family members get justice and closure on the case to help them move past the tragic passing of a loved one. Holding the person or entity responsible for the death of a loved one is an important step in the grieving process.

We are experienced in representing the families of a loved one who passed away due to the negligence of another, and have recovered millions for the families. To get the best result possible you need experienced, qualified, and proven wrongful death injury lawyers.

If have suffered the loss of a family member contact us online or call us at (314) 863-0500 to to talk with wrongful death lawyer Benjamin Sansone to discuss your case.

Sansone & Lauber

7777 Bonhomme Ave #2000
St Louis, MO 63105‎
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Sansone & Lauber

7777 Bonhomme Ave #2000
St Louis, MO 63105‎
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