Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawyers In Kansas City

In the tragic event that you lose a family member to a fatal accident, you should know two important facts:

  • Any personal injury lawsuit may still be brought by the person's estate to recover damages for injuries and suffering that occurred before death.
  • A separate wrongful death action may be brought by the person's estate to get compensation for loss of financial support, burial expenses, loss of anticipated earnings and loss of an anticipated inheritance.

The wrongful death action is brought by the personal representative (or executor) of the decedent's estate on behalf of any surviving children and spouse, and sometimes on behalf of surviving parents or other dependents.

If you have lost a loved one due to a wrongful death, contact a Kansas City personal injury lawyer at Martin & Wallentine in order to obtain crucial information about your legal options. Their attorneys have 25 years experience helping obtain justice for those left behind following a wrongful death and will work day and night to hold those responsible accountable.

Compassionate Legal Representation In Wrongful Death Actions

It is never easy when a loved one dies. When that death is premature, and caused by someone else's negligence or recklessness, the grief and anger can be overwhelming. Many surviving family members find a degree of comfort in the knowledge that someone will be held financially responsible for their loved one's death. The firm's attorneys understand this and take their roles in wrongful death cases very serious. At the same time-from a practical point of view-the eventual settlement or jury verdict in a wrongful death case is often very welcome to the surviving family members, who may have been left without a wage-earner or the financial support expected from a parent.

Contact a Kansas City personal injury lawyer to discuss the events that transpired and learn about the legal options available to you. We practice extensively and have represented hundreds of clients throughout Johnson County and cities including Olathe, Gardner, Lenexa, Overland Park, Shawnee, Leawood, and Kansas City.