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Springfield, MO Wrongful Death Attorney

Providing Hope & Support for Grieving Families

The loss of a beloved family member is painful under any circumstances, and losing someone due to the negligence of another only worsens your pain. Deciding to contact a wrongful death attorney likely feels overwhelming. You’re already trying to cope with grief, so how could you possibly take on the fight of seeking compensation for damages the negligent party has caused you or other surviving family members?

We understand how conflicted you may feel during this time. Our skilled, compassionate wrongful death attorney can insulate you from many of the stresses of dealing with such a claim on your own. With our no recovery, no fee policy, you will not pay for our services until and unless MacPherson Law, LLC recovers compensation for your family. Because the laws can change often, wrongful death claims are often too complicated to handle on your own. It’s important for families to rely on an attorney who is well-versed in the law.

Your Missouri Wrongful Death Case: Pursuing Retribution for a Senseless Fatality

You may be wondering whether your loss calls for a wrongful death attorney or not. Many unexpected fatalities do not involve wrongful death; however, if you lost a family member as the result of another party’s negligence, contacting an attorney can be an important and necessary step in sorting through your options.

How do the courts define negligence in regard to wrongful death claims? A negligent act is one that involves doing something a reasonably careful person or company would not do under the same or similar circumstances as well as failing to do something a reasonably careful person or company would do under the same or similar circumstances.

Depending on the circumstances, Missouri wrongful death laws permit close relatives of the decedent to file a compensation claim for:

  • Any conscious pain and suffering the person experienced prior to death
  • Burial or cremation expenses
  • Loss of financial support
  • Non-economic damages such as loss of society and companionship to the surviving spouse or next of kin.

While recovering compensation for damages can obviously never alleviate the grief you’re enduring, it can present an effective way to hold the negligent party accountable.

Does Age of the Deceased Affect a Wrongful Death Claim?

As in every state, each Missouri wrongful death statute has nuances that could impact your chances for recovering damages. For example, people often ask Ashleigh if a wrongful death claim can be filed for an elderly parent or an infant child. The answer to this incredibly painful question is yes, a wrongful death claim may be appropriate for a fatal accident, whatever the age of your lost loved one. Age does, like many factors, impact the potential value of a claim. To help you determine if you should move forward, our legal staff can explain how this statute could affect your claim.

Missouri’s Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

We also often answer questions about the Missouri wrongful death statute of limitations, as many surviving family members are too distraught to pursue a claim right away. Contacting a wrongful death attorney for guidance as soon as possible is important so he or she can help you understand the time sensitivity of your case.

That said, the Missouri statute, with a few exceptions, requires that any wrongful death claim be filed within 3 years of the date of death. After listening carefully to your insights about the potentially negligent behavior that may have caused your loss, Ashleigh and our team can explain how Missouri’s wrongful death statutes relate to your specific case, so you can consider filing a claim, or not.

To discuss your case with our Springfield wrongful death lawyer, at no cost and with no obligation, schedule a wrongful death consultation today.

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A Law Firm That Will Take Your Case Personally

We strive to reduce our clients’ stress throughout each case. Motivated not only by our ethical duty to our clients but also by the Golden Rule, MacPherson Law, LLC simply treats our clients the way we would hope to be treated if we faced the same situation. Therefore, rather than take on cases in high volume, we choose to remain a smaller law firm that honors the importance and ethical obligation of personalized service and a caring approach.

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