No amount of money makes up for the death a loved one. An admission or jury finding of negligence doesn't cure the grief and anger. Yet a wrongful death lawsuit is for the survivors, to compensate for the personal and economic losses and to hold the negligent parties to justice for their careless or reckless actions.
The law firm of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. handles wrongful death litigation resulting from motor vehicle accidents. We have obtained notable verdicts and settlements for our wrongful death cases.
We practice in the Kansas City area and surrounding counties of Missouri and Kansas. Contact us today for a free initial consultation if you lost a spouse, child or parent to a preventable accident.
Missouri Fatal Accident Attorney
We can investigate promptly if there is doubt about who was at fault for your family member's accident. We can bring in accident reconstruction specialists, safety experts and others to prove liability. Our medical consultants and knowledgeable attorneys can prove medical causation if the person died months or years later from complications of a serious injury accident.
Justifying compensation is often our most difficult task — how do you put a dollar figure on a person's life? We work closely with the family and experts such as economists to illustrate the tangible ways in which the survivors are affected.
Damages in a wrongful death action are different than a personal injury suit:
- Projected earnings if the person had lived to normal life expectancy
- Funeral costs
- Medical bills incurred prior to death
- Loss of marital consortium and companionship, counsel, support and services
- Pain and suffering of the deceased if death was not instantaneous
If a family member has died as a result of a fatal accident or medical malpractice, turn to our firm for committed service. We will walk you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim. We will let you know what to expect in a wrongful death action so that you are not hit with any surprises.
Jackson County Serious Injury Law Firm
Insurance companies often balk at large damages for the noneconomic aspects (loss of companionship, pain and suffering), so we prepare claims from the start as if we will have to convince a jury. Law partners Lee Dempsey and Bob Kingsland are accomplished trial lawyers who each bring more than 25 years of experience to your wrongful death case. They are skilled at adding value to settlements through use of experts, decades of accumulated knowledge, and by not caving in when insurers try to draw the line.
You have enough to deal with. Let us take on the legal burdens. Contact our law firm at 816-421-6868 for a free case evaluation. We do not take attorney fees unless we succeed in recovering damages.