Fighting For The Rights Of The Loved One You Lost
No one can understand the pain of losing a loved one to an accident unless you have gone through it yourself. Our attorneys at Hunter & Cassidy Law would never presume to understand your pain, but we have worked with hundreds of people throughout Kansas and Missouri who lost spouses, children and parents to accidental injuries. We will do everything in our power to hold the negligent perpetrator accountable for the grief they have caused. Through strategic legal action, we can also help you recover compensation for damages such as funeral costs, hospital bills, lost wages and more.
Wrongful Death Claims: What To Know
In Missouri, only a few people have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a deceased person. These people include:
- A spouse
- An adult child
- A parent
- A sibling
- A personal representative of the estate
Kansas allows an “heir at law” — or, someone who could stand to inherit from the decedent’s estate — to file a wrongful death suit. The state of Missouri has a three-year statute of limitations for wrongful death claims, while the state of Kansas has one of two years. Depending on where your loved one’s accident took place, you need to file a claim within two to three years of the date of your loved one’s death. If you do not, you lose the right to recover compensation.
Why Hunter & Cassidy Law?
With many law firms to choose from in the Kansas City metro area, why select us with such an important matter? The reasons speak for themselves:
- We have more than 50 years of combined experience.
- Our attorneys used to be insurance defense lawyers. They understand how to build a successful claim for plaintiffs.
- Our firm has a track record of numerous positive results, including high settlements and awards.
There is simply no substitute for these criteria. When you are looking for reputable personal injury counsel in whom you can place your trust, we are ready to serve you.
Let Us Fight For You – Get A Free Consultation
You are not alone after a wrongful death incident. We are here to explain your rights, discuss your options and advise you on the choices to make. To speak with us, schedule a free and confidential initial consultation at our office in Kansas City, Missouri. Call 816-692-2926 or send us an email today. We work on a contingency fee basis; no fees unless we recover compensation.