Wrongful Death

Kansas City Wrongful Death Attorney

A wrongful death claim arises when someone dies as a result of intentional or negligent conduct. The conduct can vary from that of an intoxicated driver in a fatal car accident, medical malpractice, a crash of an aircraft, a barroom brawl or nursing home negligence. These actions are civil cases, separate from any criminal charges that may be filed, and are brought by a family member, typically a spouse or child of the deceased.

Working For Compensation And Justice

The attorneys at The Nail Law Firm can help you and your family when dealing with tragic cases of wrongful death. They understand no lawsuit will undo the emotional loss you have suffered, but they understand your need for financial compensation.

Additionally, these cases can be helpful to bring a sense of justice and closure. The death of a loved one is always tragic and obtaining a significant settlement or verdict may help to force changes in procedures that prevent the reoccurrence of a similar circumstance and save another family from suffering.

The purpose of the case is to provide financial compensation to the family for the loss they have suffered, whether it be their husband or wife, father or mother or child. These traumatic cases are always challenging for family members but can be necessary to provide compensation for the support they would have received had their loved one not been killed.

What Losses May Be Recovered In A Wrongful Death Case?

A family may recover pecuniary losses that include:

  • Funeral expenses and the reasonable value of the services
  • The income the deceased would have earned
  • Consortium, companionship, comfort
  • Medical expenses incurred before their death
  • Compensation for their pain and suffering during their final illness and death