Missouri Wrongful Death Claims Attorney

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Wrongful Death Claims Lawyers Serving Clients in Missouri

The surviving family members of a wrongful death victim face difficult times filled with challenges. Grieving the loss, making funeral arrangements and dealing with the estate can be overwhelming for surviving family members. Gray Ritter Graham, takes the additional burden of litigation off of our clients’ shoulders.

The St. Louis wrongful death attorneys of Gray Ritter Graham, hold responsible parties liable for the wrongful deaths they cause and obtain compensation for our clients. We have been helping families recover from this type of tragedy since 1946.

Compensation for Wrongful Death and Survival Damages

Missouri law is generally favorable to those seeking wrongful death compensation, recognizing that there are losses that go much deeper than financial concerns. More than just spouses and children are negatively impacted by this type of tragedy. Our lawyers help survivors seek compensation for:

  • Pecuniary losses — income, funeral expenses and other tangible, quantifiable monetary losses that resulted from the wrongful death
  • Non-pecuniary losses — the reasonable value of services, consortium, companionship, guidance and support that the loved one would have provided for the family
  • Survival damages — the damages that occurred to the wrongful death victim between the time of the injury and the time of death

Unlimited Recovery for Most Wrongful Death Claims

Unlike some states, Missouri does not have a dollar limit, or “cap,” on most wrongful death claims. With the exception of wrongful death claims against health care providers, wrongful death claims are not limited in potential recovery. If supported by evidence, plaintiffs in wrongful death lawsuits can recover full and fair compensation for their losses.

Representative Cases

Wrongful death can result from almost any type of scenario, including motor vehicle accidents, defective products and medical malpractice. We have a reputation for successful wrongful death litigation in Missouri. A few examples of our success include:

  • A $5 million wrongful death settlement for the parents of a university student who was killed by a drunk driver
  • A $3.6 million settlement in wrongful death case arising from injuries received in a tractor-trailer collision
  • A $1.2 million settlement for a husband whose 49-year-old wife died following a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure
  • A $4.5 million verdict for the family of a 20-year-old man who died while asleep as a result of an explosion caused by a natural gas leak

We also represent the families of wrongful death victims in Illinois, Arkansas and the surrounding areas. It costs nothing to call and ask us about your wrongful death case and how to make a claim for compensation. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin our investigation, preserve evidence and fight for your compensation.

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When clients come to us, their cases involve serious personal or financial injury, or wrongful death. It costs nothing to call and ask us to review your case. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can preserve the evidence and begin our investigation.