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What Damages Can I Claim for Wrongful Death in Missouri?


Losing a loved one or a family member due to the negligent actions of another person is not only an extremely frustrating and traumatic experience for a family, but an expensive one as well. After a person's life is taken too soon by the irresponsible act of another person or company, the surviving family must pay for any and all damages that occurred during the accident, including their loved one's medical expenses and property damage. If the deceased is the main source of income in the family, keeping up with these expenses and bills that will soon be pouring in can be difficult. Fortunately, there is financial relief for families in this type of situation. By filing a wrongful death claim, a person is able to seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages sustained during the accident—including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Survival damages
  • Pecuniary losses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reasonable value of services
  • Loss of guidance / counsel
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of comfort

For this reason, you should not hesitate to pursue rightful compensation if you have suffered through the untimely death of a loved one. With the help of a Columbia personal injury lawyer from the Sumner Law Group, LLC, you can more accurately determine what types of damages you and your family may be entitled to. Our firm understands that this may be a difficult time in your life, but there is no better way to seek justice for your loved one's wrongful death than to hold the responsible party accountable. As such, we encourage you to take the first step today by giving us a call at (573) 287-3178. You can also take advantage of a free initial consultation when you submit a case evaluation form online – just click here to get started.