When you lose someone you love, the devastation can be overwhelming. Wrongful death in Missouri involves a person having the duty to care for another person. When they make a mistake or intentionally do something to put another person’s life in jeopardy causing a fatality, they are responsible for wrongful death.
The following are some of the most common types of Missouri wrongful deaths.
- Auto Accidents. Traffic accidents—including car crashes in Missouri, pedestrian or bike accidents, truck accidents, or motorcycle accidents—that result in a fatality may be considered a wrongful death. In these claims, the driver who caused the accident and fatality must have acted negligently.
- Medical Malpractice. A doctor or medical professional who makes a mistake causing a patient to pass away may be held liable for the patient’s death. This includes instances in which a doctor negligently caused surgical errors, left medical devices in a patient’s body, ignored standard precautions against infection, failed to give the right medicine, and more.
- Defective Products. Manufacturers have an obligation to release safe and reliable products to the market. When they fail to do so and a consumer dies as a result, they may be held liable.
When a wrongful death occurs, the survivors of the deceased have rights! Honor your loved one’s memory and seek out the compensation that you are legally entitled to. Doing this can be complex. Having a Missouri wrongful death lawyer on your side can help.
Call a Missouri wrongful death attorney at Price & Randle LLC to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you are entitled to after the death of your loved one.