What You Should Know Before Filing a Missouri Wrongful Death Lawsuit

This isn’t the life you would’ve chosen for yourself or your family. Your loved one died in an accident. His life ended too soon, and you and your family are left grieving the tragic loss. While you obviously couldn’t prevent the loss, you do have a few decisions to make now. One of those decisions is whether or not to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Missouri.

Before You File a Lawsuit, You Should Know…

You likely have never filed a wrongful death lawsuit before, and it is our hope that you never have to again. However, if your loved one was recently killed by someone else’s negligent or deliberate actions, then it is important to know that:

  1. You have a limited time to file a lawsuit. Generally, a Missouri wrongful death lawsuit must be brought within three years of your loved one’s death, though some exceptions may apply.
  2. An insurance company may not give your family the recovery that you deserve without some persuasion. Insurance companies profit by paying out as little as possible in claims and may not provide you with all of your rights or give you a fair settlement for your loss unless you fight for it.
  3. You have the right to get help. You don’t have to file a wrongful death case or fight for a just recovery on your own. Instead, you have the right to contact a Missouri wrongful death lawyer for help.

Of course, you may have more questions or concerns about filing a wrongful death lawsuit, and you deserve honest answers.

Call an Osage Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer Today to Learn More

Our experienced Missouri wrongful death attorneys would be pleased to provide you with the facts that you need to make an informed decision about whether or not to file a lawsuit. For more information about your rights, please contact us today at 573-348-0700 or 888-573-2670, and please read our FREE guide about dealing with insurance companies: The Lies Smart People Believe About Missouri Insurance Claims.

Duane M. Randle
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