Kansas City Wrongful Death Attorneys

A Wrongful Death case occurs when the Negligence of a company or an individual causes a death. Wrongful Death cases often are a result of a car accident, drunk driving accident, boating accident, truck accident, propane and gas explosion or when a bar or restaurant over-serves alcohol to a patron. When a loved one dies in a fatal auto or truck accidents, it is difficult in the midst of grief to know what to do next. Every event that leads to the death of a loved one is different. Our law firm recognizes this and we do a careful investigation to determine the best approach to take based upon the facts of the auto or truck accidents, the victim’s circumstances and the family’s needs. At our law firm, our personal injury attorneys work on behalf of the victim’s estate and the family.

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Statutes are in place for every state to establish procedures for bringing actions against the responsible party or parties; in this case, it is called a Wrongful Death Statute. These statutes list the proper litigants allowed to file suit in a wrongful death, including survivors such as spouses, children, parents and siblings among others. In order to preserve a claim under the wrongful death statutes a lawsuit must be filed in accordance with the timeframes of that statute. Our experienced Kansas City Wrongful Death attorneys are able to walk clients through the essential details of your case to bring optimum results.

Considerations for Wrongful Death Cases:

  • Choose a law firm who will conduct a thorough investigation of every wrongful death case. At McCollum & Griggs we have private investigators who are experienced in obtaining and preserving crucial information in these cases. Whether you suffered a personal injury caused by a dangerous road, a truck accidents caused by an exhausted truck driver or a poorly maintained truck, a car accident caused by reckless driving, or a faulty connection on a propane tank cause a deadly explosion, our law firm has the resources and experts available to investigate wrongful death caused by auto or truck accidents.
  • Choose an experienced wrongful death attorney. Wrongful death lawyers experienced in wrongful deaths know how to assist you in gathering all necessary information and bring it to litigation.
  • Seek representation as soon as possible to preserve crucial evidence. It is very important to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after an accident in order to allow all of the necessary research and investigation to take place.
  • File a lawsuit to preserve your wrongful death claim. Different states have different time limits during which a plaintiff is allowed to make a claim for a wrongful death case. In order to be able to bring this claim, a lawsuit must be filed within the set time limits. To determine how much time you left in a wrongful death case, it is essential to contact an attorney experienced in wrongful deaths. Your right to file suit in a wrongful death case are permanently waived if the time limitation has passed and you will NOT be able to recover damages

When a loved one dies in a fatal accident, it is difficult in the midst of grief to know what to do next. At our law firm, our attorneys work on behalf of the victim’s estate and the family. Call the wrongful death accident lawyers at the McCollum & Griggs law firm in Kansas City, Missouri.

In one case our firm represented a family who had lost a mother, grandmother, caregiver, wage earner and companion due to a propane gas explosion. They cannot get back the person they lost, but they can claim financial restitution to pay for the victim’s suffering, to help in their recovery and readjustment to life, and to help emphasize the need for safety in the installation and maintenance of heaters. It took a thorough investigation by our law firm to identify all liable parties and to get this grieving family compensation.

In another recent case, our firm successfully represented a family who lost a important member of their family in a bicycle accident with an automobile. In this case, a young man was riding a his bicycle when he was tragically hit from behind by a negligent motorist. This young man was killed because a driver was not paying attention to the roadway. His mother and family members lost a very important part of their family. Obtaining a settlement for this family did not make up for the grievous loss they suffered but it did help take care of the enormous expenses this family incurred.

A Thorough and Timely investigation is critically important: Whether you suffered an accident caused by a dangerous road, a truck accident caused by an exhausted truck driver or a poorly maintained truck, a car accident caused by reckless driving, or a faulty connection on a propane tank that causes a deadly explosion, our law firm has the resources and experts available to investigate all types of wrongful death accidents.

The practical issues: There are many ways to structure a settlement or judgment obtained for our clients in a wrongful death claim. Our personal injury lawyers have the experience to determine the best approach for your family based on the facts of the case and your own financial issues.

If you are searching for a Kansas City injury attorney, the law office of McCollum & Griggs is close to major highways and provides private, free parking. If you cannot meet us at our office, we will come to see you — anywhere, any time. Contact our Kansas City wrongful death attorney at 816-474-0202 for a FREE consultation.