Columbia Wrongful Death Attorneys

Are you experiencing extensive pain and suffering after a cherished loved one died as a result of an accident? Did this injustice occur due to another person’s negligent action or inaction?

If that describes the situation you’re facing, you and your family are likely experiencing an unsurmountable burden. Managing remaining medical bills and debts, funeral arrangements, and estate issues is challenging, especially as you’re coping with your grief as a result of the incident.

At Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe, we’re here for you after your loved one’s wrongful death. We know that the loss of your loved one before their time is a tragedy. While nothing will ever fill the void of their passing, financial security can help put your mind at ease as expenses stack up.

Whenever we help bring a wrongful death case against a negligent third party, we always seek the maximum possible compensation for you. We’ve won jury verdicts as large as $50 million for the families of wrongful death victims.

So, reach out to our team of Columbia wrongful death attorneys with over $1 billion in successful case results. Our team is available for free, complimentary consultations for Columbia wrongful death cases. Call us toll-free at (877) 816-2600 or book your case review online today.

Why Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe Is The Columbia Wrongful Death Law Firm Of Choice

Our team of experienced Columbia, Missouri wrongful death lawyers is likely a great fit for your wrongful death case. This is because: 

  • You don’t pay upfront costs. Thanks to our contingency fee payment model, we guarantee you never pay us unless we successfully conclude your case. Plus, due to this fact, you can rest assured that we’ll be trying our absolute best in your Missouri wrongful death case.
  • We navigate complex cases skillfully. We’re never afraid to take a case to trial. Our approach to our client’s personal injury cases has yielded 8-figure jury verdicts and settlements.
  • You can trust that we know how to navigate insurance companies successfully. An insurance company has a vested interest in claiming your loved one’s wrongful death shouldn’t warrant as much as you and your family deserve. Our team understands the tactics insurers use and have proven strategies for thwarting them.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Case In Missouri?

In Missouri, there are multiple groups eligible to file a wrongful death case, starting with immediate family members, as dictated by RSMo 537.080.

The specific groups eligible to bring a case are:

  • The deceased’s spouse.
  • The direct descendants of the deceased. This includes biological or adopted children, as well as illegitimate children.
  • The father or mother of the deceased.

Additionally, if there are no eligible individuals in this first class, a brother, sister, niece, or nephew of the deceased may also bring the case.

If there are no eligible individuals out of the above classes, the court may appoint a plaintiff ad litem, defined as any person the court deems suitable to represent the deceased’s interests.

Regardless of who files the case, any wrongful death legal action must be taken within three years of the deceased’s passing.

Contact The Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe Team For Justice In Your Wrongful Death Case

Book your free case consultation with a Columbia wrongful death attorney by calling (877) 816-2600 or by scheduling it online today.