Wrongful Death

Family mourning over a wrongful death at a funeral.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Joplin and Columbia.

The loss of a loved one can be the most painful thing a family may experience. The pain, anguish and grief are often almost too much to bear. This pain is often increased by anger if the death was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person(s) or a dangerous product.

A wrongful death action is a civil claim (not criminal) made by survivors of a person who died due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional act committed by another person or group of persons, or due to a dangerous product. Wrongful death lawsuits aim to compensate family members after a fatal accident has caused the death of their loved one. Although shock and grief may make consulting an attorney difficult, it is important for survivors to consider retaining a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible so that the financial and practical impact of the death can be addressed and  the responsible party can be held accountable.

The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Sticklen & Dreyer have 45 years combined experience obtaining justice for families who have lost a loved one. We fight to help families confronted with the financial burden caused by the traumatic and unexpected loss of a loved one.

These financial losses include:
• Medical bills
• Funeral and burial costs
• Lost wages of the decedent
• Future lost wages of the decedent
• Damages for loss of the love, companionship, support, and
guidance of the decedent
• Loss of benefits provided by the decedent

Regardless of the age of the decedent, a death caused by negligence is wrongful.

If someone you love has been killed due to the negligence of another, our compassionate and experienced attorneys may be able to help. Contact us at 888-959-5445.

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