Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims can be one of the most burdensome legal actions, and almost always occur at a time of great bereavement. The attorneys at Smith Mohlman make it our highest priority to console the victims and families of wrongful deaths both legally and personally. Understanding the varying laws of wrongful death claims is the first step.

A wrongful death is a death caused by the negligent, reckless or willful acts of another. A wrongful death can arise out of virtually any type of wrongful act, such as car or truck accidents, dangerous conditions on land, workplace injuries, nursing home negligence or defective products.

Basically, it is a claim for damages made against a person or company whose negligent or intentional actions cause the death of another person.

Responsible Parties to a Wrongful Death Claim Can Include:

  • Employers of drivers who cause the accident
  • Actual driver causing the accident
  • Designers and Builders
  • Government Agents
  • Bar and/or owner of premises who served an impaired driver
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Installers
  • Property Owners
  • Nursing Homes

The law varies between states, even border-sharing states such as Kansas and Missouri can have different laws surrounding wrongful death damages. The numerous pros and cons of where a case is filed can have a profound effect on the outcome, therefore it is important to discuss your case with an experienced attorney before assuming where a claim can or should be filed.

Our attorneys have extensive, practical experience representing grieving family members in a variety of wrongful death cases. If you have questions about the death of a loved one, contact our Missouri and Kansas Wrongful Death Attorneys at 816-866-7711 for a complimentary consultation.