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Wrongful death suit may be needed in different scenarios

The sudden loss of a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another can be devastating beyond words. While no amount of time or money can erase the pain that such a loss may impose on a family, there are legal actions that can be taken in a Missouri civil court as a means of alleviating some of the financial strain such a loss may cause. The scenarios that can warrant a wrongful death suit can be varied and can involve vehicle accidents and other fatal situations.

When it comes to the operation of a motor vehicle, the actions of others can prove deadly. Car accidents and truck accidents that are fatal can lead to a wrongful death suit. Recreational vehicles and accidents that involve trains and railroad crossings all can fall under the umbrella of vehicle accidents that may warrant a wrongful death suit.

Vehicles do not have to be involved to justify a wrongful death suit. A defective product can cause an unexpected death, and the company or manufacturer may be held accountable. Accidents that occur at construction sites and cause the death of a passerby can also open the door to a wrongful death suit.

The scenarios that can result in wrongful death suits can be complex and certainly come at a difficult time for families left behind. After a family experiences the pain of the grieving process, that family may be left with medical bills, the effects of lost wages and funeral costs. While no one ever expects or wishes to be in a position where filing a wrongful death is necessary, families in this kind of situation can rely on legal support to explain the details and options depending on the situation. Our website has more information about wrongful death suits and the law in Missouri.

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