Did you lose a loved one because of someone else’s careless, negligent or even criminal actions? Our Kansas wrongful death lawyers can help.
Losing a loved one in an accident is something that no family ever wishes to go through. In virtually all wrongful death cases, when the action or inaction of another person or party directly leads to the death of another, the family of that victim is entitled to bring wrongful death action against the negligent party to collect damages.
If your loved one was killed in an accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages for:
Many people ask us “Is there a limit to how much money I can recover?” The answer to this question is both yes and no. If you wish to file a wrongful death case, you will likely be claiming losses both economic and noneconomic. An example of an economic harm would be medical bills, as these are tangible and quantifiable.
An example of a noneconomic harm would be “pain and suffering” which, while felt probably more bitterly than even the financial harms, is not a tangible or easily quantifiable harm. Our experienced Kansas injury attorney at Pyle Law can evaluate your case to find out the maximum noneconomic and economic damages you can claim after the death of your loved one.
According to Kansas Law:
Kansas law allows “any one of the heirs at law of the deceased” to file a wrongful death claim in court. In most wrongful death cases, this means that one of the following individuals will likely file the wrongful death lawsuit:
Because the surviving family members are typically the parties to whom damages are paid — to compensate them for the economic and emotional effects of their loss — it is most common for these individuals to file the wrongful death claim in court.
Although there are a variety of people who might be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim, they must file together because only one action can be brought against a Defendant for the death of any person.