Wrongful Death Attorneys
Leading Injury Representation on Your Side in Joplin and Springfield
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through. Our compassionate wrongful death lawyers in Joplin can help you explore your legal options. We understand that it is a difficult time for you and your family, and that no amount of money can make your pain go away or bring back your loved one. It is important that you seek compensation to cope with any losses incurred as a result of your loved one's passing.
With well over a century of combined experience, our award-winning legal team has recovered millions of dollars for clients on a no recovery, no fee basis. We have the dedication and skill you deserve to have on your side.
When you reach out to our firm, we can discuss:
- Your options for compensation
- How we can help
- The claims process
Our team is ready to guide you through each step. Let us handle all the legal details so you can focus on healing with your family. We don't charge legal fees unless we win.
Tell us about your wrongful death claim during a FREE case evaluation.
Financial Damages Available to Surviving Loved Ones
Immediate family members are typically given priority eligibility when filing a claim, such as a spouse, child, parent, or grandchild. If none of these family members exist, then siblings or a representative of the deceased's estate may bring a claim.
Surviving loved ones may be eligible to receive damages for:
- Funeral/burial costs
- Medical bill from the deceased's final injury
- Wages/benefits the deceased would have provided
- Pain and suffering
In cases where the deceased was the full-time caretaker of an elder or of a child, additional damages may be available to the surviving families.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
It is important that the families of victims of wrongful death understand their rights. Each state has a statute of limitations in place that sets a time limit for filing personal injury claims. Due to the sensitive nature of wrongful death claims, many states have specific statutes of limitations in place for these claims. At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, we serve clients in four states. The following list specifies the statute of limitations for each state:
- Missouri - 3 years
- Arkansas - 3 years
- Oklahoma - 2 years
- Kansas - 2 years
It is important that you file your claim sooner rather than later as there may be important evidence that may be helpful in your case that should be gathered. Our attorneys at Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci can discuss your case with you and support you through the entire process.
Serving Families Throughout Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas
As one of the top personal injury firms in the Four States region, we bring more than 140 years of combined experience and knowledge to each claim. Our team of personal injury attorneys have handled countless wrongful death claims and have helped many families seek justice and closure. Since we offer client-focused representation, you can trust that our actions will be taken for your best interest.