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Cases Involving Wrongful Death

If you are looking for a wrongful death lawyer, we are terribly sorry for your loss. If the death was caused by another person or company’s negligence, you may have the right to bring a wrongful death case under Missouri law.

While this is a very emotional and difficult time for your family, ultimately you will want justice for your loss. During the grieving process, hiring a lawyer may not be the something on your mind. However, your family’s legal interests must be protected if you want the at-fault person held accountable for their actions. For this reason, it is extremely important to consult with a lawyer, especially one that is familiar with Missouri wrongful death statute of limitations.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle

Over the last decade, our St. Louis personal injury attorneys have handled hundreds of wrongful death cases stemming from:

  • Car accidents
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective medication
  • Workplace injuries
  • Tractor Trailer crashes

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim in Missouri?

Wrongful death claims are commonly pursued by a spouse, child or family member under the Missouri wrongful death statute, RSMo. 537.080. Under this law, the spouse or children of the decedent have priority in filing a claim. If there are no people who fall into this category, the siblings of the decedent are able to pursue a claim.

What Damages Can Be Recovered?

Under Missouri statute, family members of a wrongful death victim are entitled to:

  • Reimbursement of medical expenses that were incurred prior to death
  • Burial expenses
  • Funeral Expenses
  • The value of loss of services, consortium, comfort, instruction, guidance, counsel, training and financial support as a result of the loss
  • Reasonable compensation for pain and suffering the decedent experienced prior to his or her death

Our attorneys understand money can never fully compensate you for the loss of a loved one. However, we can assure you the financial and emotional losses will take their toll, especially when the decedent contributed to the household income. When families face the loss of that income, combined with unanticipated funeral expenses, things like college tuition, health care, food, and basic necessities of life can be compromised. These burdens can and will manifest themselves in your life if you do not take prompt action to protect your legal rights.

Often a wrongful death claim arises due to a car accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident. In these instances, one of our Missouri wrongful death lawyers will immediately preserve all evidence, as well as obtain copies of all police and accident reports, and to perform an accident reconstruction analysis, if necessary.

Too many times we see families contact our law firm years after a death, waiting until the very last second to act. By this time, people’s memories of events fade, and evidence can be lost, misplaced or destroyed (especially in the trucking industry).

Insurance companies fight wrongful death actions very hard to protect their financial interests. Our legal team understands there is far more at issue than money in these types cases. It is vital to have an experienced law firm protect you and your family during this difficult time.

Our experienced legal team is ready to stand by you and ensure your family’s legal interests are protected. When choosing a Missouri wrongful death lawyer consider this:

  • In 2010, we obtained the #1 car accident (wrongful death) trial result in Missouri;
  • In 2012, E. Ryan Bradley was named as having the “Most Reported Wins” by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly;
  • In 2014, we obtained the #1 car accident settlement in Missouri;
  • E. Ryan Bradley is ranked as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the U.S. according to The National Trial Lawyers Association;
  • We maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau; and
  • E. Ryan Bradley has the highest possible ranking by Martindale Hubbell for both ethics and legal ability (AV).

Free Wrongful Death Consultations

We understand pursuing a wrongful death action requires special legal experience to help families receive proper compensation for their loss. Loved ones should never have to financially suffer when a family member is killed because of another’s negligence. Contact one of our Missouri wrongful death attorneys today.

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Our Results

Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients. Below are some of our recent personal injury case results.

$30M Sexual Assault
$14.25M Motorcyle Crash
$10.5M Fatal Wreck
$4M Product Liability
$4M Wrongful Death
$2M 18-Wheeler Wreck
$2M Wrongful Death Trucking Crash
$2M Wrongful Death Tractor Trailer
$1.7M Van Crash
$1M Truck Crash
$1M 18-Wheeler Wreck
$321K Auto Crash
$300K Motorcycle Wreck
$300K SUV Wreck
$225K Truck Crash

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"Overall, I had a great experience working with The Bradley Law Firm!! I would recommend Ryan and his team to anyone. Being involved in a car accident can be quite stressful and dealing with insurance companies can be even more stressful. Having Ryan in my corner lifted a huge burden off my shoulders and made this process much easier for me. They handled everything. Tina is great…she is awesome! She’s extremely patient and kept me informed throughout the entire process. The Bradley Law Firm team is very personable, easy to talk to, and a pleasure to work with."


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