Chesterfield Fatal Car Accident Lawyers
Vehicular Manslaughter & Resulting Wrongful Death Claims
A tragic and unfortunate accident resulting in the loss of life can be the result of negligent or reckless conduct by a truck driver or other driver. Under some circumstances, the amount of recklessness can be of such a level that criminal charges are filed against the wrongdoer. In addition to criminal charges being filed, the victim’s family has the ability to file a claim for wrongful death in civil court against the reckless driver. The vehicular manslaughter charge may stem from drunk driving (DUI or driving under the influence), reckless driving, excessive speeding, or reckless endangerment of life and property.
Attorney Greg L. Roberts handles all wrongful death claims due to vehicular manslaughter, including truck driving accidents, 18 wheeler truck accidents, truck rollovers, and pedestrian accidents. Enduring the loss of a loved one is unimaginable and Missouri law provides remedies for the victim’s family to begin financial recovery from such a devastating loss. The Roberts Law Firm, P.C.'s experience and success in court will help provide the most favorable outcome for your family following a tragic loss.
Obtaining Legal Help
The filing and pursuit of a wrongful death claim can be a complicated and difficult process requiring the aid of competent legal counsel. There are also time limitations by which such a claim must be filed.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, it may be an appropriate time to contact our firm for help. We have the dedication, resources, and understanding to ensure a favorable outcome in your family’s case.
In some cases, the loss of life was so senseless and the conduct of the driver that caused the accident so reckless that the imposition of additional punitive damages may be appropriate. Punitive damages are imposed on a reckless driver to punish him or her for endangering public safety and to send a clear message that such conduct is not tolerable and should never happen again.
The compensation to which a family is entitled may include damages for:
- Loss of companionship and emotional damages to the family resulting from the tragic loss of life
- Financial losses
- Medical expenses
- Burial expenses
- Future lost income of the deceased victim
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages
Compensation and Justice in Wrongful Death Cases
Nothing can ever make up for the loss of a loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit is simply a means of obtaining some form of justice. Our firm will work tenaciously to obtain compensation for you and justice for your family member. Our Chesterfield wrongful death attorneys will pay particular attention to documenting your non-economic losses and the future income that your loved one will not be able to earn. We will take the full measure of your financial and emotional losses for inclusion in our compensation demand. Our goal will be to obtain maximum compensation for you and justice for your loved one.