Kansas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult times of our lives. When a family member’s death was caused by some else’s negligence or wrongdoing, the grieving process only intensifies. In these circumstances, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and obtain the closure and financial compensation you and your family need and deserve.
Unfortunately, wrongful deaths do occur. They can happen in many different situations such as:
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents
- Defective Products
- Dangerous Premises
- Slip & Falls
WHAT TYPES OF DAMAGES ARE RECOVERABLE?
Kansas allows the heirs of a deceased love one to bring a wrongful death action in the event of another party’s negligence. We will open a file in the Probate Court and this will allow the heirs to file a suit for the death of their loved one. The factors considered when awarding compensation for wrongful death include:
- Mental anguish, suffering and bereavement, loss of society, comfort and companionship
- Loss of marital care, education, attention, advice, counsel, protection, guidance and household services
- Loss of earnings of the deceased
- Expenses incurred for medical care and funeral costs
KANSAS LAW PUTS LIMITS ON DAMAGES
In Kansas, your recovery of some of the damages listed above are limited by law. There are two “caps” on damages in a Kansas wrongful death lawsuit.
- Pain and Suffering for the heirs are capped at $250,000.00.
- Pain and Suffering for the deceased’s pain and suffering is capped at $250,000.00
While no amount of monetary award can ever compensate for the loss of a loved one, being financially secure and the comfort knowing the responsible parties have been brought to justice can provide a sense of closure and security to surviving family members.
The laws involved in wrongful death lawsuits are complicated. When you are grief stricken, consideration of a wrongful death lawsuit probably doesn’t seem urgent. However, the law requires that wrongful death cases be filed within a specific time period or you risk losing the right to bring any action.
At Wall Huntington Law Firm, we have the experience to handle wrongful death matters and the resources to guide our clients through the process of obtaining the compensation they need and deserve. We’re here to help. Contact us online or call 316-265-6000 today for a free case evaluation.