Who Is Entitled to Recover In a Wrongful Death Case?

When a loved one is killed due to the negligence of another person, such as in a vehicle accident, the family members left behind have been tragically damaged by the wrongful death of their loved one.  Many family members may have relied on the loved one for both emotional and financial support, particularly the minor children of a parent who has been killed.  After a wrongful death has occurred, family members are naturally interested in finding out who is entitled to recover for the wrongful death of their loved one.

In both Missouri and Illinois, the legislatures have adopted statutes that govern who is entitled to recover in the case of the wrongful death.  In both Missouri and Illinois, children are entitled to cover for the wrongful death of their parent, and parents are entitled to recover for the wrongful death of their children.  “Children” in this context includes biological children and adopted children.

Similarly, a spouse is entitled to recover for the wrongful death of her husband or his wife.

The Lives of the Family Members Left Behind in a Wrongful Death Can Be Irreparably Damaged.  Call Me Today to Schedule a Free Private Consultation to Find Out How Our Firm Seeks Recovery From Those Responsible.

Having represented clients in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, we know well the pain and financial burdens inflicted upon family members.  While we cannot erase the tragedy that has occurred, we can seek to obtain compensation for family members to help ease their financial burden.

If you retain me and my firm, I will fight tirelessly in seeking to recover compensation for you and your family from all those responsible.    Please call me today so that I may begin the process of seeking this recovery for you.


16020 Swingley Ridge Rd., Suite 340
St. Louis, MO 63017

Contact Us 888.586.7041

Submission of information to us through this contact form does not create an attorney-client relationship, so please do not submit any confidential information. If we are to serve as your attorneys, all fees and the nature of our representation will be set forth in a written agreement.

Close FormPrintable Map & Info