Many of the cases we handle at the Nordyke Law Offices involve wrongful deaths. A wrongful death occurs when one individual's actions or negligence contribute to or cause the death of another individual. Our team provides sensitive, effective advocacy to those families who have lost loved ones in serious accidents. We are passionate about what we do and dedicated to obtaining the results our clients deserve. A family organization, the Nordyke Law Offices has maintained our core values of integrity, honesty, and ethical advocacy since opening our doors in 1982. If you lost a loved one in an accident, we strongly encourage you to arrange a complimentary consultation with a wrongful death lawyer in Butler to see your case from a legal perspective.
Start by contacting the Nordyke Law Offices at (660) 677-4237 for a consultation.
Missouri Revised Statutes section 537.080 defines wrongful death as the "death of a person result[ing] from any act, conduct, occurrence, transaction, or circumstance which, if death had not ensued, would have entitled such person to recover damages in respect thereof." In the state of Missouri, surviving spouses, children, and / or grandchildren are first in line to file wrongful death lawsuits, followed by parents, then siblings, then representatives of the deceased's estate. The court may appoint a "plaintiff ad litem" to file on behalf of the victim if none of the above parties exist.
Missouri has a "statute of limitations" or deadline for filing wrongful death lawsuits. You have three years from the date of the deceased individual's death in which to file a claim. The sooner you take action, the better. Call the Nordyke Law Offices for a free case evaluation with a Butler attorney from our dedicated and caring law firm.
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