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Is A Wrongful Death Settlement Taxable?

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When one party’s negligence leads to a death, the deceased person’s surviving family members may be entitled to compensation in the form of “damages” through a wrongful death settlement.

How A Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help Your Family

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As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2021, unintentional accidents led to almost 225,000 fatalities in the United States. Many families who have lost loved ones in these types of incidents may decide to bring a legal claim to hold the responsible party liable. This is where a wrongful death lawyer […]

Wrongful Death Cases in Missouri

Being injured can cause life-disrupting challenges and changes to the injured and their families. However, when an incident results in the death of a person, it can be devastating. The nature of accidents and incidents is that they are unexpected and surprising. These types of surprises can require family members to come forward to take […]

Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim Against a Hospice Care Facility?

People in a hospice care facility are typically in their final days or weeks of life. Patients often make the decision to go into hospice care because they would prefer to be out of a hospital setting, and there’s really nothing more a hospital can do for them as far as treating their condition or […]

How Do You Put a Price on a Wrongful Death Claim?

When someone causes the death of your family member through their negligence, failure to act or wrongful behavior, Missouri law may allow you to file a wrongful death claim against that person — or even a business. Wrongful death claims serve two important purposes. They create financial consequences for those who cause harm to others, and […]

When Can You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Losing a loved one in Missouri can be a difficult time for you and your entire family. If your loved one’s death could have been prevented, their passing may feel like much more than a tragic accident. Filing a lawsuit won’t bring your loved one back, but it might bring the person who caused their […]

Legal Action Might Stem from Anger After a Sudden Loss

When you lose a loved one unexpectedly, you might go through a range of emotions. One of these might be anger if the death was the result of a person’s negligence. When this happens, you might feel compelled to avenge the death. You can’t just fly off the handle and act out of sorts. Instead, […]

Answering These Wrongful Death Questions Could Change Your Life

When a loved one’s death is the result of another person’s negligence, your life is turned upside down. As you grieve, it’s critical to revisit the cause of the death with a focus on the steps you can take to hold the negligent party responsible. You’re not alone if you don’t have much (or any) […]

Funeral Planning is Difficult After an Unexpected Death

The sudden and unexpected death of a loved one means that you need to handle specific tasks. One of these might be planning the funeral. Unless the person had a pre-arranged funeral, you are going to have to make the decisions. This can be difficult, especially when you are dealing with grief. When you sit down […]