Every day, innocent people are killed by car and truck crashes, dangerous consumer products, occupational and industrial accidents, fires, explosions, dangerous premises and other tragedies. The sudden loss of a family member due to an accident causes physical, emotional and financial strain. Often, the suddenness of the loss and confusion leave the family feeling powerless, with many questions unanswered. Big companies – particularly the big insurance companies – are usually reluctant to cooperate. And it can be extremely difficult to find the truth.
While hiring a St. Louis accident lawyer immediately after the death of a family member may seem unimportant in the face of tragedy, it is a decision that may dramatically affect the lives of the surviving spouse and family members. Unfortunately, the person or companies responsible for causing death are frequently not held accountable due to the failure of surviving family members to institute prompt legal action. Often, critical evidence is lost or destroyed in the days and weeks following a fatal accident. Laws governing wrongful death may eliminate the possibility of recovery or bar legal action when certain legal criteria or time limitations are not satisfied. Consequently, surviving family members are strongly urged to consult with an attorney immediately.
The wrongful death lawyers of McChesney & Ortwerth have successfully represented the families of victims who have died as the result of the carelessness and negligence of others. Our lawyers have the strength, determination and resources to battle big companies on challenging, complex cases. We pride ourselves on focusing diligently on each case and devote significant time to our clients and their families. We understand how tragic accidents affect lives and, as a result, we support our clients by keeping them involved and informed throughout the entire legal process.
Please contact McChesney & Ortwerth for more information about our wrongful death litigation practice.