A Wrongful Death Attorney You Can Trust
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you may have more questions than answers during this time of grief. At Humiston Law, we believe you should be able to spend your time grieving and not worried about what may happen next. We will take the time necessary to explain the process and to assist you during this time of grief. Our goal is to learn as much about you and your loved one as possible so that we may tell the story of your loss and ensure your rights are protected. For personal attention and answers to your questions about your case, call Kevin at 816-505-0001 or email Kevin.
Why You May Need a Wrongful Death Attorney
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another or if you have questions surrounding the loss of a loved one, you may need to contact an attorney with the experience to guide you through the wrongful death process.
Compensation for wrongful death claims can be complicated and leave family members facing an uncertain future. Family members may have questions about outstanding medical bills, other outstanding debts, property concerns, lost income and funeral expenses, among a laundry list of other concerns. Although this is a difficult time to think about pursuing a wrongful death claim, the statute of limitations limits the time you may have to file and pursue a wrongful death claim. We can assist you in navigating the process and ensure you receive the benefits and compensation to which you are entitled. Many individuals who have lost loved ones are seeking closure, and the value of closure should never be underestimated. We can help you obtain closure and assist in preserving the memory of your loved one.
It is crucial for survivors to seek experienced counsel as soon as is practical after the tragedy. States have different laws that can affect claims and compensation; even, in some circumstances, prohibiting or capping claims. In addition to compensatory damages, our investigation will explore the potential for punitive damages depending on the conduct of the parties involved. The laws governing punitive damages are often subject to legislative and political changes and restrictions, all of which require an experienced attorney to evaluate the possibility of proceeding with a claim containing punitive damages depending on the specific facts involved. Although thinking about a claim or lawsuit when you have just lost a loved one may seem uncomfortable or inappropriate, it can be an important step in the healing process and help you move toward closure while honoring the memory of your loved one. The compensation provided by a wrongful death claim or lawsuit can help ease the financial burden and stress a family may experience after the loss of a loved one while providing a means to honor them.
What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Wrongful death is a claim against a person who may be liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute.
Any fatality caused by the wrongful acts of another may result in a wrongful death claim. Although wrongful death claims may arise from many different circumstances, wrongful death claims are often based upon death resulting from negligence. For instance, a loved one may be killed in a car accident, which was the result of someone’s negligence, a dangerous condition, or a defective product. Although wrongful death claims are generally thought of as similar to a personal injury claim, they differ in many significant ways, which include who may bring the claim, the time limit in which to bring a claim (known as the statute of limitations), types of compensation that may be available, and the responsibility for outstanding medical bills, among other key differences.
Due to the complexities involved in wrongful death claims, it is important to contact an attorney willing to dedicate the time necessary to conduct a thorough investigation, evaluate all potential claims, and explain your options, allowing you to make a decision best suited to your needs and concerns. The law has specific requirements that must be met to bring and settle a wrongful death claim. We will explain these requirements and guide you through the legal system, which can be scary and intimidating for people not familiar with the process.
Although the courtroom can be a daunting place, you’ll have Kevin’s expertise to guide you every step of the way. Kevin started his legal career as an assistant prosecuting attorney and spent a tremendous amount of time in court before judges and juries. We can help make the process go as smoothly as possible, allowing you to focus on what matters: healing.
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Contact Kevin Humiston, A Wrongful Death Attorney, If You Have Recently Lost a Loved One
If you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligent or intentional act of someone else, it may feel uncomfortable calling a lawyer. Yet this can be a necessary step in addressing the incident because the lawyer can help guide you through a wrongful death claim. That claim will not ease the emotional burden left behind by the death of a loved one, but it can ease the financial burden for you and your family.
Contact Kevin Humiston, a wrongful death attorney at Humiston Law. We practice personal injury and wrongful death law in the Kansas City area in both Kansas and Missouri. Our legal professionals are here to help you so that you do not have to worry about the financial aftermath of a lost loved one.