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Aurora Wrongful Death Lawyers

Representing the Families of Wrongful Death Victims

In Missouri, surviving spouses, parents, and/or children are the parties authorized to seek damages in a wrongful death lawsuit when a member of their family has been killed due to the fault of another. Our firm can assess your claim, determine if you may have a wrongful death lawsuit, and move forward toward securing compensation for economic and non-economic losses after the death of a loved one.

Our Aurora wrongful death attorneys handle wrongful death claims arising from many types of negligence, including distracted driving and other careless acts. If your loved one was killed in a fatal motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall accident, medical negligence, or any other type of accident, we can give your family the caring and experienced help you deserve during this difficult time.

We understand that losing someone you love is a heartbreaking experience, even more so when it could have been prevented. Sadly, it happens all too often, with medical malpractice and automotive accidents being the leading causes. If you are dealing with a potential wrongful death suit, you need qualified and compassionate professionals handling your case.

Accidental Death vs. Wrongful Death

Accidental death is defined as a death that was caused by the actions of an individual when that individual’s actions were not negligent. A driver who is obeying all traffic laws and strikes a pedestrian who darts out into the road, for instance, has likely perpetrated an accidental death.

Wrongful death is defined as a death for which an individual or entity can be legally liable. As in non-lethal accident cases, the first step is proving that liability by establishing negligence.

There are several types of accidents that could lead to wrongful death, such as:

  • Motor vehicle accidents (i.e. cars, trucks, motorcyles)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Drowning
  • Product liability/malfunction
  • Premises liability, i.e. slip and fall

Helping You Put the Pieces Back Together

We know that no amount of money can ever replace the loss of a loved one, but damages are provided by Missouri law for the survivors. This law is designed to help families pay funeral expenses and adjust to their new circumstances. Often, these families are able to put the compensation they receive to work doing the things that their loved one would have wanted in order to see their legacy live on.

We can help seek compensation to cover expenses such as:

  • Medical bills prior to death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of future wages
  • Loss of future benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of services

Call Pettit Law Office Today

Wrongful death cases are complex and hard to navigate alone. Our wrongful death lawyers in Aurora understand what an emotional but legally crucial time the period after such an accident is. All our staff, from the lawyers to the paralegals, are committed to maintaining a close, compassionate relationship with our clients. We want to make this process as successful as it can be, while still understanding that plaintiffs in such suits are in mourning.

Our firm has been representing accident victims and their families in the Aurora area for over 60 years. We have three generations of lawyers, all trial-experienced, ready to take cases. Our track record speaks for itself, with millions recovered for thousands of victims.

Please call now for a free case consultation. Pettit Law Office can be reached at (417) 222-6640.

Why Hire Pettit Law Office?

Your Recovery is Too Important Not To
  • All attorneys have trial experience & are prepared to go to trial.

  • Over 100 years of combined injury law experience.

  • Lawyers work closely with each client on a case-by-case basis.

  • Direct access to the same attorney from start to finish.

  • Lawyers & paralegals approach each case with compassion.

  • Long track record of successful verdicts & settlements.

  • Spanish language option available for clients who need it.

  • Committed to serving the local Aurora, MO community.

Awards

  • American Association for justice (AAFJ)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • BBB A+ Rating
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar
  • MATA
  • Missouri Bar Association