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Kansas City Firm Litigates Missouri Wrongful Death Claims

Experienced attorneys represent surviving loved ones after a tragic loss

Sometimes a brief moment of negligence has fatal results. Once a wrongful death has occurred, family members will never be the same. While no legal result can address every aspect of a tragic loss, the law does give grieving loved ones the chance to obtain compensation that provides a measure of relief to spouses and others who are left behind. The Barnes Law Firm LLC in Kansas City delivers knowledgeable, compassionate counsel to clients seeking justice from the parties responsible for the victim’s death. If you are dealing with this kind of loss, we’ll advise if you are entitled to collect damages to cover final expenses, the wages and benefits that the decedent would have earned over a lifetime, and other items specified in the relevant Missouri statute.

Dedicated lawyers handle cases arising from fatal negligence and misconduct

Our firm handles a full range of wrongful death actions, including cases involving fatalities associated with:

  • Vehicle accidents — After a fatal car, truck or motorcycle crash, we work quickly to gather all the information necessary to determine what happened and who was at fault. From there, we pursue payment through insurance claims and litigation if necessary.
  • Defective products — If someone close to you was killed because a product didn’t work correctly or because labeling was inadequate, our firm will retain experts to find where the flaws occurred and pinpoint the liable parties.
  • Medical malpractice — One mistake by a doctor, nurse or hospital might be deadly, but proving that professional standards were violated can be difficult. Even if you only suspect that medical malpractice led to a loved one’s death, our lawyers can bring in experts to evaluate whether a potential claim exists.
  • Unsafe premises — Poor security, unseen hazards and inadequate safety precautions on others’ properties are responsible for many deaths. Should you suffer a family tragedy because a property owner didn’t take appropriate measures to protect visitors, we’ll work diligently to hold them accountable.

Initiating a lawsuit might seem like an additional burden during an already difficult time, but there is a three-year statute of limitations for Missouri wrongful death claims, and prompt action increases the likelihood of locating important evidence. Our personal injury firm offers a free initial consultation to help you evaluate your options.

Knowledgeable advisers seek compensation for expenses and lost income

If a decedent has a surviving spouse, that person has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. After that, the victim’s children, grandchildren, parents and siblings have priority, in that order. If no family members within these categories are alive, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate can make the claim. We make sure that clients seek all of the available damages in wrongful death claims, including funeral expenses, the victim’s medical bills, wages and benefits that the victim would have earned throughout their lifetime, and the companionship, household services, consortium and guidance that the lost family member provided.

Contact a thorough Kansas City wrongful death attorney for a free consultation

The Barnes Law Firm LLC advises surviving family members regarding Missouri and Kansas wrongful death actions. Please call 816-221-4321 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free consultation at our Kansas City, Missouri office.

Recent Results
  • $15.6 million dollar judgment for car accident victim

  • $12 Million total settlement for multiple burn victims

  • $3.75 Million dollar FELA judgment for toxic tort victim

  • $35 Million judgment for motorcycle driver who suffered a lower left leg and right arm amputation as a result of a motor vehicle collision.

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    Excellent lawyer, was involved in a very bad multi party burn case with him.

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    Ken Barnes is an outstanding FELA lawyer.

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    Ken Barnes is an outstanding lawyer.

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    Ken is an exceptional lawyer.

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