Wrongful Death cases in Missouri are creatures of statute and as such many of the rules for filing a Wrongful Death case can be found in the plain language of the statute, even if the Wrongful Death at issue was caused by a Slip and Fall. When this is the case you will want to speak with Slip and Fall Attorneys to make sure that the Wrongful Death Slip and Fall is properly handled.
The first issue that your Slip and Fall Attorneys will have to deal with is who can bring a lawsuit for the Slip and Fall Wrongful Death. Under the Missouri Statute there are different classes of people that may bring a lawsuit for a Wrongful Death and these are classified based upon the person’s relationship to the decedent. The first class of people that Slip and Fall Attorneys would be able to help bring a lawsuit for a Slip and Fall Wrongful death includes the decedent’s spouse, children, grandchildren and the parents of the decedent. If there are people within this group of people that can bring a Slip and Fall Wrongful Death case, they will want to be the ones that speak and work with Slip and Fall Attorneys. If there are no people that fall into that class than the brother and sister of the decedent or their descendants may be able to bring a Slip and Fall Wrongful Death case and they may want to speak with Slip and Fall Attorneys. Finally, if there is no person within either of those groups able to bring a lawsuit, Slip and Fall Attorneys should be consulted to see what options you have.
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