Wrongful Death Claims in Kansas - Compassionate, Yet Aggressive Attorneys Who Demand Justice
Our Wichita wrongful death attorneys know that the death of a loved one under any circumstances can be devastating. When a loved one dies because of negligence, you may feel anger and absolutely overwhelmed. If your loved one has died due to the careless or reckless actions, or misconduct of others, you deserve justice. Contact the knowledgeable and compassionate team at the Warner Law Offices for a free consultation with an attorney who will not hesitate to do everything possible to help get your life back on track after you've lost a loved one.
Our lawyers have handled wrongful death claims on behalf of victims and their personal representatives since 1987. That is more than 25 years of experience representing people like you. We may not know the emotions that you are going through, but we do know the legal issues and how to fight for justice in your wrongful death case. Contact us today: call 866-584-1032 for a free case evaluation.
We understand money may be the last thing on your mind after you've lost a loved one. No amount of money can bring back a spouse, a parent, a child, a sibling or someone else who is close to you, but the financial repercussions of a wrongful death can be devastating. You may be coping months of medical bills, hours of employment lost, funeral expenses and other economic and noneconomic damages. No matter what the cause of your loved one's accident injury death - from car wrecks to premises liability cases - you have a right to demand relief.
Q&A about Filing Wrongful Death Claims
- What is considered a wrongful death?
- Who can bring a wrongful death case?
- What damages may I be entitled to receive for a wrongful death?
- Do I need a wrongful death attorney?
- What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim?
Under Kansas Statutes section 60-1901, wrongful death is defined as a legal action that can be brought against a person or company if a fatal accident occurred as a result of "the wrongful act or omission of another." Survivors of the deceased are allowed to seek damages against the party who caused the accident that resulted in a fatality.
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Who can bring a wrongful death case?
Kansas law designates that "any one of the heirs at law of the deceased" can file a wrongful death claim in court. Typically, wrongful death lawsuits are filed by the deceased's surviving spouse, a surviving child or children, surviving parents or grandparents, or surviving siblings of the deceased.
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What damages may I be entitled to receive for a wrongful death?
In Kansas, you may recover the following for the wrongful death of a loved one:
- Up to $250,000 of noneconomic damages for your pain and suffering
- Up to $250,000 of noneconomic damages for your loved one's pain and suffering while injured
- Economic damages (not capped), including loss of earning, out of pocket expenses for medical care, burial and funeral expenses
- Loss of nurturing and counseling (not capped)
- Loss of protection (not capped)
- Loss of spousal care and other attention (not capped)
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Do I need a wrongful death attorney?
Yes. After you've lost a loved one, you may find that the person or company that caused a fatal accident denies responsibility. Without question, a death due to negligence creates extremely high stakes for all involved. Whether the death was caused by a doctor's medical malpractice or a driver's carelessness, the surviving family members can often get frustrated quickly. The insurance company for the at-fault party may become uncooperative. A Wichita wrongful death lawyer can help determine how the accident happened and file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your family.
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What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim?
Under Kansas law, surviving relatives are limited to two years of the date of the deceased person's death to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Kansas court. That's why it's so important to act fast if you suspect your loved one was killed due to somebody else's reckless behavior. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to seek justice through the courts. It's also important to take prompt action because evidence may disappear with time. Memories fade. Witnesses become harder to track down. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can go to work on your behalf and uncover the facts.
Experienced, Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorneys
At Warner Law Offices, we won't settle for less than you deserve. Attorneys Thomas M. Warner and Anne H. Pankratz have over fifty years of combined experience protecting the rights of injury victims and families who lost loved ones in Wichita and across Kansas. We take the time to listen to each of our clients. We have the courtroom experience and medical training necessary to help get your life back on track. Make your case matter. Call 866-584-1032 to set up a free case consultation with one of our team members today. With wrongful death and personal injury cases, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing unless there is a recovery.