We Handle Wrongful Death Claims Throughout Kansas And Missouri
The Law Offices of Ankerholz and Smith, in Overland Park, represents individuals and families who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident caused by another party’s negligence. Our firm understands the traumatic effect a wrongful death has on a spouse, children and extended family. We handle these cases with compassion, always providing the highest level of client service and responsive communication.
Proving Liability Is One Thing; Proving Financial Damages Is Something Else
In Kansas and Missouri, wrongful death cases are actually two litigation matters. Initially, the plaintiff (spouse or family) must prove that another party shares liability for the accident or incident that resulted in the victim’s death, even if no criminal charges were filed. After liability has been established, the plaintiff must show that legitimate financial damages resulted from the death.
In addition, it is also necessary to show that harm was done to a spouse or family members by the loss of financial support. If the deceased person was not contributing financially to the well-being of the family, the courts may find it difficult to agree that the plaintiff should benefit financially from the death. Although the spouse, children and extended family members will certainly feel a sense of injustice over the wrongful death, it does not always equate to a money value. We work with independent professionals to put a dollar value on what the death of your loved one means to your family.
A disconnected boat trailer caused a terrible highway accident that resulted in the death of a nearby car driver and passenger. Recovering the full amount of financial damages owed the spouse and families in wrongful death claims is always a primary challenge. By investigating every available funding resource, including the victims’ own insurance policies, we were able to obtain full and fair money damages for the surviving family members affected by the deaths. Read the details on our Representative Cases page.
Call Us To Learn More About Negligent Death Claims In Kansas And Missouri
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident in Kansas or Missouri, or because of the negligence of another party, schedule a free consultation with a wrongful death trial lawyer at Ankerholz and Smith. We promise to give you an honest evaluation of your case and help you understand your options for recovering money damages you may be entitled to.
We represent people in wrongful death claims cases resulting from any type of negligence accident, including:
- Car, truck or motorcycle accidents
- DUI accidents
- Accidents caused by a texting driver, distracted driver wrecks
- Fatal pedestrian or bicycle accidents
- Workplace accidents or work-related fatalities
- Accidents caused by defective or dangerous products
- Fatal accidents on an unsafe property
- Accidents resulting from medical negligence
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From offices in Overland Park, Kansas, our attorneys represent clients in personal injury cases in Johnson County, Wyandotte County, Miami County, Clay County, Jackson County, Cass County, and communities throughout Kansas and Missouri.