How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kansas City?


How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kansas City?

Losing someone due to the negligence of another is an extremely difficult and strenuous circumstance. JD Haas & Associates knows the difficulty endured in the event of a wrongful death and wants to help guide you through the legal process.

While already strenuous, you may not know where to start or what the legal system expects from you. For example, each state allocates a period of time between the incident and legal processing, called the statute of limitation.

Here are a few other bits of information you should know before filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Kansas City.

Statute of Limitations in Kansas City

The statute of limitations is a law that infers an allotted amount of time between an incident that happened and when you can file for legal proceedings. Each state varies, and it depends on where your incident occurred.

In the state of Missouri, you have three years to file for wrongful death. This means that you have three years to start the paperwork for the legal process. Be mindful that legal action can no longer be taken after three years. If you fall within the three-year time frame of the incident, JD Haas & Associates encourages moving forward when able!

Importance of Taking Legal Action

We know that moving forward with a legal process can be challenging after losing a loved one and can be difficult to deal with while mourning. When able, we encourage taking action as you may have expenses and losses to recover after a wrongful death, such as:

  • Funeral and Medical Expenses

  • Pain and Suffering

  • Lost & Potential income

  • Loss of Companionship & Consortium

In the span of three years, you or your loved ones have likely experienced major life changes due to a wrongful death. Financial and emotional justice may help aid in the process of moving forward after the loss of your loved one.

Our Team Cares About Your Loss!

JD Haas & Associates knows the strain that comes from losing a loved one due to the negligence of another person. We aim to be knowledgeable and helpful resources to guide you and take action to recoup losses and aid you in receiving justice for a wrongful death.

Kansas City, we are here for you! Call us at (952) 234-2925 or Contact our caring legal team today for a case evaluation!

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