Topeka Wrongful Death Lawyers
Advocating for Your Surviving Family's Rights
Losing a loved one due to negligence or careless behavior is devastating to the family and something which should be investigated, especially in the event of a preventable accident. At Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LLC, we understand that this is an extremely emotional time for you and your family.
If the negligent or reckless behavior of another was responsible for the loss of your family member, it is important that you retain our legal services to discuss your legal options in seeking compensation for your loss.
When Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In Kansas, the statute of limitations to file a claim is two years from the date of death. It is important to note that the date of your loved one’s death may be different from the date an accident or injury occurred.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
The immediate surviving family members of someone who has passed away can pursue a claim if they believe that negligence was the cause of a preventable accident which took their loved one's life. According to Kansas law "any one of the heirs at law of the deceased" may file a wrongful death claim.
Most commonly an heir is a:
In these cases, the surviving family may be able to recover:
- Financial damages for funeral and final expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of support
- Pain and suffering
- And more
While no amount of money will bring your loved one back, our firm would like to help you find peace of mind knowing your expenses will be taken care of.
How Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LLC Can Help
With more than 130+ years of collective experience and a reputation in the community for our commitment to our clients' success, we have the knowledge and resources you need on your side. We are compassionate and do not take shortcuts that may undermine your case.
You can rely on us to work with you to help recover compensation and pursue justice on behalf of your loved one. While a case of this nature may not eliminate your grief, it can give you the financial help you need.