Wrongful Death Claims
Under Missouri Revised Statutes section 537.080, a "wrongful death" is a death that results from an act, conduct, transaction, or circumstance that would have entitled the decedent to recover compensation, had he or she not died. Damages available in a wrongful death case may include medical bills related to the decedent's final injury, lost future income, funeral and burial expenses, the decedent's pain and suffering, and the reasonable value of the companionship, comfort, support, and other services that the decedent gave the surviving family members.
The truth is no one wants to think about their family needing a law firm, whose sole focus is serious injury and wrongful death law. It’s a gloomy and fairly frightening thought. However in today’s world it’s a fact, bad things can sometimes happen to very good people. Unfortunately, a wrongful death, can be from the thoughtless or negligent act of others. When they do happen, you certainly want someone on your side who understands the law, who knows how big insurance companies work and who will be dedicated to helping you and your family recover.
The AW Smith Law Firm in Columbia, Missouri is being recognized across the nation, for the work we’re doing right here in Mid-Missouri. Our law firm is a plaintiff’s only law firm. We represent families that have suffered the loss of a family member through the negligence of others. Our firm is producing remarkable results for Mid-Missouri families, who have suffered a wrongful death, usually from an automobile accident, severe fall, medical malpractice or from a premises or products liability.
As you might expect, the leading cause for these wrongful death cases are automobile accidents. Many of these families will suffer lifelong health and financial difficulties. The truth is, as the cost of healthcare treatments, rehabilitation and medicines continue to rise, so does the financial burdens of these victims. There is a bright light for some of these families.
In 2015, the AW Smith Law Firm had Five (5) of the Top Verdicts and Settlements awarded in Missouri. That is 5 of Missouri’s Top Plaintiff Wins, according to Missouri Lawyers Media. These 5 verdicts and settlements alone, totaled more than $44 million dollars in monies.
When asked how his law firm has become so successful in recent years, attorney AW Smith says, “It’s mostly because I have a lot of experience in jury trials. Our firm has developed a strong passion for helping our clients during some of their most difficult times and we feel the need every day to win big for them. It’s all about knowledge, talent and a never ending dedication. We’re best at the bigger, more complex cases and we love leveling the playing field for our clients, while beating big insurance at their own game.” It’s all about knowing what it will take long-term, for families to recover.
If you haven’t heard the story, at the age of 12, AW Smith and his two sisters lost their father in a tragic farming accident near Blackwater, Missouri. Following this tragedy, A.W. Smith put himself through college and law school in order to dedicate his life to helping families that are in desperate need of legal assistance. A.W. Smith understands the nightmares that families and children go through when a loved one is killed.
Our law firm’s legal knowledge, strong work-ethic, and our formidable trial advocacy and litigation techniques, mean we are able to succeed in cases involving even the most complex claims and confusing facts, obtaining the recovery and compensation our clients need to begin to rebuild their lives.
The A.W. Smith Law Firm has a beautiful limestone office located at the corner of Stadium Boulevard and Broadway, in Columbia, Missouri. You can learn more by visiting our website at www.AWSmithLaw.com or by calling us at 573-777-3333. There is never an initial consultation fee or a contingency fee, unless we recover for you and your family. .
We hope you and your family will never need us at the AW Smith Law Firm. However, if your family has suffered a wrongful death and is in need of a strong wrongful death law firm, have trust, faith and confidence that we are…… “Protecting Mid-Missouri, One Case at a Time.” There is never an initial consultation fee or a contingency fee unless we recover for our clients.