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Who is Entitled to File a Lawsuit When a Family Member or Loved One Dies as a Result of Another’s Negligence or Misconduct?

Published in Plaintiff on January 4, 2018

Lawsuits that are the result of someone’s death are generally referred to as wrongful death actions. Wrongful death cases can arise out of car accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and other unfortunate situations. In some instances, family members and loved ones interested in holding responsible parties liable pursue legal remedies by filing a civil lawsuit. In Missouri, however, only certain… READ MORE

IF I WIN MY CASE WILL THE DEFENDANT PAY MY ATTORNEY FEES?

Published in Plaintiff on March 21, 2016

One of the most frequent questions I get from my clients is whether the defendant in their lawsuit (or the insurance company who is paying the claim) can be forced to pay my clients’attorney fees. In almost all cases, the answer to that question is “no.” Most states follow the “American Rule,” which requires parties to pay their own fees… READ MORE