Wrongful Death Attorneys Focused on Families in St. Louis and Southern Illinois

Providing compassionate care and expert advice

Nothing hurts like losing someone you love because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. That pain only intensifies when the person or company responsible refuses to accept the blame, forcing you to regain your family’s financial footing while trying to navigate this new, unexpected journey in your life.

The wrongful death attorneys at Cueto Law in Belleville help St. Louis area families recover the monetary damages to which they’re entitled following a fatal accident or medical negligence.

While you can never put a price on your loved one, when someone takes their life away, they also take away your family’s financial security. Everything and your loved one dreamed about together—your children’s college education, your family home, your retirement—can slowly disappear before your eyes due to the loss of future income and the growing pile of bills on your kitchen table.

Our goal at Cueto Law is to help ease the heart-wrenching stress you’re feeling right now by offering family-focused care. We’re not here just to file a claim on your behalf—we’re here to serve as your advocate, providing guidance, reassurance, and open communication throughout the fight ahead.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Accidental death can happen at any time to anyone. But those St. Louis wrongful death cases Cueto Law sees most often include:

  • Medical malpractice or negligence involving surgical or anesthesia errors, misdiagnosed conditions, birth injuries, or nursing home neglect
  • Prescription errors, defective medication and opioid overdoses
  • Vehicular accidents, especially commercial trucking and drunk driving accidents
  • Workplace accidents, including construction and machinery accidents, exposure to harmful chemicals, burns or explosions, and falls
  • Product liability due to a defect in the design or manufacturing of a product
  • Criminal activity, such as assault or abuse

The Damages You May Claim in a Wrongful Death Suit

In the event of a wrongful death, a representative of the deceased’s estate can file a lawsuit if loss of life was believed to have been caused by a careless act, neglect or default, and if death had not occurred, the injured could have recovered damages through a personal injury suit. Only those directly impacted financially by the loss of the loved one, such as the deceased’s spouse, child or parent (in the case of a minor), can pursue a claim,.

The amount of compensation your family may receive is based on a number of factors, including the victim’s age, their health prior to the accident, their income and benefits at the time of death, age of their dependents, and their capacity for future earnings.

In most cases, you can seek compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of benefits, such as health insurance, pensions and retirement benefits
  • Loss of your loved one’s services, such as the care of a child, if they were a stay-at-home parent
  • Mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship

Families can also seek punitive damages, which act as a deterrent to future negligent or reckless activities, helping to ensure no other family has to face the loss of a loved one at the hands of the defendant.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Belleville

When you’re struggling with the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want to do is face an insurance company or corporation that’s more interested in their bottom line than your family’s care. Let the wrongful death attorneys at Cueto Law in Belleville take the fight out of your hands. We’ll help you stand up to those who caused you pain and secure the compensation you need to move forward in the new normal. And we never accept a dime from your family until you win or settle.

Call Cueto Law today at 618-277-1554 to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys.