When a family member dies and you believe that a business or individual's recklessness or negligence was the cause, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. With this in mind, it is imperative that you find a personal injury attorney who will take on your case and help you seek damages from the parties that are at fault.
According to NBC LA, Irma Zamora and Stacey Schreiber stopped to rescue a man who had crashed his vehicle into a fire hydrant and power pole in the Valley Village section of Los Angeles on August 22, 2012. The source states that the two Good Samaritans "were electrocuted when they stepped into a pool of water that had come into contact with exposed wires electrified by 4,800 volts."
In May 2013, Zamora and Schreiber's families filed wrongful death lawsuits against the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the city and county of Los Angeles and the driver of the vehicle that crashed. The plaintiffs claim that the city created "'a concealed trap' that led to [the victims'] deaths," reports the news outlet.
If you live in Missouri and someone you know has died due to another individual's negligent behavior, it may be in your best interest to file a wrongful death lawsuit. To get this process started, consider finding a personal injury lawyer in Missouri who you can count on to work tirelessly on your behalf. These experienced professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.