Following the untimely death of a loved one, family members often feel that they don't have all the answers they need to find closure and move forward. If someone you love has died as a result of another party's actions, you may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit, which is one effective way to seek the answers to the questions you may have.
The family of a Salisbury, Maryland, man who was shot by law enforcement officials on March 18 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, reports WBAL-TV 11 News, a regional news outlet.
According to the source, 32-year-old Winfield Fisher III arrived at a state police barrack to follow up on a repair order on his vehicle. It's unclear what happened next or how the situation escalated, but the news outlet reports that two law enforcement officials fired their guns at Fisher after he allegedly hit and dragged one of the troopers.
Fisher's family members have said that they simply want answers to what their accident attorney has called a "mystery."
"Everybody tries to make up their own excuses as to what happened. All we want to do is get to the truth," said the Rev. Mildred Fisher, the victim's mother, as noted by the news outlet. "[…] It's been a test – hard on us, hard on his daughter, hard on the family. I don't mean to get emotional, but that was my child."
If you live in Missouri and one of your loved ones has died as a result of another party's recklessness or negligence, you may want to consider scheduling a consultation with a lawyer in Kansas City. These experienced, locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages to which you may be entitled.