Nothing can ever truly make up for the untimely death of a family member. That being said, if your loved one has died as a result of another party's recklessness or negligence, you may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit.
The family of Miriam Carey — the 34-year-old Connecticut woman who was fatally shot by law enforcement officials on October 3, 2013, after attempting to drive through a White House security checkpoint — has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Capitol Police.
According to the Stamford Advocate, Carey, who had her 14-month-old daughter in her car with her at the time, led police on a chase before being forced off the road and fatally shot. The plaintiffs claim that Carey was unarmed at the time and, as such, law enforcement officials should have addressed the situation differently. They are seeking $75 million in damages.
"While the United States Department of Justice continues with its criminal and civil rights investigation, the Carey Family calls for immediate identification and termination of all police officer[s], supervisors, managers and other related employees involved in this matter who failed to order the immediate termination of pursuing Miriam and failed to establish firearms control; thereby, collectively causing the avoidable death of Miriam," wrote the personal injury attorneys representing the plaintiffs.
To determine if you have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Missouri, it is in your best interest to find skilled personal injury lawyers in Kansas City as soon as possible. These experienced professionals can assist you through the complex legal process and help you recover damages to which you may be entitled.