Nothing can ever truly compensate for the untimely death of a loved one — especially if such a tragedy could have been prevented if not for another party's negligence or recklessness. That being said, there are steps that people can take to seek justice on behalf of a deceased family member, such as filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The best way to go about this is to contact personal injury lawyers for guidance.
According to LoHud.com, a Hudson Valley, New York, news outlet, a federal judge recently ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city of White Plains could proceed.
The source reports that Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. filed the lawsuit on behalf of his father, 68-year-old Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., who was fatally shot by White Plains police officers on November 19, 2011. Law enforcement officials purportedly arrived at the victim's residence after his medical alert device went off by accident. The 68-year-old refused to let them inside, so the police officers entered the home using force and ultimately shot Chamberlain, claiming that he had tried to attack them with a knife.
The victim's son alleges that police had no reason to enter his father's residence.
If one of your family members has died as a result of an individual's or business's negligent behavior and you live in Missouri, consider finding a personal injury lawyer who will work hard on your behalf. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages to which you may be entitled.