There's nothing that can ever truly compensate for the death of a loved one. However, if you believe that one of your family members has died due to another party's negligence or recklessness, you may want to consider filing a civil lawsuit to gain some necessary closure. To discuss your options, contact experienced personal injury attorneys in Kansas City today.

According to The Associated Press, the mother of a 20-year-old Minnesota man who died while backpacking through the Himalayas in India on September 22, 2011 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), a nonprofit outdoor education school based in Wyoming.

The source reports that Thomas Plotkin, who was participating in a NOLS program, slipped on a wet rock while hiking and fell headfirst down a steep incline. The NOLS instructors purportedly proceeded to search for him and notified the school's leadership offices, but the plaintiff alleges that local authorities were not contacted until hours later. Plotkin's body was never found.

"One never knows whether it could have been possible to find Thomas Plotkin with the assistance of villagers and [Indo-Tibetan Border Police] on that very day," states the lawsuit, as revealed by the Casper Star-Tribune. 

If one of your family members has died as a result of an individual or business's negligent behavior and you reside 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.