Losing a loved one unexpectedly is incredibly tragic, and it can be particularly difficult to deal with if you know that another party was at fault. If you have reason to believe that your family member died as a result of another party's recklessness or negligence, you may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit with the help of skilled and compassionate personal injury lawyers.
According to The Associated Press, the parents of a Fargo, North Dakota, man who died in an apartment fire on January 29, 2012, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Goldmark Property Management Inc., the company that managed the building in which he lived.
The source reports that 31-year-old James Peyton slept through the fire "and died as a result of smoke inhalation." The lawsuit claims that Goldmark Property Management Inc. failed to maintain a working smoke detector in the apartment unit, alleging that Peyton and his roommate had brought this issue to the attention of the defendant prior to the incident.
The plaintiffs are seeking "at least $50,000 for medical bills, expenses and memorial and cremation costs, and at least $50,000 for other damages including emotional distress, suffering and loss of companionship," states the news outlet.
Are you a Missouri resident who has lost someone you love due to an individual's or business's negligent or reckless behavior? If so, you owe it to yourself to find a personal injury attorney who will give you the care, attention and compassion that you deserve. These experienced professionals have the knowledge and skill set required to assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages to which you may be entitled.