Losing a loved one due to another party's negligence or recklessness is a tragedy that is difficult to ever truly overcome. That being said, if you find yourself in this situation, you may be able to take legal action and seek monetary damages from the business or individual you believe to be responsible. The best way to go about this is to contact locally based personal injury attorneys immediately, as these experienced professionals can guide you through this process. 

According to NBC4i.com, an Ohio news outlet, two individuals — a 5-year-old boy and the 30-year-old man who attempted to rescue him — died in an icy pond located on the Hartford on the Lake Apartments complex premises on February 7, 2013. Now, reports the source, the families of both victims have come forward to file wrongful death lawsuits against Hartford on the Lake Apartments. 

The plaintiffs allege that in spite of marketing the pond as a recreational area, the defendant "failed to provide safety measures and rules to protect residents," states the source. They also claim that two other people had previously died in the pond, indicating that it has been a safety hazard for quite some time.

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.