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Wrongful Death

St. Louis Wrongful Death Attorney Personally Understand What Happens to a Family When a Loved One Dies Tragically and Unnecessarily

Justice for a preventable tragedy

As my firm’s introductory video states, my father was killed by a driver under the influence of alcohol. My family is still suffering the effects of his untimely, unnecessary and tragic death, 40 years later. I understand what you are going through. If negligence directly caused a death or caused injuries later resulting in death, immediate family members can bring a lawsuit for damages. The DeVoto Law Firm provides skilled and compassionate representation in wrongful death litigation. Trial lawyer Tom DeVoto has handled wrongful death actions arising from all types of negligence: gas explosions, auto collisions, workplace incident, defective products and medical devices, and medical malpractice. He brings more than 40 years of experience and a long record of successful verdicts and settlements.

St. Louis wrongful death attorney asserts your rights as next of kin

A wrongful death lawsuit may be brought by the spouse, parents or children of the deceased. The claim includes:

  • Economic damages: medical and funeral costs, lost income or family contributions
  • Non-economic damages: pain and suffering of the victim prior to death, loss of care, comfort, society and guidance

St. Louis wrongful death lawyers ready to investigate

Early investigation by our team of professionals enables us to build the strongest case for justice. With our vast experience as a St. Louis injury lawyer and medical malpractice attorney, we have the resources, skill and knowledge to put a forensic team in the field immediately, consult qualified experts and collect the physical evidence and reliable testimony necessary to construct a compelling case. Our success in catastrophic and complex injury litigation speaks for itself. But for us to deliver maximum results in your case, you, as the plaintiff, must act quickly.

Proving negligence and proving damages

Damages are not always straightforward. The skill and diligence of your wrongful death lawyer in St. Louis can make a big difference in the amount of recovery. Tom DeVoto works with family members and hired experts to argue for reasonable compensation.

For example, we would use an economist to testify to the value of the services of a non-wage-earning spouse who maintained the home and cared for the children. If a child was killed, parents can sue for the loss of future support. A child’s earning capacity would be projected from the education and income of the parents.

The DeVoto Law Firm aims to free clients from worry about the wrongful death action. We handle all negotiations with the insurance company. If necessary, Tom DeVoto is prepared to take your case to a jury to hold the negligent parties responsible.

Contact our St. Louis office today for a free case evaluation and tenacious representation

If your loved one’s death stemmed from the negligence or intentional actions of others, call us at 314-961-0330 or contact our office online for a free consultation. We serve families in Greater St. Louis and eastern Missouri.

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Tom has represented me on a couple of matters.. Two worker's compensation cases and the accidents that caused my work injuries. He handled my cases quickly and efficiently and although they were not big cases he handled them like they were important cases. If any of my friends or co-workers get injured, I always give them Tom's name.
- O.B.

I was in an industrial accident, stairway collapse, and Tom handled my case against the owner of the building. When the topic of settlement came up before the start of the trial the defense lawyer mentioned a small amount, Later, Tom and I were in the elevator with the defense lawyer and Tom looked at him and said, you're going down. Watching Tom try my case and object and control the evidence was great. The jury gave Tom every single penny that he asked for. Tom and I stay in touch. I call him Big Tom.
Alan C.

"For nearly two decades, Thomas C. DeVoto has made substantial contributions to the continuing legal education of Missouri’s attorneys by sharing his experience and knowledge at various Missouri Bar CLE programs."
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