Wrongful Death Attorney Boone County, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Boone County, MO. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, your loved one is gone. When your loved one loses their life by someone’s momentary lapse in judgment or simple carelessness, you and your family need a wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the negligent party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Boone County, MO wrongful death lawyers who are prepared to handle every aspect of your case and negotiate a complete settlement for your family to recover.

Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them more than 100 million dollars in compensation. We represent even the most difficult cases which other law firms shy away from. If your family member was killed in a preventable accident and you are ready to file a claim, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Boone County, MO today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Boone County, MO wrongful death lawyers are available to discuss your case, the options available to you, and determine how we can add value to your suit. Do not wait to take action;get started today.

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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

The loss of a loved one is deeply pailful. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, filing a legal claim may be the last thing on your mind, you need to hire a wrongful death attorney in Boone County, MO as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer working your case right away, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable negotiator and trial lawyer in your corner who will invest their time, talents, and resources toward your claim and make sure that you use this chance to pay tribute to your loved one’s memory by making the responsibly party pay for their actions, help your family through this difficult time, and protect others from enduring a similar tragedy in the future. The law only gives you one opportunity to bring a wrongful death claim and you have a limited time to file your claim as stipulated by state law, so be sure to choose the right lawyer to work on behalf of you and your family right away.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. As your Boone County, MO wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer understands the significance of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and secure the finances to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Boone County, MO wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death claim.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Boone County, MO, we will do the following for you as our client:

  • Provide you with advice, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Track down and utilize all significant documents and other evidence that demonstrates of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Determine the monetary value of your claim, speaking to professionals like doctors who can attest to how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Handle all aspects of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing the proper paperwork, and any other tasks necessary to winning your case
  • Negotiate with the defense to secure the best possible compensation
  • Be ready and willing to take your case to trial and persuade a jury of your peers of the extent that you and your family have suffered, in the event that a favorable settlement is not reached before trial

What are the Requirements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to get the financial support your family needs to take care of your loved one's final expenses, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, you must be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

When determining whether or not you should file a wrongful death claim, you should wrongful death claim, you need to:

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who can file a wrongful death claim, based on the state where the accident occured that look your loved one’s life.

    In Missouri, certain family members have preference over others to file a wrongful death suit. If available, the spouse, parents, children, or grandchildren must be the ones to file. If none are able to do so, a sibling may file. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of the first two categories, a third party decided by the court may file. In Illinois, the court selects a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This person is the one named in the suit, but the court will approve the fraction of the settlement or judgment to go to every eligible family member in the suit. If you are unsure whether you are legally able to file the suit in your state, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Boone County, MO today.

  • File your Boone County, MO wrongful death claim within Missouri or Illinois statute of limitations.

    Missouri gives surviving family members a total of three from their death to file a claim. In Illinois you have only two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Two or three years is not much time at all. So it is essential that you speak to a Boone County, MO wrongful death attorney right away after losing your loved one.

  • Meet all the requirements for proving negligence and fault for a wrongful death case.

    To qualify as a wrongful death case in Missouri or Illinois, there are some facts that must be true. You need to be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to reasonably keep them safe
    2. The defendant breached that duty by something they did or did not do
    3. It was this breach of duty that led to your family member's death
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, you and your deceased family member have experienced damages due to the event of your loved one's death

When losing a loved one, especially in a tragic, unnecessary, preventable accident, people experience a wide range of reactions. To make the responsible party pay for their actions, honor the memory of your family member, and obtain the financial means your family needs to carry on with day-to-day life, file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Boone County, MO wrongful death claim and to determine whether you can file a claim, call upon the expert Boone County, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. With us on your side, you can make the most of your claim and get the financial compensation you deserve. Money cannot replace your loved one, but, success in a wrongful death suit in Boone County, MO is a powerful feat for many grieving families. Burger Law’s Boone County, MO wrongful death attorneys grasp the importance of your suit and have the legal expertise and commitment to look out for your family’s interests and obtain the highest settlement possible.

Our Boone County, MO attorneys have experience fighting for and winning a variety of often complex tort cases. Click on the case type below to learn more.

Recovering Damages - Your Wrongful Death Attorney Boone County, MO

The law allows families of wrongful death victims a way to collect damages and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded in the form of monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded is reliant upon many conditions. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Boone County, MO will work tirelessly and apply his experience to figure the complete value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we are able to come to a settlement through the negotiation process, in mediation, or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Boone County, MO will articulate how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one prior to their passing.

There are a variety of different damages that add up to the full value of your case. Each damage is described as either economic or non-economic.

Damages in your wrongful death claim may include:

  • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
  • End of life expenses, like funeral and a burial or cremation
  • The pain and suffering your family member experienced prior to their death
  • You and your family’s mental anguish of losing a loved one
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of care, such as if the decedent was a father rearing their minor children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

Due to the types of damages that can play a role, your wrongful death case value can be difficult to determine and understand. What was their life expectancy? Were they old and nearing the end of their natural life or were they a young person without a family or career? What services and support did they provide to their family? Did they have any dependents? Did their life end in a mere accident or a willful violent act? Did they suffer in pain for months or did they die shortly after the event took place? Many facts of the decedent’s family, lifestyle, and circumstances of the accident will be taken into consideration to determine your claim’s value.

Wrongful Death Attorney Boone County, MO | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Boone County, MO on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases similar to yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law are dedicated to your family’s cause, exhausting all leads in negotiating your damages and showing how the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one's death. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Boone County, MO to represent the interests of you and your family and fight for the complete compensation you are owed.

Put your family on track to win your wrongful death claim by contacting a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Boone County, MO today. Put our talent, experience, and commitment to use toward winning your case, allowing your family to make the negligent party pay and collect the money that will help your family carry on and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our commitment as your personal counsel and advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win for you and your family. Discuss your case with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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