Wrongful Death Attorney Callaway County, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Callaway County, MO. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member because of a preventable accident, you must have a wrongful death lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for justice for your family and make the negligent party pay for their fatal mistake. The team of Callaway County, MO wrongful death lawyers at Burger Law are prepared to handle your case from beginning to end and negotiate a complete settlement for your family to recover.

Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys have hundreds of accident victims and their families recover over 100 million dollars in compensation. We represent even the most difficult cases that other law firms will not. If your family member was killed in a preventable accident and you are ready to hold the negligent party accountable, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Callaway County, MO today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Callaway 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;reach out today.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For Me?

Losing a loved one can be immobilizing. 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 contact a wrongful death attorney in Callaway County, MO as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you promptly, you will have trusted and experienced litigator by your side who can get the most from your claim and will help you make the most out of your one chance to hold the responsible party accountable as a way to honor your loved one, provide support to your family in this challenging time, and protect others from being subject to a similar fate in the future. The law only gives you one chance to bring a wrongful death claim and you have a limited time to file your claim as stipulated by state law, so it is important that you hire the right lawyer to represent you and your family as soon as possible.

The responsibility of representing your mourning family in the wrongful death of your loved one is one that should not be taken lightly. Your Callaway County, MO wrongful death attorney at Burger Law recognizes the importance of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and obtain the means to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Callaway County, MO wrongful death attorney, we hold this responsibility in highest regard and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family in all aspects of your wrongful death claim.

As your wrongful death attorney in Callaway County, MO, we will do the following for you as our client:

  • Provide you with advice, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Perform extensive investigation into your case
  • Track down and evaluate all important documents and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving responsibility
  • Calculate the actual value of your claim, speaking to professionals like doctors who can attest to the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one
  • Take care of every component of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary documents, and all other case-related tasks
  • Negotiate with the defending party for the most complete possible sum for your damages
  • Be ready and willing to take your case to trial and persuade a jury of your peers of the damages you and your family have suffered, if a 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 receive the compensation your family needs to take care of your loved one's final expenses and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, you must meet the requirements of a wrongful death claim in your state.

As a claimant hoping to file a wrongful death claim, you need to:

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who can file a wrongful death claim, depending on where or what state the accident took place.

    Missouri law gives certain types of family members priority in filing a wrongful death suit. If available, the spouse, parents, children, or grandchildren must be the ones to file. If nobody from this first group is able to file, a sibling to the deceased can make a claim. When a wrongful death victim does not have any surviving relatives from either of these groups, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. In Illinois, the court selects one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. This person is the one named in the suit, but the court will allocate and distribute fraction of the settlement or judgment to go to every eligible family member in the suit. If you are unsure whether you can file the suit in your state, talk to a wrongful death attorney in Callaway County, MO today.

  • File your Callaway County, MO wrongful death claim before the statute of limitations runs out.

    Missouri gives surviving family members three years from the date of their passing to file a suit. Illinois gives you only two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Two or three years is not much time at all. As such, paramount that you contact a Callaway County, MO wrongful death attorney right away after the fatal accident occurs.

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

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

    1. The defendant owed your loved one a duty to reasonably keep them safe from harm
    2. They breached that duty either through their action or inaction
    3. It was this breach that led to your family member's death
    4. As the plaintiff in the wrongful death case, you and your deceased family member have experienced damages as a result of the breach of duty

You undoubtedly have experienced a number of overwhelming emotions about losing your loved one in a preventable accident. In order to hold the negligent party responsible for the gross misconduct, honor the memory of your family member, and obtain the financial means your family needs to carry on with day-to-day life, you should file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Callaway County, MO wrongful death claim and to determine whether you can file a claim, count on the experienced Callaway County, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of your claim and get the financial compensation you deserve. Though all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Callaway County, MO is a powerful step for many mourning families. Our wrongful death attorneys in Callaway County, MO recognize how important this is to you and we possess the legal skill and dedication to get your family the best outcome and get the best amount of compensation.

Our Callaway 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.

Wrongful Death Attorney Callaway County, MO - Recovering Damages

Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect compensation and make the responsible party pay for their actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded in the form of monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded relies upon many factors. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Callaway County, MO will work relentlessly and lend his knowledge to calculate the complete value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we reach a settlement during negotiation or mediation or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Callaway County, MO on your case will demonstrate the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one prior to their passing.

The total value of your case is determined by a combination of factors. The damages you can collect are considered either economic or non-economic.

Damages in your wrongful death claim may include:

  • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
  • End of life costs, such as funeral and burial costs
  • The decedent's pain and suffering 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 a mother and the main caretaker of their minor children or looking after an adult family member with disabilities

Due to the types of damages involved, your wrongful death case value depends on many factors. What was their age and life expectancy? What roles did they fill for their family? Did they care for any minor or other dependants? Did their life end in a mere accident or a willful act of violence? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die shortly after the event took place? All these questions and many more will be taken into consideration to determine your claim’s value.

Wrongful Death Attorney Callaway County, MO | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Callaway County, MO on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases like yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law are dedicated to your family’s cause, leaving no stone unturned in calculating all damages from your case and showing how the defendant’s negligence caused the death of your loved one. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Callaway County, MO to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the complete compensation you to which you are entitled.

Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death suit by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Callaway County, MO today. Let us put our extensive skill, knowledge, and dedication toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family move forward and keep the memory of your loved one alive. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our role as your advisor and legal advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we secure a moment of peace 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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