Wrongful Death Attorney Cass County, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Cass County, MO. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies in a moment of recklessness or carelessness that did not have to happen, you must have an experienced wrongful death lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for justice for your family and make the responsible party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Cass 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 over 100 million dollars in damages. We take the tough cases which other law firms shy away from. If your family member lost their life in a preventable accident and you are ready to take action, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Cass County, MO today at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Cass 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 act;get started today.

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Chesterfield, MO

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

The grief of losing a loved one is deeply pailful. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes is likely one of the last things you want to think about, you need to hire a wrongful death attorney in Cass County, MO as soon as you can after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case right away, you will have trusted and experienced litigator by your side who will invest their time, talents, and resources toward your claim and make sure that you use this chance to hold the responsible party accountable as a way to honor your loved one, help your family in this challenging time, and protect others from befalling a similar fate in the future. You only have one opportunity to bring a wrongful death claim and you only have so long to file your suit according to state law, so it is important that you find the right lawyer to fight for 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. As your Cass County, MO wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the weight of serving you and your family by helping you hold the negligent accountable and secure the finances to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Cass County, MO wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family every way we can in your wrongful death suit.

Wehn we become your wrongful death attorney in Cass County, MO, we will do the following for your wrongful death suit:

  • Provide you with advice, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Track down and utilize any relevant paperwork, documents, and other evidence that demonstrates of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Determine the actual value of your claim, consulting experts in medical and other fields who can attest to how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Take care of all component of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing the proper documents, and all other case-related tasks
  • Litigate with the defense to secure the best possible sum for your damages
  • Be prepared to take your case to trial and persuade a jury of your peers of the damages 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?

In order to be successful in your wrongful death claim and to receive the compensation you need to take care of your loved one's final expenses and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, your situation must be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

To understand if you have a legitimate 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 occured that look your loved one’s life.

    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. The next preference goes to siblings. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of the first two categories, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. Illinois civil law appoints a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This representative is named in the suit, but it is still ultimately up to the court to will allocate and distribute amount that each living relative, spouse, or other next of kin is to receive from the settlement. If you are unsure whether you are legally able to file the suit in your state, contact a wrongful death attorney in Cass County, MO today.

  • Get your Cass County, MO wrongful death claim filed in Missouri or Illinois court within the statute of limitations, or deadline.

    In Missouri you have a total of three from their death to file a suit. In Illinois you have only two years, or five years in violent, intentional acts. Two or three years is not much time at all. This is why it is so essential that you hire a Cass County, MO wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of your loved one.

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

    For the death of your loved one to be eligible for a wrongful death suit in Missouri or Illinois, certain facts must be true. You must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to reasonably keep them safe
    2. They violated that duty through their behavior
    3. It was this breach of duty that led to your family member's death
    4. As the plaintiff in the wrongful death case, you have suffered damages due to the event of your loved one's death

You undoubtedly have experienced a number of overwhelming emotions about losing your loved one in a preventable accident. In order 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 continue to take care of your day-to-day needs, you need to file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of success in your Cass County, MO wrongful death claim and to determine whether you qualify to file a claim, call upon the qualified Cass 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. Money cannot replace your loved one, but, winning a wrongful death suit in Cass County, MO is an important feat for many mourning families. Our Cass County, MO wrongful death attorneys grasp the importance of your suit and have the legal skill and dedication to get your family the best outcome and get the best settlement possible.

Our Cass 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 Cass County, MO

Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect damages and make the person responsible pay for their actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded in the form of financial compensation. The value of your case relies upon many factors. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Cass County, MO will work tirelessly and apply his experience to factor the full value of your damages. Whether we are able to come to an agreeable settlement during the negotiation process, in mediation, or in an extensive jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Cass County, MO will paint a vivid picture of how this tragic experience has affected 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
  • Final costs, such as funeral and a burial or cremation
  • The decedent's pain and suffering before passing away
  • 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 an adult child caring for an elderly family member

Due to the various damages involved, the value of your wrongful death claim is a complex calculation. What was their age and life expectancy? What roles did they fill for their family? Did they have any dependents? Was the act that ended their life an accident or an overt act of violence? Did they suffer in pain for months or did they die immediately without suffering? Many facts of the decedent’s family, lifestyle, and circumstances of the accident will be factored in when calculating your claim’s value.

Wrongful Death Attorney Cass County, MO | Burger Law

You should hire a wrongful death attorney in Cass County, MO who is a highly-skilled negotiator and trial lawyer with experience representing cases like yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law go the extra mile, leaving no stone unturned in negotiating your damages and showing the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to the death of your loved one. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Cass County, MO to represent the interests of you and your family and fight for the absolute compensation you are owed.

Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death case by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Cass 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 move forward and keep the memory of your loved one alive. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our commitment as your advisor and advocate very seriously and will not rest until we secure a moment of peace for you and your family. Talk with one of our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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