Wrongful Death Attorney Chesterfield, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Chesterfield, MO. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member because of a preventable accident, you must have an experienced 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 Chesterfield, MO wrongful death lawyers at Burger Law will handle your case from beginning to end and argue to get a complete settlement for your family to recover.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have hundreds of accident victims and their families recover more than 100 million dollars in compensation. We represent even the most difficult cases that other law firms will not. If your family member lost their life in a preventable accident and you are ready to file a claim, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Chesterfield, MO today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Chesterfield, 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.

Chesterfield, MO

Chesterfield, MO

100 Chesterfield Business Pkwy
Suites 200-222
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Phone: (314) 648-8348

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The grief of losing a loved one can be immobilizing. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes is likely the last thing on your mind, you need to speak to a wrongful death attorney in Chesterfield, MO as soon as possible after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you promptly, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable litigator in your corner who will invest their time, talents, and resources toward 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, help your family in this challenging time, and keep others from enduring a similar fate in the future. The law only gives you one opportunity to bring a wrongful death claim and you only have so long to file your suit as stipulated by state law, so it is important that you choose the right lawyer to work on behalf of you, your family, and your loved one’s memory right away.

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 Chesterfield, MO wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the significance of their role as your family fights to see accountability and secure the finances to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Chesterfield, MO wrongful death attorney, we hold this position with honor and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death claim.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Chesterfield, MO, we offer the following services for your wrongful death suit:

  • Off you advice, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Find and utilize any important documents and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Calculate the actual value of your claim, consulting medical professionals and other experts who can attest to the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Handle all aspects of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing the proper documents, and any other tasks necessary to winning your case
  • Negotiate with the defense for the highest possible settlement
  • Be able to take your case to trial and persuade a jury of your peers of the extent that you and your family have suffered, if the defense does not agree to a satisfactory settlement prior to trial

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to get the financial support your family needs to have a memorial service, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, your situation must meet the requirements of a wrongful death claim in your state.

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

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who is permitted to file a wrongful suit, based 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. 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 names one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. This representative is named in the suit, but the court will approve the amount to go to every eligible family member in the suit. To find out definitively whether you are legally able to file the suit in your state, talk to a wrongful death attorney in Chesterfield, MO right away.

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

    Missouri gives surviving family members three years from the date of their passing to file a claim. Illinois gives you two years in most cases, and five if the incident was intentional and violent. Two or three years can go by very quickly. This is why it is so important that you hire a Chesterfield, MO wrongful death attorney right away after the death of your loved one.

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

    For your loved one’s death to be considered a wrongful death in Missouri or Illinois, there are some facts that must be true. In your case, you need to be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to reasonably keep them safe from harm
    2. They breached that duty through their behavior
    3. It was this breach of duty that caused the death of your family member
    4. As the plaintiff in the wrongful death case, you and your deceased family member 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. 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. For the best chance of winning your Chesterfield, MO wrongful death claim and to understand whether you qualify to file a claim, call upon the qualified Chesterfield, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of the suit and get the financial compensation you deserve. Money cannot replace your loved one, but, winning a wrongful death suit in Chesterfield, MO is a powerful step for many mourning families. Our wrongful death attorneys in Chesterfield, MO understand how important this is to you and we have the legal acumen and commitment to look out for your family’s interests and secure the best amount of compensation.

Our Chesterfield, 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 Chesterfield, MO

Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect damages and make the responsible party pay for their negligence. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded in the form of monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded depends upon many variables. As experienced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Chesterfield, MO will work hard and apply his knowledge to factor the full value of damages to which you are entitled. Regardless of whether we reach a settlement during negotiation or mediation or in an extensive jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Chesterfield, MO will paint a vivid picture of how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one before they passed.

Many individual factors go into determining the value of your case. Each damage is described as 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 pain and suffering your family member experienced before passing away
  • 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

Because of the types of damages that can play a role, the value of your wrongful death claim depends on many factors. What was their age and life expectancy? What roles did they fill for their family? Did they have any dependents? Did their life end in an accident or a willful violent act? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain 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 the value of your claim.

Wrongful Death Attorney Chesterfield, MO | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Chesterfield, MO on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases like yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, exhausting all leads in calculating all damages from your case and showing how the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one's death. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Chesterfield, MO to lead the fight for you and your family and fight for the complete compensation you are owed.

Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death claim by contacting a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Chesterfield, MO today. Put our talent, experience, and commitment to use toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family move forward and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our responsibility as your advisor and legal advocate very seriously and will not rest until we win for you and your family. Speak to one of our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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