Wrongful Death Attorney Farmington, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Farmington, MO. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies in an accident or careless act that could have been prevented, you and your family need 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 irreversibly destructive behavior. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Farmington, MO wrongful death lawyers and legal staff will handle every aspect of your case 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 over 100 million dollars in damages. We take the tough cases that other law firms do not want to deal with. If your family member was killed in a preventable accident and you are ready to take action, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Farmington, MO today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Farmington, 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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Gary Burger is devoted to helping injury victims recover from devastating accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Gary practices all areas of personal injury law and has been successful in providing financial recovery while aiding in the protection of our clients’ future.


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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The loss of a loved one is always difficult. Though when your family experiences the gut-wrenching tragedy of losing a loved on in an accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes is likely one of the last things you want to think about, it is important that you speak to a wrongful death attorney in Farmington, MO right away after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case as soon as possible, you will have trusted and experienced negotiator and trial lawyer by your side who will invest their time, talents, and resources toward your claim and will help you make the most out of your one chance to pay tribute to your loved one’s memory by making the responsibly party pay for their actions, help your family in this difficult time, and protect others from enduring a similar tragedy in the future. You only have one opportunity to bring a wrongful death claim and you only have so long to file your claim according to state law, so be sure to find the right lawyer to fight for 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 Farmington, 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 Farmington, MO wrongful death attorney, we hold this responsibility in highest regard and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family in all aspects of your wrongful death claim.

Wehn we become your wrongful death attorney in Farmington, MO, we offer the following services for you as our client:

  • Provide you with guidance, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Find and evaluate all relevant paperwork, documents, and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Determine the true and complete value of your claim, turning to professionals like doctors who can provide testimony regarding how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Handle all component of your case, such as negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing all necessary paperwork, and other administrative tasks
  • Litigate with the defending party for the best possible sum for your damages
  • Be prepared to successfully present your case in trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury the damages you and your family have suffered, if a settlement is not reached before trial

Do I Have 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, 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.

To understand if you have a legitimate wrongful death claim, you must:

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who can file a wrongful suit, based on the state where your loved one was fatally injured.

    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 none are able to do so, a sibling may file. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of these groups, a third party decided by the court may file. Illinois civil law selects one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. This person is the one addressed in the suit, but the court will allocate and distribute amount that each living relative, spouse, or other next of kin is to receive from the settlement. To clarify whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, speak to a wrongful death attorney in Farmington, MO as soon as possible.

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

    In Missouri you have a total of three from the date of their passing to file a claim. In Illinois you have two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. As such, critical that you speak to a Farmington, MO wrongful death attorney right away after losing your loved one.

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

    To qualify as a wrongful death case in Missouri or Illinois, certain facts must be true. 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 violated that duty either through their action or inaction
    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 and your deceased family member have suffered 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. To make the responsible party pay for their actions, pay tribute to your loved one, 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 Farmington, MO wrongful death claim and to understand whether you qualify to file a claim, count on the experienced Farmington, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of the suit and get the compensation you deserve. Though all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Farmington, MO is a significant step for many families dealing with loss. Our wrongful death attorneys in Farmington, MO grasp how important this is to you and we possess the legal acumen and dedication to get your family the best outcome and negotiate the highest settlement possible.

Wrongful Death Attorney Farmington, MO - Recovering Damages

Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect compensation and make the person responsible pay for their fatal actions. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages in the form of financial compensation. The amount of money awarded relies upon many variables. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Farmington, MO will work tirelessly and lend his experience to figure the complete value of your damages. Whether we reach an agreeable settlement during the negotiation process, in mediation, or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Farmington, MO on your case will demonstrate how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one prior to their passing.

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
  • End of life costs, 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 a mother and the main caretaker of two young 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 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 care for any minor or other dependants? Did their life end in an accident or an overt 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 the value of your claim.

Wrongful Death Attorney Farmington, MO | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Farmington, 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 are dedicated to your family’s cause, exhausting all leads 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 Farmington, MO to lead the fight for you and your family and fight for the absolute compensation you to which you are entitled.

Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death case by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Farmington, 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 pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our role as your personal counsel and advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we secure a moment of peace for you and your family. Speak to our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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