Wrongful Death Attorney Festus, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Festus, MO. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member because of a preventable accident, you and your family need a wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the responsible party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Festus, MO wrongful death lawyers who are prepared to handle every aspect of your case and negotiate a complete settlement for your family to recover.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them more than 100 million dollars in compensation. We take the tough cases which other law firms shy away from. If your family member was killed in a preventable accident and you are ready to do something, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Festus, MO today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Festus, 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 waste any time;get started today.

Chesterfield, MO

Chesterfield, MO

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The grief of losing a loved one can be immobilizing. Though when your family experiences the gut-wrenching tragedy of losing a loved on in an accident, filing a legal claim may be the last thing on your mind, it is important that you contact a wrongful death attorney in Festus, MO as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case right away, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable negotiator and trial lawyer by your side who can get the most from 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 through this challenging time, and protect others from enduring a similar fate in the future. You only have one opportunity to collect damages in a wrongful death case and you only have so long to file your suit as stipulated by state law, so be sure to choose the right lawyer to fight for you, your family, and your loved one’s memory right away.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. Your Festus, MO wrongful death attorney at Burger Law understands the importance of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and secure the means to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Festus, MO wrongful death attorney, we hold this position with honor and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family in all aspects of your wrongful death claim.

As your wrongful death attorney in Festus, MO, we offer the following services for you as our client:

  • Off you guidance, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Obtain and evaluate any significant documents and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Calculate the true and complete value of your claim, consulting medical professionals and other experts who can provide testimony regarding how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Handle every aspects of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary paperwork, and any other tasks necessary to winning your case
  • Negotiate with the defending party to secure the best possible sum for your damages
  • Be ready and willing to successfully present your case in trial and show the court the extent that you and your family have suffered, in the event that a favorable settlement is not reached before trial

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In order to be successful in your wrongful death claim and to get the financial support required to have a memorial service and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, you must satisfy your state’s wrongful death suit requirements.

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

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who is permitted to file a wrongful death claim, depending on the state where 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. The first group, including parents, spouses, children, or grandchildren, must file if possible. If none are able to do so, a sibling may file. When a wrongful death victim does not have any surviving relatives from either of the first two groups, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. 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 approve the funds to go to every eligible family member in the suit. If you are unsure whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Festus, MO right away.

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

    Missouri gives surviving family members a total of three from the date of their passing to file a suit. In Illinois you have only two years, or five years if the incident was intentional and violent. Two or three years is not much time at all. This is why it is so essential that you speak to a Festus, MO wrongful death attorney as soon as possible 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 must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant owed your loved one a duty to reasonably keep them safe
    2. They violated that duty either through their action or inaction
    3. It was this breach of duty that caused the death of your family member
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, 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. In order to make the responsible party pay for their actions, pay tribute to your loved one, and provide your family with the means to continue to take care of your day-to-day life, you should file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of success in your Festus, MO wrongful death claim and to find out whether you can file a claim, call upon the expert Festus, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of your claim 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 Festus, MO is a significant step for countless families dealing with loss. Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Festus, MO recognize the importance of your suit and possess the legal acumen and dedication to look out for your family’s interests and secure the highest settlement possible.

Our Festus, 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 Festus, MO - Recovering Damages

Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given 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 monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded relies upon many details. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Festus, MO will work tirelessly and lend his knowledge to demonstrate the complete value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we reach a settlement through the negotiation process, in mediation, or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Festus, MO on your case will demonstrate just how devastating the accident has been for yourself, 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 for which you can be compensated may include:

  • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
  • Final costs, like 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 father rearing two young children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

Due to the types of damages involved, your wrongful death case value can be difficult to determine and understand. What was their age and life expectancy? 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 act of violence? Did they suffer in pain for months or did they die immediately without suffering? All these questions and many more will be considered in determining your claim’s value.

Wrongful Death Attorney Festus, MO | Burger Law

You deserve a reputable Festus, MO wrongful death attorney who is prepared to negotiate and take your fight to trial and has won cases similar to 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 proving the extent of how the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one's death. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Festus, MO to lead the fight for you and your family and use our expertise to get the full compensation you are owed.

Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death case by contacting a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Festus, MO today. Let us put our extensive skill, knowledge, and dedication 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 role as your personal counsel and legal advocate very seriously and will not rest until we win for you and your family. Talk with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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