Wrongful Death Attorney Fredericktown, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Fredericktown, MO. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When your loved one loses their life in a moment of recklessness or carelessness that did not have to happen, you and your family need 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 irreversibly destructive behavior. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Fredericktown, MO wrongful death lawyers who will handle every aspect of your case and negotiate a complete financial recovery for you and your family.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them over 100 million dollars in compensation. We take the tough cases that other law firms do not want to deal with. If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident and you are ready to hold the negligent party accountable, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Fredericktown, MO today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Fredericktown, 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 put it off;reach out now.

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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

The loss of 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 speak to a wrongful death attorney in Fredericktown, MO as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you right away, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable litigator in your corner who can get the most from your claim and make sure that you use this 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 keep others from enduring a similar tragedy 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 according to state law, so be sure to find the right lawyer to represent you, your family, and your loved one’s memory as soon as possible.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. Your Fredericktown, MO wrongful death attorney at Burger Law recognizes the weight of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and secure the means to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Fredericktown, MO wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death case.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Fredericktown, MO, we will do the following for you as our client:

  • Off you advice, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Obtain and utilize all relevant paperwork, documents, and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Determine the monetary value of your claim, turning to experts in medical and other fields who can attest to the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Take care of every component of your case, including negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing all necessary documents, and all other case-related tasks
  • Negotiate with the defense for the best possible sum for your damages
  • Be prepared to successfully present your case in 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

Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to get the financial support you need to take care of your loved one's final expenses, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, you 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:

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

    In Missouri, certain family members have preference over others to file 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, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. In Illinois, the court selects a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This person is the one named in the suit, but it is still ultimately up to the court to will allocate and distribute fraction of the settlement or judgment to go to every eligible family member in the suit. To clarify whether you can file the suit in your state, talk to a wrongful death attorney in Fredericktown, MO as soon as possible.

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

    In Missouri you have three years from the date of their passing to file a suit. In Illinois you have only two years in most cases, and five if the incident was intentional and violent. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. As such, critical that you speak to a Fredericktown, MO wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of your loved one.

  • Satisfy the requirements for proving negligence and fault for a 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 owed your loved one a duty to keep them safe
    2. The defendant failed that duty through their behavior
    3. It was this breach that caused your loved one to lose their life
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, you have experienced 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 hold the negligent party responsible for the gross misconduct, pay tribute to your loved one, and provide your family with the means to carry on with day-to-day life, you should file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of success in your Fredericktown, MO wrongful death claim and to determine whether you can file a claim, count on the experienced Fredericktown, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of your claim and get the damages you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Fredericktown, MO is an important feat for many mourning families. Burger Law’s Fredericktown, MO wrongful death attorneys understand the importance of your suit and possess the legal skill and dedication to get your family the best outcome and negotiate the best settlement possible.

Our Fredericktown, 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 Fredericktown, MO

    Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect compensation and make the responsible party pay for their fatal negligence. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages in the form of monetary compensation. The value of your case relies upon many variables. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Fredericktown, MO will work relentlessly and lend his knowledge to figure the complete value of your damages. Whether we reach a settlement during the negotiation process, in mediation, or in an extensive jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Fredericktown, MO on your case will articulate the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, 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. The damages you can collect are considered either economic or non-economic.

    Damages in your wrongful death claim may include:

    • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
    • Final costs, like funeral and burial costs
    • 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 their minor 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 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 they lose their life in an accident or a willful violent act? 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 taken into consideration to determine your claim’s value.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Fredericktown, MO | Burger Law

    You should hire a wrongful death attorney in Fredericktown, MO who is a highly-skilled negotiator and trial lawyer with experience representing cases like yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, exhausting all leads in negotiating your damages and showing how the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one's death. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Fredericktown, MO to lead the fight for you and your family and use our expertise to get the full compensation you are owed.

    Put your family on track to win your wrongful death suit by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Fredericktown, 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 legal advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win 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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