Wrongful Death Attorney Gerald, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Gerald, MO. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member in an accident or careless act that could have been prevented, you must have 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 fatal mistake. The team of Gerald, 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.

Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys have hundreds of accident victims and their families recover more than 100 million dollars in compensation. We take the tough cases that other law firms will not. If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident and you are ready to take action, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Gerald, MO today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Gerald, 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 now.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

Losing a loved one is deeply pailful. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, filing a legal claim may be the last thing on your mind, it is important that you speak to a wrongful death attorney in Gerald, MO right away after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case quickly, you will have trusted and experienced negotiator and trial lawyer on 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 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 tragedy 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 claim as stipulated by state law, so be sure to find the right lawyer to fight for you and your family as soon as possible.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. Your Gerald, MO wrongful death attorney at Burger Law recognizes the significance of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and obtain the finances to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Gerald, MO wrongful death attorney, we hold this position with honor and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family every way we can in your wrongful death case.

As your wrongful death attorney in Gerald, MO, we will perform the following services for your wrongful death claim:

  • Provide you with guidance, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Find and utilize any relevant documents and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Calculate the complete value of your claim, speaking to 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, such as negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing the proper documents, and all other case-related tasks
  • Negotiate with the defending party to secure the best possible compensation
  • Be ready and willing to take your case to trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury the extent that you and your family have suffered, if a settlement is not reached before trial

What are the Requirements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to get the money required 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 satisfy your state’s wrongful death suit requirements.

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, depending on the state where the accident took place.

    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. When a wrongful death victim does not have any surviving relatives from either of these categories, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. Illinois civil law selects a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This person is the one named in the suit, but the court will allocate and distribute fraction of the settlement or judgment to go to every eligible family member in the suit. If you are unsure whether you can file the suit in your state, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Gerald, MO today.

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

    Missouri gives surviving family members three years from the date of their passing to file a suit. Illinois gives you two years in most cases, and five if the incident was intentional and violent. Two or three years is not much time at all. So it is important that you speak to a Gerald, MO wrongful death attorney right away after losing your loved one.

  • Satisfy the requirements regarding fault and negligence 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 owed your loved one a duty to reasonably keep them safe
    2. The defendant failed that duty through their behavior
    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 have suffered damages due to the event of your loved one's death

When losing a loved one, especially in a tragic, unnecessary, preventable accident, people experience a wide range of reactions. 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, file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of success in your Gerald, MO wrongful death claim and to find out whether you can file a claim, turn to the experienced Gerald, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We 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, success in a wrongful death suit in Gerald, MO is an important step for many grieving families. Our wrongful death attorneys in Gerald, MO understand the importance of your suit and possess the legal acumen and commitment to stand up to the responsible party and obtain the best amount of compensation.

Our Gerald, 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 Gerald, MO

    Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect damages and make the responsible party pay for their negligence. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages in the form of financial compensation. The value of your case is reliant upon many factors. As experienced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Gerald, MO will work hard and lend his experience to calculate the full value of your damages. Regardless of whether we reach a settlement through negotiation or mediation or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Gerald, MO will depict the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one before they passed.

    The value of your case is determined by a number of factors. Each damage is described as either economic or non-economic.

    There are a number of damages you may collect on, such as:

    • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
    • Final costs, such as memorial services and burial costs
    • The decedent's pain and suffering 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 looking after an adult family member with disabilities

    Because of the various damages involved, your wrongful death case value is a complex calculation. 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 roles did they fill for their family? Did they care for any minor or other dependants? Did they lose their life in a mere accident or an overt violent act? Did they suffer in pain for months or did they die shortly after the event took place? All these questions and many more will be taken into consideration to determine the value of your claim.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Gerald, MO | Burger Law

    The wrongful death attorney in Gerald, MO on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases similar to yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to your family’s cause, exhausting all leads in negotiating your damages and showing the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to the death of your loved one. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Gerald, MO to lead the fight for you and your family and use our expertise to get the full compensation you deserve.

    Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death suit by speaking to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Gerald, 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 keep the memory of your loved one alive. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our role as your personal counsel 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 send us a message now.


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