Wrongful Death Attorney Jefferson County, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Jefferson County, MO. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies 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. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Jefferson County, MO wrongful death lawyers and legal staff are prepared to 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 represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them more than 100 million dollars in compensation. We represent even the most difficult cases which other law firms shy away from. If your family member lost their life in a preventable accident and you are ready to file a claim, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Jefferson County, MO today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Jefferson County, 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 now.

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Gary Burger | Trial Attorney

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?

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 is likely one of the last things you want to think about, you need to speak to a wrongful death attorney in Jefferson County, MO as soon as possible after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you swiftly, you will have trusted and experienced litigator 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 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 according to state law, so be sure to hire 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 Jefferson County, MO wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the importance of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and secure the finances to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Jefferson County, MO wrongful death attorney, we hold this position with honor and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family in all aspects of your wrongful death claim.

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

  • Off you guidance, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Obtain and evaluate any significant paperwork, documents, and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving responsibility
  • Calculate the complete value of your claim, using the knowledge of professionals like doctors who can attest to the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one
  • Take care of all component of your case, such as communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary paperwork, and any other tasks necessary to winning your case
  • Negotiate with the defense to secure the best possible settlement
  • Be able to successfully present your case in trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury just how much 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 compensation 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, your situation must satisfy your state’s wrongful death suit requirements.

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, depending 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. The first group, including parents, spouses, children, or grandchildren, must file if possible. The next preference goes to siblings. When a wrongful death victim does not have any surviving relatives from either of the first two categories, a third party decided by the court may file. 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 funds 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, speak to a wrongful death attorney in Jefferson County, MO as soon as possible.

  • Get your Jefferson County, 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 claim. In Illinois you have two years, or five years if the incident was intentional and violent. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. This is why it is so essential that you hire a Jefferson County, MO wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of your loved one.

  • Meet all the requirements for proving negligence and fault for a 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 need to be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to keep them safe
    2. They failed 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 experienced 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 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 needs, file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Jefferson County, MO wrongful death claim and to understand whether you can file a claim, count on the qualified Jefferson County, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. With us on your side, you can 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 Jefferson County, MO is a significant step for countless grieving families. Our wrongful death attorneys in Jefferson County, MO understand the importance of your suit and possess the legal acumen and dedication to look out for your family’s interests and obtain the best amount of compensation.

Wrongful Death Attorney Jefferson County, 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 negligence. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded in the form of financial compensation. The amount of money awarded depends upon many factors. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Jefferson County, MO will work relentlessly and lend his experience to figure the complete 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 Jefferson County, MO will articulate how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one prior to their passing.

The value of your case is determined by a number of factors. The damages you can collect are considered 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 expenses, like funeral and a burial or cremation
  • 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 an adult child caring for an elderly family member

Due to the various damages involved, the value of your wrongful death claim 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 roles did they fill for their family? Did they care for any minor or other dependants? Was the act that ended their life a mere accident or an overt violent act? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die immediately without suffering? All these questions and many more will be factored in when calculating the value of your claim.

Wrongful Death Attorney Jefferson County, MO | Burger Law

You deserve a reputable Jefferson County, MO wrongful death attorney who is prepared to negotiate and take your fight to trial and has won cases similar to yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, leaving no stone unturned in negotiating your damages and showing how the defendant’s negligence caused the death of your loved one. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Jefferson County, MO to represent the interests of you and your family and fight for the complete compensation you to which you are entitled.

Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death claim by contacting a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Jefferson County, 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 commitment as your personal counsel and legal advocate very seriously and will not rest until we win for you and your family. Discuss your case with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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