Wrongful Death Attorney Montgomery County, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Montgomery County, MO. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member because of a preventable accident, you and your family need an experienced 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. The team of Montgomery County, MO wrongful death lawyers at Burger Law are prepared to handle every aspect of your case and argue to get a complete settlement for your family to recover.

Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them over 100 million dollars in damages. 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 hold the negligent party accountable, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO today at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Montgomery 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 put it off;contact us today.

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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 Me?

Losing a loved one can be immobilizing. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes may be the last thing on your mind, you need to hire a wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer working your case right away, you will have trusted and experienced litigator in your corner who can get the most from your claim and make sure that you use this chance to hold the responsible party accountable as a way to honor your loved one, help your family in this difficult time, and keep others from befalling 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 as stipulated by state law, so be sure to choose the right lawyer to fight for you and your family right away.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. As your Montgomery County, MO wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer understands the importance of their role as your family fights to see accountability and obtain the means to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Montgomery County, 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.

Wehn we become your wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO, we will perform the following services for you as our client:

  • Provide you with advice, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Find and evaluate all relevant documents and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Calculate the true and complete value of your claim, using the knowledge of 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, 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 most complete possible sum for your damages
  • Be prepared to successfully present your case in 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

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In order to be successful in your wrongful death claim and to receive 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, your situation must be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

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

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

    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 nobody from this first group is able to file, a sibling to the deceased can make a claim. 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. In Illinois, the court names 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 fraction of the settlement or judgment that each living relative, spouse, or other next of kin is to receive from the settlement. In order to make sure of whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, contact a wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO right away.

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

    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. Two or three years can go by very quickly. So it is important that you hire a Montgomery County, MO wrongful death attorney right away after losing your loved one.

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

    To qualify as a wrongful death case 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 had a duty to your loved one to reasonably keep them safe from harm
    2. They breached that duty by something they did or did not do
    3. It was this breach of duty that caused your loved one to lose their life
    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 hold the negligent party responsible for the gross misconduct, honor the memory of your family member, and provide your family with the means to carry on with day-to-day needs, file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of success in your Montgomery County, MO wrongful death claim and to determine whether you can file a claim, reach out to the qualified Montgomery 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 this is no replacement for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Montgomery County, MO is an important feat for many families dealing with loss. Our Montgomery County, MO wrongful death attorneys recognize how important this is to you and we possess the legal skill and dedication to look out for your family’s interests and secure the best amount of compensation.

Wrongful Death Attorney Montgomery County, MO - Recovering Damages

Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law 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 is dependent upon many factors. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Montgomery County, MO will work hard and apply his knowledge to figure the full value of your damages. Regardless of whether we reach a settlement during the negotiation process, in mediation, or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO will demonstrate the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one before passing away.

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.

You may collect damages in your wrongful death suit for:

  • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
  • End of life expenses, such as memorial services and a burial or cremation
  • The pain and suffering your family member experienced prior to their death
  • 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 their minor children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

Because of the various damages that can play a role, 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 have any dependents? Was the act that ended their life an accident or a willful act of violence? Did they suffer extensively before their death or did they die immediately without suffering? All these questions and many more will be factored in when calculating your claim’s value.

Wrongful Death Attorney Montgomery County, MO | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases like yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law go the extra mile, leaving no stone unturned in calculating all damages from your case and showing how the defendant’s negligence caused the death of your loved one. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO to lead the fight for you and your family and use our expertise to get the absolute compensation you to which you are entitled.

Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death claim by speaking to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Montgomery 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. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our role as your advisor and legal advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win for you and your family. Speak to one of our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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