Wrongful Death Attorney Montgomery County, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Montgomery County, MO. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member in a moment of recklessness or carelessness that did not have to happen, it is important to find 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. The team of Montgomery County, MO wrongful death lawyers at Burger Law will handle your case from beginning to end and negotiate a complete financial recovery for you and your family.

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 your family member was killed in a preventable accident and you are ready to take action, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or reaching us 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 wait to take action;contact us today.

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

Losing a loved one is deeply pailful. Though when your family experiences the gut-wrenching tragedy of losing a loved on in an accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes may be one of the last things you want to think about, you need to contact a wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO as soon as you can after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case as soon as possible, you will have trusted and experienced litigator by your side who will invest their time, talents, and resources toward your claim and make sure that you use this chance to hold the responsible party accountable as a way to honor your loved one, provide support to your family through this difficult time, and protect others from enduring a similar fate 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 fight for you and your family 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 Montgomery County, MO wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the weight of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and obtain the finances 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 take an intimate approach in helping you and your family in all aspects of your wrongful death claim.

As your wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO, we will do the following for your wrongful death claim:

  • Off you advice, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Track down and evaluate all significant paperwork, documents, and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Determine the actual value of your claim, speaking to medical professionals and other experts who can provide testimony regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one
  • Handle every aspects of your case, such as negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing the proper documents, and any other tasks necessary to winning your case
  • Litigate with the defending party to secure the most complete possible sum for your damages
  • Be able to take your case to trial and persuade a jury of your peers of just how much you and your family have suffered, if a settlement is not reached before trial

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to receive the money you need to have a memorial service, 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.

To understand if you have a legitimate wrongful death claim, you must:

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who is permitted to file a wrongful suit, 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. If available, the spouse, parents, children, or grandchildren must be the ones to file. The next preference goes to siblings. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of the first two categories, 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 representative is 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, talk to a wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO now.

  • File your Montgomery County, MO wrongful death claim within Missouri or Illinois statute of limitations.

    Missouri gives surviving family members three years from their death to file a claim. Illinois gives you only two years, or five years in violent, intentional acts. Two or three years is not much time at all. This is why it is so crucial that you hire a Montgomery County, MO wrongful death attorney right away 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, 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 breached that duty either through their action or inaction
    3. It was this breach that led to your family member's death
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, you have experienced damages as a result of the breach of duty

When losing a loved one, especially in a tragic, unnecessary, preventable accident, people experience a wide range of reactions. To hold the negligent party responsible for the gross misconduct, honor the memory of your family member, and obtain the financial means your family needs to carry on with day-to-day life, file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of winning your Montgomery County, MO wrongful death claim and to determine whether you can file a claim, turn to the experienced Montgomery County, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you 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 step for countless grieving families. Burger Law’s Montgomery County, MO wrongful death attorneys understand the importance of your suit and have the legal expertise and commitment to stand up to the responsible party and negotiate the best settlement possible.

Our Montgomery County, MO attorneys have experience fighting for and winning a variety of often complex tort cases. Click on the case type below to learn more.

How Your Wrongful Death Attorney Montgomery County, MO Can Help Recover Damages

Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect compensation and hold the responsible party accountable for their fatal negligence. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages as monetary compensation. The value of your case is dependent upon many variables. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Montgomery County, MO will work hard and lend his experience to figure the complete value of your damages. Whether we are able to come to a settlement during negotiation or mediation or in an extensive jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO on your case will paint a vivid picture of how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one before passing away.

The total value of your case is determined by a combination of factors. 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
  • Final costs, such as memorial services and a burial or cremation
  • The decedent's pain and suffering 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 a mother and the main caretaker of two young children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

Due to the various damages that can play a role, 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 services and support did they provide to their family? Did they have any dependents? Did their life end in an accident or a willful act of violence? Did they suffer extensively before their death or did they die shortly after the event took place? 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 Montgomery County, MO | Burger Law

You should hire a wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO who is a highly-skilled negotiator and trial lawyer with experience representing cases similar to yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, exhausting all leads in calculating all damages from your case and proving the extent of how the defendant’s negligence caused the death of your loved one. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the complete compensation you to which you are entitled.

Put your family on track to win your wrongful death case by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Montgomery County, MO today. Use our expertise, skill, and dedication 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. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our responsibility as your personal counsel and legal advocate very seriously and will not rest until we secure a moment of peace for you and your family. Speak to one of our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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