Wrongful Death Attorney Pacific, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Pacific, MO. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies in an accident or careless act that could have been prevented, it is important to find an experienced 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 Pacific, MO wrongful death lawyers and legal staff are prepared to handle your case from beginning to end and negotiate a complete settlement for your family to recover.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have hundreds of accident victims and their families recover over 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 hold the negligent party accountable, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pacific, MO today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Pacific, 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 waste any time;reach out today.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For Me?

Losing a loved one is deeply pailful. 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, it is important that you hire a wrongful death attorney in Pacific, MO as soon as possible after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you quickly, you will have trusted and experienced negotiator and trial lawyer in your corner 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, help your family through this difficult time, and keep others from being subject to a similar tragedy in the future. You only have one chance to collect damages in a wrongful death case and you only have so long to file your suit as stipulated by state law, so it is important that you 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 Pacific, MO wrongful death attorney at Burger Law recognizes the significance of serving you and your family by helping you see accountability and secure the finances to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Pacific, 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 suit.

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

  • Provide you with guidance, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Perform extensive investigation into your case
  • Find and utilize any important documents and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Calculate the monetary value of your claim, using the knowledge of medical professionals and other experts who can attest to the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Handle all aspects of your case, such as communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing the proper paperwork, and all other case-related tasks
  • Litigate with the defense for the highest possible sum for your damages
  • Be able to successfully present your case in trial and show the court the damages you and your family have suffered, in the event that a favorable settlement is not reached before trial

What are the Requirements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to receive the compensation required to have a memorial service and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, you must be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

When determining whether or not you should file a wrongful death claim, you should wrongful death claim, you need to:

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who is permitted to file a wrongful death claim, depending on where or what state the life-ending accident took place.

    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 the first two categories, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. In Illinois, the court appoints a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This representative is addressed 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 clarify whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Pacific, MO as soon as possible.

  • File your Pacific, MO wrongful death claim before the statute of limitations runs out.

    Missouri gives surviving family members a total of three from the date of their passing to file a claim. In Illinois you have only two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Two or three years can go by very quickly. This is why it is so paramount that you hire a Pacific, MO wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the fatal accident occurs.

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

    For the death of your loved one to be eligible for a wrongful death suit 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 had a duty to your loved one to keep them safe
    2. They violated that duty through their behavior
    3. It was this breach that led to your family member's death
    4. As the plaintiff in the wrongful death case, you and your deceased family member have suffered 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. In order to hold the negligent party responsible for the gross misconduct, pay tribute to your loved one, and obtain the financial means your family needs to continue to take care of your day-to-day needs, you need to file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of success in your Pacific, MO wrongful death claim and to determine whether you qualify to file a claim, reach out to the experienced Pacific, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of the suit and get the damages you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Pacific, MO is a significant step for many mourning families. Our Pacific, MO wrongful death attorneys grasp the importance of your suit and possess the legal skill and commitment to get your family the best outcome and get the best amount of compensation.

Our Pacific, 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 Pacific, MO

Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect compensation and make the person responsible pay for their fatal actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded as financial compensation. The amount of money awarded depends upon many variables. As experienced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pacific, MO will work hard and lend his experience to demonstrate the complete value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we reach an agreeable settlement during the negotiation process, in mediation, or in an extensive jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pacific, MO will depict just how devastating the accident has been for yourself, 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:

  • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
  • End of life costs, like funeral and burial costs
  • 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 two young children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

Because of the types of damages involved, the value of your wrongful death claim 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? Was the act that ended their life a mere accident or an intentional violent act? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain 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 Pacific, MO | Burger Law

You should hire a wrongful death attorney in Pacific, MO who is a highly-skilled negotiator and trial lawyer with experience representing cases similar to yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to your family’s cause, leaving no stone unturned in negotiating your damages and proving the extent of the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to your loved one's death. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pacific, MO to represent the interests of you and your family and fight for the complete compensation you are owed.

Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death claim by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pacific, MO today. Put our talent, experience, and commitment to use toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family carry on and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our commitment as your advisor and legal advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win for you and your family. Speak to our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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