Wrongful Death Attorney Pleasant Hill, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Pleasant Hill, MO. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When your loved one loses their life because of a preventable accident, you and your family need a wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the responsible party pay for their fatal mistake. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Pleasant Hill, MO wrongful death lawyers who will handle your case from beginning to end and negotiate a complete financial recovery for you and your family.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have hundreds of accident victims and their families recover over 100 million dollars in damages. We represent even the most difficult cases that other law firms do not want to deal with. If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident and you are ready to do something, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pleasant Hill, MO today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Pleasant Hill, 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;get started now.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The grief of losing a loved one is deeply pailful. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes is likely one of the last things you want to think about, it is important that you speak to a wrongful death attorney in Pleasant Hill, MO right away after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you right away, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable litigator by your side who will invest their time, talents, and resources toward your claim and make sure that you use this chance to pay tribute to your loved one’s memory by making the responsibly party pay for their actions, provide support to your family in this challenging time, and keep others from being subject to a similar tragedy in the future. The law only gives you one opportunity to collect damages in a wrongful death case and you have a limited time to file your claim according to state law, so be sure to find the right lawyer to represent you and your family as soon as possible.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. As your Pleasant Hill, MO wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the importance 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 Pleasant Hill, 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.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Pleasant Hill, MO, we offer the following services for you as our client:

  • Off you advice, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Perform extensive investigation into your case
  • Find and utilize any relevant documents and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Determine the true and complete value of your claim, consulting experts in medical and other fields who can provide testimony regarding how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Address every component of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary paperwork, and other administrative tasks
  • Negotiate with the defending party to secure the most complete possible compensation
  • Be ready and willing 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

What are the Requirements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to get the compensation your family needs to have a memorial service, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, you must be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

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

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who can file a wrongful death claim, based on the state where the accident took place.

    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. The next preference goes to siblings. When a wrongful death victim does not have any surviving relatives from either of these groups, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. Illinois civil law 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 approve the funds 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, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Pleasant Hill, MO right away.

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

    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. So it is essential that you contact a Pleasant Hill, MO wrongful death attorney right away after the fatal accident occurs.

  • 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 from harm
    2. They violated 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 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 provide your family with the means to continue to take care of your day-to-day needs, you should file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of success in your Pleasant Hill, MO wrongful death claim and to understand whether you can file a claim, turn to the qualified Pleasant Hill, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. With us on your side, you can make the most of the suit and get the damages you deserve. Money cannot replace your loved one, but, winning a wrongful death suit in Pleasant Hill, MO is a powerful step for many families dealing with loss. Our wrongful death attorneys in Pleasant Hill, MO understand how important this is to you and we have the legal expertise and commitment to get your family the best outcome and negotiate the highest settlement possible.

Our Pleasant Hill, 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 Pleasant Hill, MO Can Help Recover Damages

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 amount of money awarded is reliant upon many factors. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pleasant Hill, MO will work relentlessly and lend his knowledge to demonstrate the complete value of damages to which you are entitled. Regardless of whether we reach an agreeable settlement through negotiation or mediation or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pleasant Hill, MO will paint a vivid picture of the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one before passing away.

The value of your case is determined by a number of factors. The damages you can collect are considered either economic or non-economic.

Damages in your wrongful death claim may include:

  • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
  • Final expenses, like funeral 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 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 services and support did they provide to their family? Did they care for any minor or other dependants? Did their life end in an accident or an intentional act of violence? 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 factored in when calculating the value of your claim.

Wrongful Death Attorney Pleasant Hill, MO | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Pleasant Hill, MO on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases similar to yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law are dedicated to your family’s cause, exhausting all leads in calculating all damages from your case 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 Pleasant Hill, MO to lead the fight for you and your family and fight for the complete compensation you to which you are entitled.

Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death claim by contacting a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pleasant Hill, 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 carry on and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our responsibility as your personal counsel and legal advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win for you and your family. Talk with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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