Wrongful Death Attorney Portland, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Portland, MO. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When your loved one loses their life by someone’s momentary lapse in judgment or simple carelessness, 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 Portland, MO wrongful death lawyers and legal staff will handle every aspect of your case and negotiate 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 more than 100 million dollars in damages. We represent even the most difficult cases that other law firms do not want to deal with. 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 Portland, MO today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Portland, 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 today.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For Me?

The grief of losing a loved one is deeply pailful. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, filing a legal claim is likely one of the last things you want to think about, you need to contact a wrongful death attorney in Portland, MO right away after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case swiftly, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable litigator in your corner who can get the most from your claim and will help you make the most out of your one chance to hold the responsible party accountable as a way to honor your loved one, help your family in this challenging time, and keep others from being subject to 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 suit according to state law, so it is important that you hire the right lawyer to represent you, your family, and your loved one’s memory as soon as possible.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. As your Portland, MO wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer understands the significance of serving you and your family by helping you hold the negligent accountable and secure the finances to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Portland, MO wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family in all aspects of your wrongful death suit.

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

  • Off you guidance, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Perform extensive investigation into your case
  • Obtain and evaluate all significant documents and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Determine the actual value of your claim, speaking to medical professionals and other experts who can attest to the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one
  • Handle all aspects of your case, such as 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 settlement
  • Be prepared to successfully present your case in trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury just how much you and your family have suffered, if a settlement is not reached before trial

Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to get the financial support your family needs to take care of your loved one's final expenses, 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.

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, based on the state where 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. The next preference goes to siblings. When a wrongful death victim does not have any surviving relatives from either of these categories, a third party decided by the court may file. In Illinois, the court names a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This representative is named in the suit, but the court will approve the funds to go to every eligible family member in the suit. In order to make sure of whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, speak to a wrongful death attorney in Portland, MO now.

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

    In Missouri you have three years from the date of their passing to file a claim. In Illinois you have only 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 important that you speak to a Portland, MO wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of your loved one.

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

    For your loved one’s death to be considered a wrongful death in Missouri or Illinois, certain facts 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 reasonably keep them safe from harm
    2. The defendant breached that duty through their behavior
    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 due to the event of your loved one's death

When losing a loved one, especially in a tragic, unnecessary, preventable accident, people experience a wide range of reactions. To make the responsible party pay for their actions, honor the memory of your family member, 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 winning your Portland, MO wrongful death claim and to determine whether you can file a claim, turn to the qualified Portland, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of the suit and get the financial compensation you deserve. Though all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Portland, MO is a significant feat for countless grieving families. Burger Law’s Portland, MO wrongful death attorneys grasp the importance of your suit and possess the legal acumen and commitment to look out for your family’s interests and negotiate the best amount of compensation.

Our Portland, 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 Portland, MO Can Help Recover 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 is reliant upon many variables. As experienced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Portland, MO will work tirelessly and apply his experience to demonstrate the complete value of your damages. Regardless of whether we reach a settlement through negotiation or mediation or in an extensive jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Portland, MO on your case will demonstrate just how devastating the accident has been for yourself, your family, and your loved one before they passed.

    The total value of your case is determined by a combination 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:

    • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
    • Final expenses, such as memorial services 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 a mother and the main caretaker of two young children or looking after an adult family member with disabilities

    Because of the types of damages that can play a role, your wrongful death case value depends on many factors. What was their age and life expectancy? What roles did they fill for their family? Did they have any dependents? Did they lose their life in an accident or an intentional violent act? Did they suffer extensively before their death or did they die immediately without suffering? Many facts of the decedent’s family, lifestyle, and circumstances of the accident will be factored in when calculating your claim’s value.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Portland, MO | Burger Law

    You should hire a wrongful death attorney in Portland, MO who is a highly-skilled negotiator and trial lawyer with experience representing cases like yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to your family’s cause, leaving no stone unturned in calculating all damages from your case and proving the extent of the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to your loved one's death. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Portland, MO to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the full compensation you are owed.

    Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death suit by contacting a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Portland, 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 personal counsel and legal advocate very seriously and will not rest until we secure a moment of peace for you and your family. Discuss your case with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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