Wrongful Death Attorney Rolla, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Rolla, MO. Suddenly, 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 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 irreversibly destructive behavior. The team of Rolla, MO wrongful death lawyers at Burger Law will handle every aspect of your case and argue to get 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 more than 100 million dollars in damages. We take the tough cases that other law firms will not. If your family member lost their life in a preventable accident and you are ready to file a claim, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Rolla, MO today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Rolla, 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 act;reach out today.

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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, filing a legal claim may be one of the last things you want to think about, you need to hire a wrongful death attorney in Rolla, MO as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you swiftly, you will have trusted and experienced negotiator and trial lawyer by your side 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, provide support to your family in this challenging time, and protect others from befalling a similar tragedy in the future. The law only gives you one chance to collect damages in a wrongful death case and you only have so long to file your suit according to state law, so it is important that you find the right lawyer to work on behalf of 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. Your Rolla, MO wrongful death attorney at Burger Law recognizes the weight 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 Rolla, MO wrongful death attorney, we hold this position with honor and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death suit.

Wehn we become your wrongful death attorney in Rolla, MO, we will perform the following services for your wrongful death claim:

  • Off you advice, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Find and evaluate all relevant paperwork, documents, and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Calculate the true and complete value of your claim, consulting professionals like doctors who can attest to how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Handle every aspects of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary paperwork, and all other case-related tasks
  • Negotiate with the defending party for the most complete possible compensation
  • Be able to successfully present your case in trial and persuade a jury of your peers of the damages 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 money required to have a memorial service, 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.

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, depending on the state where the 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 nobody from this first group is able to file, a sibling to the deceased can make a claim. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of these categories, a third party decided by the court may file. In Illinois, the court selects one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. This representative is addressed in the suit, but it is still ultimately up to the court to 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. If you are unsure whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, speak to a wrongful death attorney in Rolla, MO now.

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

    In Missouri you have a total of three from the date of their passing to file a claim. Illinois gives you only two years, or five years if the incident was intentional and violent. Two or three years can go by very quickly. This is why it is so critical that you hire a Rolla, MO wrongful death attorney right away after the fatal accident occurs.

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

    To qualify as a wrongful death case in Missouri or Illinois, there are some facts that must be true. You must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant owed your loved one a duty to reasonably keep them safe
    2. They violated that duty through their behavior
    3. It was this breach that caused your loved one to lose their life
    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

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, pay tribute to your loved one, and obtain the financial means your family needs to continue to take care of your day-to-day life, you need to file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of success in your Rolla, MO wrongful death claim and to understand whether you can file a claim, reach out to the expert Rolla, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of your claim and get the damages you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Rolla, MO is a powerful step for countless grieving families. Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Rolla, MO grasp the importance of your suit and have the legal skill and commitment to get your family the best outcome and get the best amount of compensation.

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

Wrongful Death Attorney Rolla, MO - Recovering Damages

Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect damages and make the person responsible pay for their fatal negligence. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded in the form of financial compensation. The value of your case depends upon many details. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Rolla, MO will work hard and apply his experience to demonstrate the full value of your damages. Whether we reach an agreeable settlement through the negotiation process, in mediation, or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Rolla, MO will depict 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. Each damage is described as either economic or non-economic.

There are a number of damages you may collect on, such as:

  • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
  • End of life costs, such as memorial services and burial costs
  • The decedent's pain and suffering prior to their death
  • You and your family’s 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

Due to the types of 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 roles did they fill for their family? Did they have any dependents? Did their life end in an accident or an intentional 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 considered in determining the value of your claim.

Wrongful Death Attorney Rolla, MO | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Rolla, 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 how the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one's death. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Rolla, 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.

Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death suit by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Rolla, MO today. Put our talent, experience, and commitment to use 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. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our responsibility as your personal counsel and advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win 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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