Wrongful Death Attorney Scott City, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Scott City, MO. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member in an accident or careless act that could have been prevented, you and your family need an experienced wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the responsible party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Scott City, MO wrongful death lawyers who will handle your case from beginning to end 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 take the tough cases which other law firms shy away from. 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 Scott City, MO today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Scott City, 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;get started now.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The loss of 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, it is important that you hire a wrongful death attorney in Scott City, 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 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 pay tribute to your loved one’s memory by making the responsibly party pay for their actions, help your family through this challenging time, and protect others from being subject to a similar fate 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 claim as stipulated by state law, so be sure to hire the right lawyer to fight for 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. Your Scott City, MO wrongful death attorney at Burger Law understands the importance of serving you and your family by helping you see accountability and obtain the means to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Scott City, 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 Scott City, MO, we offer the following services for your wrongful death suit:

  • Provide you with advice, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive 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 liability
  • Determine the complete value of your claim, turning to medical professionals and other experts who can provide testimony regarding the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Handle all aspects of your case, such as negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing the proper paperwork, and all other case-related tasks
  • Negotiate with the defense to secure the most complete possible sum for your damages
  • Be able to take your case to trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury the damages you and your family have suffered, in the event that a favorable settlement is not reached before trial

Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to receive the money your family needs to have a memorial service, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, you must meet the requirements of a wrongful death claim in your state.

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

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who can file a wrongful suit, depending on where or what state the accident took place.

    In Missouri, certain family members have preference over others to file 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, the court may appoint someone to file. In Illinois, the court names a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This person is the one named in the suit, but the court will allocate and distribute amount 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, speak to a wrongful death attorney in Scott City, MO now.

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

    In Missouri you have a total of three from their death to file a claim. In Illinois you have only two years, or five years in violent, intentional acts. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. This is why it is so essential that you contact a Scott City, MO wrongful death attorney right away after the fatal accident occurs.

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

    For your loved one’s death to be considered a wrongful death 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 owed your loved one a duty to reasonably keep them safe
    2. They failed that duty by something they did or did not do
    3. It was this breach that caused the death of your family member
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, you and your deceased family member have experienced 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 make the responsible party pay for their actions, honor the memory of your family member, and obtain the financial means your family needs to carry on with day-to-day life, you need to file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of success in your Scott City, MO wrongful death claim and to understand whether you qualify to file a claim, count on the qualified Scott City, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of the suit and get the compensation you deserve. Though all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Scott City, MO is an important feat for many families dealing with loss. Our wrongful death attorneys in Scott City, MO understand how important this is to you and we possess the legal skill and dedication to stand up to the responsible party and negotiate the highest amount of compensation.

Our Scott City, 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 Scott City, MO - Recovering 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 monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded depends upon many factors. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Scott City, MO will work tirelessly and apply his experience to demonstrate the complete value of your damages. Whether we are able to come to a settlement through the negotiation process, in mediation, or in an extensive jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Scott City, 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.

Damages in your wrongful death claim may include:

  • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
  • End of life expenses, such as funeral and a burial or cremation
  • The pain and suffering your family member experienced before passing away
  • 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 two young children or looking after an adult family member with disabilities

Due to the various damages that can play a role, the value of your wrongful death claim can be difficult to determine and understand. What was their age and life expectancy? What services and support did they provide to their family? Did they care for any minor or other dependants? Was the act that ended their life a mere accident or a willful violent act? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die immediately without suffering? All these questions and many more will be taken into consideration to determine your claim’s value.

Wrongful Death Attorney Scott City, MO | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Scott City, 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 go the extra mile, exhausting all leads in negotiating your damages and proving the extent of 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 Scott City, MO to represent the interests of you and your family and fight for the absolute compensation you are owed.

Put your family on track to win your wrongful death case by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Scott City, MO today. Let us put our extensive skill, knowledge, and dedication toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to 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. Talk with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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