Wrongful Death Attorney Troy, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Troy, MO. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member in an accident or careless act that could have been prevented, it is important to find 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. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Troy, MO wrongful death lawyers and legal staff are prepared to handle every aspect of your case and argue to get a complete settlement for your family to recover.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them more than 100 million dollars in compensation. We represent even the most difficult cases that other law firms will not. If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident and you are ready to hold the negligent party accountable, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, MO today at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Troy, 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;reach out today.

Chesterfield, MO

Chesterfield, MO

100 Chesterfield Business Pkwy
Suites 200-222
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

The loss of a loved one is always difficult. Though when your family experiences the gut-wrenching tragedy of losing a loved on in an accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes may be one of the last things you want to think about, it is important that you hire a wrongful death attorney in Troy, MO right away after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case as soon as possible, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable negotiator and trial lawyer by your side who can get the most from your claim and will help you make the most out of your one 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 difficult time, and protect others from enduring a similar tragedy 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 claim according to state law, so it is important that you hire the right lawyer to work on behalf of you, your family, and your loved one’s memory as soon as possible.

The responsibility of representing your mourning family in the wrongful death of your loved one is one that should not be taken lightly. As your Troy, MO wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer understands the weight of serving you and your family by helping you hold the negligent accountable and secure the means to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Troy, MO wrongful death attorney, we hold this responsibility in highest regard and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death suit.

As your wrongful death attorney in Troy, MO, we offer the following services for your wrongful death claim:

  • Off you advice, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Find and utilize all important paperwork, documents, and other evidence that demonstrates of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Determine the monetary value of your claim, speaking to experts in medical and other fields who can provide testimony regarding 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 defense to secure the best possible sum for your damages
  • Be able to take your case to trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury just how much you and your family have suffered, in the event that a favorable settlement is not reached before trial

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to get the financial support you need to have a memorial service and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, you must satisfy your state’s wrongful death suit requirements.

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

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on 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. The first group, including parents, spouses, children, or grandchildren, must file if possible. The next preference goes to siblings. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of these groups, a third party decided by the court may file. Illinois civil law 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 approve the amount to go to every eligible family member in the suit. To find out definitively whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, speak to a wrongful death attorney in Troy, MO today.

  • File your Troy, MO wrongful death claim within Missouri or Illinois statute of limitations.

    Missouri gives surviving family members three years from the date of their passing to file a suit. 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. As such, critical that you speak to a Troy, MO wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the fatal accident occurs.

  • Satisfy the requirements regarding fault and negligence 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. You must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant owed your loved one a duty to keep them safe
    2. They failed that duty by something they did or did not do
    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 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. In order to make the responsible party pay for their actions, 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 need to file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Troy, MO wrongful death claim and to understand whether you qualify to file a claim, count on the experienced Troy, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of your claim and get the compensation you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Troy, MO is a powerful feat for countless mourning families. Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Troy, MO recognize how important this is to you and we possess the legal expertise and dedication to look out for your family’s interests and get the highest amount of compensation.

Our Troy, 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 Troy, MO - Recovering Damages

The law allows families of wrongful death victims a way to collect damages and make the responsible party pay for their fatal negligence. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages as monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded is dependent upon many variables. As experienced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Troy, MO will work tirelessly and lend his experience to factor the full value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we are able to come to a settlement during the negotiation process, in mediation, or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, MO on your case 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 they passed.

There are a variety of different damages that add up to the full value of your case. Each damage is described as either economic or non-economic.

Damages for which you can be compensated may include:

  • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
  • Final costs, such as funeral and a burial or cremation
  • The decedent's pain and suffering 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 their minor children or looking after an adult family member with disabilities

Due to the types of damages involved, your wrongful death case value depends on many factors. 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 care for any minor or other dependants? Did their life end in a mere accident or a willful act of violence? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die immediately without suffering? Many facts of the decedent’s family, lifestyle, and circumstances of the accident will be taken into consideration to determine the value of your claim.

Wrongful Death Attorney Troy, MO | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Troy, MO on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases similar to yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, 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. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, 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 claim by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, 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 carry on and keep the memory of your loved one alive. 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 secure a moment of peace for you and your family. Talk with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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