Wrongful Death Attorney Washington, MO

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Wrongful Death Attorney Washington, MO. Suddenly, 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 Washington, MO wrongful death lawyers who are prepared to handle your case from beginning to end 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 over 100 million dollars in damages. We represent even the most difficult cases which other law firms shy away from. If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident and you are ready to file a claim, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Washington, MO today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Washington, 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;contact us today.

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Gary Burger | Trial Attorney

Gary Burger is devoted to helping injury victims recover from devastating accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Gary practices all areas of personal injury law and has been successful in providing financial recovery while aiding in the protection of our clients’ future.


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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

Losing a loved one can be immobilizing. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes is likely the last thing on your mind, it is important that you contact a wrongful death attorney in Washington, MO as soon as possible after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer working your case as soon as possible, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable litigator on 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, help your family through this challenging time, and protect others from being subject to a similar tragedy in the future. The law only gives you one opportunity to bring a wrongful death claim and you have a limited time to file your suit as stipulated by state law, so be sure to find 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 Washington, MO wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer understands the significance of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and secure the means to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Washington, MO wrongful death attorney, we hold this position with honor and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family in all aspects of your wrongful death case.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Washington, MO, we will do the following for you as our client:

  • Off you guidance, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Track down and utilize all significant paperwork, documents, and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Calculate the complete value of your claim, speaking to professionals like doctors 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 communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary documents, and other administrative tasks
  • Litigate with the defending party to secure the most complete possible compensation
  • Be ready and willing to take your case to trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury the extent that you and your family have suffered, if the defense does not agree to a satisfactory settlement prior to trial

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to get the compensation 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 must:

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

    Missouri law gives certain types of family members priority in filing 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 the first two groups, a third party decided by the court may file. Illinois civil law selects a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This representative is addressed in the suit, but the court will approve the fraction of the settlement or judgment to go to every eligible family member in the suit. To clarify whether you are legally able to file the suit in your state, speak to a wrongful death attorney in Washington, MO right away.

  • File your Washington, 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 suit. In Illinois you have two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. So it is critical that you contact a Washington, MO wrongful death attorney right away after losing your loved one.

  • Satisfy 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 owed your loved one a duty to reasonably keep them safe
    2. The defendant violated that duty either through their action or inaction
    3. It was this breach that led to your family member's death
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, you and your deceased family member have suffered damages as a result of the breach of duty

You undoubtedly have experienced a number of overwhelming emotions about losing your loved one in a preventable accident. To hold the negligent party responsible for the gross misconduct, 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 Washington, MO wrongful death claim and to determine whether you can file a claim, count on the experienced Washington, MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of the suit and get the damages you deserve. Money cannot replace your loved one, but, success in a wrongful death suit in Washington, MO is a powerful step for many mourning families. Our wrongful death attorneys in Washington, MO recognize the importance of your suit and possess the legal skill and commitment to get your family the best outcome and obtain the best amount of compensation.

Recovering Damages - Your Wrongful Death Attorney Washington, MO

Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect compensation and hold the responsible party accountable for their fatal actions. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages as financial compensation. The value of your case is reliant upon many variables. As experienced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Washington, MO will work tirelessly and lend his experience to demonstrate the complete 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 Washington, MO on your case will demonstrate the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one prior to their passing.

Many individual factors go into determining the value of your case. 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, like memorial services and a burial or cremation
  • The decedent's pain and suffering before passing away
  • 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 various damages that can play a role, your wrongful death case value 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? Did they lose their life in an accident or an overt act of violence? Did they suffer in pain for months 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 Washington, MO | Burger Law

You deserve a reputable Washington, MO wrongful death attorney who is prepared to negotiate and take your fight to trial and has won cases similar to 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 how the defendant’s negligence caused the death of your loved one. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Washington, MO to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the complete compensation you deserve.

Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death suit by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Washington, MO today. Let us put our extensive skill, knowledge, and dedication toward winning your case, allowing your family to make the negligent party pay and collect the money that will 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 advisor and advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we secure a moment of peace for you and your family. Speak to one of our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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