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Wrongful Death Lawyers

During this difficult time, the wrongful death attorneys are up to the challenge of bringing your family justice. Representing the surviving family members of fatal accident victims is an honor and a responsibility we do not take lightly. We have the professionalism, experience and compassion necessary to get the results you deserve.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers St. Louis and Missouri

Wrongful Death Lawyer St. Louis and Missouri. Burger Law knows what you need in a wrongful death lawyer. The loss of a loved one is immeasurable. That loss is more difficult when it is caused by the needless negligence of another person or company. The damages families suffer from the unexpected loss of life and the void it creates is huge–not to mention the financial burden of loss of income, funeral costs, supporting your family and other expenses that can quickly become overwhelming. With only one chance at getting a recovery from the responsible party, it is important to find a knowledgeable and compassionate wrongful death lawyer with a tremendous track record in these claims to guide your family. We can win your wrongful death case and at least provide financial resources for the family and loved ones left behind. Call one of our wrongful death lawyers for free at (314) 500-HURT or online to share your story and discover how our experienced wrongful death lawyers in Missouri and Illinois can help you and your family recover.

Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers in St. Louis have decades of proven experience in wrongful death claims and have helped many surviving family members get compensation to alleviate the pressure and uncertainty they face in the wake of a loved one’s death. We have won wrongful death cases that come from all kinds of circumstances—auto accidents, truck crashes, dangerous products, medical negligence and dangerous properties. Consoling and advising family members of wrongful death victims is one of our most delicate responsibilities and one that we take very seriously. We treat you with dignity and give you our pledge to provide you with our best guidance and fiercest dedication as we pursue your claim in honor of your loved one.

You deserve the expert representation of Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys. Allow us to take this weight off of your shoulders as we take care of all aspects of your case. With decades of experience and millions of dollars won for our clients, you can be confident that we will do what it takes to hold the responsible parties accountable for their reckless actions and get you and your family the support you deserve. We will leave no stone unturned in proving their negligence and we will not settle for anything less than the maximum recovery. Let the wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law bear the weight of your wrongful death claim by contacting us today. Call (314) 500-HURT or reach out online to discuss your case with an attorney for free.

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Wrongful Death Claims

Collecting Damages

After the death of a loved one, surviving family members can struggle to remain afloat financially. Medical bills and funeral costs may be overwhelming and families can find it difficult to make ends meet after losing a major source of income. To make matters worse, dependents of the deceased person may lose access to inheritance or college funds that would have remained theirs if their caretaker was still alive.

If the family of a deceased individual fails to file a wrongful death suit, they will be responsible for covering the previously mentioned expenses with their own money, which may not be enough. Fortunately, a strong wrongful death claim headed by a seasoned wrongful death attorney may have a strong chance of recovering some of these costs as damages. Burger Law's experienced wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to answering your questions and supporting you during your entire case. Learn more about what damages you can recover and how much money you could receive here.

What Can We Recover in Our Wrongful Death Claim?

Missouri Law dictates what can be recovered from a wrongful death lawsuit in statute 537.090. Under Missouri Law, your family can recover a number of different damages. Damages are categorized as one of the following:

  1. Economic: expenses such as medical bills, treatment costs, funeral expenses and loss of income and benefits which are measurable dollar amounts
  2. Non-economic: other damages that are not quantified, such as mental anguish, loss of guidance and loss of companionship
  3. Survival: damages suffered by the victim due to the accident prior to their death, such as pain and suffering due to their fatal injuries

To collect the full damages you and your family are entitled to, you must find an experienced St. Louis wrongful death law firm you can trust. The Missouri wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law are committed to fighting for you and your family and bringing you a full financial recovery after your unspeakable loss. We will not rest until we have helped you recover any applicable damages, including damages such as:

  • Loss of income
  • Reduced capacity for future income
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of instruction to children
  • Guidance
  • Counseling
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Burial costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Treatment costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

This list does not include everything that your family may be able to recover. We understand that your loved one's passing is difficult. We want to help you and your family recieve all of the compensation and financial recovery that you deserve. Your family deserves to have their needs and their concerns met. When you're ready to talk, we can help. Call (314) 500-HURT or contact our Wrongful Death Lawyers in St. Louis.

Missouri Wrongful Death Damages Cap

To understand the value of your claim and the total amount you are eligible to receive, you need a Missouri wrongful death lawyer who is familiar with Missouri wrongful death cases like yours and can determine the total value of your damages, including the non-economic damages.

When calculating these damages, you may be wondering if there is a maximum amount of damages allowed in a St. Louis or Missouri wrongful death case. In most cases, there is no limit to the amount of damages you and your family can receive for the wrongful death of your loved one in Missouri. This means that your wrongful death attorney can demand the full value of all of your damages, regardless of the total.

The one exception is in wrongful death cases due to medical malpractice. In medical malpractice wrongful death claims in Missouri, state law caps the non-economic damages that may be awarded. The current policy, established by Missouri Statute 538.205, sets the current maximum value for non-economic damages in a medical malpractice-related wrongful death case at $787,671 for the year 2022.

Regardless of the circumstances that caused the wrongful death of your loved one, you need to hire an experienced and dedicated wrongful death attorney from a reputable St. Louis law firm to fight for you and demand the full compensation to which you are entitled. Burger Law's legal team will not rest until we get you the outcome you deserve. Discuss your wrongful death case with one of our wrongful death lawyers for free at (314) 500-HURT.

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Wrongful Death Claims

Winning Your Wrongful Death Claim

When Can a Person File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death cases have several special considerations. In most cases, a wrongful death claim can only be filed by a child, spouse or parent/guardian of a deceased individual, and if the claimant is successful they may receive restitution for their financial losses.

Wrongful death suits can be filed under a myriad of circumstances. As long as a person is killed due to negligence or an intentional criminal act, most courts will hear a wrongful death case. Wrongful death claims are often filed in the wake of deaths caused by:

  • Automobile accidents 
  • Defective or dangerous products 
  • Medical malpractice  
  • Occupational accidents 
  • Maritime and offshore accidents 
  • Criminal activity  

Even if a person is found not guilty by a criminal court, they can still be held financially responsible in civil court if a family chooses to file a wrongful death suit. This is because the burden of proof is not as great in civil court since the jury there can award monetary damages but cannot levy criminal charges.

Negligence in Wrongful Death Claims

Accidents do happen, but when they are avoidable, individuals and organizations can be held legally liable if they did not take reasonable steps to prevent the accident from occurring. Wrongful death cases are frequently governed by a legal principle known as negligence. Individuals and organizations that do not take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of others are said to be negligent if their actions or inaction result in an accident.

To prove the defendant is guilty of negligence, a St. Louis wrongful death lawyer will have to prove they owed a duty of care to the deceased individual. They will also need to prove the defendant failed to honor this duty of care and that the death of the person in question was caused directly or indirectly by this failure.




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Our skilled wrongful death attorneys in St. Louis, MO serving all of Missouri and Illinois have the knowledge, resources and background to demand justice and full compensation for you and your family after the tragedy of losing a loved one to someone else's reckless behavior. You deserve a complete financial recovery for your St. Louis wrongful death case. While it will not undo the profound loss you have experienced, a financial recovery in your Missouri wrongful death case will allow you to honor the memory of your loved one and move forward as a family. Hire Burger Law's capable wrongful death lawyers to represent you in your claim and offer personal support and counsel during this difficult time so that you do not have to worry about paperwork or legal requirements while processing your loss.

Our MO wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have decades of experience working on and winning wrongful death cases. We will answer your questions for free now at (314) 500-HURT. In addition, we have produced additional resources for individuals and families in St. Louis and throughout Missouri going through a wrongful death or personal injury claim. Check out some of these additional resources below.

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The death of a loved one can be traumatic. After their death, you may find yourself struggling to return to normal and wishing that the responsible party could be held accountable for their actions. If you want justice for your loved one, an attorney could help. An experienced wrongful death attorney can devote the time and resources necessary to achieve justice for your loved one. Contact a St. Louis wrongful death lawyer from Burger Law today to schedule a consultation.

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The lawyers and legal staff at Burger Law are leaders in representing and winning wrongful death and other personal injury cases in the St. Louis area and locations throughout the United States. We demand accountability for negligence, obtain fair and complete compensation and support our clients through their entire case. The personal injury lawyers at Burger Law have what it takes to represent claims in all areas of personal injury law.

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Common Personal Injury Questions

The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law believe in giving victims and their families the resources they need to understand their claim and their options. In addition to other free resources we have produced, we share the answers to many commonly asked wrongful death and other personal injury questions here. Our lawyers are also available to answer questions for free at (314) 500-HURT.

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How To Choose The Right Personal Injury Lawyer For Me

How do you determine which personal injury lawyer is right for you? As you've undoubtedly heard the disclaimer at the end of TV and radio commercials for law firms: the choice of a lawyer is important and should not be based solely upon advertisements. The key is to speak with the lawyer and de …

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How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Do you know how long you have to file a personal injury claim? Or when the best time is to file one? Is it better to do it immediately after your accident or to wait until you know how significantly your injuries have affected your life? These are just the beginning of the string of questions t …

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What Tricks Do Insurance Companies Use To Avoid Paying Claims?

When you have a personal injury claim, be aware of the tricks insurance companies will use to try to avoid paying claims like yours. While there are some occasions where the defendant's insurance company will act in good faith and offer a fair settlement without extensive litigation, it is more co …

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