Wrongful Death LawyerAudrain County, MO

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Wrongful Death Lawyer Audrain County, MO. Your family is hurting. Your family has lost a loved one, and you don't know what do to next, or how to get justice for your lost loved one. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Audrain County that fights for the rights and recoveries of families who have lost loved ones due to negligence. We will help your family honor the memory of your loved one, and fight hard to hold those responsible for your loved one's death accountable for their reckless actions. Our Firm will use its full resources to fight for your family.

Wrongful Death claims are never easy. Accidents that cause the passing of another are rarely by chance. The individual or business who caused your loved one's death most likely has a history of acting negligently. We will fight for your family's rights and make sure that those who caused your loved one's death are punished to the maximum extent of the law.

Gary Burger and Burger Law are a team of wrongful death lawyers that fight for Audrain County families to make sure that they get the justice, compensation, and recovery they deserve for the loss of their loved one. We will make sure that those who caused your loved one's death are held fully accountable for their actions, and that your family gets the recovery and compensation that it deserves. We don't charge any fees unless we win your family's claim. Call us at your earliest convenience at 1-314-542-2222, or use this form HERE.

How do I start a Wrongful Death Claim?

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Wrongful Death Suits give the family of the deceased the right to seek compensation and recovery against those who have caused the untimely death of a loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit is defined as a suit that is brought against an individual or business that is legally responsible for the death of an individual. So what does this mean? If your loved one had survived the accident, they would have been able to sue for the injuries they sustained due to the accident, and the responsible party would have been legally required to pay for the damages they caused.

In Missouri, wrongful death claims are dictated by Statute 537.090 which sets who can sue, what they can sue for, and how any recovery or settlement is dispersed and what liens can be set against it.

In Illinois, wrongful death suits are dictated by Statute 740 ILCS 180 - Wrongful Death Act.

These laws give you and your family the right to seek suit against those who caused the wrongful death of your loved one. It is important to collect all evidence regarding the claim as quickly as possible. Our Audrain County attorneys will know how to protect your family's claim by securing the evidence, how to depose the defendant, and how to make sure that the party responsible for your loved one's passing is held liable for their actions. If you need help with a wrongful death claim, please call us at 1-314-542-2222, or use this form HERE. We can help your family get the justice, compensation, and recovery it deserves.

When can my Family Start a Wrongful Death Claim?

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As stated previously, a wrongful death claim is applicable when your loved one passed due to injuries, whereas, had they lived, they would have been able to sue the business or individual for the damages they were caused. There are several different instances where this is applicable. Here are a few of the wrongful death claims we've successfully taken on:

Truck Accident Wrongful Death Claim - In this case, we were able to prove negligence on the part of the driver and company, and secured a substantial recovery for our clients as well as handle the family's probate matters so that their recovery was protected.

Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Claim - In this case, we were able to prove that the general medical practice that saw our client acted negligently in regards to the symptoms he was experiencing and that tests that would have proved the client's illness were not administered.

Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim - Injuries can often have other effects that cause other issues or even death years later. Had the accident not happened, the additional complications would have never arrisen. Our client passed from subsequent illnesses due to the injury, and we held the nursing home fully liable for their actions.

Wrongful Death due to Fentanyl - This drug, in large amounts, can be fatal. The company neglected to tell users of the patches that the patches could put potentially fatal levels of the drug into the bloodstream. We were able to prove that the company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals acted negligently, and were able to settle the claim for a large, confidential amount.

Opioid Overdose Wrongful Death Claim - Opioids and opioid overdoses are a serious threat to the country. These drugs are extremely addictive, and the pharmaceutical companies rely on doctors pushing these drugs onto their patients so they will get addicted. We can and will hold these companies accountable. Here is a short video on the Misrepresentation of Opioids:

What can my family Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?

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No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Audrain County will take on your family's wrongful death claim and fight to hold those accountable for your loved ones passing to the maximum extent of the law. Here are several types of recoveries that your family can pursue:

  • Loss of Income
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Loss of Instruction to Children
  • Guidance
  • Counseling
  • Funeral Expenses

This is a short list of a few of the things you can recover. We understand that your loved one's passing is difficult. We are going to fight to make sure you get everything your family is entitled to. When you're ready to talk, we can help. Call or Contact our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Audrain County.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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A wrongful death claim can only be pursued by designated financial beneficiaries of the deceased. This will differ from state to state, but is typically uniform across the US.

In Missouri, Statute 537.080 dictates who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit.

Here is the statute for Illinois.

Here is a breakdown of who can file a wrongful death claim, and who is allowed to benefit from a wrongful death suit:

  • Wife/Husband - Significant Other.
  • Children of the disceased.
  • Grandchildren of the Disceased, or even great grandchildren.
  • Parent's can file wrongful death for the loss of a child.
  • If no Spouses, parents or children are available to recover, then a Sibling can bring a wrongful death claim.
  • In rare cases, the children of sibilings can pursue a wrongful death claim.

If you have any questions regarding who can file a wrongful death suit, what your family stands to recover, or how a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Audrain County can help your claim, please call our Personal Injury Law Firm at 1-314-542-2222, or fill out this contact form HERE.

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