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Wrongful Death LawyerChesterfield, MO

We will Fight for your Family’s Rights and the Memory of your Loved One.

Wrongful Death Lawyer Chesterfield, MO, 63005

Wrongful Death Lawyer Chesterfield, MO. Your family is hurting. You’ve lost someone important to your lives, and you aren’t sure how to move forward, or how to get justice for your lost loved one. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Chesterfield that fights for the rights and recoveries of families who have lost loved ones due to negligence. We will give your family the time and respect it deserves to fully honor your loved one, and pursue a complete and total judgment against those who caused the death of your loved one. We will help your family at this difficult time.

Gary Burger

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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Wrongful Death claims are never easy. Accidents that cause the passing of another are rarely by chance. There is always a trail of facts or reports that show negligence on the part of the business or individual who is responsible for your loved one’s death. Their actions were negligent and reckless, and we will make sure that they pay for your loved one’s passing.

Gary Burger and Burger Law are a team of wrongful death lawyers who understand how devastating it can be to lose a family member, and fight hard for Chesterfield families who are affected by these tragedies. 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?

Wrongful Death Attorney Chesterfield, MO, 63005

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? Your family member, had they lived, would have had a legal precedent to sue for injuries, and the negligent party would be liable for any type of payments or recoveries that your loved one could have pursued.

Wrongful Death Attorney Chesterfield, MO, 63005

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.

Through these laws, your family can seek judgment and a subsequent recovery against those responsible for your loved one’s death. Protecting evidence in a claim involving death is critically important. Our Chesterfield 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 and your loved ones need help holding the party responsible for your loved one’s death accountable, 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?

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Chesterfield, MO, 63005

As stated previously, a wrongful death claim is applicable when your loved one passed due to injuries, whereas, had they lived, they could have pursued a claim for their injuries. A wrongful death claim can be pursued from many different cases. 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 they also neglected to perform tests necessary to the symptoms.

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. We made sure that the nursing home was held fully responsible for the injuries they caused to our client, and the illness that caused her death.

Wrongful Death due to Fentanyl – This drug, in large amounts, can be fatal. The company responsible for the creation of the patches neglected to tell the users that the use of the patches could lead to fatal overdoses of the drug. 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 are being overprescribed and over used in the US. The pharmaceutical companies know how addictive opioids are, and still push doctors to prescribe opioids even in cases where they are not needed. Our Firm aggressively fights these companies. Here is a short video on the Misrepresentation of Opioids:

What can my family Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Wrongful Death Attorney in Chesterfield, MO, 63005

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Chesterfield will take on your family’s wrongful death claim and make sure that the business or individual that caused the death of your loved is held fully accountable to 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. Your family is entitled to a recovery, and we are going to fight for the full rights and recovery you are woed. When you’re ready to talk, we can help. Call or Contact our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Chesterfield.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Chesterfield, MO, 63005

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 Chesterfield 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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