Wrongful Death LawyerClayton, MO

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Wrongful Death Lawyer Clayton, MO. Your family is hurting. Your family has lost a loved one, and you don't know what do to next, or how your family is going to pursue the wrongful death suit. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Clayton that is prepared to fight for your families rights, recovery, compensation, and the memory of your loved one. We will help your family honor the memory of your loved one, and pursue a complete and total judgment against those who caused the death of your loved one. We can and will help you.

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 know how hard it can be to recover from the death of a loved one, and fight hard for families that need recovery, compensation, and justice for their lost loved ones. We don't settle for anything less than a full recovery for your family. 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 negligent party would be liable for any type of payments or recoveries that your loved one could have pursued.

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. Wrongful death suits are extremely damaging to any individual or business, and they may try to hide the evidence pertaining to the claim. Collection of this evidence as quickly as possible is paramount. Our Lawyers in Clayton know how to get evidence from the defendants, how to depose the defendant, and how to hold the business or individual accountable to the fullest extent of the law. If you have any questions about the process, what you can expect, or how our Clayton lawyers can help you, 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 above, these suits can only be leveled when a loved one has passed because of an accident, whereas, had they lived, they could have pursued a claim for their injuries. There are several different ways this claim can be pursued. 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 t his lawsuit, we proved that the medical provider didn't respond adequately to our clients stated symptoms and that they also neglected to perform tests necessary to the symptoms.

Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim - Injuries sustained during an accident don't always cause immediate death. Complications that arrive from an initial accident are attributed as being caused by the accident. We held the nursing home liable for the injuries they caused, and the subsequent death of our client.

Wrongful Death due to Fentanyl - This drug, in large amounts, can be fatal. Patches typically have to be applied to the skin, and the company responsible for these patches neglected to tell users that direct skin contact with the chemical could cause fatal levels of the chemical to be present in the body. 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 - The opioid epidemic is ravaging the United States. 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 Clayton 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. 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 Clayton.

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 Clayton 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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