Wrongful Death LawyerColumbia, MO

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Columbia, MO. A terrible accident has hurt your family. 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 Columbia that fights for the rights and recoveries of families who have lost loved ones due to negligence. We will fight to protect your loved one's memory is protected, and ensure that company or individual who caused your loved one's passing is held fully liable for their terrible 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. There are always signs and records that point to a history of negligence that shows that the individual or business that caused the passing of your loved one could have taken steps to prevent the accident, but didn't. 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 who are dedicated to fighting for the rights and recoveries of Columbia families who have lost loved ones. 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. These types of lawsuits give families legal recourse to hold an individual or business accountable for the death of a loved one. So what does this mean? Your family member, had they lived, would have had a legal precedent to sue for injuries, and the business or individual would have been liable for the damages they caused to your loved one.

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 Lawyers in Columbia know how to collect the facts and evidence crucial to your claim, how to depose the defendant, and how to ensure that those responsible for the death of your loved one are fully punished to the maximum extent of the law. If you have questions regarding how your family should start its wrongful death claim, how you can protect your claim, or how a personal injury lawyer can assist your family, 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 sued for the damages. There are many different areas that a wrongful death claim can arise from. Here are a few of the wrongful death claims we've successfully taken on:

Truck Accident Wrongful Death Claim - During this claim, we were able to show that the company and the driver they hired were both negligent on many counts, and were able to secure an excellent 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 suit, we showed that the doctor/provider didn't take our client's symptoms seriously 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. 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 didn't make users aware that the use of the patches, directly on the skin, could lead to fatal levels of the chemical in the blood supply. 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 - Opioid overdoses and the overprescription of opioids is a serious problem in the US. These drugs are extremely addictive, and the pharmaceutical companies rely on doctors pushing these drugs onto their patients so they will get addicted. These companies need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law for their actions. 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 Columbia 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. 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 Columbia.

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 Columbia 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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