Wrongful Death LawyerCrawford County, MO
Wrongful Death Lawyer Crawford County, 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 hold those who caused your loved one’s death responsible. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Crawford County dedicated to protecting Crawford County families who have been affected by negligent individuals or businesses. Our Firm will make sure that your loved one’s memory is protected, 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.
Wrongful Death claims are never easy. No one should ever lose a loved one because of an accident that is caused by another’s negligence. The individual or business who caused your loved one’s death most likely has a history of acting negligently. 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 Crawford County families who are affected by these tragedies. We don’t accept anything less than the maximum amount recoverable under the law, and we will always place the needs of you and your family first. 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 Claims allow families to recover and seek judgment against those who have caused the 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? If your loved one had not passed, they would have been able to sue for their 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 allow your family to seek recovery, compensation, and justice against those who caused the passing of your family member. Because death is involved in these claims, the collection and protection of evidence is paramount to the success of the claim. Our Crawford County attorneys will know how to protect your family’s claim by securing the evidence, how to depose the defendant, and how to guarantee that those responsible for the passing of your family member are fully punished for their negligent and reckless actions. If your family needs guidance during this time, 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 would have been able to sue the business or individual for the damages they were caused. 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 claim, we held the business liable for the actions of their truck driver, 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 – We proved that the doctor acted negligently towards our clients symptoms and the tests they neglected to use to determine a prognosis for his symptoms.
Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim – Sometimes a person will pass years after an accident. Complications or injuries that come after an accident can nearly always be attributed to 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. 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 – Opioid overdoses and the overprescription of opioids is a serious problem 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. 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 Crawford County 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
- Funeral Expenses
This list is not the full list of the recoveries you may be entitled to. 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 Crawford 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 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 Crawford 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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