Wrongful Death LawyerCreve Coeur, MO

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Wrongful Death Lawyer Creve Coeur, 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 your family is going to pursue the wrongful death suit. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Creve Coeur that always puts the needs of our clients and families first, and will always pursue the maximum settlement and judgement for your family. We will give your family the time and respect it deserves to fully honor your loved one, and also fight to make sure that those who are responsible for your loved one's death are held fully accountable to law. Our Firm will use its full resources to fight for your family.

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. We will fight to make sure that they are held responsible to the fullest extent of the law, and we won't settle for anything less than a full recovery for your family.

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 can fight for your family, and we can hold those who caused your loved one's death accountable. 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? 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. An experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer in Creve Coeur will know how to collect this 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 you have any questions about the process, what you can expect, or how our Creve Coeur 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 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 - In this claim, we held the business liable for the actions of their truck driver, and were able to win a great settlement 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 the tests they neglected to use to determine a prognosis for his symptoms.

Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim - Injuries can often have other effects that cause other issues or even death years later. Complications or injuries that come after an accident can nearly always be attributed to the accident. In this case, we pursued the nursing home that caused the injuries to our client that later caused her to develop further illnesses that lead to her death.

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 - 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 Creve Coeur will take on your family's wrongful death claim and hold those responsible for the death of your loved one fully accountable for their negligent and reckless acts. 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 list does not include everything that your family may be able to 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 Creve Coeur.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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State laws typically determine who can or cannot bring a wrongful death claim. 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 Creve Coeur 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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