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Wrongful Death LawyerDesoto, MO

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Desoto, MO, 63020

Wrongful Death Lawyer Desoto, 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 Desoto 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 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. We can and will help you.

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. Negligent acts should never happen. 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 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 fight for the rights and recoveries of Desoto families who have lost loved ones to reckless and negligent individuals. 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?

Wrongful Death Attorney Desoto, MO, 63020

Wrongful Death Claims allow families to recover and seek judgment against those who have caused the death of a loved one. A wrongful death suit allows family members to bring a case against the party responsible for the death of a family member, and dictates who can recover legally from these claims. 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.

Wrongful Death Attorney Desoto, MO, 63020

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. An experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer in Desoto 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 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 Desoto, MO, 63020

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 – In this case, we were able to prove negligence on the part of the driver and company, 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 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 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. 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 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 – 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. We fight to make sure these companies pay for their negligent acts. Here is a short video on the Misrepresentation of Opioids:

What can my family Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Wrongful Death Attorney in Desoto, MO, 63020

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Desoto 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 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 Desoto.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Desoto, MO, 63020

State laws designate who can pursue 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 Desoto 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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