Wrongful Death LawyerFranklin County, MO

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Wrongful Death Lawyer Franklin County, 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 fight against the business or individual who caused the death of your loved one. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Franklin County dedicated to protecting Franklin County families who have been affected by negligent individuals or businesses. We will fight to protect your loved one's memory is protected, and pursue a complete and total judgment against those who caused the death of your loved one. Our Firm will use its full resources to fight for your family.

Wrongful Death claims are never easy. Life threatening accidents don't just happen 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. 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 fight for the rights and recoveries of Franklin County families who have lost loved ones to reckless and negligent individuals. 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 suits allow families to pursue legal action and judgments against the party or parties responsible for the passing of a family member. So what does this mean? If your loved one had not passed, they would have been able to sue for their injuries, and the responsible party would have been legally required to pay for the damages they caused.

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. Because death is involved in these claims, the collection and protection of evidence is paramount to the success of the claim. An experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer in Franklin County will know how to collect this evidence, how to depose the defendant, and how to hold the business or individual accountable to the fullest 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 previously explained, a wrongful death claim can only be pursued after the passing of a family member, whereas, had they lived, they could have taken the responsible party to court. There are several different instances where this is applicable. 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 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 t his lawsuit, we proved that the medical provider didn't respond adequately to our clients stated symptoms and that tests that would have proved the client's illness were not administered.

Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim - An accident can sometimes cause further injuries to arrise that may cause death later. Had the accident not happened, the additional complications would have never arrisen. We made sure that the nursing home was held fully responsible for the injuries they caused to our client, and the illness that caused her death.

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 - Opioids and opioid overdoses are a serious threat to the country. The pharmaceutical companies know how addictive opioids are, and still push doctors to prescribe opioids even in cases where they are not needed. Our Firm aggressively fights these companies. 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 Franklin County 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. 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 Franklin 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 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 Franklin 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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