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Wrongful Death LawyerHannibal, MO

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Hannibal, MO, 63401

Wrongful Death Lawyer Hannibal, MO. Your family’s way of life has been affected. Your loved one has passed, and now you are suffering and not sure what to do, or how your family is going to recover from this terrible accident. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Hannibal that aggressively pursues wrongful death claims for Hannibal families that have been hurt by the reckless actions of individuals. We will give your family the time and respect it deserves to fully honor your loved one, 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.

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 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. 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 fight for the rights and recoveries of Hannibal families who have lost loved ones to reckless and negligent individuals. We take every case seriously, and we never ask your family to settle for anything less than the maximum amount they deserve. 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 Hannibal, MO, 63401

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 family member had lived, they would have been able to pursue a personal injury claim, and the negligent party would be liable for any type of payments or recoveries that your loved one could have pursued.

Wrongful Death Attorney Hannibal, MO, 63401

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. Protecting evidence in a claim involving death is critically important. Our Lawyers in Hannibal know how to get evidence from the defendants, 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?

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Hannibal, MO, 63401

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 brought their own claim. A wrongful death claim can be pursued from many different cases. 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 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. Sometimes a complication may arise after the accident that would not have happened had the accident not occurred. 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 – The opioid epidemic is ravaging the United States. Doctors often get kickbacks for prescribing opioids, and thus prescribe the dangerous drugs more often. 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 Hannibal, MO, 63401

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

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Hannibal, MO, 63401

Each state has laws determining who can bring a lawful death suit. 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 Hannibal 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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