Wrongful Death LawyerKirkwood, MO

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Wrongful Death Lawyer Kirkwood, MO. Your family is hurting. Your family has lost a loved one, and you don't know what do to next, or how to hold those who caused your loved one's death responsible. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Kirkwood that aggressively pursues wrongful death claims for Kirkwood families that have been hurt by the reckless actions of individuals. We will fight to protect your loved one's memory is protected, and fight hard to hold those responsible for your loved one's death accountable for their reckless actions. We will help your family at this difficult time.

Wrongful Death claims are never easy. Life threatening accidents don't just happen by chance. 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 hold these individuals and businesses accountable for the terrible and tragic mistakes they've caused.

Gary Burger and Burger Law are a team of wrongful death lawyers that fight for Kirkwood families to make sure that they get the justice, compensation, and recovery they deserve for the loss of their loved one. 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 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? If your loved one had survived the accident, they would have been able to sue for the injuries they sustained due to the accident, 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. 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. Our Kirkwood attorneys will know how to protect your family's claim by securing the evidence, how to depose the defendant, and how to ensure that those responsible for the death of your loved one are fully punished to the maximum extent of the law. 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 previously explained, a wrongful death claim can only be pursued after the passing of a family member, whereas, had they lived, they could have sued for the damages. 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 - During this claim, we were able to show that the company and the driver they hired were both negligent on many counts, and were able to secure a substantial settlement for our client's family 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 that they also neglected to perform tests necessary to the symptoms.

Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim - Injuries sustained during an accident don't always cause immediate death. Sometimes a complication may arise after the accident that would not have happened had the accident not occurred. We held the nursing home liable for the injuries they caused, and the subsequent death of our client.

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 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. 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 Kirkwood 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 is a brief list of the recoveries we can make. We understand that your loved one's passing is difficult. We want to help you and your family receive all of the compensation and financial recovery that you deserve. When you're ready to talk, we can help. Call or Contact our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Kirkwood.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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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 Kirkwood 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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