Wrongful Death LawyerMaries County, MO
Wrongful Death Lawyer Maries County, MO. Your family’s way of life has been affected. You’ve lost someone important to your lives, and you aren’t sure how to move forward, or how to get justice for your lost loved one. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Maries County dedicated to protecting Maries County families who have been affected by negligent individuals or businesses. We will help your family honor the memory of your loved one, 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 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. 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 Maries County families who have lost loved ones to reckless and negligent individuals. 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. These types of lawsuits give families legal recourse to hold an individual or business accountable for the death of a loved one. So what does this mean? If your family member had lived, they would have been able to pursue a personal injury claim, 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.
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 Maries County will know how to collect this evidence, how to depose the defendant, and how to make sure that the party responsible for your loved one’s passing is held liable for their actions. If you need help with a wrongful death claim, 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 previously, a wrongful death claim is applicable when your loved one passed due to injuries, whereas, had they lived, they could have sued for the damages. There are several different ways this claim can be pursued. 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 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 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 – Sometimes a person will pass years after an accident. 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. The company responsible for the creation of the patches neglected to tell the users that the use of the patches could lead to fatal overdoses of the drug. 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 – Opioid overdoses and the overprescription of opioids is a serious problem in the US. 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?
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No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Maries 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
- 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 Maries County.
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 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 Maries County can help your claim, please call our Personal Injury Law Firm at 1-314-542-2222, or fill out this contact form HERE.
Burger Law Practice Areas
We also provide legally counseling and guidance to these areas of personal injury law: