Wrongful Death LawyerO'Fallon, MO

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Wrongful Death Lawyer O'Fallon, 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 to hold those who caused your loved one's death responsible. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in O'Fallon 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 give your family the time and respect it deserves to fully honor your loved one, and also fight to make sure that those who are responsible for your loved one's death are held fully accountable to law. 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 know how hard it can be to recover from the death of a loved one, and fight hard for families that need recovery, compensation, and justice for their lost loved ones. 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?

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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? Your family member, had they lived, would have had a legal precedent to sue for injuries, and the party that caused your loved one's injuries could have been brought to trial and a judgment could have been sought against them.

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. 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 O'Fallon 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 pursued a claim for their injuries. 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 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 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 - Injuries can often have other effects that cause other issues or even death years later. 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. These drugs are extremely addictive, and the pharmaceutical companies rely on doctors pushing these drugs onto their patients so they will get addicted. 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 O'Fallon 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 does not include everything that your family may be able to 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 O'Fallon.

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 O'Fallon 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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