Wrongful Death LawyerPhelps County, MO
Wrongful Death Lawyer Phelps County, MO. A terrible accident has hurt your family. A member of your family has died, and now you need help but aren’t sure what to do, or how your family is going to pursue the wrongful death suit. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Phelps County that aggressively pursues wrongful death claims for Phelps County 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.
Wrongful Death claims are never easy. No one should ever lose a loved one because of an accident that is caused by another’s negligence. Someone acted negligently, and dangerously, and they should be held fully accountable for their actions. 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 Phelps County families who have lost loved ones to reckless and negligent individuals. 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 Lawsuit gives families a means to seek reparations against those who have caused the passing of a loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit is defined as a suit that is brought against an individual or business that is legally responsible for the death of an individual. 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.
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 Phelps County attorneys will know how to protect your family’s claim by securing the evidence, how to depose the defendant, and how to hold the business or individual accountable to the fullest 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 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 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 claim, we held the business liable for the actions of their truck driver, 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 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 that arrive from an initial accident are attributed as being caused by the accident. 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. The company neglected to tell users of the patches that the patches could put potentially fatal levels of the drug into the bloodstream. 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. These companies need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law for their actions. 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 Phelps County will take on your family’s wrongful death claim and ensure that the party responsible for the passing of your family member is held responsible for their terrible action. 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. 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 Phelps County.
Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
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State laws designate who can pursue a wrongful death claim. 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 Phelps 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: