Wrongful Death LawyerPleasant Hill, MO
Wrongful Death Lawyer Pleasant Hill, MO. A terrible accident has hurt your family. Your loved one has passed, and now you are suffering and not sure what to do, or how to get justice for your lost loved one. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Pleasant Hill dedicated to protecting Pleasant Hill families who have been affected by negligent individuals or businesses. We will give your family the time and respect it deserves to fully honor 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. Accidents that cause the passing of another are rarely by chance. The individual or business who caused your loved one’s death most likely has a history of acting negligently. 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 that fight for Pleasant Hill families to make sure that they get the justice, compensation, and recovery they deserve for the loss of their loved one. We don’t accept anything less than the maximum amount recoverable under the law, and we will always place the needs of you and your family first. 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. 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? Your family member, had they lived, would have had a legal precedent to sue for injuries, and the responsible party would have been legally required to pay for the damages they caused.
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. Our Lawyers in Pleasant Hill know how to collect the facts and evidence crucial to your claim, 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 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?
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As stated above, these suits can only be leveled when a loved one has passed because of an accident, whereas, had they lived, they would have been able to sue the business or individual for the damages they were caused. There are many different areas that a wrongful death claim can arise from. Here are a few of the wrongful death claims we’ve successfully taken on:
Truck Accident Wrongful Death Claim – In this case, we were able to prove negligence on the part of the driver and company, and secured a substantial recovery 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 suit, we showed that the doctor/provider didn’t take our client’s symptoms seriously and that they acted negligently by not administering the proper tests to determine a diagnoses.
Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim – Sometimes a person will pass years after an accident. Complications or injuries that come after an accident can nearly always be attributed to the accident. 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 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. These drugs are extremely addictive, and the pharmaceutical companies rely on doctors pushing these drugs onto their patients so they will get addicted. 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 Pleasant Hill 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 is not the full list of the recoveries you may be entitled to. 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 Pleasant Hill.
Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
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A wrongful death claim can only be pursued by designated financial beneficiaries of the deceased. 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 Pleasant Hill 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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