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We will Fight for your Family's Rights and the Memory of your Loved One.

Wrongful Death Lawyer South St. Louis County, MO. Your family's way of life has been affected. Your family has lost a loved one, and you don't know what do to next, or how your family is going to fight against the business or individual who caused the death of your loved one. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in South St. Louis County dedicated to protecting South St. Louis County families who have been affected by negligent individuals or businesses. We will fight to protect your loved one's memory is protected, and pursue a complete and total judgment against those who caused the death of your loved one. We will help your family at this difficult time.

Wrongful Death claims are never easy. Accidents that cause the passing of another are rarely 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. 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 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 will make sure that those who caused your loved one's death are held fully accountable for their actions, and that your family gets the recovery and compensation that it deserves. 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?

Wrongful Death Attorney South St. Louis County, MO, 63129

Wrongful Death Suits give the family of the deceased the right to seek compensation and recovery against those who have caused the untimely death 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 loved one had not passed, they would have been able to sue for their 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 allow your family to seek recovery, compensation, and justice against those who caused the passing of your family member. 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 South St. Louis County attorneys will know how to protect your family's claim by securing the evidence, how to depose the defendant, and how to guarantee that those responsible for the passing of your family member are fully punished for their negligent and reckless 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 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. 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 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 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. Our client passed from subsequent illnesses due to the injury, and we held the nursing home fully liable for their actions.

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 - The opioid epidemic is ravaging the United States. Doctors often get kickbacks for prescribing opioids, and thus prescribe the dangerous drugs more often. We can and will hold these companies accountable. 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 South St. Louis County 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 South St. Louis 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 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 South St. Louis County 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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