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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Ste. Genevieve County, MO. Your family is hurting. Your loved one has passed, and now you are suffering and not 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 Ste. Genevieve County dedicated to protecting Ste. Genevieve County families who have been affected by negligent individuals or businesses. We will fight to protect your loved one's memory is protected, and fight hard to hold those responsible for your loved one's death accountable for their reckless actions. We can and will help you.

Wrongful Death claims are never easy. Negligent acts should never happen. Someone acted negligently, and dangerously, and they should be held fully accountable for their actions. 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 Ste. Genevieve 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 Claims allow families to recover and seek judgment against those who have caused the death 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? If your loved one had not passed, they would have been able to sue for their injuries, 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.

Through these laws, your family can seek judgment and a subsequent recovery against those responsible for your loved one's death. It is important to collect all evidence regarding the claim as quickly as possible. An experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer in Ste. Genevieve County will know how to collect this evidence, how to depose the defendant, and how to hold the business or individual accountable to the fullest extent of the law. If you have any questions about the process, what you can expect, or how our Ste. Genevieve County lawyers can help you, 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 taken the responsible party to court. 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 lawsuit, we proved that the company and the driver were both negligent, 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 that tests that would have proved the client's illness were not administered.

Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim - An accident can sometimes cause further injuries to arrise that may cause death later. Complications that arrive from an initial accident are attributed as being caused by 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 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 - The opioid epidemic is ravaging the United States. Pharmaceutical companies push these addictive drugs on doctors and patients and get the users hooked on the drug. 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 Ste. Genevieve 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
  • Guidance
  • Counseling
  • 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. 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 Ste. Genevieve 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 Ste. Genevieve 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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