Wrongful Death LawyerSte. Genevieve, MO
Wrongful Death Lawyer Ste. Genevieve, MO. Your family is hurting. A member of your family has died, and now you need help but aren’t 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 Ste. Genevieve that is prepared to fight for your families rights, recovery, compensation, and the memory of your loved one. We will help your family honor the memory of your loved one, and ensure that company or individual who caused your loved one’s passing is held fully liable for their terrible actions. We will help your family at this difficult time.
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 to make sure that they are held responsible to the fullest extent of the law, and we won’t settle for anything less than a full recovery for your family.
Gary Burger and Burger Law are a team of wrongful death lawyers who understand how devastating it can be to lose a family member, and fight hard for Ste. Genevieve families who are affected by these tragedies. We take every case seriously, and we never ask your family to settle for anything less than the maximum amount they deserve. 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 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 survived the accident, they would have been able to sue for the injuries they sustained due to the accident, 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 allow your family to seek recovery, compensation, and justice against those who caused the passing of your family member. 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 Ste. Genevieve will know how to collect this evidence, how to depose the defendant, and how to ensure that those responsible for the death of your loved one are fully punished to the maximum extent of the law. If you have any questions about the process, what you can expect, or how our Ste. Genevieve 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 above, these suits can only be leveled when a loved one has passed because of an accident, 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 – We proved that the doctor acted negligently towards our clients symptoms 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. 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 responsible for the creation of the patches neglected to tell the users that the use of the patches could lead to fatal overdoses of the drug. 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. Doctors often get kickbacks for prescribing opioids, and thus prescribe the dangerous drugs more often. 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 Ste. Genevieve 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
- 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 Ste. Genevieve.
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 Ste. Genevieve 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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