Wrongful Death LawyerSteelville, MO

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Steelville, MO. Your family is hurting. Your family has lost a loved one, and you don't know what do to next, or how to hold those who caused your loved one's death responsible. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Steelville that aggressively pursues wrongful death claims for Steelville families that have been hurt by the reckless actions of individuals. We will fight to protect your loved one's memory is protected, and also fight to make sure that those who are responsible for your loved one's death are held fully accountable to law. We can and will help you.

Wrongful Death claims are never easy. Negligent acts should never happen. There are always signs and records that point to a history of negligence that shows that the individual or business that caused the passing of your loved one could have taken steps to prevent the accident, but didn't. 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 are dedicated to fighting for the rights and recoveries of Steelville families who have lost loved ones. 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. A wrongful death suit allows family members to bring a case against the party responsible for the death of a family member, and dictates who can recover legally from these claims. So what does this mean? Your family member, had they lived, would have had a legal precedent to sue for injuries, and the party that caused your loved one's injuries could have been brought to trial and a judgment could have been sought against them.

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. An experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer in Steelville 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 Steelville 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 previously explained, a wrongful death claim can only be pursued after the passing of a family member, 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 - During this claim, we were able to show that the company and the driver they hired were both negligent on many counts, and were able to secure an excellent 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. Sometimes a complication may arise after the accident that would not have happened had the accident not occurred. 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 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. The pharmaceutical companies know how addictive opioids are, and still push doctors to prescribe opioids even in cases where they are not needed. 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 Steelville will take on your family's wrongful death claim and hold those responsible for the death of your loved one fully accountable for their negligent and reckless acts. 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. 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 Steelville.

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 Steelville 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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