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Wrongful Death Lawyer Washington County, MO. A tragedy has affected your family. Your loved one has passed, and now you are suffering and not sure what to do, 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 Washington County that fights for the rights and recoveries of families who have lost loved ones due to negligence. 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 can and will help you.

Wrongful Death claims are never easy. Life threatening accidents don't just happen by chance. The individual or business who caused your loved one's death most likely has a history of acting negligently. We hold these individuals and businesses accountable for the terrible and tragic mistakes they've caused.

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 Washington County families who are affected by these tragedies. 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?

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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. 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? If your loved one had not passed, they would have been able to sue for their injuries, and the business or individual would have been liable for the damages they caused to your loved one.

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 Lawyers in Washington County know how to get evidence from the defendants, how to depose the defendant, and how to hold the business or individual accountable to the fullest extent of the law. If you and your loved ones need help holding the party responsible for your loved one's death accountable, 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 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 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 t his lawsuit, we proved that the medical provider didn't respond adequately to our clients stated symptoms and that tests that would have proved the client's illness were not administered.

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. 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. 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. 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 Washington 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 is a short list of a few of the things you can recover. 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 Washington 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 Washington 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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