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Wrongful Death Attorney in Columbia, Illinois

Columbia lawyer Stephen C. Buser has more than 30 years of experience and a successful track record representing family members of wrongful death victims in Southern Illinois and Missouri.

In one wrongful death case, Stephen C. Buser represented the spouse of a man who worked at a facility that disposed of contaminated waste oil containing PCBs. The man had not been provided with a mask, goggles, or protective clothing by his employer. He became very ill and died of a malignant cancer of the lungs caused by PCB exposure. Stephen C. Buser obtained a substantial monetary settlement for the surviving spouse and the waste oil facility was shut down by the state largely in part because of the wrongful death lawsuit.

Stephen C. Buser also handles cases involving fatal car accidents, nursing home deaths, infant deaths caused by medical malpractice, and other types of accidental death cases.

There may be two separate legal actions in a wrongful death case. Family members can recover damages for economic losses, loss of consortium, and funeral expenses caused by the wrongful death. If the victim survives for a period of time before death, then family members can also file a survival action to receive compensation for their family member’s pain and suffering prior to death.

Stephen C. Buser offers a free initial consultation to advise family members of their options. A statute of limitations applies to wrongful death lawsuits, so you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible following your family member’s death.

Free consultationContact Columbia and Metro East personal injury attorney Stephen C. Buser for a free initial consultation about your case. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no costs unless the lawyer makes a recovery for you by settlement or trial.

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Personal Injury Attorney in Southern Illinois

If you have suffered serious physical or mental injuries as the result of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person or company, it is important that you consult the Law Office of Stephen C. Buser, Ltd., with offices in Columbia, Illinois, to be advised of your right to receive full and adequate compensation for your injuries.

Experienced Lawyer. Exceptional Results. Contact the Law Office of Stephen C. Buser, Ltd.

With over thirty years of experience representing clients who have suffered personal injuries or family members whose loved ones have died as a result of negligence or wrongful conduct of another, attorney Stephen C. Buser will work to obtain a successful result, by settlement or trial, if necessary, that provides you with the full compensation available under the law. The Law Office of Stephen C. Buser, Ltd. represents persons who have been injured or died as a result of the negligence or wrongful conduct of others, including, but not limited to, claims resulting from nursing home neglect and abuse, automobile and truck accidents, construction zone auto accidents, medical negligence, unsafe premises, dog bites, and numerous other circumstances.

It is important to contact an experienced attorney soon after the injury occurs to be fully advised of your rights and what needs to be done to obtain a successful recovery.


Whether you were in an auto accident or the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you have important questions about your injuries. The Law Office of Stephen C. Buser. Ltd. is ready to answer your questions and handles all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no attorney’s fees charged unless there is a recovery. Contact them today for a free initial consultation.