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Fatal Car Accident in Oregon, IL

Fatal Car Accident Oregon, IL. When your life is touched by the nightmare of a fatal car accident that killed your loved one, hire experienced and dedicated fatal car accident wrongful death lawyers in Oregon, IL right away to represent your family and fight for your legal recovery. Call Burger Law now at (779) 800-HURT or fill out this form for a free case review with an experienced Oregon, IL lawyer.

Though there is no dollar amount that could even come close to equalling the value of a human life, collecting a financial recovery for your damages after someone else's negligent behavior kills your loved one can help you and your family to get through day to day life after the accident. Burger Law's wrongful death lawyers in Oregon, IL have more than 70 years of combined experience representing families who have sustained loss as a result of Oregon, IL fatal car accidents and have a track record of helping our Oregon, IL area clients receive the most possible compensation for their claims. Our talent for negotiating and trying difficult cases have allowed us to help our clients receive more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements for their damages. We are the Oregon, IL law firm positioned to help you and your family get complete reparations in your fatal car accident wrongful death claim in Oregon, IL or anywhere in Missouri. Call (779) 800-HURT to speak to a skilled wrongful death lawyer in Oregon, IL now.

We are a leading Oregon, IL personal injury law firm made up of some of the most talented and passionate personal injury and wrongful death lawyers in Oregon, IL. Our mission is to protect the vulnerable, including survivors in Oregon, IL who have lost a loved one to a fatal car accident. The outcome of your wrongful death case, the recovery you collect and your peace of mind and security for your future all depend upon the abilities of your fatal car accident lawyer. You need to find a car accident lawyer in the Oregon, IL area who not only possesses the litigation skills, resources and intimidating reputation to win your case, but also is a person you feel comfortable with. Burger Law's Oregon, IL fatal car accident team understands the pain and gravity of what you are experiencing. We handle your case with compassion and revere the solemn responsibility of practicing the aggressive, unwavering, skillful negotiation you need.

Fatal Car Accident Wrongful Death Claim in Oregon, IL

If your loved one's life was cut short by a reckless or negligent driver in a fatal car accident near Oregon, IL, you have the legal option to file an Illinois wrongful death claim. Illinois law on wrongful death allows people, such as you, whose family member was killed due to another person's negligence, in a fatal car accident or other type of accident, a path for legal recourse so you can be made whole again while holding the negligent party accountable for hurting your family.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 740 ILCS 180/ spells out the legal requirements for making a wrongful death claim in the state of Illinois. The statute describes who is allowed to file a claim, the damages they can be compensated for, the time limit for filing a claim and other rules and details for filing an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit.

If someone close to you was killed in a fatal car accident in Oregon, IL, one of the first things you must determine, in addition to whether the situation qualifies as wrongful death, is who is eligible to make a claim and recover damages. If they are alive and able, the first choice for the plaintiff are the decedent's surviving spouse and next of kin. If there are no able, living spouses, parents, children or other descendants, the court will appoint a personal representative — generally someone close to the decedent. Our experienced Oregon, IL litigators have a deep command of Illinois law and will put our knowledge to use to ensure that you are compensated for the loss of your loved one and that the person responsible pays for the harm they have caused.

If you plan to file a wrongful death claim, you will most certainly need an adept wrongful death lawyer in Oregon, IL who has experience winning cases for families who have lost their loved ones when somebody behaves poorly, such as in a fatal car accident in Oregon, IL. Our firm has a team of dedicated wrongful death lawyers in Oregon, IL who specialize in cases like car accidents. Our Oregon, IL attorneys take on and win highly contested fatal car accidents and other wrongful death claims in Oregon, IL, helping our clients get the full compensation they need and deserve.

Burger Law's Fatal Car Accident Wrongful Death Case Results

Our Oregon, IL law firm fights against bullies and stands up for those who have been harmed by others, like in personal injury and wrongful death cases in Oregon, IL and across Illinois and other states. In the nearly 30 years we have served are legal representatives in the Oregon, IL area, we have helped our clients recover more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements.

We fight relentlessly for victims in fatal car accidents in Oregon, IL, and our clients’ case results reflect that tenacity. You can hear some of our clients’ stories directly by checking out our testimonials or you can read about some of the cases we have recently settled below.

Damages Available in a Fatal Car Accident Case in Oregon, IL

While does not even need to be said that there is not enough money in the world to make up for your loved one's death after a fatal car accident in Oregon, IL, you have a chance receive compensation for your losses in the form of monetary compensation. A wrongful death claim is a way for you to hold responsible the person or people who ended your loved one's death in a fatal car accident and to receive compensation for the losses you have sustained.

The law gives you only a single chance to collect a full recovery after a fatal car accident in Oregon, IL and you must take action by hiring a competent and successful wrongful death lawyer in the Oregon, IL area. Burger Law's team of winning wrongful death attorneys will demand the maximum possible recovery and will not stop until they pay.

Our Oregon, IL attorneys have extensive experience negotiating and demanding full recoveries for our clients. As one of the top Oregon, IL wrongful death law firm, our team of lawyers is intimately familiar with all the different damages for which you might be eligible for compensation. Our work is not over until you get the a complete financial recovery.

Recovering Damages in Your Oregon, IL Fatal Car Accident Claim

Illinois state law may make you eligible to make a wrongful death suit if someone in your family was killed in a fatal car accident in Oregon, IL or anywhere in Illinois. To win your case and get the full recovery you and your family truly deserve, you need an experienced Oregon, IL fatal car accident attorney leading the fight. Burger Law has a team of unstoppable Oregon, IL attorneys ready to demand justice for you through full compensation by winning your Oregon, IL wrongful death claim.

Illinois, contrary to some other states, does not place a limit or maximum on the value of damages that can be rewarded to the claimants in a wrongful death case. While no amount of money could ever replace your loved one or their presence in your life, filing a wrongful death claim after your family member is killed in a fatal car accident in Oregon, IL can do three things.

  • First, it lifts the burden of dealing with the practical, financial side of things, both in the immediate aftermath of the crash — such as funeral expenses — and in the future, making up for the wages and benefits your loved one was bringing home to support you in your daily needs.
  • Secondly, it is validation that your loved one lost their life undeservedly, that you are suffering needlessly. This was an accident that could have been prevented; it did not have to happen. Yet, it did. Pursing a wrongful death claim in Illinois and winning your case with the help of a dedicated Oregon, IL wrongful death lawyer at Burger Law can make it feel as though the pain you and your family are going through is seen. Your settlement is legally valid acknowledgment that you and your family have experienced loss.
  • Thirdly, it makes a statement. Unfortunately, Illinois law does not generally allow victims in Oregon, IL fatal car accident wrongful death claims to be awarded punitive damages, which are damages meant to punish the defendant, as decided in the US Appellate Court of Illinois 2009 case Marston v. Walgreens. Nevertheless, winning a civil claim against the person whose actions killed your loved one is a way to hold them accountable and make them pay.

You only have one chance to demand and be awarded complete compensation in your Illinois wrongful death case, and only so much time to file a claim. Do not waste your chance to collect payment that can support you and your family in the long term and help you honor your loved one's memory the way you want to. Burger Law's Oregon, IL wrongful death lawyers will fight fiercely for you and demand the complete recovery you and your family deserve. Contact us today to review your case with a qualified lawyer for free.

Common Collisions in Fatal Accidents | Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon, IL

  • Head-On Collisions
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • T-bone Accidents

Any type of Oregon, IL automotive crash can be fatal. There is any even higher risk of death when one or more of the vehicles involved are traveling at high speeds leading up to the crash. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal Oregon, IL car accident or were seriously injured in a traffic accident, speak to our fierce Oregon, IL car accident lawyers as soon as possible.

Burger Law's driven and compassionate litigators and trial lawyers are dedicated to protecting the vulnerable and making the negligent pay for the harm they have caused. When a car accident in Oregon, Illinois ends the life of a loved one, Burger Law’s Oregon, IL fatal car accident lawyers demand justice and the full available recovery for you. Discuss your case for free with an experienced car accident wrongful death lawyer in Oregon, IL at (779) 800-HURT.

Why Fatal Car Accidents Occur in Oregon, IL

While the industry has made immense strides forward in safety through both innovative automotive technology and road engineering in the past decades, automobiles can still be incredibly dangerous — lethal, even, when a driver operates recklessly or with negligence. As drivers, we are obligated to conduct ourselves safely and responsibly to avoid inflicting harm. One careless error could mean tragedy and loss for someone else.

Car accidents from all types of causes can become fatal, especially when high speeds and excessive force are involved. After any fatal car accident in Oregon, IL, call (779) 800-HURT right away. Our Oregon, IL fatal car accident lawyers review some of the top causes of fatal car accidents in Oregon, IL and throughout the US.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a public safety crisis, causing car accidents that result in serious injuries and even fatalities. The CDC breaks distractions into three categories: visual, manual and cognitive. As humans, we naturally overestimate how well we can multitask. Doing anything that takes your eyes, hands or mind away from the task of driving — eating, brushing your hair, texting, talking to someone, smoking, looking at something else, trying to grab a moving object in the car or even just daydreaming — can be a dangerous distraction. Distracted driving impairs driving ability by reducing important functions such as visibility, reaction time, attention and decision making.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, driver inattention occurs within the three seconds before 80% of car crashes, which tells us that distracted driving is a major contributor to car wrecks. Distracted driving also leads to its fair share of fatal car accidents, resulting in over 3,000 deaths in the US every year, including 3,142 deaths due to fatal car accidents caused by distracted driving incidents in 2020.

Speeding

Speed limits exist to protect us. High speeds increase the risk of injuries and fatalities in any car crash. Speeding is a factor in about one-third of all car accident fatalities in the United States every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), equating nearly 10,000 deaths. The numbers in Illinois are even higher. According to the annual Illinois Car Crash Facts and Statistics manual, 39.2% of fatal car accidents in Illinois involved speeding.

According to the Illinois State Police, over the last few months, drivers are speeding at a higher rate in 65 mile per hour zones than in the past, making collisions and fatalities more likely. While government entities and law enforcement have campaigned continuously to discourage speeding and hold accountable drivers when they speed, there will always be rule-breakers out there. If your loved one was killed in a speeding accident in Oregon or anywhere in Illinois, call Burger Law's fatal car accident lawyers as soon as possible.

Drunk Driving

It is no secret that drunk driving is deadly and that it is never the right decision to operate a vehicle while under the influence. It still presents a prevalent public safety threat affecting thousands of people in Oregon, Illinois and the United States every year, though fortunately, fatal car accidents caused by drunk drivers has decreased nationwide by 45% over the last forty years, since 1982 which is when the NHTSA began collecting data on driving-while-intoxicated behavior.

Despite the efforts of many organizations and legislators' to highlight the dangers of drunk driving and deter people from driving drunk, drunk driving is still a common cause of fatal car accidents in Illinois and throughout the country. 28 people a day, or one person every 52 minutes, is killed in a drunk driving crash in the United States. Compared to the national rate which comes out to 28% of all car accident fatalities, drunk driving leads to 30% of car crash fatalities in the state of Illinois.

Though you can legally drive a vehicle as long as your blood alcohol content is less than .08, even a small amount of alcohol in the system can negatively affect a person's driving capacity. In fact, in 2019 there were 1,755 people killed in fatal car accidents where the driver responsible for the accident had a BAC of between .01-.07, meaning they were under the legal limit.

Regardless of whether or not they broke the law by driving with a BAC over the legal limit, if someone decided to get behind the wheel after drinking and killed your loved one in a fatal car accident, something must be done to hold them accountable. Call Burger Law's Oregon, IL wrongful death lawyers immediately at (779) 800-HURT so we can hold the negligent driver accountable for their reckless, dangerous behavior and receive the financial recovery you and your family need and deserve.

Drowsy Driving

Driving drowsy is a dangerous habit that has not received the amount of attention or alarm it deserves. Data collected from the past decade showsd around 800 fatal car accident deaths caused by drowsy driving in the United States every year, meaning that drowsiness would account for around 2.5% of car accident fatalities every year. However, studies support the belief that this rate does not show us the whole picture, and that there are closer to over 6,000 drowsy driving deaths every year. Other key statistics support this agrument, such as 41% of drivers admitting that they have fallen asleep while driving at least once in their lives, and 27% of drivers who have reported driving when they found it difficult to keep their eyes open within the past 30 days.

Researchers have likened the effects of fatigue or lack of sleep to being inebriated — causing slowed reaction times, diminished alertness and impaired decision-making abilities. Driving after 20 consecutive hours of being awake is essentially the same as operating with a blood alcohol content of .08, the legal limit, and the numbers quickly go up from there. Even driving slightly tired, such as after sleeping for only five or six hours the prvious night, is still a major safety threat.

Advances in technology like obstacle detecting technologies in newer, smarter cars and reform and educational campaigns led by nonprofit organizations and activist groups have worked toward reducing the impact of driving fatigued or otherwise impaired on the Oregon, IL area community and the elsewhere across the country. You have a unique ability to take action and prrevent others from suffering death or the loss of a loved one in a drowsy driving fatal car accident in Oregon, IL by bringing a wrongful death claim against the drowsy driver who ended your loved one's life. Burger Law's Oregon, IL wrongful death lawyers will secure the best possible recovery in your fatal car accident claim. Learn more at (779) 800-HURT.

Aggressive Driving

Reckless driving, careless driving, aggressive driving — whatever you decide to call it, it is a big deal. According to the NTSHA, aggressive driving plays a role in 56% of fatal car crashes. This number comes despite the fact that it is considerably difficult to track and measure the full extent of aggressive driving occurrences. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety published a study that discovered that a stark majority — 87% of all drivers — self-report commiting risk driving behavior at least once in the past month.

What qualifies as aggressive driving? Reckless, aggressive driving comes in all sorts of shocking behaviors. A few examples of acts of reckless driving include racing, passing vehicles where passing is not permitted or safe, swerving, weaving in and out of traffic, ignoring right-of-way rules, and disregarding traffic signs, lights and other signals. The act of running red lights alone killed 846 people in 2019 in the United States.

When a driver gets a bad case of road rage, is running late, wants to evade the police, or is under the delusion that they are invincible and can do anything they want without being hurt, and chooses to drive aggressively, they put every innocent bystander around them at risk. If you lost a loved one in a fatal car accident in Oregon, IL due to an aggressive driver, Burger Law's wrongful death lawyers in Oregon, IL demand justice. When such a senseless, avoidable tragedy takes a human life, we make aggressive drivers pay for the damage they have done. Call (779) 800-HURT now to discuss your fatal car accident case in Oregon, IL and get your family justice.

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Oregon, IL Fatal Car Accident Lawyers Who Fight

When it comes to mourning a loved one, there is no one right way to behave or a time limit on grieving. However you process the loss of a loved one after a fatal Oregon, IL car accident, make sure you contact a wrongful death lawyer in Oregon, IL right away at (779) 800-HURT. After hiring a dedicated, determined and diligent wrongful death lawyer from Burger Law on your fatal car accident case, you do not have to worry about anything else. Grieve at your own pace while our fatal car accident legal team in Oregon gets to work on winning your Oregon, IL wrongful death case.

We know that when it comes to something as sensitive, personal and profound as the wrongful death of a loved one in a tragic fatal car accident, you need to take your time to choose the right wrongful death lawyer to represent you. You deserve thoughtful, skilled, and tenacious legal representation in your Oregon, IL fatal car accident case. To help you in your case, our Oregon, IL legal team has made it a priority to provide quality resources to help those who have been harmed by others in Oregon, IL and throughout Missouri. Before you make a decision, learn more about how to choose the right law firm, answers to common questions about wrongful death claims and other insights into your legal options through our free books and podcasts.

Our experienced wrongful death lawyers in Oregon, IL are always available to answer your questions for free. If you need guidance about what to do, whether you have a wrongful death case, if you need a lawyer or would like to discuss anything else regarding your case, contact our skilled and compassionate lawyers today. If someone you love was killed in a fatal car accident in Oregon, Missouri, take the first step toward justice and closure by calling Burger Law now at (779) 800-HURT.

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