Wrongful Death Attorney Belleville, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Belleville, IL. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member because of a preventable accident, you must have a wrongful death lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for justice for your family and make the negligent party pay for their fatal mistake. The team of Belleville, IL wrongful death lawyers at Burger Law are prepared to handle your case from beginning to end and argue to get a complete settlement for your family to recover.

Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them over 100 million dollars in compensation. We take the tough cases that other law firms will not. If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident and you are ready to take action, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Belleville, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Belleville, IL wrongful death lawyers are available to discuss your case, the options available to you, and determine how we can add value to your suit. Do not wait to take action;contact us today.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For Me?

The grief of losing a loved one can be immobilizing. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes is likely one of the last things you want to think about, you need to speak to a wrongful death attorney in Belleville, IL as soon as you can after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you swiftly, you will have trusted and experienced negotiator and trial lawyer on your side who can get the most from your claim and will help you make the most out of your one chance to hold the responsible party accountable as a way to honor your loved one, help your family in this difficult time, and keep others from enduring a similar tragedy in the future. The law only gives you one opportunity to collect damages in a wrongful death case and you have a limited time to file your suit according to state law, so be sure to choose the right lawyer to work on behalf of you and your family as soon as possible.

The responsibility of representing your mourning family in the wrongful death of your loved one is one that should not be taken lightly. Your Belleville, IL wrongful death attorney at Burger Law understands the significance of serving you and your family by helping you see accountability and obtain the finances to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Belleville, IL wrongful death attorney, we hold this responsibility in highest regard and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family every way we can in your wrongful death case.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Belleville, IL, we offer the following services for your wrongful death suit:

  • Provide you with guidance, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Obtain and evaluate all important documents and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Calculate the true and complete value of your claim, speaking to professionals like doctors who can provide testimony regarding the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Handle all aspects of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary documents, and other administrative tasks
  • Negotiate with the defending party for the best possible compensation
  • Be able to take your case to trial and persuade a jury of your peers of just how much you and your family have suffered, if a settlement is not reached before trial

Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to receive the money your family needs to take care of your loved one's final expenses and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, your situation must be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

To understand if you have a legitimate wrongful death claim, you need to:

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who is permitted to file a wrongful suit, depending on where or what state the life-ending accident took place.

    Missouri law gives certain types of family members priority in filing a wrongful death suit. If available, the spouse, parents, children, or grandchildren must be the ones to file. If none are able to do so, a sibling may file. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of the first two categories, a third party decided by the court may file. In Illinois, the court appoints a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This person is the one named in the suit, but it is still ultimately up to the court to will allocate and distribute amount to go to every eligible family member in the suit. If you are unsure whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, speak to a wrongful death attorney in Belleville, IL as soon as possible.

  • File your Belleville, IL wrongful death claim before the statute of limitations runs out.

    In Missouri you have a total of three from their death to file a claim. Illinois gives you only two years, or five years in violent, intentional acts. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. This is why it is so essential that you speak to a Belleville, IL wrongful death attorney right away after the death of your loved one.

  • Satisfy the requirements for proving negligence and fault in the wrongful death case.

    To qualify as a wrongful death case in Missouri or Illinois, there are some facts that must be true. You must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to keep them safe from harm
    2. They failed that duty by something they did or did not do
    3. It was this breach that led to your family member's death
    4. As the plaintiff in the wrongful death case, you and your deceased family member have suffered damages as a result of the breach of duty

When losing a loved one, especially in a tragic, unnecessary, preventable accident, people experience a wide range of reactions. To hold the negligent party responsible for the gross misconduct, honor the memory of your family member, and provide your family with the means to continue to take care of your day-to-day life, file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Belleville, IL wrongful death claim and to understand whether you can file a claim, reach out to the experienced Belleville, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of your claim and get the compensation you deserve. Though all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Belleville, IL is a powerful feat for countless mourning families. Burger Law’s Belleville, IL wrongful death attorneys understand how important this is to you and we possess the legal skill and commitment to look out for your family’s interests and secure the highest amount of compensation.

Our Belleville, IL attorneys have experience fighting for and winning a variety of often complex tort cases. Click on the case type below to learn more.

Wrongful Death Attorney Belleville, IL - Recovering Damages

The law allows families of wrongful death victims a way to collect damages and make the responsible party pay for their fatal negligence. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded as financial compensation. The amount of money awarded depends upon many variables. As experienced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Belleville, IL will work hard and lend his experience to figure the full value of your damages. Whether we are able to come to an agreeable settlement through the negotiation process, in mediation, or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Belleville, IL on your case will paint a vivid picture of the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one before they passed.

Many individual factors go into determining the value of your case. Each damage is described as either economic or non-economic.

Damages for which you can be compensated may include:

  • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
  • Final expenses, like memorial services and burial costs
  • The pain and suffering your family member experienced prior to their death
  • Mental anguish of losing a loved one
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of care, such as if the decedent was a a mother and the main caretaker of two young children or looking after an adult family member with disabilities

Due to the various damages that can play a role, the value of your wrongful death claim depends on many factors. What was their age and life expectancy? What services and support did they provide to their family? Did they have any dependents? Did they lose their life in an accident or a willful violent act? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die immediately without suffering? Many facts of the decedent’s family, lifestyle, and circumstances of the accident will be factored in when calculating the value of your claim.

Wrongful Death Attorney Belleville, IL | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Belleville, IL on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases similar to yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law go the extra mile, leaving no stone unturned in negotiating your damages and proving the extent of how the defendant’s negligence caused the death of your loved one. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Belleville, IL to lead the fight for you and your family and fight for the complete compensation you are owed.

Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death case by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Belleville, IL today. Let us put our extensive skill, knowledge, and dedication toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family carry on and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our commitment as your advisor and legal advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win for you and your family. Talk with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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