Wrongful Death Attorney Benton, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Benton, IL. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies in an accident or careless act that could have been prevented, you must have an experienced wrongful death lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for justice for your family and make the responsible party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. The team of Benton, IL wrongful death lawyers at Burger Law are prepared to handle every aspect of your case and argue to get a complete settlement for your family to recover.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have hundreds of accident victims and their families recover more than 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 Benton, IL today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Benton, 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 act;get started now.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For Me?

Losing a loved one is always difficult. Though when your family experiences the gut-wrenching tragedy of losing a loved on in an accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes is likely one of the last things you want to think about, you need to hire a wrongful death attorney in Benton, IL as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you quickly, you will have trusted and experienced litigator by 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 befalling a similar tragedy in the future. You only have one opportunity to bring a wrongful death claim and you have a limited time to file your claim according to state law, so be sure to choose the right lawyer to work on behalf of you, your family, and your loved one’s memory as soon as possible.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. Your Benton, IL wrongful death attorney at Burger Law understands the importance of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and secure the finances to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Benton, IL wrongful death attorney, we hold this responsibility in highest regard and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death claim.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Benton, IL, we offer the following services for you as our client:

  • Provide you with guidance, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Perform extensive investigation into your case
  • Track down and utilize any important paperwork, documents, and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Calculate the true and complete value of your claim, using the knowledge of professionals like doctors who can provide testimony regarding the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Take care of every aspects of your case, such as communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary documents, and all other case-related tasks
  • Negotiate with the defense to secure the best possible compensation
  • Be able to successfully present your case in trial and persuade a jury of your peers of just how much you and your family have suffered, in the event that a favorable settlement is not reached before trial

Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to get the financial support your family needs to take care of your loved one's final expenses, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, your situation must satisfy your state’s wrongful death suit requirements.

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

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who can file a wrongful suit, depending on the state where the accident occured that look your loved one’s life.

    In Missouri, certain family members have preference over others to file a wrongful death suit. If available, the spouse, parents, children, or grandchildren must be the ones to file. If nobody from this first group is able to file, a sibling to the deceased can make a claim. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of these categories, a third party decided by the court may file. In Illinois, the court names a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This person is the one named in the suit, but the court will allocate and distribute fraction of the settlement or judgment to go to every eligible family member in the suit. To clarify whether you can file the suit in your state, contact a wrongful death attorney in Benton, IL now.

  • Get your Benton, IL wrongful death claim filed in Missouri or Illinois court within the statute of limitations, or deadline.

    In Missouri you have three years from their death to file a suit. Illinois gives you two years in most cases, and five if the incident was intentional and violent. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. This is why it is so essential that you speak to a Benton, IL wrongful death attorney right away after the fatal accident occurs.

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

    For your loved one’s death to be considered a wrongful death in Missouri or Illinois, certain facts must be true. In your case, you must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to reasonably keep them safe
    2. The defendant violated that duty by something they did or did not do
    3. It was this breach of duty that caused the death of your family member
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, you have suffered damages as a result of the breach of duty

You undoubtedly have experienced a number of overwhelming emotions about losing your loved one in a preventable accident. In order to make the responsible party pay for their actions, honor the memory of your family member, and obtain the financial means your family needs to continue to take care of your day-to-day needs, you need to file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of winning your Benton, IL wrongful death claim and to determine whether you qualify to file a claim, count on the experienced Benton, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of the suit and get the damages you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Benton, IL is a significant step for many families dealing with loss. Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Benton, IL recognize how important this is to you and we have the legal skill and dedication to stand up to the responsible party and obtain the best amount of compensation.

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

    Recovering Damages - Your Wrongful Death Attorney Benton, IL

    The law allows families of wrongful death victims a way to collect damages and make the person responsible pay for their fatal negligence. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded as financial compensation. The amount of money awarded relies upon many details. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Benton, IL will work hard and lend his knowledge to calculate the complete value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we reach a settlement through the negotiation process, in mediation, or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Benton, IL will depict how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one before they passed.

    The value of your case is determined by a number of factors. Each damage is described as either economic or non-economic.

    Damages in your wrongful death claim may include:

    • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
    • Final expenses, such as funeral and a burial or cremation
    • The decedent's pain and suffering before passing away
    • 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 their minor children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

    Because of the types of damages involved, your wrongful death case value is a complex calculation. What was their life expectancy? Were they old and nearing the end of their natural life or were they a young person without a family or career? What services and support did they provide to their family? Did they have any dependents? Did their life end in an accident or an intentional violent act? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die shortly after the event took place? All these questions and many more will be considered in determining your claim’s value.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Benton, IL | Burger Law

    The wrongful death attorney in Benton, IL on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases similar to yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, exhausting all leads in negotiating your damages and showing the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to your loved one's death. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Benton, IL to lead the fight for you and your family and fight for the full compensation you are owed.

    Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death suit by contacting a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Benton, IL today. Use our expertise, skill, and dedication toward winning your case, allowing your family to make the negligent party pay and collect the money that will help your family move forward and keep the memory of your loved one alive. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our responsibility as your advisor and 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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