Wrongful Death Attorney Carterville, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Carterville, IL. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, your loved one is gone. When your loved one loses their life by someone’s momentary lapse in judgment or simple carelessness, you and your family need a wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the negligent party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. The team of Carterville, IL wrongful death lawyers at Burger Law will handle your case from beginning to end and negotiate a complete financial recovery for you and your family.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have hundreds of accident victims and their families recover more than 100 million dollars in compensation. We represent even the most difficult cases that other law firms do not want to deal with. If your family member was killed in a preventable accident and you are ready to do something, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Carterville, IL today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Carterville, 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 put it off;contact us now.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For Me?

The loss of a loved one is deeply pailful. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes may be the last thing on your mind, you need to contact a wrongful death attorney in Carterville, IL as soon as you can after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer working your case swiftly, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable litigator on your side who can get the most from your claim and will help you make the most out of your one chance to pay tribute to your loved one’s memory by making the responsibly party pay for their actions, provide support to your family through this challenging time, and protect others from being subject to a similar fate in the future. The law only gives you one chance to collect damages in a wrongful death case and you only have so long to file your claim as stipulated by state law, so it is important that you find the right lawyer to work on behalf of you, your family, and your loved one’s memory 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 Carterville, IL wrongful death attorney at Burger Law understands the significance of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and secure the finances to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Carterville, IL wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death suit.

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

  • Off you advice, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Perform extensive investigation into your case
  • Find and evaluate any relevant documents and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Calculate the actual value of your claim, speaking to professionals like doctors who can provide testimony regarding how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Take care of all aspects of your case, such as communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing the proper paperwork, and other administrative tasks
  • Litigate with the defense to secure the most complete possible sum for your damages
  • Be ready and willing to take your case to trial and show the court just how much you and your family have suffered, if the defense does not agree to a satisfactory settlement prior to trial

Can I File 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 be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

As a claimant hoping to file a wrongful death claim, you need to:

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who can file a wrongful death claim, 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. The first group, including parents, spouses, children, or grandchildren, must file if possible. The next preference goes to siblings. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of these groups, a third party decided by the court may file. Illinois civil law appoints 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 that each living relative, spouse, or other next of kin is to receive from the settlement. To clarify whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Carterville, IL right away.

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

    Missouri gives surviving family members three years from their death to file a claim. In Illinois you have two years, or five years in violent, intentional acts. Two or three years can go by very quickly. So it is crucial that you hire a Carterville, IL wrongful death attorney right away after losing your loved one.

  • Meet all the requirements regarding fault and negligence for a wrongful death case.

    For the death of your loved one to be eligible for a wrongful death suit in Missouri or Illinois, certain facts must be true. In your case, you must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant owed your loved one a duty to reasonably keep them safe
    2. They violated that duty by something they did or did not do
    3. It was this breach of duty that led to your family member's death
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, you have experienced 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. To hold the negligent party responsible for the gross misconduct, pay tribute to your loved one, and obtain the financial means your family needs to carry on with day-to-day life, you need to file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of success in your Carterville, IL wrongful death claim and to determine whether you can file a claim, reach out to the expert Carterville, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. With us on your side, you can make the most of the suit and get the damages you deserve. Though all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Carterville, IL is an important step for many mourning families. Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Carterville, IL grasp the importance of your suit and possess the legal expertise and commitment to stand up to the responsible party and secure the highest settlement possible.

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

    How Your Wrongful Death Attorney Carterville, IL Can Help Recover Damages

    The law allows families of wrongful death victims a way to collect compensation and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded as financial compensation. The amount of money awarded relies upon many conditions. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Carterville, IL will work hard and apply his knowledge to figure the full value of your damages. Regardless of whether we are able to come to a settlement during negotiation or mediation or in an extensive jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Carterville, IL will demonstrate the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one prior to their passing.

    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:

    • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
    • Final costs, such as memorial services and a burial or cremation
    • 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 father rearing their minor children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

    Due to the various damages involved, your wrongful death case value depends on many factors. What was their age and life expectancy? What roles did they fill for their family? Did they care for any minor or other dependants? Did they lose their life in a mere accident or a willful act of violence? Did they suffer in pain for months or did they die shortly after the event took place? All these questions and many more will be considered in determining the value of your claim.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Carterville, IL | Burger Law

    You deserve a reputable Carterville, IL wrongful death attorney who is prepared to negotiate and take your fight to trial and has won cases similar to yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to your family’s cause, exhausting all leads in negotiating your damages and showing the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to your loved one's death. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Carterville, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the full compensation you deserve.

    Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death claim by contacting a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Carterville, IL today. Let us put our extensive skill, knowledge, 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. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our commitment as your personal counsel and advocate very seriously and will not rest until we win for you and your family. Talk with one of our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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