Wrongful Death Attorney Chester, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Chester, IL. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies because of a preventable accident, you and your family need an experienced 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. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Chester, IL wrongful death lawyers who 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 hundreds of accident victims and their families recover over 100 million dollars in compensation. We take the tough cases that other law firms do not want to deal with. If your family member lost their life in a preventable accident and you are ready to hold the negligent party accountable, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Chester, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Chester, 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;contact us now.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The grief of losing a loved one can be immobilizing. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, filing a legal claim is likely one of the last things you want to think about, you need to speak to a wrongful death attorney in Chester, IL as soon as you can after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case promptly, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable negotiator and trial lawyer in your corner who can get the most from your claim and make sure that you use this chance to pay tribute to your loved one’s memory by making the responsibly party pay for their actions, provide support to your family in this difficult time, and protect others from being subject to a similar tragedy in the future. You only have one opportunity to collect damages in a wrongful death case and you only have so long to file your suit as stipulated by state law, so be sure to choose the right lawyer to work on behalf of you and your family as soon as possible.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. Your Chester, IL wrongful death attorney at Burger Law understands the importance of serving you and your family by helping you see accountability and secure the means to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Chester, IL wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death case.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Chester, IL, we will do the following for your wrongful death claim:

  • Provide you with advice, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Track down and evaluate any significant documents and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Calculate the true and complete value of your claim, turning to experts in medical and other fields who can provide testimony regarding the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Handle every component of your case, including negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing the proper paperwork, and any other tasks necessary to winning your case
  • Litigate with the defending party to secure the best possible compensation
  • Be prepared to take your case to trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury the extent that you and your family have suffered, if the defense does not agree to a satisfactory settlement prior to trial

What are the Requirements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to receive the compensation your family needs to have a memorial service, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, you must be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

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

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who can file a wrongful death claim, depending on the state where the accident took place.

    In Missouri, certain family members have preference over others to file a wrongful death suit. The first group, including parents, spouses, children, or grandchildren, must file if possible. If none are able to do so, a sibling may file. When a wrongful death victim does not have any surviving relatives from either of these groups, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. Illinois civil law selects one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. This person is the one addressed in the suit, but the court will allocate and distribute funds to go to every eligible family member in the suit. If you are unsure whether you can file the suit in your state, talk to a wrongful death attorney in Chester, IL as soon as possible.

  • Get your Chester, 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 the date of their passing to file a claim. Illinois gives you only two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Realistically, two or three years can go by very quickly. This is why it is so paramount that you contact a Chester, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of your loved one.

  • Satisfy 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 had a duty to your loved one to reasonably keep them safe
    2. The defendant breached that duty by something they did or did not do
    3. It was this breach that caused the death of your family member
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, you and your deceased family member have experienced damages due to the event of your loved one's death

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 obtain the financial means your family needs to carry on with day-to-day needs, file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Chester, IL wrongful death claim and to determine whether you can file a claim, call upon the expert Chester, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. With us on your side, you can make the most of your claim and get the compensation you deserve. Money cannot replace your loved one, but, success in a wrongful death suit in Chester, IL is a powerful feat for countless mourning families. Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Chester, IL recognize how important this is to you and we possess the legal acumen and dedication to stand up to the responsible party and negotiate the highest amount of compensation.

Our Chester, 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 Chester, IL - Recovering Damages

Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect compensation and make the responsible party pay for their negligence. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages in the form of financial compensation. The value of your case is dependent upon many factors. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Chester, IL will work hard and apply his knowledge to figure the full value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we reach an agreeable 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 Chester, IL will demonstrate just how devastating the accident has been for yourself, 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
  • End of life expenses, such as funeral and burial costs
  • The decedent's pain and suffering before passing away
  • You and your family’s 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 two young children or looking after an adult family member with disabilities

Because of the types of 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 care for any minor or other dependants? Did they lose their life in a mere accident or an overt violent act? Did they suffer extensively before their death 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 your claim’s value.

Wrongful Death Attorney Chester, IL | Burger Law

You should hire a wrongful death attorney in Chester, IL who is a highly-skilled negotiator and trial lawyer with experience representing cases like yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law 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. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Chester, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and fight for the complete compensation you deserve.

Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death case by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Chester, IL today. Put our talent, experience, and commitment to use toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family move forward and keep the memory of your loved one alive. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our commitment as your personal counsel and advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we secure a moment of peace for you and your family. Talk with one of our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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