Wrongful Death Attorney Effingham, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Effingham, IL. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member in an accident or careless act that could have been prevented, it is important to find a wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the responsible party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Effingham, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff are prepared to handle every aspect of your case 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 which other law firms shy away from. If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident and you are ready to take action, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Effingham, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Effingham, 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;reach out today.

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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

The grief of losing a loved one is always difficult. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes is likely the last thing on your mind, you need to speak to a wrongful death attorney in Effingham, IL as soon as you can after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you swiftly, you will have trusted and experienced negotiator and trial lawyer on your side who will invest their time, talents, and resources toward 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, provide support to your family through this challenging time, and keep others from befalling a similar tragedy in the future. The law only gives you one chance to bring a wrongful death claim and you only have so long to file your claim according to state law, so it is important that you hire the right lawyer to fight for 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. As your Effingham, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the significance of serving you and your family by helping you see accountability and secure the finances to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Effingham, IL wrongful death attorney, we hold this position with honor and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family every way we can in your wrongful death claim.

As your wrongful death attorney in Effingham, 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
  • Find and utilize all significant paperwork, documents, and other evidence that demonstrates of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Calculate the monetary value of your claim, speaking to medical professionals and other experts who can provide testimony regarding the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Address every component of your case, such as negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing all necessary documents, and all other case-related tasks
  • Litigate with the defending party to secure the most complete possible compensation
  • Be able to take your case to trial and show the court the extent that 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?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to receive the compensation required to have a memorial service and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, you must be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

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 your loved one was fatally injured.

    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. 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 categories, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. Illinois civil law appoints a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. 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. To find out definitively whether you can file the suit in your state, contact a wrongful death attorney in Effingham, IL right away.

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

    Missouri gives surviving family members a total of three from their death to file a claim. In Illinois you have only two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Two or three years is not much time at all. As such, essential that you contact a Effingham, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of your loved one.

  • Satisfy the requirements for proving negligence and fault 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. You must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to keep them safe
    2. The defendant violated 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 plaintiff in the wrongful death case, 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. In order 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 carry on with day-to-day life, you need to file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Effingham, IL wrongful death claim and to understand whether you qualify to file a claim, count on the experienced Effingham, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of the suit and get the financial compensation you deserve. Though all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Effingham, IL is an important step for many grieving families. Our Effingham, IL wrongful death attorneys understand 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 settlement possible.

Our Effingham, 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 Effingham, IL - Recovering Damages

Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect damages and hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages as monetary compensation. The value of your case relies upon many details. As experienced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Effingham, IL will work relentlessly and apply his knowledge to factor the full value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we reach an agreeable settlement through negotiation or mediation or in an extensive jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Effingham, IL will articulate how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one before passing away.

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

Damages in your wrongful death claim may include:

  • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
  • End of life costs, such as funeral and burial costs
  • The pain and suffering your family member experienced 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 a mother and the main caretaker of two young children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

Due to the types of damages that can play a role, the value of your wrongful death claim depends on many factors. 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 roles did they fill for their family? Did they have any dependents? Was the act that ended their life a mere accident or an intentional act of violence? Did they suffer extensively before their death or did they die shortly after the event took place? Many facts of the decedent’s family, lifestyle, and circumstances of the accident will be taken into consideration to determine your claim’s value.

Wrongful Death Attorney Effingham, IL | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Effingham, IL on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases like 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 the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to the death of your loved one. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Effingham, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the absolute compensation you deserve.

Put your family on track to win your wrongful death suit by speaking to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Effingham, 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 move forward and keep the memory of your loved one alive. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our responsibility as your personal counsel and legal advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win for you and your family. Speak to one of our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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