Wrongful Death Attorney Gillespie, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Gillespie, IL. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When your loved one loses their life 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. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Gillespie, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff will handle every aspect of your case and argue to get a complete financial recovery for you and your family.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them over 100 million dollars in damages. We take the tough 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 hold the negligent party accountable, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Gillespie, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Gillespie, 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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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

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 the last thing on your mind, it is important that you hire a wrongful death attorney in Gillespie, 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 litigator in your corner who will invest their time, talents, and resources toward 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, help your family through this challenging time, and keep others from befalling a similar fate in the future. You only have one chance to bring a wrongful death claim and you only have so long to file your claim as stipulated by state law, so be sure to hire the right lawyer to fight for you and your family right away.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. Your Gillespie, IL wrongful death attorney at Burger Law recognizes the weight of serving you and your family by helping you hold the negligent accountable and obtain the finances to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Gillespie, IL wrongful death attorney, we hold this responsibility in highest regard and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family in all aspects of your wrongful death claim.

Wehn we become your wrongful death attorney in Gillespie, IL, we will do the following for your wrongful death suit:

  • Provide you with advice, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Track down and utilize any important documents and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving responsibility
  • Determine the actual value of your claim, consulting professionals like doctors who can attest to how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Address all aspects of your case, including negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing the proper paperwork, and all other case-related tasks
  • Negotiate with the defense for the best possible sum for your damages
  • Be ready and willing to successfully present your case in trial and persuade a jury of your peers of the damages 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 you need 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:

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

    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. In Illinois, the court selects one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. This representative is addressed in the suit, but the court will approve the amount to go to every eligible family member in the suit. To clarify whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, contact a wrongful death attorney in Gillespie, IL now.

  • Get your Gillespie, 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 the date of their passing to file a suit. In Illinois you have only two years, or five years if the incident was intentional and violent. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. So it is paramount that you contact a Gillespie, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the fatal accident occurs.

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

    To qualify as a wrongful death case in Missouri or Illinois, certain facts must be true. In your case, you need to 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 either through their action or inaction
    3. It was this breach of duty that caused your loved one to lose their life
    4. As the plaintiff in the wrongful death case, 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. 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 life, file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of winning your Gillespie, IL wrongful death claim and to determine whether you qualify to file a claim, count on the expert Gillespie, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. With us on your side, you can make the most of the suit and get the compensation you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Gillespie, IL is an important step for countless grieving families. Our wrongful death attorneys in Gillespie, IL grasp the importance of your suit and have the legal acumen and commitment to get your family the best outcome and secure the best settlement possible.

Our Gillespie, 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 Gillespie, IL

    Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect damages and hold the responsible party accountable for their fatal actions. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages as financial compensation. The amount of money awarded depends upon many factors. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Gillespie, IL will work relentlessly and apply his experience to factor the complete value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we are able to come to a settlement during negotiation or mediation or in an extensive jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Gillespie, IL on your case will paint a vivid picture of how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one before passing away.

    The total value of your case is determined by a combination of factors. The damages you can collect are considered either economic or non-economic.

    You may collect damages in your wrongful death suit for:

    • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
    • Final costs, like memorial services and burial costs
    • The decedent's pain and suffering 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 two young children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

    Because of the types of damages involved, the value of your wrongful death claim can be difficult to determine and understand. 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 a willful violent act? 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 considered in determining your claim’s value.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Gillespie, IL | Burger Law

    You should hire a wrongful death attorney in Gillespie, IL who is a highly-skilled negotiator and trial lawyer with experience representing 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 proving the extent of 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 Gillespie, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the absolute compensation you to which you are entitled.

    Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death suit by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Gillespie, IL today. Use our expertise, skill, and dedication toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family carry on and keep the memory of your loved one alive. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our commitment as your personal counsel and legal advocate very seriously and will not rest 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 send us a message now.


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