Wrongful Death Attorney Hartford, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Hartford, IL. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When your loved one loses their life by someone’s momentary lapse in judgment or simple carelessness, it is important to find 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. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Hartford, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff are prepared to 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 represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them over 100 million dollars in damages. We represent even the most difficult 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, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Hartford, IL today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Hartford, 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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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

Losing a loved one is always difficult. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, filing a legal claim may be the last thing on your mind, you need to speak to a wrongful death attorney in Hartford, IL as soon as you can after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer working your case as soon as possible, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable litigator in your corner 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 difficult time, and keep others from being subject to a similar fate in the future. The law only gives you one opportunity to bring a wrongful death claim and you only have so long to file your claim according to state law, so be sure to find the right lawyer to fight for you, your family, and your loved one’s memory right away.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. Your Hartford, IL wrongful death attorney at Burger Law understands the importance of their role as your family fights to see accountability and obtain the means to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Hartford, IL wrongful death attorney, we hold this position with honor and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death claim.

As your wrongful death attorney in Hartford, IL, we will perform the following services for your wrongful death claim:

  • Provide you with advice, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Perform extensive investigation into your case
  • Find and utilize all significant paperwork, documents, and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Determine the true and complete 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
  • Handle every aspects of your case, including negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing the proper documents, and other administrative tasks
  • Negotiate with the defending party for the highest possible compensation
  • Be ready and willing to successfully present your case in trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury the damages you and your family have suffered, if a settlement is not reached before trial

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to receive the money required to take care of your loved one's final expenses and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, you must meet the requirements of a wrongful death claim in your state.

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

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who is permitted to file a wrongful death claim, depending on where or what state the 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 the first two groups, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. Illinois civil law names one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. This person is the one named in the suit, but it is still ultimately up to the court to will approve the funds that each living relative, spouse, or other next of kin is to receive from the settlement. In order to make sure of whether you are legally able to file the suit in your state, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Hartford, IL as soon as possible.

  • File your Hartford, IL wrongful death claim before the statute of limitations runs out.

    Missouri gives surviving family members a total of three from their death to file a claim. Illinois gives you two years, or five years if the incident was intentional and violent. Two or three years is not much time at all. This is why it is so paramount that you contact a Hartford, IL wrongful death attorney right away after losing your loved one.

  • 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 reasonably keep them safe
    2. The defendant failed that duty through their behavior
    3. It was this breach that caused the death of your family member
    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, honor the memory of your family member, and provide your family with the means to carry on with day-to-day life, file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of success in your Hartford, IL wrongful death claim and to find out whether you qualify to file a claim, reach out to the experienced Hartford, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of the suit and get the financial compensation you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Hartford, IL is an important feat for many mourning families. Our Hartford, IL wrongful death attorneys grasp how important this is to you and we possess the legal expertise and commitment to get your family the best outcome and secure the highest amount of compensation.

Our Hartford, 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 Hartford, IL Can Help Recover Damages

    Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect compensation and hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded as financial compensation. The value of your case depends upon many factors. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Hartford, IL will work tirelessly and lend his experience to demonstrate the complete value of your damages. Whether we are able to come to an agreeable settlement during negotiation or mediation or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Hartford, IL on your case will depict the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one before they passed.

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

    There are a number of damages you may collect on, such as:

    • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
    • End of life expenses, such as memorial services 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 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 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 an overt violent act? Did they suffer in pain for months 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 Hartford, IL | Burger Law

    You should hire a wrongful death attorney in Hartford, IL who is a highly-skilled negotiator and trial lawyer with experience representing cases similar to yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law are dedicated to your family’s cause, leaving no stone unturned in negotiating your damages and showing how the defendant’s negligence caused the death of your loved one. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Hartford, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the absolute compensation you are owed.

    Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death suit by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Hartford, 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 carry on and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our role as your advisor and advocate very seriously and will not rest until we win for you and your family. Speak to our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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