Wrongful Death Attorney Jacksonville, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Jacksonville, IL. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies by someone’s momentary lapse in judgment or simple carelessness, you must have a wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the negligent party pay for their fatal mistake. The team of Jacksonville, IL wrongful death lawyers at Burger Law will handle your case from beginning to end and argue to get a complete settlement for your family to recover.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have hundreds of accident victims and their families recover over 100 million dollars in damages. 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 do something, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL today at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Jacksonville, 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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Gary Burger | Trial Attorney

Gary Burger is devoted to helping injury victims recover from devastating accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Gary practices all areas of personal injury law and has been successful in providing financial recovery while aiding in the protection of our clients’ future.


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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

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 is likely the last thing on your mind, you need to contact a wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case promptly, you will have trusted and experienced 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, help your family through this difficult time, and protect others from enduring a similar fate in the future. The law only gives you one chance to collect damages in a wrongful death case and you have a limited time to file your suit as stipulated by state law, so it is important that you find the right lawyer to represent 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 Jacksonville, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer understands the weight of serving you and your family by helping you hold the negligent accountable and secure the means to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Jacksonville, IL wrongful death attorney, we hold this responsibility in highest regard and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family every way we can in your wrongful death case.

Wehn we become your wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL, we will perform the following services for your wrongful death suit:

  • Off you advice, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Perform extensive investigation into your case
  • Obtain and evaluate any important paperwork, documents, and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving responsibility
  • Calculate the actual 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
  • Take care of every component of your case, such as communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing the proper documents, and other administrative tasks
  • Litigate with the defending party for the most complete possible compensation
  • Be prepared to successfully present your case in trial and show the court the extent that you and your family have suffered, if a 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 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 need to:

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who is permitted to file a wrongful suit, based on where or what state 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. 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. In Illinois, the court appoints a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This representative is addressed in the suit, but the court will allocate and distribute amount that each living relative, spouse, or other next of kin is to receive from the settlement. If you are unsure whether you can file the suit in your state, contact a wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL as soon as possible.

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

    In Missouri you have three years from their death to file a suit. In Illinois you have two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. As such, important that you hire a Jacksonville, IL wrongful death attorney right away after losing 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, there are some facts that must be true. You must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to reasonably keep them safe
    2. They failed that duty either through their action or inaction
    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. In order to make the responsible party pay for their actions, pay tribute to your loved one, and obtain the financial means your family needs to carry on with day-to-day life, file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of success in your Jacksonville, IL wrongful death claim and to find out whether you can file a claim, reach out to the experienced Jacksonville, 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 all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Jacksonville, IL is a significant step for many families dealing with loss. Our wrongful death attorneys in Jacksonville, IL recognize the importance of your suit and have the legal skill and commitment to get your family the best outcome and secure the best amount of compensation.

Recovering Damages - Your Wrongful Death Attorney Jacksonville, IL

Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect compensation and hold the responsible party accountable for their fatal actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded in the form of monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded depends upon many conditions. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Jacksonville, IL will work hard and apply his experience to figure the complete value of your damages. Regardless of whether we reach a settlement during negotiation or mediation or in an extensive jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, 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.

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 costs, like 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 their minor children or looking after an adult family member with disabilities

Due to the various damages involved, your wrongful death case value can be difficult to determine and understand. 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 their life end in a mere accident or a willful act of violence? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die immediately without suffering? 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 Jacksonville, IL | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases similar to 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 your loved one's death. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL to lead the fight for you and your family and use our expertise to get the absolute compensation you to which you are entitled.

Put your family on track to win your wrongful death suit by speaking to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL today. Put our talent, experience, and commitment to use toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family carry on and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our commitment as your personal counsel and advocate very seriously and will not rest 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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