Wrongful Death Attorney Jacksonville, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Jacksonville, IL. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies because of a preventable accident, you must have 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 Jacksonville, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff will handle every aspect of your case and negotiate a complete settlement for your family to recover.

Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them more than 100 million dollars in compensation. We take the tough cases that other law firms will not. If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident and you are ready to hold the negligent party accountable, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL today by calling us 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;reach out now.

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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

The grief of losing a loved one is always difficult. Though when your family experiences the gut-wrenching tragedy of losing a loved on in an accident, filing a legal claim is likely one of the last things you want to think about, it is important that you speak to a wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL as soon as possible after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you as soon as possible, you will have trusted and experienced negotiator and trial lawyer 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 hold the responsible party accountable as a way to honor your loved one, help your family in this difficult time, and keep others from being subject to a similar fate in the future. The law only gives you one opportunity 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 choose the right lawyer to work on behalf of 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 Jacksonville, IL wrongful death attorney at Burger Law recognizes the weight of their role as your family fights to see accountability and obtain the finances to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Jacksonville, IL wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family every way we can in your wrongful death claim.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL, we will perform the following services for your wrongful death claim:

  • Off you advice, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Find and evaluate all important paperwork, documents, and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving responsibility
  • Calculate the complete value of your claim, consulting experts in medical and other fields who can attest to the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Address every component of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary paperwork, and other administrative tasks
  • Negotiate with the defending party for the best possible settlement
  • Be prepared to successfully present your case in trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury the extent that 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?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to get the money required to take care of your loved one's final expenses and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, your situation must be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

When determining whether or not you should file a wrongful death claim, you should wrongful death claim, you must:

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who can file a wrongful death claim, based on where or what state the life-ending accident took place.

    In Missouri, certain family members have preference over others to file a wrongful death suit. If available, the spouse, parents, children, or grandchildren must be the ones to file. The next preference goes to siblings. When a wrongful death victim does not have any surviving relatives from either of the first two 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 named in the suit, but it is still ultimately up to the court to will approve the fraction of the settlement or judgment that each living relative, spouse, or other next of kin is to receive from the settlement. To clarify whether you can file the suit in your state, talk to a wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL today.

  • File your Jacksonville, IL wrongful death claim within Missouri or Illinois statute of limitations.

    Missouri gives surviving family members a total of three from the date of their passing to file a claim. Illinois gives you two years, or five years in violent, intentional acts. Two or three years can go by very quickly. This is why it is so essential that you speak to a Jacksonville, IL wrongful death attorney right away after the death of your loved one.

  • Satisfy the requirements for proving negligence and fault 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 keep them safe from harm
    2. They breached that duty by something they did or did not do
    3. It was this breach of duty that led to your family member's death
    4. As the plaintiff in the wrongful death case, you and your deceased family member 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 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 Jacksonville, IL wrongful death claim and to find out whether you qualify to file a claim, turn to the expert Jacksonville, 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, success in a wrongful death suit in Jacksonville, IL is a powerful step for countless mourning families. Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Jacksonville, IL grasp the importance of your suit and possess the legal skill and commitment to stand up to the responsible party and get the highest amount of compensation.

Our Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, IL Can Help Recover Damages

The law allows families of wrongful death victims a way to collect damages and make the responsible party pay for their actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded as financial compensation. The value of your case is reliant upon many conditions. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Jacksonville, IL will work relentlessly 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, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL will articulate the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one before they passed.

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:

  • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
  • End of life expenses, like memorial services and a burial or cremation
  • The pain and suffering your family member experienced before passing away
  • 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

Due to the various damages involved, 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 care for any minor or other dependants? Did their life end in an accident or an overt act of violence? Did they suffer in pain for months 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

You should hire a wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL who is a highly-skilled negotiator and trial lawyer with experience representing cases similar to yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law go the extra mile, exhausting all leads in calculating all damages from your case and showing how the defendant’s negligence caused the death of your loved one. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, IL to lead the fight for you and your family and fight for the absolute compensation you are owed.

Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death case by speaking to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, 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 move forward and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our role as your advisor and advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win for you and your family. Talk with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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