Wrongful Death Attorney Johnston City, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Johnston City, IL. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies in an accident or careless act that could have been prevented, 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. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Johnston City, IL wrongful death lawyers who will handle every aspect of your case and argue to get a complete financial recovery for you and your family.

Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys have hundreds of accident victims and their families recover more than 100 million dollars in damages. We take the tough cases that other law firms will not. If your family member was killed in a preventable accident and you are ready to take action, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Johnston City, IL today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Johnston City, 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;get started today.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The loss of a loved one is deeply pailful. Though when your family experiences the gut-wrenching tragedy of losing a loved on in an accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes may be the last thing on your mind, it is important that you speak to a wrongful death attorney in Johnston City, IL as soon as you can after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case as soon as possible, you will have trusted and experienced litigator on your side who will invest their time, talents, and resources toward your claim and make sure that you use this chance to hold the responsible party accountable as a way to honor your loved one, provide support to your family in this challenging time, and keep others from befalling a similar tragedy in the future. You only have one opportunity to collect damages in a wrongful death case and you only have so long to file your claim as stipulated by state law, so it is important that you hire the right lawyer to work on behalf of 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. Your Johnston City, IL wrongful death attorney at Burger Law recognizes the significance of serving you and your family by helping you hold the negligent accountable and secure the means to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Johnston City, 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 claim.

Wehn we become your wrongful death attorney in Johnston City, 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
  • Find and utilize all important documents and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Determine the monetary value of your claim, consulting medical professionals and other experts who can provide testimony regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one
  • Take care of all aspects of your case, such as communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary paperwork, and all other case-related tasks
  • Negotiate with the defense to secure the best possible sum for your damages
  • Be able to successfully present your case in trial and show the court just how much 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?

In order to be successful in your wrongful death claim and to get the compensation you need to take care of your loved one's final expenses and continue to meet the daily 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 need to:

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who can file a wrongful death claim, depending on where or what state the 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. 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. In Illinois, the court names a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This person is the one addressed in the suit, but it is still ultimately up to the court to will approve the fraction of the settlement or judgment to go to every eligible family member in the suit. To find out definitively whether you are legally able to file the suit in your state, talk to a wrongful death attorney in Johnston City, IL as soon as possible.

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

    In Missouri you have three years from the date of their passing to file a claim. In Illinois you have only two years in most cases, and five if the incident was intentional and violent. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. As such, crucial that you speak to a Johnston City, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after losing your loved one.

  • Meet all 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, certain facts must be true. You need to be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to keep them safe
    2. They failed that duty either through their action or inaction
    3. It was this breach that caused the death of your family member
    4. As the plaintiff in the wrongful death case, you and your deceased family member have suffered damages due to the event of your loved one's death

When losing a loved one, especially in a tragic, unnecessary, preventable accident, people experience a wide range of reactions. In order to hold the negligent party responsible for the gross misconduct, pay tribute to your loved one, and provide your family with the means to carry on with day-to-day life, file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of winning your Johnston City, IL wrongful death claim and to find out whether you qualify to file a claim, count on the qualified Johnston City, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of your claim and get the compensation you deserve. Money cannot replace your loved one, but, winning a wrongful death suit in Johnston City, IL is an important step for many mourning families. Burger Law’s Johnston City, IL wrongful death attorneys grasp the importance of your suit and possess the legal expertise and commitment to stand up to the responsible party and get the highest amount of compensation.

Our Johnston City, 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 Johnston City, IL - Recovering Damages

    Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect compensation and make the responsible party pay for their negligence. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages in the form of financial compensation. The value of your case relies upon many conditions. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Johnston City, IL will work hard and apply his knowledge to calculate the complete value of your damages. Whether we reach a settlement through the negotiation process, in mediation, or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Johnston City, IL will depict the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one before they passed.

    There are a variety of different damages that add up to the full value of your case. Each damage is described as either economic or non-economic.

    You may collect damages in your wrongful death suit for:

    • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
    • Final expenses, such as 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 a mother and the main caretaker of two young children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

    Due to the various damages that can play a role, 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 an accident or an intentional violent act? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die immediately without suffering? All these questions and many more will be considered in determining the value of your claim.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Johnston City, IL | Burger Law

    You deserve a reputable Johnston City, IL wrongful death attorney who is prepared to negotiate and take your fight to trial and has won cases similar to yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, 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 Johnston City, IL to lead the fight for you and your family and use our expertise to get the absolute compensation you deserve.

    Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death case by speaking to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Johnston City, 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 keep the memory of your loved one alive. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our responsibility as your advisor and advocate very seriously and will not rest until we secure a moment of peace 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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