Wrongful Death Attorney Lawrenceville, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Lawrenceville, IL. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, your loved one is gone. When your loved one loses their life in a moment of recklessness or carelessness that did not have to happen, you must have an experienced wrongful death lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for justice for your family and make the responsible party pay for their fatal mistake. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Lawrenceville, IL wrongful death lawyers who are prepared to handle your case from beginning to end and negotiate a complete settlement for your family to recover.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them more than 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, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Lawrenceville, IL today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Lawrenceville, 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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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

The loss of a loved one is always difficult. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes may be one of the last things you want to think about, it is important that you contact a wrongful death attorney in Lawrenceville, IL as soon as you can after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case right away, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable negotiator and trial lawyer on your side who can get the most from your claim and make sure that you use this 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 befalling a similar tragedy in the future. You only have 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 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 Lawrenceville, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer understands the weight of their role as your family fights to see accountability and secure the finances to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Lawrenceville, IL wrongful death attorney, we hold this position with honor and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family every way we can in your wrongful death suit.

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

  • Provide you with advice, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Perform extensive investigation into your case
  • Track down and evaluate any significant paperwork, documents, and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving responsibility
  • Determine the actual value of your claim, using the knowledge of medical professionals and other experts who can provide testimony regarding how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Take care of every component of your case, such as negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing the proper documents, and any other tasks necessary to winning your case
  • Negotiate with the defending party for the most complete possible sum for your damages
  • Be able to take your case to trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury 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?

For the best chance at success 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, your situation must satisfy your state’s wrongful death suit requirements.

To understand if you have a legitimate wrongful death claim, you need to:

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who is permitted to file a wrongful death claim, depending on where or what state the life-ending 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. When a wrongful death victim does not have any surviving relatives from either of these categories, the court may appoint someone to file. In Illinois, the court names a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This representative is named in the suit, but the court 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 can file the suit in your state, speak to a wrongful death attorney in Lawrenceville, IL as soon as possible.

  • Get your Lawrenceville, IL wrongful death claim filed in Missouri or Illinois court within the statute of limitations, or deadline.

    In Missouri you have a total of three from the date of their passing to file a suit. Illinois gives you two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Two or three years is not much time at all. So it is essential that you hire a Lawrenceville, IL wrongful death attorney right away after the fatal accident occurs.

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

    For your loved one’s death to be considered a wrongful death in Missouri or Illinois, certain facts must be true. In your case, you need to be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant owed your loved one a duty to keep them safe
    2. The defendant failed that duty either through their action or inaction
    3. It was this breach 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 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 needs, you should file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of success in your Lawrenceville, IL wrongful death claim and to find out whether you qualify to file a claim, count on the expert Lawrenceville, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of your claim and get the compensation you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Lawrenceville, IL is an important step for countless families dealing with loss. Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Lawrenceville, IL understand how important this is to you and we have the legal skill and commitment to look out for your family’s interests and get the highest amount of compensation.

Our Lawrenceville, 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 Lawrenceville, IL - Recovering Damages

    The law allows families of wrongful death victims a way to collect compensation and make the responsible party pay for their actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded in the form of monetary compensation. The value of your case depends upon many variables. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Lawrenceville, IL will work relentlessly and lend his experience to factor the full value of damages to which you are entitled. Regardless of whether we reach an agreeable settlement through the negotiation process, in mediation, or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Lawrenceville, IL on your case will depict how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one before passing away.

    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.

    Damages for which you can be compensated may include:

    • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
    • Final costs, like funeral and a burial or cremation
    • 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 a mother and the main caretaker of their minor children or looking after an adult family member with disabilities

    Due to 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 age and life expectancy? What roles did they fill for their family? Did they have any dependents? Was the act that ended their life a mere accident or an intentional act of violence? Did they suffer in pain for months 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 Lawrenceville, IL | Burger Law

    You deserve a reputable Lawrenceville, IL wrongful death attorney who is prepared to negotiate and take your fight to trial and has won cases like yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, leaving no stone unturned in calculating all damages from your case and showing the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to your loved one's death. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Lawrenceville, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and fight for the full compensation you are owed.

    Put your family on track to win your wrongful death case by speaking to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Lawrenceville, 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. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our role as your personal counsel and legal advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we secure a moment of peace for you and your family. Discuss your case with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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