Wrongful Death Attorney Marshall, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Marshall, IL. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member 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. The team of Marshall, IL wrongful death lawyers at Burger Law 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 hundreds of accident victims and their families recover over 100 million dollars in compensation. We take the tough cases that other law firms do not want to deal with. 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 Marshall, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Marshall, 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 take action;contact us now.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For Me?

The grief of losing a loved one is always difficult. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, filing a legal claim is likely the last thing on your mind, you need to hire a wrongful death attorney in Marshall, IL as soon as you can after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer working your case quickly, you will have trusted and experienced negotiator and trial lawyer by your side who can get the most from your claim and make sure that you use this 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 protect others from befalling a similar tragedy in the future. You only have one opportunity to bring a wrongful death claim and you have a limited time to file your suit according to state law, so be sure to hire the right lawyer to represent you and your family as soon as possible.

The responsibility of representing your mourning family in the wrongful death of your loved one is one that should not be taken lightly. Your Marshall, IL wrongful death attorney at Burger Law understands the importance of serving you and your family by helping you see accountability and secure the finances to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Marshall, IL wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family in all aspects of your wrongful death suit.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Marshall, IL, we will do the following for your wrongful death suit:

  • Provide you with advice, support, and carefully weighed and presented 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
  • Determine the monetary value of your claim, using the knowledge of experts in medical and other fields who can attest to the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Take care of all component of your case, including negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing all necessary paperwork, and all other case-related tasks
  • Litigate with the defense for the best possible settlement
  • Be prepared to take your case to trial and persuade a jury of your peers of just how much you and your family have suffered, if a 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 money required to take care of your loved one's final expenses and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, you must satisfy your state’s wrongful death suit requirements.

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, depending on where or what state your loved one was fatally injured.

    Missouri law gives certain types of family members priority in filing 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. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of these groups, a third party decided by the court may file. Illinois civil law selects a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This person is the one addressed in the suit, but the court will allocate and distribute fraction of the settlement or judgment that each living relative, spouse, or other next of kin is to receive from the settlement. If you are unsure whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, contact a wrongful death attorney in Marshall, IL now.

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

    Missouri gives surviving family members a total of three from the date of their passing to file a claim. 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. This is why it is so paramount that you contact a Marshall, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after losing your loved one.

  • Satisfy 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. You must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to keep them safe
    2. They violated 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 suffered damages as a result of the breach of duty

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, honor the memory of your family member, and provide your family with the means to continue to take care of your day-to-day needs, you should file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of success in your Marshall, IL wrongful death claim and to understand whether you qualify to file a claim, call upon the experienced Marshall, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of the suit and get the damages you deserve. Though all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Marshall, IL is a powerful step for many mourning families. Our wrongful death attorneys in Marshall, IL recognize the importance of your suit and possess the legal acumen and dedication to look out for your family’s interests and obtain the highest amount of compensation.

Our Marshall, 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 Marshall, IL Can Help Recover Damages

    Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect damages and make the person responsible pay for their fatal actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded as monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded relies upon many conditions. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Marshall, IL will work tirelessly and lend his experience to factor the complete value of damages to which you are entitled. Regardless of whether we are able to come to a settlement through negotiation or mediation or in an extensive jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Marshall, IL on your case will paint a vivid picture of just how devastating the accident has been for yourself, your family, and your loved one prior to their passing.

    The total value of your case is determined by a combination 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:

    • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
    • Final expenses, like memorial services and burial costs
    • The pain and suffering your family member experienced prior to their death
    • 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 two young children or looking after an adult family member with disabilities

    Because of the various damages that can play a role, your wrongful death case value 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 services and support did they provide to their family? Did they care for any minor or other dependants? Did their life end in a mere accident or an intentional act of violence? Did they suffer extensively before their death or did they die immediately without suffering? All these questions and many more will be factored in when calculating the value of your claim.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Marshall, IL | Burger Law

    You deserve a reputable Marshall, 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 are dedicated to your family’s cause, exhausting all leads in negotiating your damages and proving the extent of how the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one's death. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Marshall, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the absolute compensation you to which you are entitled.

    Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death claim by speaking to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Marshall, IL today. Use our expertise, skill, and dedication toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family move forward and keep the memory of your loved one alive. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our responsibility as your personal counsel and advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win for you and your family. Discuss your case with one of our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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