Wrongful Death Attorney Maryville, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Maryville, IL. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member in a moment of recklessness or carelessness that did not have to happen, you and your family need a wrongful death lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for justice for your family and make the responsible party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Maryville, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff will handle every aspect of your case and argue to get a complete financial recovery for you and your family.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them over 100 million dollars in damages. We take the tough cases which other law firms shy away from. If your family member was killed in a preventable accident and you are ready to do something, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Maryville, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Maryville, 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;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, filing a legal claim may be one of the last things you want to think about, it is important that you contact a wrongful death attorney in Maryville, IL right away after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case right away, you will have trusted and experienced negotiator and trial lawyer 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 in this difficult time, and protect 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 hire the right lawyer to fight for 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. As your Maryville, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer understands the significance of serving you and your family by helping you hold the negligent accountable and obtain the finances to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Maryville, IL wrongful death attorney, we hold this responsibility in highest regard and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family every way we can in your wrongful death claim.

As your wrongful death attorney in Maryville, IL, we will do the following for you as our client:

  • Off you advice, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Perform extensive investigation into your case
  • Find and utilize any relevant documents and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Determine the complete value of your claim, turning to professionals like doctors who can provide testimony regarding the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Take care of every aspects of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing the proper paperwork, and all other case-related tasks
  • Litigate with the defending party to secure the most complete possible settlement
  • Be ready and willing to successfully present your case in trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury the damages you and your family have suffered, if a settlement is not reached before trial

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In order to be successful in your wrongful death claim and to receive the money 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 must:

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who is permitted to file a wrongful suit, depending on the state where the life-ending 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. If none are able to do so, a sibling may file. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of the first two 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 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 that each living relative, spouse, or other next of kin is to receive from the settlement. If you are unsure whether you are legally able to file the suit in your state, talk to a wrongful death attorney in Maryville, IL right away.

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

    Missouri gives surviving family members three years from their death to file a claim. Illinois gives you only two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Realistically, two or three years can go by very quickly. So it is paramount that you contact a Maryville, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of your loved one.

  • Satisfy the requirements regarding fault and negligence in the wrongful death case.

    To qualify as a wrongful death case in Missouri or Illinois, certain facts must be true. In your case, 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 through their behavior
    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. In order to make the responsible party pay for their actions, honor the memory of your family member, and obtain the financial means your family needs to carry on with day-to-day life, file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of winning your Maryville, IL wrongful death claim and to find out whether you can file a claim, count on the qualified Maryville, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. With us on your side, you can make the most of your claim and get the financial compensation you deserve. Though all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Maryville, IL is an important feat for many mourning families. Burger Law’s Maryville, IL wrongful death attorneys recognize how important this is to you and we possess the legal acumen and dedication to stand up to the responsible party and secure the best settlement possible.

Our Maryville, IL attorneys have experience fighting for and winning a variety of often complex tort cases. Click on the case type below to learn more.

    Recovering Damages - Your Wrongful Death Attorney Maryville, IL

    Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect damages and hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages in the form of financial compensation. The amount of money awarded is dependent upon many details. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Maryville, IL will work tirelessly and lend his experience to figure the full value of damages to which you are entitled. Regardless of whether we reach an agreeable settlement during negotiation or mediation or in an extensive jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Maryville, IL will depict 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. 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, such as memorial services 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 types of damages that can play a role, the value of your wrongful death claim is a complex calculation. 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 have any dependents? Was the act that ended their life an accident or an intentional act of violence? Did they suffer extensively before their death or did they die shortly after the event took place? All these questions and many more will be considered in determining your claim’s value.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Maryville, IL | Burger Law

    The wrongful death attorney in Maryville, 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 are dedicated to your family’s cause, leaving no stone unturned in calculating all damages from your case 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 Maryville, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and fight for the complete compensation you deserve.

    Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death claim by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Maryville, IL today. Use our expertise, skill, 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 commitment as your advisor and advocate very seriously and will not rest until we win for you and your family. Speak to our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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