Wrongful Death Attorney Mt. Carmel, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Mt. Carmel, 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 an experienced wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the negligent party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Mt. Carmel, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff are prepared to handle every aspect of your case and argue to get 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 damages. We represent even the most difficult 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 do something, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Mt. Carmel, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Mt. Carmel, 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;contact us today.

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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

The grief of losing a loved one can be immobilizing. 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 Mt. Carmel, IL as soon as you can after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer working your case promptly, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable litigator 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 pay tribute to your loved one’s memory by making the responsibly party pay for their actions, provide support to your family in this challenging time, and protect others from befalling a similar tragedy in the future. The law only gives you one chance to bring a wrongful death claim and you have a limited time to file your claim according to state law, so it is important that you find the right lawyer to fight for you and your family as soon as possible.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. As your Mt. Carmel, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the weight of their role as your family fights to see accountability and secure the means to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Mt. Carmel, IL wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death case.

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

  • Provide you with guidance, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Obtain and utilize any important paperwork, documents, and other evidence that demonstrates of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Determine the complete value of your claim, speaking to experts in medical and other fields who can attest to the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one
  • Address all component of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary documents, and other administrative tasks
  • Litigate with the defending party for the highest possible compensation
  • Be able to successfully present your case in trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury the damages you and your family have suffered, if the defense does not agree to a satisfactory settlement prior to trial

What are the Requirements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

In order to be successful in your wrongful death claim and to get the compensation your family needs to take care of your loved one's final expenses and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, your situation must meet the requirements of a wrongful death claim in your state.

As a claimant hoping to file a wrongful death claim, you need to:

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who is permitted to file a wrongful death claim, depending 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. 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 groups, a third party decided by the court may file. In Illinois, the court appoints one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. 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 Mt. Carmel, IL today.

  • File your Mt. Carmel, IL wrongful death claim before the statute of limitations runs out.

    In Missouri you have a total of three from their death to file a suit. In Illinois you have two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Realistically, two or three years can go by very quickly. So it is crucial that you speak to a Mt. Carmel, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of 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, there are some facts that must be true. You must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant owed your loved one a duty to reasonably keep them safe
    2. The defendant failed that duty either through their action or inaction
    3. It was this breach of duty that caused your loved one to lose their life
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, you and your deceased family member 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, file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of success in your Mt. Carmel, IL wrongful death claim and to find out whether you qualify to file a claim, reach out to the experienced Mt. Carmel, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of your claim and get the financial compensation you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Mt. Carmel, IL is an important feat for many grieving families. Our Mt. Carmel, IL wrongful death attorneys understand the importance of your suit and possess the legal skill and commitment to stand up to the responsible party and negotiate the best settlement possible.

Our Mt. Carmel, 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 Mt. Carmel, IL - Recovering Damages

    Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect damages and make the person responsible pay for their negligence. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages in the form of monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded relies upon many factors. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Mt. Carmel, IL will work hard and lend his experience to figure the complete value of your damages. Regardless of whether we are able to come to an agreeable settlement during the negotiation process, in mediation, or in an extensive jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Mt. Carmel, IL on your case will paint a vivid picture of how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one prior to their passing.

    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
    • Final costs, like memorial services and burial costs
    • The decedent's pain and suffering 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 an adult child caring for an elderly family member

    Due to the various damages that can play a role, the value of your wrongful death claim is a complex calculation. 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 overt violent act? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die shortly after the event took place? 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 Mt. Carmel, IL | Burger Law

    The wrongful death attorney in Mt. Carmel, 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, exhausting all leads 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 Mt. Carmel, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the complete compensation you deserve.

    Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death suit by contacting a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Mt. Carmel, IL today. Put our talent, experience, and commitment to use toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family carry on and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our responsibility as your personal counsel and advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we secure a moment of peace 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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