Wrongful Death Attorney Newton, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Newton, IL. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When your loved one loses their life because of a preventable accident, it is important to find a wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the responsible party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Newton, 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 hundreds of accident victims and their families recover over 100 million dollars in damages. We represent even the most difficult cases that other law firms will not. If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident and you are ready to do something, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Newton, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Newton, 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 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 Newton, IL as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you swiftly, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable litigator on your side who can get the most from your claim and will help you make the most out of your one chance to hold the responsible party accountable as a way to honor your loved one, help your family through this difficult time, and keep others from befalling a similar fate in the future. You only have one chance 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 choose 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. Your Newton, IL wrongful death attorney at Burger Law recognizes the importance of serving you and your family by helping you hold the negligent accountable and secure the means to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Newton, 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.

As your wrongful death attorney in Newton, IL, we will do the following for your wrongful death claim:

  • Off you advice, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Track down and utilize all significant paperwork, documents, and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Calculate the actual value of your claim, using the knowledge of medical professionals and other experts who can provide testimony regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one
  • Address all component of your case, such as communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary documents, and any other tasks necessary to winning your case
  • Litigate with the defending party to secure the best possible sum for your damages
  • Be able to successfully present your case in trial and persuade a jury of your peers of the damages 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?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to get the financial support required 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.

When determining whether or not you should file a wrongful death claim, you should wrongful death claim, you need to:

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who is permitted to file a wrongful suit, based 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 the first two groups, the court may appoint someone to file. Illinois civil law names 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 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 legally able to file the suit in your state, speak to a wrongful death attorney in Newton, IL right away.

  • Get your Newton, 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 the date of their passing to file a suit. Illinois gives you two years in most cases, and five if the incident was intentional and violent. Realistically, two or three years can go by very quickly. So it is paramount that you speak to a Newton, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the fatal accident occurs.

  • 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. In your case, you need to be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant owed your loved one a duty to reasonably keep them safe from harm
    2. They violated 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 have suffered damages due to the event of your loved one's death

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 life, you need to file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Newton, IL wrongful death claim and to determine whether you qualify to file a claim, reach out to the experienced Newton, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of your claim and get the compensation you deserve. Though all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Newton, IL is a powerful feat for many families dealing with loss. Our wrongful death attorneys in Newton, IL understand the importance of your suit and have the legal acumen and commitment to look out for your family’s interests and secure the best settlement possible.

Our Newton, 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 Newton, IL

    The law allows families of wrongful death victims a way to collect damages and make the person responsible pay for their actions. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages in the form of financial compensation. The value of your case is dependent upon many conditions. As experienced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Newton, IL will work tirelessly and apply his experience to factor the full value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we reach a 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 Newton, IL on your case will paint a vivid picture of the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one prior to their passing.

    The value of your case is determined by a number of factors. Each damage is described as 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
    • End of life expenses, such as memorial services and a burial or cremation
    • 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 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, your wrongful death case value depends on many factors. What was their age and life expectancy? What roles did they fill for their family? Did they have any dependents? Did they lose their life in an accident or a willful violent act? Did they suffer extensively before their death 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 Newton, IL | Burger Law

    The wrongful death attorney in Newton, 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 go the extra mile, exhausting all leads in negotiating your damages and showing the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to your loved one's death. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Newton, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the complete compensation you are owed.

    Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death suit by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Newton, 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. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our commitment as your personal counsel 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 send us a message now.


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