Wrongful Death Attorney Pana, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Pana, IL. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies by someone’s momentary lapse in judgment or simple carelessness, 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 irreversibly destructive behavior. The team of Pana, IL wrongful death lawyers at Burger Law will handle every aspect of your case and negotiate 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 compensation. We take the tough 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, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pana, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Pana, 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;reach out today.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The loss of a loved one can be immobilizing. 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, you need to hire a wrongful death attorney in Pana, IL as soon as you can after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case swiftly, 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 pay tribute to your loved one’s memory by making the responsibly party pay for their actions, help your family through this challenging time, and protect others from being subject to a similar fate in the future. You only have one opportunity to bring a wrongful death claim and you have a limited time to file your claim as stipulated by state law, so it is important that you choose the right lawyer to represent you and your family right away.

The responsibility of representing your mourning family in the wrongful death of your loved one is one that should not be taken lightly. As your Pana, 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 secure the finances to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Pana, 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 case.

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

  • Provide you with guidance, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Track down and utilize any important documents and other evidence that demonstrates of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Determine the complete value of your claim, turning to medical professionals and other experts who can attest to the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Address all aspects of your case, including negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing all necessary documents, and all other case-related tasks
  • Negotiate with the defending party for the most complete possible settlement
  • Be able to successfully present your case in trial and show the court the damages you and your family have suffered, if a settlement is not reached before trial

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to receive the money required to take care of your loved one's final expenses, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the 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 must:

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who can file a wrongful death claim, based 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. If nobody from this first group is able to file, a sibling to the deceased can make a claim. 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 selects one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. This representative is addressed in the suit, but it is still ultimately up to the court to will approve the funds to go to every eligible family member in the suit. To find out definitively whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Pana, IL as soon as possible.

  • File your Pana, IL wrongful death claim within Missouri or Illinois statute of limitations.

    Missouri gives surviving family members a total of three from the date of their passing to file a suit. Illinois gives you only two years, or five years if the incident was intentional and violent. Realistically, two or three years can go by very quickly. As such, essential that you hire a Pana, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible 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. You need to be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to keep them safe
    2. They breached that duty either through their action or inaction
    3. It was this breach that led to your family member's death
    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 needs, you should file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of winning your Pana, IL wrongful death claim and to understand whether you qualify to file a claim, call upon the qualified Pana, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of the suit 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 Pana, IL is an important step for countless mourning families. Our wrongful death attorneys in Pana, IL recognize the importance of your suit and possess the legal expertise and dedication to get your family the best outcome and obtain the best settlement possible.

Our Pana, 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 Pana, IL - Recovering Damages

    Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect damages and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded in the form of financial compensation. The amount of money awarded is dependent upon many variables. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pana, IL will work relentlessly and apply his experience to figure the full value of damages to which you are entitled. Regardless of whether we reach a settlement during negotiation or mediation or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pana, IL on your case will depict how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one before passing away.

    The value of your case is determined by a number of factors. 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 memorial services and a burial or cremation
    • The pain and suffering your family member experienced before passing away
    • 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 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 roles did they fill for their family? Did they care for any minor or other dependants? Was the act that ended their life a mere accident or a willful violent act? 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 your claim’s value.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Pana, IL | Burger Law

    You should hire a wrongful death attorney in Pana, IL who is a highly-skilled negotiator and trial lawyer with experience representing cases like yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, exhausting all leads in calculating all damages from your case and showing how the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one's death. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pana, IL to lead the fight for you and your family and fight for the complete compensation you to which you are entitled.

    Put your family on track to win your wrongful death suit by speaking to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Pana, IL today. Put our talent, experience, and commitment to use toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family move forward and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our role 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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