Wrongful Death Attorney Paris, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Paris, IL. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When your loved one loses their life in an accident or careless act that could have been prevented, it is important to find an experienced 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 Paris, IL wrongful death lawyers who are prepared to handle every aspect of your case and negotiate a complete financial recovery for you and your family.

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 your family member lost their life in a preventable accident and you are ready to do something, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Paris, IL today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Paris, 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 waste any time;get started now.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The loss of a loved one is always difficult. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes may be one of the last things you want to think about, it is important that you contact a wrongful death attorney in Paris, IL right away after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer working your case as soon as possible, you will have trusted and experienced negotiator and trial lawyer by 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 in this challenging time, and keep others from being subject to a similar tragedy in the future. The law only gives you one chance to bring a wrongful death claim and you only have so long to file your claim as stipulated by state law, so it is important that you hire the right lawyer to represent you, your family, and your loved one’s memory 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. As your Paris, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the importance of serving you and your family by helping you see accountability and secure the means to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Paris, IL wrongful death attorney, we hold this responsibility in highest regard and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death claim.

Wehn we become your wrongful death attorney in Paris, IL, we offer the following services for your wrongful death claim:

  • Off you guidance, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Obtain and utilize any important paperwork, documents, and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Determine the monetary value of your claim, consulting experts in medical and other fields who can provide testimony regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one
  • Handle all component of your case, such as negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing the proper paperwork, and all other case-related tasks
  • Negotiate with the defending party for the most complete possible compensation
  • Be ready and willing to successfully present your case in trial and show the court the extent that you and your family have suffered, in the event that a favorable settlement is not reached before trial

What are the Requirements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to get the compensation you need to take care of your loved one's final expenses, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, you must satisfy your state’s wrongful death suit requirements.

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

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who can file a wrongful death claim, based on the state where the life-ending accident took place.

    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 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 the first two categories, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. In Illinois, the court names a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This representative is named in the suit, but it is still ultimately up to the court to will allocate and distribute fraction of the settlement or judgment to go to every eligible family member in the suit. To clarify whether you can file the suit in your state, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Paris, IL right away.

  • File your Paris, 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 claim. Illinois gives you only two years, or five years if the incident was intentional and violent. Two or three years is not much time at all. As such, paramount that you speak to a Paris, IL wrongful death attorney right away after the fatal accident occurs.

  • Satisfy the requirements for proving negligence and fault for a wrongful death case.

    To qualify as a wrongful death case in Missouri or Illinois, there are some facts that must be true. In your case, you must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to keep them safe from harm
    2. They breached that duty through their behavior
    3. It was this breach that led to your family member's death
    4. As the plaintiff in the wrongful death case, 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 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, you should file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of success in your Paris, IL wrongful death claim and to determine whether you qualify to file a claim, call upon the expert Paris, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team 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 Paris, IL is an important step for many grieving families. Our wrongful death attorneys in Paris, IL understand how important this is to you and we possess the legal expertise and dedication to get your family the best outcome and negotiate the highest settlement possible.

Our Paris, 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 Paris, IL - Recovering Damages

    Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect damages and hold the responsible party accountable for their fatal actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded as monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded is reliant upon many factors. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Paris, IL will work hard and apply his experience to factor the complete value of your damages. Regardless of whether we reach an agreeable settlement during negotiation or mediation or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Paris, IL will demonstrate the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one before they passed.

    There are a variety of different damages that add up to the full 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
    • End of life expenses, like funeral and a burial or cremation
    • The pain and suffering your family member experienced 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 involved, the value of your wrongful death claim depends on many factors. 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 a mere accident or a willful act of violence? Did they suffer extensively before their death 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 factored in when calculating your claim’s value.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Paris, IL | Burger Law

    You deserve a reputable Paris, IL wrongful death attorney who is prepared to negotiate and take your fight to trial and has won cases like yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, 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 Paris, IL to lead the fight for you and your family and fight for the full compensation you to which you are entitled.

    Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death suit by contacting a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Paris, IL today. Let us put our extensive skill, knowledge, and dedication toward winning your case, allowing your family to make the negligent party pay and collect the money that will help your family carry on and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our role as your advisor and legal 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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