Wrongful Death Attorney Salem, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Salem, IL. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member by someone’s momentary lapse in judgment or simple carelessness, you and your family need an experienced wrongful death lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for justice for your family and make the negligent party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Salem, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff will handle your case from beginning to end and negotiate a complete financial recovery for you and your family.

Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys have hundreds of accident victims and their families recover over 100 million dollars in compensation. 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, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Salem, IL today at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Salem, 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 take action;reach out today.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For Me?

Losing a loved one is deeply pailful. Though when your family experiences the gut-wrenching tragedy of losing a loved on in an accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes is likely one of the last things you want to think about, it is important that you speak to a wrongful death attorney in Salem, IL as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer working your case promptly, you will have trusted and experienced litigator by your side who will invest their time, talents, and resources toward 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 befalling a similar fate 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 claim according to state law, so it is important that you hire the right lawyer to work on behalf of you and your family right away.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. As your Salem, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the significance of their role as your family fights to see accountability and obtain the finances to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Salem, IL wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death claim.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Salem, IL, we offer the following services for you as our client:

  • Off you guidance, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Obtain and evaluate all significant paperwork, documents, and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Determine the true and complete value of your claim, using the knowledge of experts in medical and other fields who can attest to the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one
  • Take care of every aspects of your case, including negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing the proper documents, and all other case-related tasks
  • Litigate with the defense for the most complete possible sum for your damages
  • Be ready and willing to successfully present your case in trial and persuade a jury of your peers of the damages you and your family have suffered, if a settlement is not reached before trial

Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to get the money your family needs to have a memorial service, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, you must meet the requirements of a wrongful death claim in your state.

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

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who can file a wrongful death claim, depending on the state where your loved one was fatally injured.

    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. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of these categories, the court may appoint someone to file. Illinois civil law selects a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. 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 to go to every eligible family member in the suit. If you are unsure whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Salem, IL right away.

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

    In Missouri you have a total of three from the date of their passing to file a claim. Illinois gives you only two years, or five years in violent, intentional acts. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. This is why it is so crucial that you contact a Salem, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after losing your loved one.

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

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to reasonably keep them safe
    2. They violated 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 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. 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 continue to take care of your day-to-day life, you should file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Salem, IL wrongful death claim and to understand whether you can file a claim, count on the experienced Salem, 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. Money cannot replace your loved one, but, winning a wrongful death suit in Salem, IL is a powerful feat for many grieving families. Burger Law’s Salem, IL wrongful death attorneys grasp the importance of your suit and possess the legal expertise and dedication to get your family the best outcome and obtain the highest amount of compensation.

Our Salem, 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 Salem, IL

Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect compensation and hold the responsible party accountable for their fatal negligence. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages as monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded is dependent upon many conditions. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Salem, IL will work relentlessly and lend his knowledge to calculate 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, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Salem, IL will depict just how devastating the accident has been for yourself, your family, and your loved one before they passed.

The total value of your case is determined by a combination of factors. The damages you can collect are considered either economic or non-economic.

Damages for which you can be compensated may include:

  • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
  • Final costs, like funeral and burial costs
  • 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 various damages involved, the value of your wrongful death claim depends on many factors. 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? Did they lose their life in a mere accident or a willful violent act? 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 factored in when calculating your claim’s value.

Wrongful Death Attorney Salem, IL | Burger Law

You deserve a reputable Salem, 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 are dedicated to your family’s cause, exhausting all leads in calculating all damages from your case and proving the extent of how the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one's death. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Salem, IL to lead the fight for you and your family and use our expertise to get the complete compensation you are owed.

Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death claim by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Salem, 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 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 stop fighting until we secure a moment of peace for you and your family. Talk with one of our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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