Wrongful Death Attorney Springfield, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Springfield, IL. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When your loved one loses their life in a moment of recklessness or carelessness that did not have to happen, 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. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Springfield, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff are prepared to handle every aspect of your case and negotiate a complete settlement for your family to recover.

Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys have hundreds of accident victims and their families recover more than 100 million dollars in compensation. We represent even the most difficult cases that other law firms will not. If your family member lost their life in a preventable accident and you are ready to file a claim, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Springfield, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Springfield, 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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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The grief of losing a loved one can be immobilizing. Though when your family experiences the gut-wrenching tragedy of losing a loved on in an accident, filing a legal claim may be the last thing on your mind, it is important that you speak to a wrongful death attorney in Springfield, IL as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case as soon as possible, you will have trusted and experienced negotiator and trial lawyer 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 hold the responsible party accountable as a way to honor your loved one, help your family in this difficult time, and keep others from enduring a similar fate 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 according to state law, so it is important that you choose the right lawyer to represent you and your family right away.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. As your Springfield, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the significance of serving you and your family by helping you hold the negligent accountable and obtain the means to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Springfield, IL wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family in all aspects of your wrongful death claim.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Springfield, IL, we will perform the following services for your wrongful death claim:

  • Provide you with guidance, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Obtain and evaluate any relevant paperwork, documents, and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving responsibility
  • Determine the complete value of your claim, consulting medical professionals and other experts who can provide testimony regarding 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 all necessary documents, and any other tasks necessary to winning your case
  • Litigate with the defense to secure the best possible sum for your damages
  • Be prepared to take your case to trial and persuade a jury of your peers of the extent that you and your family have suffered, if the defense does not agree to a satisfactory settlement prior to trial

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to get the financial support 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 satisfy your state’s wrongful death suit requirements.

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, depending 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. 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 categories, 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 approve the fraction of the settlement or judgment to go to every eligible family member in the suit. To clarify whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Springfield, IL today.

  • Get your Springfield, 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 their death to file a suit. In Illinois you have two years, or five years in violent, intentional acts. Realistically, two or three years can go by very quickly. As such, essential that you speak to a Springfield, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of your loved one.

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

    1. The defendant owed your loved one a duty to keep them safe
    2. They failed that duty by something they did or did not do
    3. It was this breach 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 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, 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 need to file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of winning your Springfield, IL wrongful death claim and to determine whether you can file a claim, count on the experienced Springfield, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. With us on your side, you can make the most of your claim and get the damages you deserve. Money cannot replace your loved one, but, winning a wrongful death suit in Springfield, IL is a powerful step for countless mourning families. Our Springfield, IL wrongful death attorneys understand the importance of your suit and have the legal acumen and dedication to stand up to the responsible party and get the highest amount of compensation.

Our Springfield, 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 Springfield, IL

Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect compensation and make the responsible party pay for their actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded in the form of monetary compensation. The value of your case is reliant upon many details. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Springfield, IL will work hard and apply his experience to figure the complete value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we are able to come to an agreeable settlement during the negotiation process, in mediation, or in an extensive jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Springfield, IL will demonstrate the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one before passing away.

There are a variety of different damages that add up to the full value of your case. The damages you can collect are considered either economic or non-economic.

There are a number of damages you may collect on, such as:

  • Medical bills and treatments received prior to your loved one’s death
  • End of life expenses, such as funeral and burial costs
  • 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 two young children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

Due to the various damages involved, the value of your wrongful death claim 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 services and support did they provide to their family? Did they care for any minor or other dependants? Did they lose their life in an accident or a willful violent act? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die immediately without suffering? All these questions and many more will be factored in when calculating the value of your claim.

Wrongful Death Attorney Springfield, IL | Burger Law

You deserve a reputable Springfield, IL wrongful death attorney who is prepared to negotiate and take your fight to trial and has won cases like yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law are dedicated to your family’s cause, leaving no stone unturned in calculating all damages from your case and proving the extent of the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to your loved one's death. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Springfield, IL to lead the fight for you and your family and use our expertise to get the absolute compensation you are owed.

Put your family on track to win your wrongful death claim by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Springfield, IL today. Use our expertise, skill, and dedication 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 legal advocate very seriously and will not rest until we secure a moment of peace for you and your family. Speak to one of our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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