Wrongful Death Attorney Sullivan, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Sullivan, IL. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member in an accident or careless act that could have been prevented, you must have a wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the negligent party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Sullivan, IL wrongful death lawyers who will handle every aspect of your case and negotiate a complete settlement for your family to recover.

Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them over 100 million dollars in damages. 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 hold the negligent party accountable, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Sullivan, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Sullivan, 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;reach out now.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

Losing a loved one is deeply pailful. 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 speak to a wrongful death attorney in Sullivan, IL right away after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you swiftly, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable 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 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 suit as stipulated by state law, so be sure to choose the right lawyer to work on behalf of you and your family as soon as possible.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. As your Sullivan, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer understands the weight of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and secure the finances to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Sullivan, 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 case.

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

  • Provide you with advice, support, and proven 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 legal accountability
  • Calculate the actual value of your claim, consulting medical professionals and other experts who can provide testimony regarding the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Handle every aspects of your case, including communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary documents, and other administrative tasks
  • Negotiate with the defending party to secure the best possible compensation
  • Be prepared to successfully present your case in trial and show the court the damages you and your family have suffered, if the defense does not agree to a satisfactory settlement prior to trial

What are the Requirements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to receive the financial support required to have a memorial service and continue to meet the daily 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:

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who can file a wrongful death claim, based 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. 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 the first two categories, a third party decided by the court may file. Illinois civil law appoints one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. This person is the one 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 clarify whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, talk to a wrongful death attorney in Sullivan, IL today.

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

    In Missouri you have three years from the date of their passing to file a suit. In Illinois you have 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 paramount that you speak to a Sullivan, IL wrongful death attorney right away after the fatal accident occurs.

  • Satisfy the requirements for proving negligence and fault in the 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 need to be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to keep them safe
    2. The defendant violated that duty either through their action or inaction
    3. It was this breach of duty that caused the death of your family member
    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, pay tribute to your loved one, and provide your family with the means to carry on with day-to-day life, you should file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of success in your Sullivan, IL wrongful death claim and to find out whether you can file a claim, reach out to the experienced Sullivan, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. With us on your side, you can make the most of the suit and get the compensation you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Sullivan, IL is an important step for many grieving families. Our wrongful death attorneys in Sullivan, IL recognize the importance of your suit and possess the legal expertise and commitment to get your family the best outcome and obtain the best settlement possible.

Our Sullivan, IL attorneys have experience fighting for and winning a variety of often complex tort cases. Click on the case type below to learn more.

    How Your Wrongful Death Attorney Sullivan, IL Can Help Recover Damages

    Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect compensation and make the responsible party pay for their negligence. 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 Sullivan, IL will work tirelessly and lend his knowledge to figure the complete value of damages to which you are entitled. Regardless of whether we are able to come to 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 Sullivan, IL on your case will articulate just how devastating the accident has been for yourself, your family, and your loved one prior to their passing.

    Many individual factors go into determining the value of your case. The damages you can collect are considered either economic or non-economic.

    Damages in your wrongful death claim may include:

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

    Due to the various damages involved, your wrongful death case value is a complex calculation. 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 they lose their life in a mere accident or an intentional act of violence? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die immediately without suffering? Many facts of the decedent’s family, lifestyle, and circumstances of the accident will be considered in determining the value of your claim.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Sullivan, IL | Burger Law

    The wrongful death attorney in Sullivan, IL on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases similar to yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, leaving no stone unturned in calculating all damages from your case 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 Sullivan, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and fight for the absolute compensation you to which you are entitled.

    Put your family on track to win your wrongful death claim by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Sullivan, 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 move forward and keep the memory of your loved one alive. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take our responsibility 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. Talk with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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