Wrongful Death Attorney Taylorville, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Taylorville, IL. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies by someone’s momentary lapse in judgment or simple carelessness, 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 fatal mistake. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Taylorville, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff will handle your case from beginning to end and negotiate a complete settlement for your family to recover.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law 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 do not want to deal with. 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 Taylorville, IL today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Taylorville, 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 Me?

The loss of a loved one can be immobilizing. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes may be the last thing on your mind, it is important that you contact a wrongful death attorney in Taylorville, IL right away after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case quickly, 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 through this difficult time, and keep others from enduring a similar tragedy in the future. You only have one chance to bring a wrongful death claim and you only have so long to file your suit according to state law, so it is important that you hire the right lawyer to fight for you, your family, and your loved one’s memory as soon as possible.

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

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Taylorville, IL, we will do the following for you as our client:

  • Provide you with advice, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Obtain and evaluate any important documents and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Determine the actual value of your claim, using the knowledge of professionals like doctors who can attest to the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Handle all 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
  • Negotiate with the defense to secure the best 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

What are the Requirements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to receive the money required 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.

To understand if you have a legitimate wrongful death claim, you must:

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who can file a wrongful suit, depending on where or what state the life-ending accident took place.

    In Missouri, certain family members have preference over others to file a wrongful death suit. If available, the spouse, parents, children, or grandchildren must be the ones to file. The next preference goes to siblings. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of these groups, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. In Illinois, the court appoints a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This representative is addressed 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 find out definitively whether you are legally able to file the suit in your state, discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney in Taylorville, IL today.

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

    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 if the incident was intentional and violent. Realistically, two or three years is not much time at all. As such, crucial that you contact a Taylorville, IL wrongful death attorney right away after the death of your loved one.

  • 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. You must be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to reasonably keep them safe from harm
    2. The defendant breached that duty by something they did or did not do
    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

When losing a loved one, especially in a tragic, unnecessary, preventable accident, people experience a wide range of reactions. 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 needs, file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Taylorville, IL wrongful death claim and to find out whether you can file a claim, count on the qualified Taylorville, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of your claim and get the compensation you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Taylorville, IL is a significant feat for countless grieving families. Burger Law’s Taylorville, IL wrongful death attorneys grasp the importance of your suit and possess the legal skill and dedication to stand up to the responsible party and secure the best settlement possible.

Our Taylorville, 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 Taylorville, IL

The law allows families of wrongful death victims a way to collect damages and make the person responsible pay for their fatal actions. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages in the form of monetary compensation. The value of your case is reliant upon many variables. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Taylorville, IL will work hard and lend his knowledge to figure the complete value of damages to which you are entitled. Whether we are able to come to an agreeable settlement through negotiation or mediation or in an extensive jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Taylorville, IL will depict 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. Each damage is described as 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
  • Final costs, like funeral and a burial or cremation
  • The decedent's pain and suffering prior to their death
  • 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 a mother and the main caretaker of 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 can be difficult to determine and understand. 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 an 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 your claim’s value.

Wrongful Death Attorney Taylorville, IL | Burger Law

You deserve a reputable Taylorville, 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, leaving no stone unturned in calculating all damages from your case and showing the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to the death of your loved one. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Taylorville, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the complete compensation you deserve.

Put your family on track to win your wrongful death claim by speaking to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Taylorville, 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. The Burger Law wrongful death attorneys take 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. Talk with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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