Wrongful Death Attorney Trenton, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Trenton, IL. Suddenly, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member in a moment of recklessness or carelessness that did not have to happen, you must have an experienced 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 Trenton, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff are prepared to handle your case from beginning to end 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 over 100 million dollars in compensation. We take the tough 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 hold the negligent party accountable, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Trenton, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Trenton, 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 today.

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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

The loss of a loved one is deeply pailful. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes is likely the last thing on your mind, it is important that you contact a wrongful death attorney in Trenton, IL right away after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you promptly, you will have trusted and experienced litigator on your side who can get the most from your claim and will help you make the most out of your one chance to pay tribute to your loved one’s memory by making the responsibly party pay for their actions, provide support to your family through this challenging time, and keep others from being subject to a similar fate in the future. You only have one chance to bring a wrongful death claim and you have a limited time to file your claim as stipulated by state law, so it is important that you find the right lawyer to work on behalf of you, your family, and your loved one’s memory right away.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. As your Trenton, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the weight of serving you and your family by helping you see accountability and secure the finances to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Trenton, IL wrongful death attorney, we hold this position with honor and take an intimate approach in helping you and your family every way we can in your wrongful death claim.

As your wrongful death attorney in Trenton, IL, we will do the following for you as our client:

  • Off you guidance, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case
  • Obtain and utilize all significant paperwork, documents, and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Determine the monetary value of your claim, using the knowledge of medical professionals and other experts who can provide testimony regarding how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Take care of every aspects of your case, such as communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing the proper paperwork, and all other case-related tasks
  • Litigate with the defense to secure the most complete possible compensation
  • Be able to successfully present your case in trial and persuade a jury of your peers of the damages you and your family have suffered, in the event that a favorable settlement is not reached before trial

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to get the compensation your family needs to have a memorial service, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, your situation must be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

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

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who is permitted to file a wrongful death claim, based on where or what state the 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. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of these categories, the court may appoint someone to file. In Illinois, the court appoints one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. 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. In order to make sure of whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, contact a wrongful death attorney in Trenton, IL today.

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

    Missouri gives surviving family members three years from their death to file a claim. Illinois gives you only two years, or five years if the incident was intentional and violent. Realistically, two or three years can go by very quickly. This is why it is so critical that you hire a Trenton, IL wrongful death attorney right away after the death of your loved one.

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

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

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to keep them safe from harm
    2. They violated that duty by something they did or did not do
    3. It was this breach that caused the death of your family member
    4. As the plaintiff in the wrongful death case, you and your deceased family member 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 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 carry on with day-to-day life, file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of winning your Trenton, IL wrongful death claim and to find out whether you can file a claim, call upon the expert Trenton, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of your claim and get the compensation you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Trenton, IL is a powerful step for countless families dealing with loss. Burger Law’s Trenton, IL wrongful death attorneys recognize how important this is to you and we possess the legal expertise and dedication to look out for your family’s interests and obtain the highest amount of compensation.

Our Trenton, 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 Trenton, IL

    Legally, families of wrongful death victims are given a way to collect compensation and make the person responsible pay for their fatal negligence. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages as monetary compensation. The amount of money awarded is reliant upon many variables. As well-practiced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Trenton, IL will work hard and apply his experience to calculate the full value of your damages. Regardless of whether we are able to come to a settlement through negotiation or mediation or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Trenton, IL will paint a vivid picture of the devastating pain—physical, emotional, and otherwise—this experience has caused you, your family, and your loved one prior to their passing.

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

    You may collect damages in your wrongful death suit for:

    • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
    • End of life expenses, such as memorial services and burial costs
    • 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 an adult child caring for an elderly family member

    Because of the types of damages that can play a role, your wrongful death case value can be difficult to determine and understand. 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 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? All these questions and many more will be considered in determining your claim’s value.

    Wrongful Death Attorney Trenton, IL | Burger Law

    You should hire a wrongful death attorney in Trenton, IL who is a highly-skilled negotiator and trial lawyer with experience representing cases like yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law go the extra mile, exhausting all leads in negotiating your damages and proving the extent of the defendant's negligence in the accident leading to your loved one's death. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Trenton, 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 Trenton, IL today. Put our talent, experience, and commitment to use toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to 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 advisor and legal advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win for you and your family. Speak to our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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