Wrongful Death Attorney Winchester, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Winchester, IL. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, 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 a wrongful death lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for justice for your family and make the negligent party pay for their fatal mistake. At Burger Law, we have a team of dedicated Winchester, IL wrongful death lawyers who are prepared to 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 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 Winchester, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or sending us a message online. Our Winchester, 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;get started now.

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Gary Burger | Trial Attorney

Gary Burger is devoted to helping injury victims recover from devastating accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Gary practices all areas of personal injury law and has been successful in providing financial recovery while aiding in the protection of our clients’ future.


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Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

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 may be the last thing on your mind, it is important that you speak to a wrongful death attorney in Winchester, IL as soon as possible after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your case quickly, 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 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 in this difficult time, and protect others from enduring a similar tragedy in the future. You only have one opportunity to bring a wrongful death claim and you only have so long to file your suit according to state law, so be sure to find the right lawyer to represent 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 Winchester, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the weight of serving you and your family by helping you see accountability and obtain the finances to carry on in the memory of your loved one. As your Winchester, 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 suit.

As your wrongful death attorney in Winchester, IL, we will do the following for your wrongful death claim:

  • Off you guidance, support, and proven legal counsel
  • Perform extensive investigation into your case
  • Find and evaluate all relevant documents and other evidence useful in painting a picture of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Calculate the monetary value of your claim, consulting professionals like doctors who can attest to how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Address every component of your case, including negotiating with the defense, proactively communicating with you, filing the proper paperwork, and all other case-related tasks
  • Litigate with the defending party for the highest possible settlement
  • Be able to take your case to trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury the damages you and your family have suffered, in the event that a favorable settlement is not reached before trial

What are the Requirements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

To see justice in your wrongful death claim and to receive the compensation your family needs to have a memorial service and continue to meet the daily needs of your family, your situation must meet the requirements of a wrongful death claim in your state.

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

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who is permitted to file a wrongful suit, based on where or what state your loved one was fatally injured.

    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, a third party decided by the court may file. In Illinois, the court names a personal representative of the estate of the person who passed. This representative is addressed in the suit, but the court will allocate and distribute amount to go to every eligible family member in the suit. To clarify whether you are legally able to file the suit in your state, talk to a wrongful death attorney in Winchester, IL as soon as possible.

  • File your Winchester, IL wrongful death claim before the statute of limitations runs out.

    Missouri gives surviving family members a total of three from the date of their passing to file a suit. In Illinois you have two years in most cases, and five in violent, intentional acts. Realistically, two or three years can go by very quickly. This is why it is so essential that you contact a Winchester, IL wrongful death attorney right away after the death of your loved one.

  • Meet all the requirements for proving negligence and fault 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 owed your loved one a duty to keep them safe from harm
    2. The defendant failed that duty by something they did or did not do
    3. It was this breach of duty that caused your loved one to lose their life
    4. As the plaintiff in the wrongful death case, you have experienced 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. To make the responsible party pay for their actions, pay tribute to your loved one, and provide your family with the means to continue to take care of your day-to-day life, you need to file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Winchester, IL wrongful death claim and to find out whether you qualify to file a claim, count on the expert Winchester, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of the suit and get the financial compensation you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, winning a wrongful death suit in Winchester, IL is a significant step for countless mourning families. Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Winchester, IL understand the importance of your suit and possess the legal acumen and commitment to look out for your family’s interests and get the highest amount of compensation.

Recovering Damages - Your Wrongful Death Attorney Winchester, 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 as financial compensation. The value of your case is reliant upon many factors. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Winchester, IL will work hard and apply his knowledge to factor the complete value of your damages. Whether we are able to come to a settlement during the negotiation process, in mediation, or we have to fight for your family in a jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Winchester, 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.

Damages in your wrongful death claim may include:

  • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
  • End of life costs, like memorial services and burial costs
  • The decedent's pain and suffering 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 a mother and the main caretaker of two young children or looking after an adult family member with disabilities

Because of 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 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 a willful violent act? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die shortly after the event took place? Many facts of the decedent’s family, lifestyle, and circumstances of the accident will be taken into consideration to determine your claim’s value.

Wrongful Death Attorney Winchester, IL | Burger Law

You deserve a reputable Winchester, IL wrongful death attorney who is prepared to negotiate and take your fight to trial and has won cases similar to 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 the death of your loved one. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Winchester, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and use our expertise to get the complete 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 Winchester, IL today. Use our expertise, skill, 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 pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our commitment as your personal counsel and advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we win for you and your family. Discuss your case with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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