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Wrongful Death LawyerBenton, IL

We will Fight for your Family’s Rights and the Memory of your Loved One.

Wrongful Death Lawyer Benton, IL, 62812

Wrongful Death Lawyer Benton, IL. A terrible accident has hurt your family. Your family has lost a loved one, and you don’t know what do to next, or how your family is going to recover from this terrible accident. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Benton dedicated to protecting Benton families who have been affected by negligent individuals or businesses. We will help your family honor the memory of your loved one, and also fight to make sure that those who are responsible for your loved one’s death are held fully accountable to law. We will help your family at this difficult time.

Gary Burger

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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Wrongful Death claims are never easy. Life threatening accidents don’t just happen by chance. There are always signs and records that point to a history of negligence that shows that the individual or business that caused the passing of your loved one could have taken steps to prevent the accident, but didn’t. Their actions were negligent and reckless, and we will make sure that they pay for your loved one’s passing.

Gary Burger and Burger Law are a team of wrongful death lawyers who are dedicated to fighting for the rights and recoveries of Benton families who have lost loved ones. We don’t settle for anything less than a full recovery for your family. We don’t charge any fees unless we win your family’s claim. Call us at your earliest convenience at 1-314-542-2222, or use this form HERE.

How do I start a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful Death Attorney Benton, IL, 62812

Wrongful Death Claims allow families to recover and seek judgment against those who have caused the death of a loved one. A wrongful death suit allows family members to bring a case against the party responsible for the death of a family member, and dictates who can recover legally from these claims. So what does this mean? If your loved one had survived the accident, they would have been able to sue for the injuries they sustained due to the accident, and the business or individual would have been liable for the damages they caused to your loved one.

Wrongful Death Attorney Benton, IL, 62812

In Missouri, wrongful death claims are dictated by Statute 537.090 which sets who can sue, what they can sue for, and how any recovery or settlement is dispersed and what liens can be set against it.

In Illinois, wrongful death suits are dictated by Statute 740 ILCS 180 – Wrongful Death Act.

These laws allow your family to seek recovery, compensation, and justice against those who caused the passing of your family member. It is important to collect all evidence regarding the claim as quickly as possible. Our Lawyers in Benton know how to collect the facts and evidence crucial to your claim, how to depose the defendant, and how to make sure that the party responsible for your loved one’s passing is held liable for their actions. If you have questions regarding how your family should start its wrongful death claim, how you can protect your claim, or how a personal injury lawyer can assist your family, please call us at 1-314-542-2222, or use this form HERE. We can help your family get the justice, compensation, and recovery it deserves.

When can my Family Start a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Benton, IL, 62812

As previously explained, a wrongful death claim can only be pursued after the passing of a family member, whereas, had they lived, they could have taken the responsible party to court. There are several different instances where this is applicable. Here are a few of the wrongful death claims we’ve successfully taken on:

Truck Accident Wrongful Death Claim – During this claim, we were able to show that the company and the driver they hired were both negligent on many counts, and secured a substantial recovery for our clients as well as handle the family’s probate matters so that their recovery was protected.

Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Claim – In this case, we were able to prove that the general medical practice that saw our client acted negligently in regards to the symptoms he was experiencing and that tests that would have proved the client’s illness were not administered.

Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim – Injuries can often have other effects that cause other issues or even death years later. Had the accident not happened, the additional complications would have never arrisen. In this case, we pursued the nursing home that caused the injuries to our client that later caused her to develop further illnesses that lead to her death.

Wrongful Death due to Fentanyl – This drug, in large amounts, can be fatal. The company didn’t make users aware that the use of the patches, directly on the skin, could lead to fatal levels of the chemical in the blood supply. We were able to prove that the company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals acted negligently, and were able to settle the claim for a large, confidential amount.

Opioid Overdose Wrongful Death Claim – Opioids are being overprescribed and over used in the US. The pharmaceutical companies know how addictive opioids are, and still push doctors to prescribe opioids even in cases where they are not needed. We can and will hold these companies accountable. Here is a short video on the Misrepresentation of Opioids:

What can my family Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Wrongful Death Attorney in Benton, IL, 62812

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Benton will take on your family’s wrongful death claim and make sure that the business or individual that caused the death of your loved is held fully accountable to the law. Here are several types of recoveries that your family can pursue:

  • Loss of Income
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Loss of Instruction to Children
  • Guidance
  • Counseling
  • Funeral Expenses

This is a short list of a few of the things you can recover. We understand that your loved one’s passing is difficult. Your family is entitled to a recovery, and we are going to fight for the full rights and recovery you are woed. When you’re ready to talk, we can help. Call or Contact our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Benton.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Benton, IL, 62812

State laws typically determine who can or cannot bring a wrongful death claim. This will differ from state to state, but is typically uniform across the US.

In Missouri, Statute 537.080 dictates who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit.

Here is the statute for Illinois.

Here is a breakdown of who can file a wrongful death claim, and who is allowed to benefit from a wrongful death suit:

  • Wife/Husband – Significant Other.
  • Children of the disceased.
  • Grandchildren of the Disceased, or even great grandchildren.
  • Parent’s can file wrongful death for the loss of a child.
  • If no Spouses, parents or children are available to recover, then a Sibling can bring a wrongful death claim.
  • In rare cases, the children of sibilings can pursue a wrongful death claim.

If you have any questions regarding who can file a wrongful death suit, what your family stands to recover, or how a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Benton can help your claim, please call our Personal Injury Law Firm at 1-314-542-2222, or fill out this contact form HERE.

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