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Wrongful Death LawyerCarmi, IL

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Carmi, IL, 62821

Wrongful Death Lawyer Carmi, IL. Your family is hurting. Your loved one has passed, and now you are suffering and not sure what to do, or how your family is going to fight against the business or individual who caused the death of your loved one. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Carmi dedicated to protecting Carmi families who have been affected by negligent individuals or businesses. Our Firm will make sure that your loved one’s memory is protected, and ensure that company or individual who caused your loved one’s passing is held fully liable for their terrible actions. We can and will help you.

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. Negligent acts should never happen. There is always a trail of facts or reports that show negligence on the part of the business or individual who is responsible for your loved one’s death. We hold these individuals and businesses accountable for the terrible and tragic mistakes they’ve caused.

Gary Burger and Burger Law are a team of wrongful death lawyers that fight for Carmi families to make sure that they get the justice, compensation, and recovery they deserve for the loss of their loved one. We can fight for your family, and we can hold those who caused your loved one’s death accountable. 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 Carmi, IL, 62821

Wrongful Death Lawsuit gives families a means to seek reparations against those who have caused the passing of a loved one. These types of lawsuits give families legal recourse to hold an individual or business accountable for the death of a loved one. 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 Carmi, IL, 62821

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.

Through these laws, your family can seek judgment and a subsequent recovery against those responsible for your loved one’s death. Because death is involved in these claims, the collection and protection of evidence is paramount to the success of the claim. Our Lawyers in Carmi know how to collect the facts and evidence crucial to your claim, how to depose the defendant, and how to hold the business or individual accountable to the fullest extent of the law. If you and your loved ones need help holding the party responsible for your loved one’s death accountable, 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 Carmi, IL, 62821

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 pursued a claim for their injuries. There are many different areas that a wrongful death claim can arise from. Here are a few of the wrongful death claims we’ve successfully taken on:

Truck Accident Wrongful Death Claim – In this claim, we held the business liable for the actions of their truck driver, 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 they acted negligently by not administering the proper tests to determine a diagnoses.

Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim – An accident can sometimes cause further injuries to arrise that may cause death later. Had the accident not happened, the additional complications would have never arrisen. We held the nursing home liable for the injuries they caused, and the subsequent death of our client.

Wrongful Death due to Fentanyl – This drug, in large amounts, can be fatal. The company neglected to tell users of the patches that the patches could put potentially fatal levels of the drug into the bloodstream. 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 and opioid overdoses are a serious threat to the country. Pharmaceutical companies push these addictive drugs on doctors and patients and get the users hooked on the drug. 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 Carmi, IL, 62821

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Carmi 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 list is not the full list of the recoveries you may be entitled to. We understand that your loved one’s passing is difficult. We are going to fight hard to make sure your rights are protected and that your family is taken care of. When you’re ready to talk, we can help. Call or Contact our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Carmi.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Carmi, IL, 62821

State laws designate who can pursue 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 Carmi 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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