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Wrongful Death LawyerGlen Carbon, IL

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Glen Carbon, IL, 62025

Wrongful Death Lawyer Glen Carbon, IL. Your family is hurting. Your family has lost a loved one, and you don’t know what do to next, or how to hold those who caused your loved one’s death responsible. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Glen Carbon that fights for the rights and recoveries of families who have lost loved ones due to negligence. 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. The individual or business who caused your loved one’s death most likely has a history of acting negligently. 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 Glen Carbon families to make sure that they get the justice, compensation, and recovery they deserve for the loss of their loved one. We will make sure that those who caused your loved one’s death are held fully accountable for their actions, and that your family gets the recovery and compensation that it deserves. 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 Glen Carbon, IL, 62025

Wrongful Death Suits give the family of the deceased the right to seek compensation and recovery against those who have caused the untimely death of a loved one. These suits allow families to pursue legal action and judgments against the party or parties responsible for the passing of a family member. So what does this mean? If your family member had lived, they would have been able to pursue a personal injury claim, and the responsible party would have been legally required to pay for the damages they caused.

Wrongful Death Attorney Glen Carbon, IL, 62025

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 give you and your family the right to seek suit against those who caused the wrongful death of your loved one. Protecting evidence in a claim involving death is critically important. Our Lawyers in Glen Carbon know how to collect the facts and evidence crucial to your claim, how to depose the defendant, and how to ensure that those responsible for the death of your loved one are fully punished to the maximum extent of the law. 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 Glen Carbon, IL, 62025

As stated above, these suits can only be leveled when a loved one has passed because of an accident, whereas, had they lived, they could have pursued a claim for their injuries. A wrongful death claim can be pursued from many different cases. 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 t his lawsuit, we proved that the medical provider didn’t respond adequately to our clients stated symptoms and the tests they neglected to use to determine a prognosis for his symptoms.

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. 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. Patches typically have to be applied to the skin, and the company responsible for these patches neglected to tell users that direct skin contact with the chemical could cause fatal levels of the chemical to be present in the body. 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 – The opioid epidemic is ravaging the United States. Pharmaceutical companies push these addictive drugs on doctors and patients and get the users hooked on the drug. We fight to make sure these companies pay for their negligent acts. Here is a short video on the Misrepresentation of Opioids:

What can my family Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Wrongful Death Attorney in Glen Carbon, IL, 62025

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Glen Carbon will take on your family’s wrongful death claim and ensure that the party responsible for the passing of your family member is held responsible for their terrible action. 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 want to help you and your family receive all of the compensation and financial recovery that you deserve. When you’re ready to talk, we can help. Call or Contact our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Glen Carbon.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Glen Carbon, IL, 62025

A wrongful death claim can only be pursued by designated financial beneficiaries of the deceased. 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 Glen Carbon 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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