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Wrongful Death LawyerHardin, IL

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Hardin, IL, 62047

Wrongful Death Lawyer Hardin, IL. Your family’s way of life has been affected. 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 Hardin that is prepared to fight for your families rights, recovery, compensation, and the memory of your loved one. We will help your family honor the memory of your loved one, and pursue a complete and total judgment against those who caused the death of your loved one. Our Firm will use its full resources to fight for your family.

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. Someone acted negligently, and dangerously, and they should be held fully accountable for their actions. 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 who fight for the rights and recoveries of Hardin families who have lost loved ones to reckless and negligent individuals. We don’t accept anything less than the maximum amount recoverable under the law, and we will always place the needs of you and your family first. 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 Hardin, IL, 62047

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 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? Your family member, had they lived, would have had a legal precedent to sue for injuries, and the party that caused your loved one’s injuries could have been brought to trial and a judgment could have been sought against them.

Wrongful Death Attorney Hardin, IL, 62047

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. Wrongful death suits are extremely damaging to any individual or business, and they may try to hide the evidence pertaining to the claim. Collection of this evidence as quickly as possible is paramount. Our Lawyers in Hardin know how to get evidence from the defendants, 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 need help with a wrongful death claim, 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 Hardin, IL, 62047

As stated previously, a wrongful death claim is applicable when your loved one passed due to injuries, whereas, had they lived, they would have been able to sue the business or individual for the damages they were caused. 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 – In this claim, we held the business liable for the actions of their truck driver, and were able to secure a substantial settlement for our client’s family 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 that they also neglected to perform tests necessary to the symptoms.

Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim – An accident can sometimes cause further injuries to arrise that may cause death later. Complications or injuries that come after an accident can nearly always be attributed to the accident. 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 responsible for the creation of the patches neglected to tell the users that the use of the patches could lead to fatal overdoses of the drug. 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. These drugs are extremely addictive, and the pharmaceutical companies rely on doctors pushing these drugs onto their patients so they will get addicted. 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 Hardin, IL, 62047

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Hardin will take on your family’s wrongful death claim and fight to hold those accountable for your loved ones passing to the maximum extent of 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. 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 Hardin.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Hardin, IL, 62047

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 Hardin 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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