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Wrongful Death LawyerMaryville, IL

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Wrongful Death Lawyer Maryville, IL, 62062

Wrongful Death Lawyer Maryville, IL. Your family’s way of life has been affected. A member of your family has died, and now you need help but aren’t sure what to do, or how to get justice for your lost loved one. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Maryville that is prepared to fight for your families rights, recovery, compensation, and the memory of your loved one. Our Firm will make sure that your loved one’s memory is protected, and also fight to make sure that those who are responsible for your loved one’s death are held fully accountable to law. 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. Accidents that cause the passing of another are rarely by chance. 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 Maryville 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 Maryville, IL, 62062

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? If your loved one had not passed, they would have been able to sue for their injuries, and the negligent party would be liable for any type of payments or recoveries that your loved one could have pursued.

Wrongful Death Attorney Maryville, IL, 62062

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. Because death is involved in these claims, the collection and protection of evidence is paramount to the success of the claim. Our Lawyers in Maryville know how to get evidence from the defendants, 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 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 Maryville, IL, 62062

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 brought their own claim. 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 an excellent recovery for our clients as well as handle the family’s probate matters so that their recovery was protected.

Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Claim – We proved that the doctor acted negligently towards our clients 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. Sometimes a complication may arise after the accident that would not have happened had the accident not occurred. Our client passed from subsequent illnesses due to the injury, and we held the nursing home fully liable for their actions.

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 – The opioid epidemic is ravaging the United States. 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 Maryville, IL, 62062

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Maryville 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 does not include everything that your family may be able to 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 Maryville.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Maryville, IL, 62062

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 Maryville 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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