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Wrongful Death LawyerMount Vernon, IL

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Mount Vernon, IL, 62864

Wrongful Death Lawyer Mount Vernon, IL. Your family is hurting. 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 Mount Vernon that always puts the needs of our clients and families first, and will always pursue the maximum settlement and judgement for your family. We will fight to protect 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 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. No one should ever lose a loved one because of an accident that is caused by another’s negligence. The individual or business who caused your loved one’s death most likely has a history of acting negligently. 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 that fight for Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, IL, 62864

Wrongful Death Claims allow families to recover and seek judgment against those who have caused the 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? Your family member, had they lived, would have had a legal precedent to sue for injuries, and the business or individual would have been liable for the damages they caused to your loved one.

Wrongful Death Attorney Mount Vernon, IL, 62864

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. An experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer in Mount Vernon will know how to collect this evidence, 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 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 Mount Vernon, IL, 62864

As stated previously, a wrongful death claim is applicable when your loved one passed due to injuries, whereas, had they lived, they could have taken the responsible party to court. 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 – During this claim, we were able to show that the company and the driver they hired were both negligent on many counts, and were able to win a great settlement 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 – Injuries sustained during an accident don’t always cause immediate death. Complications or injuries that come after an accident can nearly always be attributed to the accident. 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 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. 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 Mount Vernon, IL, 62864

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Mount Vernon, IL, 62864

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 Mount Vernon 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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