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Wrongful Death LawyerOlney, IL

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Olney, IL, 62450

Wrongful Death Lawyer Olney, IL. A terrible accident has hurt your family. Your family has lost a loved one, and you don’t know what do to next, or how your family is going to pursue the wrongful death suit. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Olney that is prepared to fight for your families rights, recovery, compensation, and the memory of your loved one. We will fight to protect 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 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 will fight to make sure that they are held responsible to the fullest extent of the law, and we won’t settle for anything less than a full recovery for your family.

Gary Burger and Burger Law are a team of wrongful death lawyers who understand how devastating it can be to lose a family member, and fight hard for Olney families who are affected by these tragedies. 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 Olney, IL, 62450

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. A wrongful death suit allows family members to bring a case against the party responsible for the death of a family member, and dictates who can recover legally from these claims. So what does this mean? If your loved one had not passed, they would have been able to sue for their 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 Olney, IL, 62450

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. It is important to collect all evidence regarding the claim as quickly as possible. Our Lawyers in Olney 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 your family needs guidance during this time, 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 Olney, IL, 62450

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. 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 lawsuit, we proved that the company and the driver were both negligent, 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 – Sometimes a person will pass years after an accident. Complications that arrive from an initial accident are attributed as being caused by 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 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 are being overprescribed and over used in the US. Doctors often get kickbacks for prescribing opioids, and thus prescribe the dangerous drugs more often. 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 Olney, IL, 62450

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Olney will take on your family’s wrongful death claim and hold those responsible for the death of your loved one fully accountable for their negligent and reckless acts. 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. We are going to fight to make sure you get everything your family is entitled to. When you’re ready to talk, we can help. Call or Contact our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Olney.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Olney, IL, 62450

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 Olney 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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