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Wrongful Death LawyerPinckneyville, IL

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Pinckneyville, IL, 62274

Wrongful Death Lawyer Pinckneyville, 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 your family is going to pursue the wrongful death suit. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Pinckneyville 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 fight hard to hold those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable for their reckless actions. 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. 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. 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 who fight for the rights and recoveries of Pinckneyville 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 Pinckneyville, IL, 62274

Wrongful Death Lawsuit gives families a means to seek reparations against those who have caused the passing 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? 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 Pinckneyville, IL, 62274

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 allow your family to seek recovery, compensation, and justice against those who caused the passing of your family member. Protecting evidence in a claim involving death is critically important. Our Pinckneyville attorneys will know how to protect your family’s claim by securing the evidence, 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 Pinckneyville, IL, 62274

As previously explained, a wrongful death claim can only be pursued after the passing of a family member, whereas, had they lived, they could have brought their own claim. There are many different areas that a wrongful death claim can arise from. 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 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 – 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 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 – Opioids and opioid overdoses are a serious threat to the country. Pharmaceutical companies push these addictive drugs on doctors and patients and get the users hooked on the drug. Our Firm aggressively fights these companies. Here is a short video on the Misrepresentation of Opioids:

What can my family Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Wrongful Death Attorney in Pinckneyville, IL, 62274

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Pinckneyville 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 is a short list of a few of the things you can recover. 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 Pinckneyville.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Pinckneyville, IL, 62274

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 Pinckneyville 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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