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Wrongful Death LawyerPittsfield, IL

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Pittsfield, IL, 62363

Wrongful Death Lawyer Pittsfield, 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 recover from this terrible accident. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Pittsfield 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 fight hard to hold those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable for their reckless actions. 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. There are always signs and records that point to a history of negligence that shows that the individual or business that caused the passing of your loved one could have taken steps to prevent the accident, but didn’t. 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 Pittsfield families who have lost loved ones to reckless and negligent individuals. We take every case seriously, and we never ask your family to settle for anything less than the maximum amount they deserve. 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 Pittsfield, IL, 62363

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 family member had lived, they would have been able to pursue a personal injury claim, and the negligent party would be liable for any type of payments or recoveries that your loved one could have pursued.

Wrongful Death Attorney Pittsfield, IL, 62363

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. 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 Pittsfield 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 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 Pittsfield, IL, 62363

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 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 case, we were able to prove negligence on the part of the driver and company, 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 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 also neglected to perform tests necessary to the symptoms.

Nursing Home Negligence Wrongful Death Claim – Sometimes a person will pass years after an accident. Had the accident not happened, the additional complications would have never arrisen. We made sure that the nursing home was held fully responsible for the injuries they caused to our client, and the illness that caused her death.

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 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. These companies need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law for their actions. Here is a short video on the Misrepresentation of Opioids:

What can my family Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Wrongful Death Attorney in Pittsfield, IL, 62363

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

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Pittsfield, IL, 62363

State laws typically determine who can or cannot bring 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 Pittsfield 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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