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Wrongful Death LawyerSikeston, IL

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Sikeston, IL, 63801

Wrongful Death Lawyer Sikeston, IL. A terrible accident has hurt your family. A member of your family has died, and now you need help but aren’t sure what to do, or how your family is going to pursue the wrongful death suit. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Sikeston dedicated to protecting Sikeston families who have been affected by negligent individuals or businesses. Our Firm will make sure that 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. 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. 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. 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 who are dedicated to fighting for the rights and recoveries of Sikeston families who have lost loved ones. 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 Sikeston, IL, 63801

Wrongful Death Claims allow families to recover and seek judgment against those who have caused the death of a loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit is defined as a suit that is brought against an individual or business that is legally responsible for the death of an individual. So what does this mean? If your family member had lived, they would have been able to pursue a personal injury claim, and the responsible party would have been legally required to pay for the damages they caused.

Wrongful Death Attorney Sikeston, IL, 63801

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. Protecting evidence in a claim involving death is critically important. Our Lawyers in Sikeston 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 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 Sikeston, IL, 63801

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. 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 case, we were able to prove negligence on the part of the driver and company, 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 suit, we showed that the doctor/provider didn’t take our client’s symptoms seriously 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. Sometimes a complication may arise after the accident that would not have happened had the accident not occurred. We held the nursing home liable for the injuries they caused, and the subsequent death of our client.

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. 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 Sikeston, IL, 63801

No amount of money or compensation will ever replace your lost loved one. Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Sikeston 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 is a short list of a few of the things you can recover. We understand that your loved one’s passing is difficult. We are going to fight hard to make sure your rights are protected and that your family is taken care of. When you’re ready to talk, we can help. Call or Contact our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Sikeston.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Sikeston, IL, 63801

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 Sikeston 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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