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Wrongful Death LawyerSullivan, IL

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer Sullivan, IL, 62286

Wrongful Death Lawyer Sullivan, IL. A terrible accident has hurt your family. You’ve lost someone important to your lives, and you aren’t sure how to move forward, or how your family is going to fight against the business or individual who caused the death of your loved one. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in Sullivan dedicated to protecting Sullivan families who have been affected by negligent individuals or businesses. Our Firm will make sure that 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. 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. 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. We will fight for your family’s rights and make sure that those who caused your loved one’s death are punished to the maximum extent of the law.

Gary Burger and Burger Law are a team of wrongful death lawyers who are dedicated to fighting for the rights and recoveries of Sullivan 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 Sullivan, IL, 62286

Wrongful Death Claims allow families to recover and seek judgment against those who have caused the 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 business or individual would have been liable for the damages they caused to your loved one.

Wrongful Death Attorney Sullivan, IL, 62286

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 Sullivan know how to collect the facts and evidence crucial to your claim, 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 have any questions about the process, what you can expect, or how our Sullivan lawyers can help you, 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 Sullivan, IL, 62286

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. 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 – 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 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 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. 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 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 – Opioid overdoses and the overprescription of opioids is a serious problem in the US. Doctors often get kickbacks for prescribing opioids, and thus prescribe the dangerous drugs more often. We fight to make sure these companies pay for their negligent acts. Here is a short video on the Misrepresentation of Opioids:

What can my family Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Wrongful Death Attorney in Sullivan, IL, 62286

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

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney Sullivan, IL, 62286

Each state has laws determining who can bring a lawful death suit. 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 Sullivan 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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