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Wrongful Death LawyerWest Frankfort, IL

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

Wrongful Death Lawyer West Frankfort, IL, 62896

Wrongful Death Lawyer West Frankfort, IL. Your family is hurting. You’ve lost someone important to your lives, and you aren’t sure how to move forward, or how to hold those who caused your loved one’s death responsible. Burger Law is a personal injury law firm in West Frankfort dedicated to protecting West Frankfort families who have been affected by negligent individuals or businesses. Our Firm will make sure that your loved one’s memory is protected, and pursue a complete and total judgment against those who caused the death of your loved one. 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. Accidents that cause the passing of another are rarely by chance. Someone acted negligently, and dangerously, and they should be held fully accountable for their actions. 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 understand how devastating it can be to lose a family member, and fight hard for West Frankfort families who are affected by these tragedies. We don’t settle for anything less than a full recovery for your family. 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 West Frankfort, IL, 62896

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? 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 West Frankfort, IL, 62896

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. Because death is involved in these claims, the collection and protection of evidence is paramount to the success of the claim. Our Lawyers in West Frankfort 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 have any questions about the process, what you can expect, or how our West Frankfort 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 West Frankfort, IL, 62896

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 ways this claim can be pursued. 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 – We proved that the doctor acted negligently towards our client’s symptoms and that tests that would have proved the client’s illness were not administered.

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 arisen. 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 – The opioid epidemic is ravaging the United States. The pharmaceutical companies know how addictive opioids are, and still push doctors to prescribe opioids even in cases where they are not needed. 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 West Frankfort, IL, 62896

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

Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Attorney West Frankfort, IL, 62896

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 West Frankfort 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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