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If you lost a loved one to a negligent act or wrongdoing, we urge you to seek justice on their behalf and pursue compensation to benefit surviving family members.
Start by talking to our Chicago wrongful death attorneys about your case. You may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who allowed your loved one’s fatal accident to occur. While money cannot change what happened, compensation can help you pay for unexpected expenses and funeral costs and help tie up any loose ends the deceased left behind.
Wrongful Death Laws in the State of Illinois
According to the Illinois Compiled Statutes and the Wrongful Death Act, surviving family members can recover damages from the parties responsible for their loved one’s death. If a person is found liable for someone’s death via negligence or recklessness, they may be held liable.
In Illinois, next of kin can bring a lawsuit against the liable party on behalf of the deceased individual. If you are a beneficiary, you should act quickly to preserve evidence and adhere to the statute of limitations (or filing deadline) for any legal action you wish to bring forward.
Our Chicago wrongful death attorneys can help.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois?
According to Illinois law a spouse, child, or parent, grandparent or sibling may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased loved one. A child of the deceased may only bring a claim if there is no surviving spouse. Likewise, a parent of the deceased may only file a claim if there is no surviving spouse or child. In cases where there is no surviving spouse, child, or parent a representative of the deceased’s estate may file a wrongful death claim, recoverable by the deceased’s next of kin.
Help for Victims of Fatal Accidents in Chicago and Dyer, IL
At Pavich Law Group, P.C., we understand how difficult and emotional this time of your life may be. You are trying to deal with the loss of a loved one and make sure that the responsible parties are brought to justice. Our Chicago injury attorneys can help you gather all necessary evidence, determine who is at fault, and pursue swift and efficient legal action to help you receive your compensation and hold negligent parties accountable.
We will bring our combined legal experience to the forefront of your case and provide you with outstanding, personalized representation.
We look forward to helping you through this difficult time and providing sensitive, sophisticated representation along the way. Contact us today!
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