Did one of your family members pass away because of the actions or negligence of another party? Although you are undoubtedly dealing with a substantial amount of grief at this time, you also want to make sure that the right people are held accountable for a death that could have been avoided.
In the state of Illinois, only the family and heirs of a deceased person can file a wrongful death claim for damages. Those who would qualify would be a spouse, parent, or child, for example. In addition, the court could appoint one of the decedent’s other family members as a personal representative.
Any money that is awarded in a wrongful death suit is generally given to the legal heirs of the victim or their beneficiaries.
Wrongful death could be caused by any number of things. Some of the most common causes include car accidents, nursing home misconduct, workplace injuries, or medical malpractice. However, each case is going to be unique. Yours could be vastly different.
If you want to have the best chance of success with your wrongful death case, you need to make sure you do it with the aid of an attorney. There are often highly technical questions involved in determining the cause and the fault of the person’s death. Even with relatively “simple” cases, the law can be confusing. Trying to handle a case like this on your own is not feasible.
Instead, you will want to find an attorney who can help you from start to finish. You should also make sure that you start to write down and note all of the ways that the victim’s passing has affected you and how it will affect you in the future. For example, if they were the main breadwinner in the family, their passing will have a huge impact on your finances going forward.
When looking for a lawyer, you will want to make sure they have experience working on these types of cases. Not just any lawyer will do. You need to make sure you are working with the very best. Check out some reviews and testimonials to see what it will be like to work with them. Talk with them and let them know about the details of your case and see what type of help they can offer.
For knowledgeable and compassionate assistance in pursuing a wrongful death case, contact Grewer Law Group, today for a free consultation. Our skilled and seasoned wrongful death attorneys can help you to receive the highest compensation you deserve for your loss.
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