Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to situations where a person is killed as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Every year, in the United States, thousands of fatalities can be attributed to negligent conduct such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distracted driving, speeding, inattention and failure to obey traffic lights or stop signs. Such deaths have a significant emotional and financial impact on families. It can be devastating for a family that has not only lost a loved one, but also a primary wage-earner. Wrongful death claims are usually filed by immediate family members such as spouse, parents, siblings, children of the deceased person, grandparents and so on. If your loved one has been killed in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it is critical to contact experienced car accident wrongful death lawyers who have thorough knowledge of car accident laws, as well as wrongful death laws.
Illinois wrongful death claims can be complex because the types of damages that are claimed are not tangible or measurable. Victims’ families can seek compensation to cover medical or funeral expenses, loss of love and companionship, lost future earnings and the value of financial and moral support the claimant would have received from the deceased family member.
Very often, we see that families who have lost loved ones are not aware of their legal rights and may be too overwhelmed with their situation to even think about legal issues. However, it is important for these families, at this time, to avoid talking to lawyers or insurance adjusters for the other parties or enter into settlements that they do not clearly understand. Most states have statutes of limitations when it comes to auto accident wrongful death claims. So, it is extremely important that you file the necessary paperwork promptly and correctly.
Please contact a skilled fatal car accident lawyer at 312.252.1488 if your loved one was the victim of a deadly van, truck, bus or motorcycle accident in Illinois.
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