When a loved one dies unexpectedly, it can be extremely difficult. The emotions and tensions can be almost unbearable. Maybe the death was sudden, leaving family members with no time to prepare. Or, maybe the final stages of illness lasted for weeks or months, leaving loved ones to suffer. Regardless of the specific manner of death, there is no one right or wrong way to feel. Death is uncomfortable to think about, talk about, or reconcile, especially when it happens within your own family.
The attorneys of Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. have spent the better part of their careers dealing with some of the most difficult and painful experiences that people can endure. Our firm has counseled clients through nursing home injuries that left a beloved parent or spouse mistreated and unfairly denied good care. We have helped families find the light in their darkest hours, and we are here to help if you need us. We never charge for a phone call, so you can feel free to reach out to our Rockford wrongful death lawyers at any time.
Under Illinois law, when someone carelessly or negligently causes another person’s premature death, it is considered a wrongful death. Under our state’s laws, the surviving next-of-kin have certain rights with respect to recovering compensation from the individuals or companies responsible for the death. It is important to note that a wrongful death claim belongs to the survivors. It is there to compensate the living for their losses. Therefore, it is only designed to compensate close relatives, such as spouses, children, parents, and in some cases siblings or other relatives.
Wrongful death cases can be long and complicated because there is a lot at stake. These are not cases to take chances with or trust to some attorney you will never meet who works hundreds of miles away in a distant town. With offices in LaSalle County and here in Rockford, our attorneys take the time to carefully assess each case and get to know our clients on an individual level. If successful in recovering money for the wrongful death of a loved one, family members may be able to receive:
Perhaps the most important thing to take away is that Illinois law gives you just two years from the date of death to pursue a wrongful death claim with our Rockford wrongful death lawyer. This means that if you are grieving and dealing with the emotional and financial hardship of losing a loved one, the law does not give you extra time. If you miss your filing deadline, your rights are forever gone.
Give the team at Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. a call today. We do not charge for the call, and we will only get paid if successful in helping you recover compensation. Give us a call to speak with one of our caring and knowledgeable attorneys today.
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