If a loved one dies due to someone else’s wrongful or negligent conduct, you and your family may have a right to be compensated. With the help of our skilled Seneca wrongful death lawyers, you may be able to claim reimbursement for many of the financial and emotional losses that you have suffered. Do not delay. Illinois law gives you just two years from the date of the death to bring your lawsuit seeking compensation. Call Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. to get the help you deserve.
Illinois actually offers two types of claims that surviving family members can bring against a negligent party for causing the death of a loved one. These are known as “survival claims” and “wrongful death actions.”
When a person suffers an injury for which he or she has a right to be compensated during life, that claim can survive that person and accrue to the benefit of any surviving heirs. This type of claim belongs to the estate, which typically will benefit the surviving spouse, children, and other relatives. However, there are times when a decedent’s will may leave the estate to non-relatives. Therefore, the executor or representative of the estate will be in charge of pursuing this type of claim.
On the other hand, loved ones suffer a loss when someone dies, too. Their own losses can be claimed through a wrongful death action. Close next-of-kin are entitled to recover under this law, and the money does not necessarily pass through the estate. In many cases, family members may need to file both types of actions. Therefore, these cases can get complex quickly.
Illinois law permits surviving family members a number of potential options for seeking compensation, including:
There are many ways that people can be killed due to negligence. Here are some of the more common examples of wrongful death claims we handle:
A lot of people worry that getting legal help will be stressful or inconvenient. When you are dealing with the emotional stress of losing a family member, you need a lawyer who will provide compassionate and straightforward advice. At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., our attorneys have the experience and strategic know-how to successfully recover compensation in even the most complex cases. From medical errors to motor vehicle collisions, our team is here to help.
We never charge upfront attorney fees, and we only recover a fee if we succeed in helping you achieve compensation. With no risk and no obligation, give our Seneca wrongful death lawyer a call anytime for a free initial case evaluation.
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