Under Illinois law, if an individual or an entity is responsible for the wrongful death of another, either through a wrongful act or negligence, and the wrongful act or negligence would have presented a cause of action for the deceased to seek legal recourse upon if he or she had not died, then the individual or entity who caused the death can be held liable for the death. Surviving family members can seek to recover for the loss of their loved one by filing a wrongful death action.
Dealing with the unexpected death of a loved one can be a lot to cope with, and it can be immensely helpful and beneficial to work with an experienced wrongful death attorney during this painful time. The wrongful death lawyers at Arami Law know the hardship you are going through, so we will work tirelessly to help you with your wrongful death lawsuit so that you can have the time you need to grieve and cope with your loss. Let us handle the legal aspects of your wrongful death suit so that you can mourn for your loved one appropriately.
A wrongful death action must be filed on behalf of the deceased’s estate by way of a personal representative. The personal representative can be a surviving family member, or court appointed personal representative. Generally speaking, the surviving family members are any family members of the deceased or legal beneficiaries or heirs of the deceased.
The untimely death of a loved one can leave the surviving family members in a state of shock and disbelief. The death could also leave the surviving family members in financial hardship, especially if the surviving family members were financially dependent upon the deceased. There are a number of different types of damages that the surviving family members of the deceased can seek in a wrongful death action. Some of these damages include:
While damages are not enough to bring your loved one back to you and they can never equate to how much you valued your loved one, damages in a wrongful death action are a step towards recovering and getting your life on track again after the loss of your love one.
It is an absolute tragedy when a person is wrongly killed due to the wrongful actions or negligence of another. At Arami Law, we want to help you and your family through this difficult time by helping you to seek the maximum possible recovery available for the death of your loved one. Please feel free to contact us today for a free consultation regarding the wrongful death of your loved one.
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