A wrongful death action is a claim for damages that stem from the conduct, action or inaction by another party, which caused the decedent’s wrongful death. Generally, the damages sought are for monetary losses and for the loss of companionship. The new additions to Illinois’ Wrongful Death Act allow victims of wrongful death to recover damages related to grief.
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A wrongful death action is a claim for damages that stem from the conduct, action or inaction by another party, which caused the decedent’s wrongful death. Generally, the damages sought are for monetary losses and for the loss of companionship. The new additions to Illinois’ Wrongful Death Act allow victims of wrongful death to recover damages related to grief
In determining the damages, the court will consider both permanent loss of earnings and wages that would have been earned had the decedent not died before retirement. The court also considers punitive damages to deter similar conduct from happening in future.
There is no way to tell what a case is worth based on simple phone call. Every case is different and the ultimate value of the claim may be determined by expert testimony from economists. This also impacts any possible defenses to a case which influences its worth.
Illinois’ wrongful death cases are brought on behalf of the deceased by his surviving spouse, child, or parent. These cases start with opening up an estate for the deceased person and getting permission to sue on behalf of that estate.
In Illinois, the statute of limitations period (the maximum allowable time to file) for a wrongful death action is 2 years from the date of death. However, the time limit depends on who and what caused the wrongful death. For example, the statute of limitations is less than 2 years if you are claiming that a government agency, such as the University of Illinois, caused the decedent’s wrongful death.
The bottom line, if you think you may have a claim, act on it as soon as possible, even if you are grieving. You will not be able to file a claim past your statute of limitation period.
Contact us to get the process started. Our lawyers will explain the laws around your case at no cost to you.
Our team will work to make the negligent pay for the causing the loss of life, as well as the pain and suffering that has caused for you.
A death of a loved one can dramatically change how you plan on reaching your life goals. We’ll work with you long after the case has won to ensure your life gets to where it needs to be.
We understand that most people may not have hired a lawyer before, so we make it as easy and clear as possible to understand what We will answer all of your questions, and guide you through this process. We are here to help you.
If someone was reckless or negligent, and their actions (or inaction) lead to the death of your loved one, speak with Cronauer Law so that we can determine if the laws apply to your situation, and how much compensation and recovery you may receive.
Wrongful Death Attorneys offer their services on what is called a “contingency fee” basis. That means we pay for all the upfront costs of your case–hiring specialists, paying court fees, even assessing medical care. We only take a fee if you win your case or secure a settlement.
As soon as possible, ideally. Give our wrongful death law firm a call to speak with one of our staff members confidentially, even if it’s not normal business hours where you are. Also feel free to fill out our contact form with some basic information about you and your case. A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Once we’ve investigated the basic details of what lead to the death, we’ll be able to tell you how much compensation you’re entitled to. While we (and no ethical attorney) can make promises regarding your case, we can help calculate the costs, losses, and economic impact you may be entitled to.
In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others. It is the first element that must be established to proceed with an action in negligence. The claimant must be able to show a duty of care imposed by law which the defendant has breached. In turn, breaching a duty may subject an individual to liability. The duty of care may be imposed by operation of law between individuals with no current direct relationship (familial or contractual or otherwise), but eventually become related in some manner, as defined by common law (meaning case law).
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