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Fair Compensation In Wrongful Death Cases

When a loved one dies due to the negligence, willful misconduct or careless act of another, two tragedies have occurred; your loved one is gone forever and you are faced with the emotional and financial fallout from their death. At Lucas and Cardenas, we understand what you’re going through. We can help you get compensation for your pain and suffering.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Suit?

The Illinois Wrongful Death Act specifies that only the personal representative of the deceased’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit. If your loved one died without a will or did not name a personal representative, the court usually selects a personal representative for the estate. This is restricted to immediate family members, including the surviving spouse, adult children or parents of the deceased.

Types Of Compensation In Wrongful Death Claims

If your loved one died as the result of medical malpractice, a motor vehicle accident or any other accident that wasn’t their fault, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses accrued between time of the accident and the time of their passing
  • Funeral expenses
  • Burial expenses
  • Loss of consortium (the value of lost relationships with a spouse and/or children)
  • Loss of income and benefits that the deceased would have provided for the family
  • Emotional pain and suffering

Illinois has a one-year statute of limitations on filing a wrongful death claim, meaning that after the one-year anniversary of the death you can no longer file a claim. If you think your loved one’s death may have been the result of the negligence, willful misconduct or careless act of another, contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Contact The Wrongful Death Attorneys At Lucas and Cardenas

If you believe the death of your loved one may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit, contact Lucas and Cardenas for a free consultation. Call 312-781-0082 or fill out our online contact form. We will evaluate the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death and advise you on the best way forward.