Wrongful Death Claims And Protecting Your Family’s Interests
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car, truck, motorcycle or other type of accident, dealing with the legal and financial aftermath is both painful and stressful. During this time, it can be helpful to have a lawyer look out for your family’s best interests.
At Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about Illinois’ wrongful death laws, and explain your rights and options. From our law offices in Springfield, we represent family members of wrongful death victims throughout central Illinois and across the state.
Should I File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
If your family member’s death was caused by the negligence of another party, you will have a right to seek compensation for losses such as:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Pain and suffering prior to death
- Lost financial support
- Loss of consortium for a spouse
- Loss of love and affection
- Loss of society
Damages in a wrongful death case are typically paid by the insurance company of the at-fault party. While nothing can bring your family member back, filing a wrongful death can help the survivors deal with the financial and emotional issues caused by the death.
Proving negligence in a wrongful death case can be difficult. There may not be witnesses, or the only witness may be the person who caused the accident. It often takes a lawyer’s help to hold the negligent party accountable. Our lawyers will hire accident reconstructionists and investigators as necessary to give you the answers you need and help your family obtain a measure of justice.