A wrongful death lawyer helps a grieving family in many ways. Their primary role is to handle a wrongful death lawsuit for families who lost their loved ones because of a wrongful act or negligence of another person or entity. If you are in this tragic position, a Chicago wrongful death attorney from the Anspach Law Office is ready to help.
Wrongful death lawsuits may be filed in many fatal accidents, including:
According to 740 ILCS 180, wrongful death in Illinois is when the person dies because of another person’s, company’s, or corporation’s intentional, negligent, or other kinds of misconduct, and the death prevents the victim from filing a lawsuit against the negligent party.
Keep reading to find out more about the three ways a wrongful death lawyer in Chicago can assist you.
If you want to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois, it’s best to hire a lawyer who understands the wrongful death legal process. Attorneys specializing in these cases give you the best chances of a favorable settlement or verdict.
Your wrongful death attorney will handle the case’s many financial, administrative, and legal aspects. These duties include completing and submitting all legal documents, deposing witnesses, hiring legal and economic experts, and negotiating with insurance companies.
In the meantime, you can focus on yourself, your family, and dealing with losing your loved one.
Your attorney must establish legal liability for your loss for the case to be successful. For example, suppose you lost your loved one in a tractor-trailer accident. In that case, the wrongful death attorney will attempt to establish liability on the part of the driver, trucking company, or another party.
For example, if the truck driver was found to have run a red light, this would likely establish the necessary liability needed to have a successful wrongful death lawsuit.
Keep in mind that the lawyer does not need to establish criminal liability of the at-fault party. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action, so your attorney must only establish civil liability to seek compensation for your damages.
Wrongful death attorneys know how to value the loss of your loved one. You probably lack the legal experience to value a person’s life monetarily, so it would be easy for you to undervalue the claim.
An experienced wrongful death lawyer will thoroughly review the case circumstances to understand how you and your family’s lives have been devastated by the loss. Once the attorney has reached an approximate case value, they may pursue compensation through legal action.
Some of the factors the wrongful death attorney will consider when valuing your wrongful death claim are:
If you lost a loved one in an accident caused by another person or entity, you might want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. To set up an appointment with a Chicago wrongful death attorney at the Anspach Law Office, please contact our office today.