Chicago Fatal Accident Lawyers
If the negligence of another party has caused the death of someone in your family, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your loss. This cause of action is known as a wrongful death lawsuit, and it is separate from any criminal charges that may apply to the case.
At Konicek & Dillon, P.C., our lawyers represent people who have lost family members in all types of fatal accidents. With offices in Geneva and Chicago, we represent families throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What Is a Wrongful Death Action?
A death is considered wrongful under the law if it is caused by the careless or reckless actions of someone else. An example would be a fatal car accident caused by an inattentive driver.
Every wrongful death case is different. In some cases, the death is caused not by another person, but by a defective product. For example, if an air bag fails to deploy and someone is killed in an accident that would have been survivable had the air bag worked, then the company that made the air bag may be responsible.
Wrongful death cases need to be carefully investigated to determine who is responsible and what sources of insurance may be available to pay for your damages. Some wrongful death cases have multiple defendants.
Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death?
The laws on who can file a wrongful death lawsuit vary from state to state. Our attorneys will not charge you anything to evaluate your case and determine which members of your family are eligible to file suit.
What Types of Damages Can I Receive?
Survivors in Illinois generally can recover compensation for funeral expenses, medical expenses incurred prior to death, lost financial support from a wage earner, loss of parental guidance for a child and loss of consortium for a spouse.
Free Attorney Consultation
To discuss your case with our Geneva wrongful death lawyers, call 630-313-2071 or fill out the contact form on this website. We offer home visits.