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What are the elements of a wrongful death lawsuit?


No one can tell when a person will die. In Kane County, Illinois, local residents understand that death is inevitable and when their loved ones die due to natural causes such as a serious medical condition, they find it easier to accept and move on with their lives. However, preventable death is a different matter. When someone dies due to negligence, the family members of the deceased are likely to ask questions about the fatal accident. For them, justice and compensation are the two factors that can help them move forward following a tragic accident.

Driver allegedly kills pedestrian in Tazewell County


As in every other state, car accidents are common in Illinois. Most accidents are minor and cause minimal damage and injuries. Single-car accidents are generally not reported unless someone is seriously injured or dies. If a peron is killed due to another's negligence, then the family of the person killed may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

We can answer your questions about wrongful death


Death comes to every living being. It can come from more natural processes such as disease and old age. It can also come from sudden violent incidents. Some of these deaths are the result of another person's negligence. This is often the case in car accidents -- a driver fails to apply brakes on time, is driving while impaired or is tailgating the vehicle ahead, for example. A death from these and similar causes can give rise to a wrongful death action.

Who can receive compensation in a wrongful death claim?


A loved one's death often causes an entire family to mourn. The loss is usually easier to accept if it comes from natural causes such as disease, a medical condition or age-related illness. If the loved one died because of someone else's actions or inactions, however, the family may want some measure of justice in order to better accept the person's death. If negligence was a contributing factor to a person's demise, then surviving family members may be entitled to financial compensation based on their incurred losses.

Wrongful death lawsuit possible after recent freak accident


Illinois residents who have lost loved ones know the grief that follows. When death is sudden and unexpected, the pain is even worse, especially when the death was avoidable, as is often the case with fatal motor vehicle accidents. Most fatal accidents are investigated to determine the exact cause, and any party found negligent can be held responsible by criminal prosecution or civil lawsuit.

Truck driver taking photos of accident killed by second truck


Streets and highways are dangerous places, especially when drivers are not paying complete attention to traffic conditions and other vehicles around them. This might be the case in a recent fatal accident in Chicago on Division Street near the Kennedy Expressway.

Athlete's 2010 wrongful death case transferred to another county


The loss of a loved one can usually brings grief, but that grief can be overwhelming if the death was avoidable. In Illinois, when a death is caused by someone else's negligence, such a loss may be the basis for a wrongful death lawsuit.

Tollway worker killed in semi crash in Aurora, driver charged

On Jan. 27, a tollway worker and a state trooper pulled over to help the driver of a broken-down semi truck on Interstate 88 in Aurora. A second semi truck crashed into the state trooper's vehicle, driving it into the tollway worker's truck, igniting a fiery blast. The tollway worker died at the scene, and the trooper remains in critical condition.

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