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What is a wrongful death lawsuit?

The sudden loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things for a family to endure. Although the sudden loss of a loved one may not automatically mean that the passing was due to the negligence of another, in some cases negligence may play a role. In such cases, the family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and be entitled to compensation.

The dangers of truck accidents and how to avoid them


Due to their sheer size, truck accidents often lead to far more severe damages and injuries than traditional passenger vehicle accidents. Trucks can weigh up to 25 times more than a passenger car, and often carry hazardous or flammable material, making a bad situation even worse at times.

Illinois family files wrongful death lawsuit for misdiagnosis


The brain is like the engine that operates the body. For that reason, any head injury should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, one Illinois medical facility allegedly failed to detect the bleeding inside a man's brain and the consequences were tragic.

We represent Illinois drunk driving accident victims


Alcohol-related driving accidents are preventable because any driver who consumed few drinks has the choice not to get behind the wheel and operate that vehicle. Chicago, Illinois, has had its fair share of drunk driving accidents. Some of these accidents are single-vehicle crashes while others involved multiple vehicles. If clear evidence of negligence can be presented and those involved sustained injuries, compensation for damages from the drunk driver who caused the collision can be sought.

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.

We are experts in handling truck accidents


If you have seen the aftermath of a collision between a car and another passenger vehicle, you understand how catastrophic car accidents are. But when it comes to accidents involving trucks, the results are far more devastating. To better understand the destructive outcomes of truck accidents, Aurora residents need to understand that an average car only weighs 4,000 pounds while a fully loaded truck can weigh approximately 80,000 pounds. By considering the size and weight of a truck, a person can easily understand why trucks are capable of causing catastrophic injuries and fatalities in collisions.

Latest data on alcohol-related accidents


Anyone of legal age can consume alcohol. Drivers, on the other hand, understand that drinking and driving is not legal. Drunk drivers can make poor decisions while on the road, such as running a stop sign, driving too slow or too fast and other erratic, dangerous behaviors that can lead to motor vehicle accidents. In the United States, on average, 30 people die daily in drunk driving accidents or the equivalent of one fatality in every 48 minutes. This is a serious problem with alcohol-related accidents costing more than $51 billion every year.

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