Suddenly and unexpectedly losing a loved one due to the negligence of another person is very difficult if not impossible to fully comprehend. Family members may feel numb and unable to process what happened and what to do next. Without a doubt, everyone grieves the loss of a loved one differently. The staff at Konicek & Dillion P.C. understands that the loss of a loved can be very difficult. Illinois residents may find it helpful and comforting to learn that they can file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek damages and get compensation for their loss.
Our law firm can competently evaluate the specific facts surrounding one’s case to determine if filing a wrongful death lawsuit is the right thing to do. We understand that some people may feel that they cannot afford legal services and may shy away from contacting a personal injury law firm like ours. But, Illinois residents will find it helpful to learn that our initial consultation is free of charge. We will sit down with you to discuss the case and answer any questions.
Generally, a wrongful death lawsuit arises when the death of person is caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person who owed a legal duty to exercise reasonable care under the given circumstances. Thus, a wrongful death lawsuit can arise from car accidents because some other driver failed to obey a traffic law or in medical settings where a doctor or healthcare provider failed to provide a reasonable standard of care. Likewise, these suits can arise from incidents in the workplace, and even because of defective products such as faulty air bags.
In some cases such as products liability cases, there may be more than one entity or person who may be responsible. Our job starts with a careful examination of the facts, and we then investigate the matter to determine who might be liable and responsible for damages. Family of the victims may be entitled to funeral expenses, medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident or incident, lost wages, and even loss of companionship.
We understand that a lost life cannot be brought back, but one can still seek justice for a loved one by holding the negligent party responsible. For more information on wrongful death causes of action, visit our firm’s website.