A few weeks ago on the blog we discussed the statutory limitations related to wrongful death lawsuits. It is critical for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one to think about their legal options shortly after the tragic incident to avoid losing out on compensation that could help cover significant economic and noneconomic losses such as medical and funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.
Though Illinois' statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is two years, that time can pass quickly, especially when you are mourning the loss of a loved one and trying to find a way to move on. Therefore, you should keep the timeframe in mind and consider consulting with an attorney as soon as you are emotionally able to do so. If you talk to an attorney during this two year period, then you may be able to develop a legal strategy that may result in a favorable outcome.
The attorneys at Konicek & Dillon PC have years of experience handling wrongful death claims, and we take pride in aggressively representing our clients' claims. We diligently and passionately apply the law to the set of facts at hand, fighting to show the court and the jury that the defendant's negligence caused the unwarranted death. We also do everything within our power to show the full extent of the surviving family's harm, giving them the best chance possible to recover maximum compensation.
The tragic truth is that money cannot bring a loved one back. Yet, it can provide financial security in a time of loss, and winning a claim can help bring a sense of justice and closure. However, none of this can be obtained if the statute of limitations passes. So, if you have lost a loved one due to another's negligence, please be sure to consider your legal options before that two year window closes.