The ripple effects caused by the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can be long-lasting. Surviving family members can be left with emotional pain so deep it defies explanation. Though some say that time heals all wounds, this type of loss is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to overcome. Yet there is one type of damage caused by an unexpected death that can be remedied: economic losses.
Those who are unexpectedly killed in a car accident, medical malpractice incident, or a workplace accident caused by the negligence of another can leave behind significant expenses. Medical bills and funeral costs can be quite extensive, and the victim's lost wages can leave a surviving family in a difficult financial position. However, if negligence can be shown to have caused a loved one's death, Illinois law allows the next of kin to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
However, winning a lawsuit is not as easy as it may seem on television. It takes months of preparation, dedication, knowledge of the law, and aggressive and persuasive legal arguments. Therefore, if you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you need to know the legal process, rules of evidence, and how to persuade a judge and jury. If you don't possess these attributes, then you might benefit from the assistance from a qualified attorney.
At Konicek & Dillon, we work diligently to uncover evidence to support your claim and to obtain a fair financial recovery. You can learn more about our wrongful death practice on our web page.