Wrongful Death Representation
“Wrongful death” is a legal term. It is a death due to the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by car accidents, medical errors, nursing home negligence, defective products and construction accidents may be considered “wrongful deaths” under Illinois law.
In an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit, a family member acts as a representative for purposes of filing a lawsuit and recovering money damages for the death of their loved one. Damages in wrongful death lawsuits include medical bills, pain and suffering, funeral expenses. They also include the loss of love, companionship and affection each family member would have received from their deceased loved one. Although no monetary compensation can make up for the death of a loved one, bringing a wrongful death lawsuit is an important step towards gaining justice when you and your family have been wronged.
If your family has recently lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, please contact the Illinois wrongful death attorneys at the Lewis Law Firm for a free, one-on-one consultation.