While an accident can sometimes result in injury, there are times when those injuries prove fatal. Losing a loved one can leave you feeling confused and uncertain about the future, but you may have legal options. Filing a wrongful death suit may seem overwhelming, but the Morris wrongful death lawyers from Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP can provide you and your family the advice and assistance you need in this difficult time.
Our firm assists grieving families in getting through the complicated legal process. We do so with empathy and compassion. We won’t let any insurance company try to force a settlement on you that is less than you deserve. Our lawyers will make sure that your loved one’s story is told and shows the negligent party their actions were unacceptable. We will prepare your case for trial and go to trial, if necessary.
When Negligence Results in Wrongful Death
One person’s negligent actions can lead to a fatal accident. While everyone’s case will have unique details, there are several types of cases that we’ve handled at our firm. Some common wrongful death cases include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Airplane accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Work accidents
Someone could have made the dangerous decision to drive while intoxicated and cause a fatal auto crash. Sometimes, the negligence happens at an institution where you wouldn’t expect it, like a hospital. A doctor could make a mistake that results in tragedy. Fatal accidents can also happen at the workplace. While there are some fields that tend to have more serious accidents, like construction, negligence can affect anyone at any time or place. If you have questions about your loved one’s accident and whether you have grounds for a claim, you can reach out to one of our lawyers who can assess its merits and go over your options.
You may be wondering about who can file a wrongful death claim. The surviving spouse and children are typically able to seek compensation for losing their loved one. However, there may be specific laws about who can bring the case forward. You should address these questions with your attorney in Morris. We’ll be able to tell you what you need to do to properly file a claim. We can also explain how filing this suit could bring much-needed relief to you and your family.
How Can a Wrongful Death Suit Help Your Family?
When you’ve suddenly lost a loved one, you need to be able to grieve. Unfortunately, there may be many responsibilities you need to take care of, so the grieving process is pushed to the side. The reality is you’re still dealing with running a household, you may be taking care of young children, and you have the responsibility to keep up with everyday expenses.
When our lawyers in Morris fight for your family, you can rest assured knowing that we understand what a difficult and complicated process this can be. We’ll gather the evidence surrounding your case to find out what led to the death of your loved one and what losses your family has suffered from a result of that loss. We will fully develop both the economic damages, such as lost earnings, and non-economic damages, such as loss of love, companionship, guidance, and grief and sorrow that you have suffered as a result of the loss of your loved one.
Economic damages can include your loved one’s hospital or other medical care bills, the cost of the funeral and burial, their loss of earnings, and there may be other financial losses specific to your case. These are calculable and our lawyers will fully develop their value and make it part of the case for a jury or insurance adjuster.
Non-economic damages are a bit more difficult to calculate, but they’re still an important aspect of your settlement. Your loved one’s pain and suffering and your loss of love, companionship, guidance, and the resultant grief and sorrow are significant losses that would emotionally affect any family. Our lawyers will develop your non-economic damages to be presented to a jury or insurance adjuster when the time is appropriate. We will strive the make the decision-makers understand just how significant the loss is.
Our Law Firm in Illinois Is Here for You
We know that a wrongful death suit cannot replace the person you lost, but it may bring you some peace of mind. You can mourn your loved one without worrying about how you’re going to financially survive moving forward without them.
It’s important to get started on your case as soon as possible. Wrongful death cases are handled differently state by state and you want to give your case the best chance of success. Our lawyers know the specific laws and you can rely on us to meet all important deadlines if we take your case. There also may be crucial physical evidence that will help show the other party’s negligence and how it caused your loved one’s death. With the passage of time, this evidence may no longer be available.
We recommend getting in touch with our office today. We’ll schedule a no-obligation, free consultation to meet and go over your case. You can take a deep breath and know you’re taking steps to move forward and that you will have experienced lawyers in your corner.