As highlighted by the Illinois Department of Transportation, accidents occurring on Illinois roadways usually only involve minor collisions resulting minor damages to other motor vehicles or property but fatalities can, and do, occur.
No one ever predicts the sudden loss of a loved one or family member. And in cases of wrongful death in DuPage County, no amount of money will be able to compensate.
Making the Process as Painless as Possible
When pursuing legal action against a negligent party involved in the death of a family member, it is often impossible to avoid confronting the reality and exacerbating the extreme pain and grief of the situation.
An accomplished attorney familiar with the laws surrounding wrongful death in DuPage County will be able to seek and secure compensation, generally in either one of two ways.
- Survival actions: Filed on behalf of the victim in cases where the individual remained, for a period of time after the incident, alive. Typically damages relate to pain and suffering, but can include other factors.
- Wrongful death actions: A claim brought against the negligent party by the family of the victim. Damages may include medical expenses, funeral costs and financial loss as part of current or future expected earnings.
If you believe that the negligent or reckless actions of someone else or their failure to act resulted in a loved one’s death, you should seek the aid of an experienced attorney.