When a person dies as a result of an accident or injury, that individual may leave behind medical bills that were incurred as a result of the injury, as well as funeral costs. The individual may also leave behind a family which was dependent upon his or her income and which now suffers from financial hardship due to the death. Of course, when someone is killed, that individual also leaves behind grieving loved ones.
In Illinois, the law says that relatives who are left behind after a death can recover compensation from the parties responsible for causing the death. There are actually two different causes of action after a death in Illinois: a survival action and a wrongful death action. The survival action and wrongful death action are both brought by a representative of the estate. The purpose is to obtain full and fair compensation both for financial losses, such as medical costs and lost wages, as well as for intangible damages, such as the loss of love and companionship.
To learn more about wrongful death and survival actions and about the types of wrongful death damages that can be recovered in wrongful death claims in Illinois, watch the above video from the Illinois wrongful death claim lawyers at The Cagle Law Firm.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence and you want to pursue compensation for the losses described in this video, getting legal help is very important. Our Missouri and Illinois accident lawyers have extensive experience with wrongful death lawsuits, and we can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact The Cagle Law Firm online or call 800.685.3302 or locally 314.276.1681 for a free case evaluation.