A wrongful death claim is typically filed when a person dies due to the negligence of another. When a person has died due to injuries sustained in a car accident, or trucking accident, or even a serious injury in a slip and fall accident, his survivors can file a claim against the party whose negligence caused the death.
Wrongful death claims are different from personal injury claims, in that these claims are filed to compensate the survivors of the deceased for the losses that they have suffered as a result of the death. The wrongful death actions are not meant to compensate for the damages that the deceased suffered, like pain and suffering before the death. For help filing a wrongful death claim, speak to a wrongful death lawyer in Chicago
In Chicago, certain survivors can file a wrongful death action. Typically, these claims are filed by the spouse and children of the deceased. Adopted children may also be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If the deceased left behind no parents and children, the parents of the deceased may be eligible to file a lawsuit. If the death involved a minor child, the parents of the minor child are eligible to file a claim.
To discuss if you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim after the death of a loved one, speak to a wrongful death lawyer in Chicago. You can recover damages including loss of financial support, loss of affection and companionship, los of guidance of children and other damages.