Wrongful Death: When a person’s death is caused by the negligent act of a wrongdoer or reckless conduct.
Unlike personal injury cases where the injured person is one of the plaintiffs, in a wrongful death action or suit, the family members bring the lawsuit for the wrongful actions or negligence of a wrongdoer. Typically, the victim’s surviving spouse, children, beneficiaries or dependents who are the plaintiffs and are entitled to monetary damages that result from the victim’s death. Laws in Illinois, and in all states, govern the time frame in which a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. Depending upon both the plaintiffs and the defendants involved, the deadlines vary. Anyone with a potential case should consult an experienced wrongful death lawyer at a law firm like Clifford Law Offices to determine what law or laws apply to them.
The first step a family member who thinks their lost loved one had a death caused by the negligent act of a wrongdoer is to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney. Clifford Law Offices has extensive experience representing wrongful death cases. We can be reached at 1-800-899-0410 or 312-899-9090 or via our online form to discuss your case.
Examples of judgments and settlements by our Illinois wrongful death attorneys:
At Clifford Law Offices, each Chicago Illinois wrongful death lawyer handles complex cases. Our attorneys are available for consultation on potential wrongful death legal actions.