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Naperville, IL Wrongful Death Attorneys

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Personal Injury Lawyers for Wrongful Death Claims in Aurora, Wheaton, and DuPage County

The unexpected loss of a loved one, especially a preventable loss, can leave your family distraught and seeking answers. When the loss of your loved one was due to either the willful intent or negligence of another individual or organization, you may be able to seek both compensation and closure by filing a "wrongful death" case. Under Illinois law, wrongful death simply means that your loved one's death was caused by the "wrongful act" of another. Typically, such an act is considered criminal, and it is important to consult a law firm that understands how a criminal case might interact with potential wrongful death litigation.

Supporting Those Entitled to Bring a Wrongful Death Action in Illinois

Illinois law dictates that a wrongful death claim is designed to compensate the deceased's spouse or next of kin. If the deceased did not have a spouse or next of kin, the following individuals or organizations may be entitled to bring suit:

  • A person or organization who provided hospitalization services for the injuries that resulted in the deceased's passing
  • A person who provided medical or surgical services for the injuries that resulted in the deceased's passing
  • The personal representative of the deceased's estate, but only to recover compensation for the costs and expenses of administering the estate

Unfortunately, if you do not fall into one of these categories and are not the spouse or next of kin, you most likely will not be entitled to bring a wrongful death case on behalf of the deceased.

Ensuring Your Family is Fully Compensated for Your Loss

Losing a loved one can leave you with unexpected, and seemingly unmanageable, financial and emotional burdens. In order to rectify your loss, the courts in Illinois permit the spouse and next of kin of the deceased to seek financial compensation for the following:

  • Money, goods, or services lost as the result of your loved one's death
  • Moral instruction, training, and education lost by surviving children
  • The loss of a spouse's companionship
  • The loss of a child's, parent's, or sibling's companionship.

In fact, the law presumes that such a devastating loss has and will cause substantial financial burdens to surviving family members.

Holding Drunk Drivers Responsible for Their Actions

Drunk drivers are responsible for a significant number of fatal accidents each year in Illinois. While they will almost certainly be held criminally liable for their actions by the state, it is up to surviving family members or loved ones of victims to ensure that they are held civilly liable as well. At Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC, we are committed to representing the surviving family members of people killed by drunk drivers and work tirelessly to obtain the largest settlement or award available by law.

Contact a Skilled DuPage Personal Injury Attorney

If you experienced the wrongful death of a loved one, do not let yourself be plagued by financial burdens. Contact Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC for a free case evaluation to discuss how our attorneys can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call our office today at 630-355-5222. We serve residents of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield, Downers Grove, Lisle, Kendall County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Will County, Illinois.

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