A death that occurs due to the negligent actions of another is considered a wrongful death. Even if the negligent actions do not result in criminal charges, the civil justice system can still hold the wrongdoer accountable and provide a measure of justice for the family.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our attorneys compassionately guide families through the civil justice system after fatal accidents. We have obtained numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries for our clients, including several verdicts and settlements over $20 million. If you have lost a family member in any type of accident, we offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions.
Our criminal justice system often fails families who lose loved ones due to careless or negligent acts. However, even if the criminal justice system fails you, the civil justice system may allow you to hold the negligent party accountable. A wrongful death action addresses the emotional and financial damages caused by the death.
The first step in filing a wrongful death lawsuit consists of appointing a personal representative for the estate. Our lawyers can guide you through the legal process and help you determine which family members are eligible.
In Illinois, family members can seek compensation for damages such as:
There is never a charge to discuss your case with one of our wrongful death attorneys in Chicago. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To speak to us, call 312-226-4236.
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