WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEYS SERVING CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS RESIDENTS
If you or a loved one are have a wrongful death case and are in need of an experienced attorney, you can count on the lawyers at Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. to do what it takes to win your case.
The death of a spouse, parent, child, or another family member leaves a life-long pain that you will never recover from. Time lessens the pain of your grief and you do what you must to move forward.
Remember, in Illinois, when you lose a loved one through someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or malpractice, the law says you may be entitled to monetary compensation. It is important to discuss this with a knowledgeable Chicago wrongful death lawyer.
Schedule a free consultation with Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. at 708-606-4386 today.
WRONGFUL DEATH IN ILLINOIS
The state of Illinois permits the receipt of monetary damages from the party or parties responsible for your loss. A wrongful death claim allows a spouse, child, or other next of kin to recover from the finical losses suffered by death if it was caused by another’s carelessness.
CAN YOU MAKE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
Wrongful death actions in Illinois are largely governed by the Illinois Wrongful Death Act (740 ILCS 180). Primarily, this law indicates that a surviving spouse or any children are considered “next of kin,” therefore, are eligible to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation. If there are no surviving children or spouse, other close relatives such as siblings or parents can also file a lawsuit as a beneficiary.
The specific relationship of the beneficiary or the individual(s) filing the wrongful death action to the deceased becomes critically important in how the case moves forward and what types of financial compensation are available. For example, while a child or spouse may be entitled to certain damages relating to the long-term economic support provided by a lost loved one, these damages may not be available to a parent or sibling.
HOW CAN EDWARD JOHNSON AND ASSOCIATES P.C. HELP?
At Edward Johnson and Associates P.C., we’ve helped numerous families in the Chicago area to recover compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one. We believe that it is important to shoulder as much of the burdens for our clients so you and your family can focus on healing.
We can help determine liability for the accident or malpractice through investigations, gathering the necessary evidence, reviewing insurance policies, appealing disputed and denied insurance claims, negotiating settlements, and filing lawsuits in Illinois courts.
Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. has the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to effectively pursue your worker’s compensation case.