Wrongful Death

Attorney in Illinois

Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorney in Peru, IL

Lawyer in Ottawa, IL & Peru, IL

Experiencing the loss of a loved one is an incredibly difficult and heartbreaking ordeal, especially when it could have been prevented. Mark Wilson is a trusted wrongful death lawyer in Peru, IL, who is here to support you in seeking justice and fair compensation.

With our expertise and compassionate approach, we will guide you through the legal process, ensuring that your claim is handled with proficiency and care. We believe that you deserve prompt answers and empathetic legal counsel during this challenging time.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Seeking Justice for Your Loved One

A wrongful death lawsuit involves pursuing a legal claim against an individual who negligently caused the death of another person. In Peru, IL, common causes of wrongful deaths, as reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health, include motor vehicle accidents, product liability, animal attacks, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents.

By filing a wrongful death claim, you can seek both closure and compensation for your loss. The eligible victims, who can bring forward a claim, include spouses, children, or parents of the deceased.

Understanding Wrongful Death Laws in Illinois

Illinois has two specific laws pertaining to wrongful death cases: the Illinois Wrongful Death Act and the Illinois Survival Act. The Illinois Wrongful Death Act allows victims to pursue financial damages to address the economic impact caused by the loss of their loved one. For example, the death of a spouse may result in financial hardship for the remaining family members.

On the other hand, the Illinois Survival Act covers economic and non-economic damages, such as emotional trauma, pain, and suffering endured by the deceased prior to their passing.

Establishing a Wrongful Death Case

To successfully win a wrongful death case, the legal team at Wilson Law Office must establish four key elements. First, it must be demonstrated that the defendant had a duty to exercise reasonable care to prevent harm to others. Secondly, it needs to be proven that the defendant breached this duty, such as in cases involving a drunk driver causing a fatal car crash.

The third element involves establishing a causal connection between the defendant’s actions and the breach of duty. In other words, it must be shown that the defendant’s actions directly led to the fatal incident. Lastly, the damages resulting from the wrongful death must be clearly outlined, encompassing both economic and non-economic losses. This could include medical expenses incurred prior to the passing and the emotional anguish suffered by the deceased.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Guiding You Through the Process

At Wilson Law Office, our dedicated team will handle the filing of your wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf. In many cases, a personal representative is appointed either through the deceased’s will or by the local probate court in Peru, IL.

The lawsuit will encompass the harm caused by the responsible party and the specific damages you are seeking to recover. Potential damages that can be pursued in a wrongful death lawsuit include loss of income, medical treatment costs, pain and suffering, loss of inheritance, loss of care, loss of consortium, funeral and burial expenses. Funeral expenses can also be claimed separately.

Economic damages, such as medical bills, can be substantiated with receipts. Non-economic damages are evaluated in various ways in Illinois courts, often using a stipend or multiplier method to determine appropriate compensation.

Statute of Limitations and Timeframes

The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit varies by state. In Peru, IL, claims must typically be filed within two years of the loved one’s death. However, exceptions exist, such as allowing a child to file a lawsuit within two years of turning 18 (prior to their 20th birthday). It is important to note that when suing a government agency in Illinois, the claim must be filed within one year.

Duration of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

The duration of wrongful death lawsuits can vary, typically taking anywhere from one to four years to reach completion. However, each case is unique, and some may reach a settlement or verdict within a few months. The time frame depends on the complexity of the evidence and the individuals involved in the legal proceedings.

At Wilson Law Office, we prioritize ensuring that our clients receive complete compensation for their damages. And will not settle until we thoroughly understand the circumstances surrounding the death and its impact on our clients’ lives.

Contact Wilson Law Office for Expert Legal Representation in Peru, IL

If you have been affected by wrongful death or personal injury in Peru, IL, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm. Our compassionate team is ready to provide you with the representation and support you need during this challenging time. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your case, and let us guide you through the legal process. We look forward to serving you with professionalism and dedication.

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