Losing a loved one is never easy; however, losing a loved one due to the actions of another person or group of people can be even more devastating because it may have been preventable. When a victim dies because someone else was negligent or deliberately harmful, family members have a right to sue the guilty party and seek a wrongful death settlement.
Understanding Wrongful Death Settlements
In order to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit, loved ones must show that the culpable party caused the victim’s death and caused them injury. In legal terms, wrongful death settlements are similar to personal injury cases. The only difference is that the victim suffered death instead of injury. In addition to recovering burial expenses and other costs incurred by the death, the estate can receive compensation for any loss of financial support, emotional support, or services that would have been provided by the deceased person.
Types of Wrongful Death Settlements
Any negligent, malicious, or criminal act that leads to the death of another person is cause for a wrongful death lawsuit. If a balcony collapses due to unsafe construction practices; if a doctor failed to diagnosis a critical illness; if a criminal murders a loved one, then the family or estate can sue for damages. Common examples of wrongful death cases include the following:
Finding Wrongful Death Attorneys
If a loved one has died because of someone else’s actions, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death settlement. Call Marc J. Shuman & Associates to consult with a wrongful death attorney about your case. We can help you assess your legal options and seek compensation.
Since 1996, the Law Offices of Marc J. Shuman & Associates has been helping wrongful death victims, all injured victims, and their families navigate the complex legal process. As experienced personal injury, worker’s compensation, auto accident, and wrongful death attorneys, we can help you evaluate the facts, assess your options, navigate the legal challenges on your behalf.
With over 77 combined years of experience advocating for in excess of 10,000 injury victims and their families, we have recovered over 50 million dollars on their behalf. We advocate on your behalf, so you can focus on the task of recovery. We serve clients all over the Greater Chicagoland Area, the State of Illinois and Northwest Indiana. CALL (800) 772-9744 Toll NOW for your FREE consultation