If you lost a loved one due to a fatal accident that was through no fault of their own, a personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages—including medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Learning your loved one died due to the reckless actions of another driver can turn your world upside down. If this happened to you, a personal injury lawyer can help you pursue possible compensation for your damages.
At the Kryder Law Group, LLC we work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we collect damages for you. Call us today for a free case evaluation from a Bolingbrook fatal accident lawyer at (312) 223-1700.
Determining Liability for a Fatal Accident
When someone in your family dies due to injuries caused by the negligent actions of others, Illinois law allows you to pursue wrongful death damages under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act.
Determining liability for the accident may require several key pieces of evidence, including
Liability for the loss of your loved one may lie with one or more parties. Identifying all responsible parties is where a personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you. You have enough to deal with as you mourn your loss. Leave the investigation of your loved one’s tragic accident to law enforcement and issues of liability to a lawyer. The following are examples of negligent behaviors that can cause fatal injuries:
If your loved one died due to one of the negligent behaviors listed above, contact the Kryder Law Group, LLC without delay.
The Consequences of a Fatal Accident for Family Members
The sudden loss of a close loved one leaves a tremendous void in your family and can greatly impact your finances. While every case is different, we can potentially seek the following damages from the liable party in a fatal accident:
- The decedent’s final medical costs
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of potential future earnings
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of companionship
These are just a few examples of the types of compensation possible in a wrongful death case. Medical expenses and funeral costs are economic damages with fixed monetary amounts. Non-economic injuries are those that cannot be numerically quantified in the same way. When you lose a loved one, you experience a profound sense of hurt and pain that is often difficult to assign a dollar value.
Conveying the impact of noneconomic injuries on the lives of those left behind by the decedent’s death can be difficult. A personal injury lawyer from the Kryder Law Group, LLC knows how to communicate your pain in a way to achieve a fair outcome for your case.
If you lost a close loved one due to a negligent driver, a Bolingbrook fatal accident lawyer from the Kryder Law Group, LLC can help you. You owe us nothing unless we secure compensation for you. Call us today for a free case evaluation: (312) 223-1700.
Insurance Companies and Initial Settlement Offers
When you lose a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person, it is extremely upsetting. Knowing that your loved one’s death was preventable (had the other person taken proper care) can evoke feelings of anger and depression.
Insurance companies like to settle cases quickly. It is not unusual for them to approach you soon after the accident with a settlement. The unexpected and sudden loss of your loved one can leave you vulnerable when making important financial decisions. Insurance companies know this and may pressure you to accept less than you deserve in your time of grief.
Your lawyer can handle negotiations with the insurance companies on your behalf. If you accept their initial settlement offer, you lose your right to pursue civil action later. Once you accept their offer, the case is closed.
No matter how tempted you feel to negotiate with an insurance company on your own, know that there may be alternate routes to collect compensation about which you might not currently know. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses that often want to protect their interests and not yours.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC is ready and willing to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. A personal injury lawyer from our group can negotiate with the insurance company while you concentrate on your family during this difficult time.
Protecting your best interests after the tragic loss of your close loved one is essential for justice and your future financial and medical needs.
Get Help from the Kryder Law Group, LLC Today
State law limits the amount of time allowed to file a wrongful death claim. In Illinois, this time is typically two years under 740 ILCS 180/2. While twenty-four months may seem like a long time, it can pass quickly when you are dealing with the loss of a loved one.
At the Kryder Law Group, LLC, we can provide legal representation from a Bolingbrook fatal accident lawyer to take on insurance companies that may try to deny, delay, or underpay the compensation you deserve.
Seek justice on behalf of your loved one today. A free case evaluation can start your journey toward holding the person responsible accountable for their actions. There is no fee unless we win your case. If you lost a close loved one to a tragic car accident caused by a reckless driver, let us get to work for you. Call the Kryder Law Group, LLC now at (312) 223-1700.