Losing a loved one is never easy, but if it happens because of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, the grief can be particularly intense. In addition to the sadness over the loss of your loved one, a person might also experience confusion, anger, and resentment over the fact that their loved one would still be here, were it not for someone else’s wrongful actions.
In a wrongful death situation, the loved ones of the deceased may be entitled to compensation. A Bolingbrook wrongful death lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC, may help you fight for appropriate compensation from the responsible parties.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, is a personal injury firm that handles wrongful death cases. We may help you fight for compensation for your loved one’s death and investigate who could be held responsible. We may collect evidence to build a compelling case and then go after the responsible party or parties and their insurers. Because we know that results are what matter to our clients, we never charge an attorney’s fee until you collect compensation.
You can receive a free consultation and case evaluation from our legal team today.
Nature of Death Determines Potential Liable Parties in Your Case
A wrongful death situation occurs anytime a person loses their life because of the wrongful actions of another party. If a person has a duty of care to another person and violates that duty, leading to the other person’s death, they may be held liable for the damages that arise as a result of that death.
Some examples of a duty of care that one person might have to another include a doctor’s duty to patients, a driver’s duty to other motorists, or a nursing home caregiver’s duty to residents.
No matter how your loved one died, we will examine the case and determine who was responsible and how they may have violated their duty of care to your loved one. We may collect evidence to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties.
We have helped clients in the Bolingbrook area win wrongful death compensation for the following situations and more:
If your loved one died in a car accident, we may be able to fight for compensation from the other driver, the vehicle manufacturer, or any party that the evidence indicates played a role in the accident that killed your loved one.
If your loved one died under the care of a doctor or health care provider, we may investigate to find evidence that the provider failed to uphold their duty of care to your loved one, which would constitute medical malpractice. If so, we will file a claim and fight for compensation.
If a damaged or defective product led to your loved one’s death, we may be able to recover wrongful death damages from the manufacturer.
Many people die every year after taking a drug or medication that was either wrongfully prescribed or wrongfully dosed. We may be able to determine who was liable and pursue them with a wrongful death action. Liable parties might include the doctor, pharmacist, or drug manufacturer.
Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
If your loved one died in a nursing home, and you believe the circumstances were suspicious, we may investigate and determine if abuse or neglect played a role in their injury. If it did, we may be able to hold the caregiver and facility liable.
If your loved one lost their life because of a violent act, we may be able to hold the other party liable for wrongful death damages even if they escape criminal charges or conviction for what they did.
The Bolingbrook wrongful death lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, are ready to get to work on your case.
Get Recoverable Damages in a Bolingbrook Wrongful Death Claim
The wrongful death attorneys at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, understand that no amount of money can bring your loved one back or take away the pain of your loss. However, we may be able to prevent financial stress from compounding your grief and hold the party whose negligence led to your loved one’s death liable.
We may fight for multiple forms of wrongful death compensation, provided you qualify under Illinois law. Your settlement or award may include money for the following and more:
Funeral and Burial Costs
According to consumer reports from Lincoln Heritage Funeral Advantage, the costs of funerals have been substantially rising every year since the 1980s. Many people are unaware of how expensive it is to give a loved one a proper funeral and burial. We may be able to fight to have the responsible party or parties bear these costs.
Loss of the Deceased’s Future Income
If you and other members of your family relied on your deceased loved one’s income, we may be able to have the responsible party or parties compensate you for both past and future lost income.
We may be able to hold the responsible parties liable for any medical expenses incurred by your loved one before their death.
Loss of Love, Guidance, and Companionship
You may also receive compensation for the noneconomic losses you have incurred from your loved one’s death, such as the loss of love, guidance, and companionship.
File Your Wrongful Death Case Within the Statute of Limitations
According to the Code of Civil Procedure § 735 ILCS 5/13-118, Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death lawsuits. The sooner you speak with a legal representative about your case, the sooner we can get started working for you.
Call a Bolingbrook Wrongful Death Attorney for a Consultation Today
The Bolingbrook wrongful death lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, want to help you fight for the compensation for the death of your loved one. We do not collect an attorney’s fee until you get paid. Call today for a free case evaluation.