It is not possible to measure the pain and grief facing a family after the unexpected death of a loved one. A wrongful death claim is your chance to hold accountable those responsible for your monetary losses and to obtain a measure of justice for the emotional losses of a loved one.
After a fatal accident or a
, people are left wondering how they will ever cope with the financial loss. The financial expenses can easily overwhelm your family. We will help you obtain:
When it comes to recovering financial compensation, we do not ever settle for less than the best option. If necessary, we are prepared to go to court to recover the compensation you deserve.
After the accidental death of a loved one, you are probably full of questions. We are here to provide information in your time of need. On this page, you can read answers to a few of our prospective clients’ most commonly asked questions for us when they discuss wrongful death.
In Missouri, you have just three years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a claim. In Illinois, you have only two years. If you do not file a wrongful death claim by the deadline, you forfeit the right to recover compensation for your damages.
Not just anyone can file a wrongful death case. Illinois requires that the personal representative for the deceased person’s estate file the case. In Missouri, you can file if you are related to the decedent in one of these ways:
The court can also appoint a plaintiff ad litem – or, a person who has the authority to sue the negligent party on behalf of the deceased person.
A sudden, unexpected death often has unexpected expenses and other damages. Some of these can include:
To get a better idea of the value of your wrongful death case, you should get in touch with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who has handled many such claims.
Finding the right lawyer to represent you can feel intimidating. As you conduct your search, consider these factors:
Our team members draw from decades of combined experience and have secured high settlements and verdicts for hundreds of people in their wrongful death claims or
You can meet with our welcoming staff in person to discuss other important information as you consider your options.
These are only a few of the inquiries we regularly hear. To get more answers, contact us in person today.
Personal injury attorneys must have the ability to advise clients about the law, as well as the ability to listen to their personal concerns. In wrongful death claims, a lawyer’s ability to listen is as important as his or her ability to inform. We will take the time to listen to your legal concerns, and also to your emotional ones. We understand the importance of providing clients with a thoughtful and confidential environment.
Another important job of an attorney is to take the legal burden off a family’s shoulders. In the time following the loss of a loved one, confusion with the legal process only compounds the emotional stress. Our firm will take the legal burden off of you by handling all aspects of your wrongful death claim. We will provide you with an objective voice throughout all stages of your wrongful death claim.
We understand the difficulties faced by a family after a fatal accident. To learn more about filing a wrongful death claim, contact us for a free initial consultation. Call our Belleville office ator . Our personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout Illinois and Missouri, including people in St. Clair County, Madison County and Metro St. Louis.