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Lombard Wrongful Death Attorney

Personal Injury Attorneys for Wrongful Death Claims in DuPage County and throughout Illinois

The untimely death of a family member brings untold emotional and financial stress to those left behind. On top of the medical bills and funeral expenses, you must now adjust to life without a close loved one. If you have lost someone close to you because of the negligence of another party, it is important to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney who can advise you of your rights and provide legal guidance during this difficult time.

At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we understand the pain and trauma families go through after the loss of a loved one, and we work hard to make the legal process as smooth and stress-free as possible. For over 40 years, our award-winning attorneys have helped clients in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois secure just compensation for the death of a family member. Our lawyers are honest, compassionate, responsive, and committed to serving the needs of our clients.

We have extensive experience with even the most complex wrongful death cases, and we put this experience to work to hold responsible parties fully accountable for their actions. We also handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you never have to pay upfront attorney fees to receive the skilled representation you deserve.

We handle all types of wrongful death cases, including those arising from:

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois?

Wrongful death claims can be brought by the personal representative of the estate of the decedent. Examples include:

  • The surviving spouse of the decedent;
  • Parents of a deceased minor child;
  • Adult children of the decedent; and
  • Any other individual that was appointed personal representative by the decedent.

If no personal representative was appointed, the court may appoint a close relative to carry out these duties. It is important to note that there is a limited time frame in which a wrongful death claim can be filed. In Illinois, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of death.

Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim

To be successful in a wrongful death suit, it must be established that the negligent acts of the defendant are the primary cause of the death of your loved one. Once liability is proven, monetary damages may be awarded for:

  • Medical bills;
  • Funeral costs;
  • Loss of future wages;
  • Loss of future benefits (such health insurance and pensions or retirement benefits);
  • Loss of inheritance (due to an untimely death);
  • Emotional pain and suffering or mental anguish of the person's survivors; and
  • Loss of care, companionship, and consortium.

In some extreme cases involving especially egregious acts, punitive damages may be awarded to discourage the defendant from continuing to commit such acts in the future. For example, a person who caused someone's death due to drunk driving may be required to pay monetary damages as punishment for knowingly putting others at risk.

Contact Our Lombard Wrongful Death Lawyers

Wrongful death cases can be quite complicated, and it can sometimes be difficult to prove that a person or company was responsible for someone's death. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we work closely with investigators, law enforcement, and other professionals to build the strongest case possible on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to secure successful outcomes against even well-funded adversaries. When you work with us, you will have an experienced advocate in your corner working tirelessly to protect your interests. For a free consultation with a skilled wrongful death attorney, contact our attorneys today at 630-932-9100 and arrange an appointment at one of our 3 convenient locations.

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