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A Family’s Rights In A Wrongful Death Claim

When you lose a parent, spouse or child because of another party’s negligence, you may have cause for a wrongful death claim.

At Cassian & Carter LLC, we understand what it’s like to lose someone you love when this could have been prevented. Founder Bill Cassian, when he was 13, lost his father to a heart attack due to a medical provider’s negligence. We offer a free consultation so that you can better understand your rights and options. Call 815-714-7118 so that we can answer your questions.

Which Benefits Are Available In A Wrongful Death Claim?

Every situation is different, but in many cases, you can sue for damages that include current and future lost wages, lost companionship or consortium for spouses and children, and medical and funeral expenses. Attorney fees are also pursuable.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?

It varies by state who is eligible under the law to file a wrongful death suit. In Illinois, children and surviving spouses can file a suit and recover damages. In cases where there are no surviving spouses or children, then the parents or siblings of the deceased are eligible to file. It’s best to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney about your specific situation.

Should You File A Claim?

While money or “compensation” may be the furthest thing on your mind, the question of whether or not to file is worthy of asking. The reasons to file are that after a loved one dies you will need time off. You will also need to still pay bills. Working full time can be overwhelming after a loss. Attaining compensation, in some cases significant compensation, can ease the burden that is on your family by providing much-needed financial support. It may be in your best interest to consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney and find out what your wrongful death case might be worth, given the details of your case. You will then get a more accurate picture of what is potentially available.

Speak With Cassian & Carter For Support

We know that after losing a loved one it can be difficult to make decisions and move forward. We offer a free consultation so that you can get your questions addressed with no further risk. Call 815-714-7118. You can also send an email to the firm.