if your loved one is admitted into the hospital for a seemingly
simple operation, and you learn a day later that they died during the
procedure? What if a friend was involved in a car accident involving
a drunk driver, and they died?
your grandparent was prescribed the wrong dosage of medication, and
they overdosed? Or what if your spouse was exposed to hazardous
conditions on their work site, causing them death?
are all just a handful of examples of why surviving loved ones like
you could find themselves reaching out to wrongful
death lawyers Joliet.
By legal definition, and in layman’s terms, a wrongful death occurs
when the victim was either accidentally killed, or intentionally
the case of a wrongful death suit, the suit falls under civil court
law. This means that the survivors filing the claim can sue for
financial compensation, as opposed to suing for the defendant (or
defendants) to be found guilty of a crime punishable by prison.
crucial for you (or other survivors to file a wrongful death suit for
quite a few reasons. The first reason is, a wrongful death award can
help you to handle unexpected expenses involving funeral, burial, or
cremation. If your deceased loved one was the financial provider in
your family, then losing them could spell immediate financial
devastation. The financial award that wrongful death lawyers Joliet
could win for you would help you and your family to survive the
only this, but the court-ordered award is a way to provide financial
compensation for the loss of life. Of course, you’ll feel that your
loved one’s life was priceless, and indeed, there’s no way for a
court to adequately provide a fee for a life. But in the case of a
wrongful death award, the court attempts to create a provision for
helping to make things whole again.
you have the burden of putting your life back together after your
loved one died from wrongful causes, know that you don’t have to
shoulder the legal burden alone. Reach out to one of our attorneys at