In the state of Illinois, as in all states, there is what is known as the wrongful death act. What this law means is that after someone has died as a result of another’s act, a personal representative of the deceased can seek to recover financial compensation for the benefit of the surviving family. At the law firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC, we have been representing families in these types of lawsuits for the past 30 years and have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients.
Why to choose our wrongful death lawyers?
- Legal team with 50+ years’ combined experience
- $100+ million recovered in financial damages for clients
- Included in Illinois Super Lawyers® and Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- A founding partner top-rated for ethics and legal skill (AV® rating)
We are completely dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured clients and their families, and when it comes to a wrongful death action, we are passionate about recovering the maximum amount that the law will allow to compensate the survivors for their loss.
WHO CAN FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM IN ILLINOIS?
Many people shy away from talk of lawsuits when their loved one has passed, but as time goes on, the loss of that person’s society, income, and guidance is felt more and more. The reason we urge you to talk to a wrongful death attorney in the Chicagoland area is that there are time limits in which you can legally bring an action for wrongful death.
In the state of Illinois, this legal right extends to:
- The surviving spouse
- Next of kin, both lineal and collateral
- The parents of a deceased minor child
- Adult children of the deceased
The law attempts to put a dollar value on the grief, sorrow, and mental suffering of the survivors. Unfortunately, financial compensation is the only measure of compensation that the law can provide. It is a small consolation when losing a loved one, but it is all our system can provide. If you wait and forego the opportunity to be compensated for your loss or your children’s’ loss, you may regret your decision someday.
DON’T WAIT TO CONSULT BOUDREAU & NISIVACO, LLC.
Please contact our firm as soon as possible, so that we can fully advise you as to your rights and options in your time of sorrow. We understand the emotional nature of losing someone close to you and want to help take the burden of legal issues off of your already weary mind. Contact us at your earliest convenience.