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Lake County wrongful death lawyersThe death of a close family member is heartbreaking regardless of the circumstances surrounding the death. However, when a loved one is killed due to the negligent, careless, or intentional acts of another party, the loss can be even more tragic. Not only do surviving loved ones have to deal with their personal loss, they must also manage the financial loss caused by the death. Fortunately, surviving family members of the deceased may be entitled to compensation for their losses through a wrongful death claim.

When is a Person’s Death Considered a Wrongful Death?

Not every unexpected death is considered a wrongful death. The Illinois Wrongful Death Act states that a wrongful death is a death caused by “wrongful act, neglect, or default.” If the deceased person, should he or she have survived his or her injuries, would have been able to pursue damages through a personal injury lawsuit, then the representative of the deceased person is permitted to pursue damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. There are almost countless situations that may lead to a wrongful death claim.

Wrongful deaths may be caused by:


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Illinois personal injury lawyer, Illinois wrongful death attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer,One of the scariest feelings a motorist can experience is driving down a road when suddenly, the glare of the sun hits the windshield, leaving the driver unable to see anything that is in front of the vehicle. Even just a few seconds of sun blindness can result in a serious car accident.

As if driving facing the sun is not difficult enough, there are other factors which can exacerbate the situation even more. If a vehicle’s windshield is dirty, this can cause the glare to become more intense. And this time of year, sun glaring offing snowfall can be particularly blinding. It is also this time of year – as well as in autumn – that sun glare issues become more of a problem. The sun sets earlier in the evening, and there are few, if any, leaves on the trees.

Although drivers have no control over sun glare, it is not a viable excuse for causing a car crash, falling into the same category as icy roads, snowstorms, heavy rains, or animals running into the road. Under the law, each driver has an obligation and duty to maintain control of their vehicle and to use caution.

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