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Do I Need an Attorney to Pursue a Wrongful Death Case?

Lake County Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers Explain Why You Need an Attorney

It is extremely important to hire a qualified, experienced attorney to assist with a wrongful death claim following the death of a loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit is a complex endeavor with many statutory requirements, countless variables, and critical deadlines. The defendant and any insurance companies will have attorneys aggressively protecting their interests, and so should you.

There are many reasons to retain an attorney when you have lost a loved one due to another party’s actions or negligence. A skilled lawyer will conduct a full investigation into your loved one’s death. In doing so, the attorney is not only looking for evidence but also to determine who may be liable for causing the tragedy.

According to Illinois law, a wrongful death action must be filed by a Special Administrator on behalf of the decedent’s surviving spouse and next of kin. In many cases, the court will need to appoint a Special Administrator before the case can even begin. The experienced wrongful death lawyers at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. understand how to ensure that the best possible person is chosen as the Special Administrator.

Once the claim has been filed, your lawyer will help you prove that the negligence or actions of the defendant directly caused the death of your loved one. An attorney will also assist in showing that you deserve to be compensated for your losses. The amount of available damages will depend on your family’s circumstances and those surrounding the death, and our team will work hard to maximize your recovery. Money cannot bring your loved one back, but a just verdict or settlement can help you move forward with your life.

Call 847-662-3303 Today

If your loved one was killed by someone else’s actions or negligence, contact our office for guidance. Call 847-662-3303 to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team today. We represent families in DuPage County, Lake County, McHenry County, and surrounding areas.

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