It’s absolutely heartbreaking when a loved one loses their life prematurely due to the wrongdoing or negligent actions of another person or entity. While there’s nothing that can truly make up for who you’ve lost, you may be able to achieve a form of justice through the use of a wrongful death lawsuit.
Read on to learn whether it’s difficult to prove wrongful death in the state of Illinois.
Proving Wrongful Death
According to the Illinois General Assembly, in order to have a viable wrongful death lawsuit, the death must’ve been caused by someone else’s wrongful act, negligence, or default.
When you bring about a wrongful death lawsuit, you’re essentially opening a claim on behalf of your deceased loved one. However, a wrongful death lawsuit also allows you—a member of the deceased’s family—to recover damages for your losses that were the result of your loved one’s death and the impact it has had on you.
The following are some instances that can prompt a wrongful death lawsuit:
- The victim is killed intentionally
- The victim dies due to medical malpractice
- Someone acts negligently, causing a fatal car accident
Why it Can Be Difficult to Prove
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to determine who or what caused your loved one’s death after the victim has passed. It takes an experienced wrongful death attorney to find the evidence and testimony that’s needed in order to prove that the death was caused by someone else’s wrongdoing and/or negligence.
Additionally, identifying the liable parties can take a significant amount of time, patience, resources, and investigation skills. Trying to find the person(s) responsible for the death of your loved one is a serious task and not one you need to be focusing on when you’re grieving the loss.
We’re Here to Help
Even though we can’t bring back the person you lost, we can do our best to help you find justice for their death. Here at Chute, O’Malley, Knobloch & Turcy, LLC, we take every case we accept very seriously. Our team knows what a challenging time this is for you and your family, and we will do everything in our power to fight for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your case right away.
Call the Naperville lawyers at Chute, O’Malley, Knobloch & Turcy, LLC today at (773) 906-4063 to speak with an attorney about your case.