Nothing is more devastating than losing a family member due to another person's negligence. When a truck driver causes a fatal accident by falling asleep or driving too fast in slippery road conditions, a whole family is turned upside down.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our attorneys hold truck drivers and their employers accountable when their reckless behavior kills innocent people. If you have lost a family member in a truck accident, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options.
Wrongful Death Actions In Fatal Truck Accidents
A death that occurs due to the negligent or reckless actions of another is considered a wrongful death. Even if the other party's actions were not criminal, the family members of the victim can hold the negligent party accountable in civil court. A wrongful death action can compensate the victims and also make a finding about responsibility.
In Illinois, family members can seek compensation for damages such as:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Funeral expenses
- Lost financial support
- Loss of consortium by a spouse
- Loss of parental guidance by a child
The first step in filing a wrongful death lawsuit consists of appointing a personal representative for the estate. Our lawyers can guide you through the legal process and help you determine which family members are eligible. We can also assist you in dealing with insurance issues and the press.
Contact A Chicago Trucking Death Lawyer
There is never a charge to discuss your case with an Illinois fatal truck accident lawyer at our firm. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To speak to us, call 312-324-0409 or send us an e-mail.
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