It is very devastating when a loved one dies from the reckless actions or wrongdoings of another

Wrongful death cases arise in many different ways, including: automobile accidents, medical malpractice, crime, work site accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Unlike a personal injury case, where the injured person is the plaintiff, a wrongful death case is brought by the family members for their tragic loss as a result of the death of their loved one caused by another’s wrongful actions. Schum Law can help you determine which family members are authorized to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.

Two potential claims.

In Illinois, there are two potential claims one can file after a wrongful death.

  • Survival Act: the estate of the person who died can bring a claim against the negligent wrongdoer for the benefit of the estate.
  • Wrongful Death Act: family members of the person that died can bring a claim against the negligent wrongdoer for the benefit of the family members.

Compensation for the loss after a wrongful death.

Our goal at Schum Law is to get compensation to the family members for the loss of a loved one whom are eligible under the law. We understand that we cannot erase the pain of losing a loved one, but we can help with the financial burdens after such a loss. Compensation is available for many different aspects of losing a loved one.

  • Loss of companionship, sorrow, mental anguish, comfort, and guidance
  • Expected loss in income of the person who died
  • Expected loss of service, protection, care, and assistance the person who died provided to the family members
  • Expenses for the care, treatment, and hospitalization of the person who died related to the injury resulting in death

Schum Law can protect your claim if your loved one died from the negligent or reckless actions of another while you are grieving.

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You work hard, now let Schum Law work hard for you to obtain the best possible compensation for your injury. Contact Us or at (217) 239-6640 to speak with a skilled and experienced lawyer.

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