Wrongful Death Attorney for Joliet, OakBrook, Cicero, Chicago & Chicago Suburbs
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If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness don’t wait to contact a wrongful death attorney. Providing service to families in the Joliet, Skokie, Cicero and Chicagoland area (Cook, Will, Kane & DuPage Counties), Attorney Timothy Henderson will give you the representation you need.
Attorney Timothy Henderson will give you the representation you need. Contact him today. Call (312) 444-9400 for a free consultation and case evaluation.
When the death is caused by someone else’s negligence or another’s wrongdoing, the state of Illinois classifies this as a “wrongful death”. Although the loss of a loved one can never be adequately compensated the state of Illinois allows the family or personal representative of the victim’s estate to file a “wrongful death” claim against the person or parties responsible for the loss.
Illinois’ Wrongful Death Act
The Illinois Wrongful Death Act was created to help the families or representative of the victim hold the negligent individuals or parties financially responsible. The chief difference between a “wrongful death” claim and a criminal case is that, even though both are based on the same tragic event, a “wrongful death” claim is a “civil lawsuit” brought to court by the family or representative of the lost loved one for the purpose of establishing liability and to begin to provide some compensation for the losses the family has incurred.
Death of a loved one changes forever the lives of those left behind. When a loved one is unexpectedly taken it exacts a huge emotional toll. Often this is coupled with final medical bills, burial expenses, a loss of financial support and a loss of future financial security. The losses experienced by the family are devastating both emotionally and financially.
Wrongful Death Claim Time Limits
Wrongful Death claims in Illinois must be filed within a time limit set by the Illinois statute of limitations. Because it is important that the initial wrongful death lawsuit is filed in the Illinois court system within the set time period, consulting an experienced and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney is very important. If the time limits are not followed it is possible that the court could refuse to hear the case.
Contact an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney
Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney Timothy Henderson can concentrate on the legal issues and time lines faced by the victim’s family during this difficult time allowing the family to begin to work through their grief and emotional trauma. He has experience dealing with families that have suffered similar losses and is sensitive to the unique needs families have at this time of loss. He is familiar with the types of compensation available to the families of wrongful death victims and will fight on behalf of the victim’s family to obtain the fullest compensation possible.