Wrongful Death Attorney Barrington

Wrongful Death Attorney Barrington

Wrongful Death Attorney Barrington

At SAM LAW OFFICE LLC, our wrongful death attorneys in Barrington are compassionate, experienced, and results-driven advocates for grieving families. If you lost a loved one to an accident caused by negligence, we are ready to fight for justice. To set up a free, fully confidential consultation with a top Barrington wrongful death lawyer, please do not hesitate to contact us today. 

An Overview of Wrongful Death Laws in Illinois

A wrongful death claim is a type of state-based civil legal cause of action. The Illinois Wrongful Death Act (740 ILCS 180/) is the statute that governs these claims in Barrington. Surviving family members of the victim can sue the at-fault party who caused their loved one’s death through negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct. 

When filing a claim it is important to point out that there is a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits in Illinois. 

We Handle All Types of Wrongful Death Claims in Barrington

Our law firm takes on all types of wrongful death claims in Barrington. No matter the circumstances, we use our in-depth understanding of the law and the hands-on, proactive approach to protect your rights and fight for justice. Wrongful death cases include:

  • Car crashes; 
  • Pedestrian collisions; 
  • Truck accidents; 
  • Medical malpractice cases; 
  • Product liability claims; and
  • Workplace accidents.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Illinois?

In Illinois, the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit is reserved for specific individuals, primarily aiming to benefit the immediate next of kin. The deceased’s personal representative, which could be the surviving spouse or adult child, usually brings forth the claim. If neither exists or is available, other beneficiaries like parents or siblings can step in. If you have any specific questions about who should file a claim, our Barrington wrongful death lawyers can help. 

Damages that Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim

As with other types of civil claims, the primary remedy for a wrongful death lawsuit in Barrington is financial compensation. While nothing will ever truly be sufficient to make up for such a terrible loss, justice matters. Damages can include: 

  • Economic Damages: These are tangible losses like funeral and burial expenses, loss of the deceased’s expected earnings, loss of benefits, and medical costs related to the accident.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These cover the intangible aspects such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship, mental anguish, and the grief associated with the loss.
  • Punitive Damages: Although rare, these are meant to punish the defendant for particularly reckless or malicious behavior and to deter similar conduct in the future.

Set Up a Free Consultation With a Barrington, IL, Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

At SAM LAW OFFICE LLC, our experienced Barrington wrongful death attorney is standing by, ready to help your family navigate the aftermath of a fatal accident. Our firm is here to handle all of your legal needs. Contact us today for your free, fully private consultation with a top attorney. We handle wrongful death claims in Barrington, Cook County, Lake County, and throughout Illinois.

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