How to Know Whether you have a Wrongful Death Case?

Wrongful death claims are sensitive and complex by nature. Often, unlike with personal injury claims, we cannot call directly upon the one who has been directly impacted. This is why an experienced and effective representation is critical. At McCarron Law Firm, we can offer you the information and professional representation that you can always feel confident and comfortable with. We can’t change the past, however we provide you with the best possible outcomes as the law will allow.

What is Wrongful Death?

Both wrongful death and personal injury arise when the negligent, or intentional actions of another cause someone to experience harm. Aside from this common trait, these two claims are very different from one another. Under Illinois Law, wrongful death is listed as the death of a human being as the result of a wrongful act, neglect, or default of another person. Many different circumstances can classify a situation as a wrongful death. Wrongful death can be brought against a person who is also facing criminal charges in the same event, and even if they are not found guilty of the crime, that person can still be found liable for the wrongful death action.

Some common areas in wrongful death include:

  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuits
  • Medical Malpractice Cases
  • Hit & Run Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Product Liability Cases
  • Teenage Driving Deaths

When to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

These lawsuits must be filed within a certain timeframe. Each state has its own statue of limitations, and Illinois’s statue of limitations for most wrongful death claims is two years from the date of the person’s death. Unless, if a person’s death was intentional, then the lawsuit must be filed within five years from the date of the person’s death. Please do be aware that if there has been a death, the best time to pursue help, is right away. Evidence may be much more attainable when you seek timely assistance. 

In a time where you may feel lost, let the team at McCarron Law Firm help you find the light. Wrongful death cases can be complicated and hard to decipher. At McCarron Law Firm, we try to make your experience as easy and comforting as possible. Call us today or schedule a FREE consultation to discover how you can gain justice for your loved one by seeking the maximum compensation possible by law.


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