Losing a loved one is never an easy experience. It can be extremely difficult when you lost a loved one because of someone else’s reckless or negligent actions. The loved one’s absence can take a considerable toll on a family if they were the breadwinner of the family. Loss of income, health benefits and retirement contributions are something that are not easily replaced, and the road to fair compensation is not a simple one.
We at HURST BOLEKY LLC have more than 25 years of experience in helping those who have wrongly lost a loved one. We are compassionate about seeing our clients earn fair compensation that will ensure their family’s future. When negotiations cannot bring you the outcome you deserve, we are prepared to fight for you with our exceptional litigation skills.
How A Wrongful Death Claim Works
A wrongful death claim is a civil action, not a criminal action. The law allows for the next of kin of the deceased to bring an action through a representative of the deceased person’s estate to collect damages for wrongful death on the deceased’s behalf. The next of kin may include the parents and siblings of a deceased minor, the parents and siblings of an unmarried deceased adult, or the spouse and children of a deceased adult. Families that have lost a loved one due to the negligence or neglect of others can suffer significant hardship and emotional distress. When these cases do occur, relatives of the victim need to know that wrongful death laws can provide some measure of relief and accountability.
The estate of the deceased may pursue damages for the deceased’s pain and suffering prior to his or her death; loss of consortium, loss of love, companionship and affection; loss of the care, guidance, and nurturing that the deceased would have provided to his or her children; loss of wages and benefits contributed by the deceased, medical, funeral and burial expenses; and the grief, sorrow and mental suffering the family has endured as a result of the loved one’s passing.
Hold Responsible Parties Accountable
If someone is responsible for the harm of a loved one, we believe they should also be responsible for paying for the consequences. You deserve to have peace of mind about what comes next after losing a loved one, and we want to be the ones who give it to you. We are regularly successful in providing our clients with the best possible outcome in their claims.
To consult with HURST BOLEKY LLC regarding a potential wrongful death claim, please call 312-346-6800 or complete and submit the contact form. We urge you to contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure all of your rights are protected.