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Damages for Wrongful Death Lawyer Bloomington IL 

Damages for Wrongful Death Lawyer Bloomington IL 

Damages for Wrongful Death Lawyer Bloomington IL 

    

If you’ve recently lost a loved one due to someone else’s actions and/or inactions, you may be Googling random phrases, such as, “Damages for wrongful death lawyer, Bloomington, IL” in a search for answers. Chances are that you and your family do have legal options available to you at this time. Thankfully, you can stop panic Googling now. The experienced team at Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols is made up of professionals widely described as wrongful death lawyers Bloomington, IL residents rely on for good reason. If you’re thinking about filing legal action to seek compensation for the loss of your loved one, we can help. 

What Constitutes Wrongful Death In Illinois?

Each state sets its own personal injury and wrongful death laws. And although laws tend to be very similar from state to state, the slight differences can be important to know before bringing a case. In Illinois, wrongful death is a fatality “caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default.” The law goes on to explain that, if the victim had been injured but not killed by the conduct mentioned above, he or she would have been entitled to recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit.

Put simply, any harm done to someone that would qualify for compensation in a personal injury lawsuit would be similarly eligible for a wrongful death claim if the injuries were severe enough to result in death. The main difference between the two types of cases is who the plaintiff is. In a personal injury suit, the victim is the plaintiff. In a wrongful death action, allowable representatives for the victim’s estate seek damages in his absence.

Economic Damages Sought in Wrongful Death Cases

The term damages refers to a financial remedy paid in compensation for loss or injury. Economic damages refer to compensation for calculable monetary losses suffered by the victim, his estate or his family. In wrongful death lawsuits, economic damages may include:

  •         Reimbursement for medical bills
  •         Lost income (due to time away from work while the victim was still alive)
  •         Loss of future income (if the victim was a wage earner and had dependents)
  •         Funeral expenses and burial costs
  •         Property damage

The specific damages available in any given case are dependent upon the facts of the case, including how he died, his specific relationship to surviving family members, etc.

Non-Economic Damages Sought in Wrongful Death Cases

These types of damages are not based on monetary losses and therefore cannot be objectively quantified in the way that economic damages can. However, non-economic damages are nonetheless an important aspect of any personal injury or wrongful death case.

Common examples of non-economic damages include:

  •         Pain and suffering (of the victim)
  •         Mental anguish, grief and sorrow of the victim’s next of kin
  •         Loss of society (loss of affection, companionship, love and support suffered by family as a result of losing the victim)

Again, available damages will depend on the facts of the case.

Contact Us to Discuss Your Wrongful Death Legal Options

Losing a loved one due to preventable negligence or misconduct is heartbreaking, but you don’t have to suffer alone. Our firm is proud to represent the families of victims of wrongful death. To learn more about your rights and options during a confidential and risk-free consultation, contact a Bloomington, IL wrongful death lawyer about damages today; we look forward to assisting you during this challenging time.  

 

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