DeKalb and Kane Wrongful Death Attorneys

Turner & Sackett Law Offices Can Help You Find Closure

The unexpected death of a loved one due to an accident or act of negligence is one of the worst tragedies an individual can endure. The sense of loss, grief, and pain are often too great, rendering you unable to navigate through dense legal documents and terminology. At Turner & Sackett Law Offices, we understand the hardships associated with a wrongful death. That is why we are so passionate about helping clients fight for the compensation they deserve.

Since 1981, Turner & Sackett Law Offices have been privileged to represent families throughout DeKalb and Kane and Kane counties in wrongful death claims. Our compassionate legal team is dedicated to providing personalized attention and care to get you the results you deserve.

For a free consultation concerning your wrongful death case, call (800) 761-0993 or contact us through our secure online form.

Defining Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is considered any act that results in a fatality due to another’s negligent or intentional actions. This can also include fatalities resulting from defective products or dangerous premises.

Common accidents, injuries, and incidents that can result in wrongful death claims include:

  • Nursing home abuse and negligence resulting in death from choking, malnutrition, fractures, or other suffering
  • Dangerous drugs and medical devices where side effects are unknown to the patient
  • Car accidents caused by the negligence of another person, such as a drunk or distracted driver
  • Motorcycle accidents caused by negligent vehicle drivers
  • Negligent security that results in any fatalities of people lawfully on a property
  • Slip and fall accidents that result in fatalities
  • Premises liability accidents such as fires or drownings
  • Dog bites that result in death

Filing Wrongful Death Claims in DeKalb & Kane Counties

In Illinois, the only parties entitled to recovery from the responsible parties are the surviving spouse and/or the next of kin. Compensation claims may be pursued to cover pain and suffering, loss of future income and benefits, funeral and other death-related expenses, and loss of companionship.

Should there be no surviving spouse or next of kin, damages are for the sole benefit of:

  • Personal representatives as reimbursement for estate administration and related performed duties up to $900 plus reasonable attorney’s fees; and/or
  • The parties who provided medical or surgical services in conjunction with the deceased’s last illness or injury up to $450; and/or
  • The parties who provided hospital services related to the deceased’s last illness or injury up to $450

For wrongful death that was the result of negligence, spouses and/or next of kin must take legal action within two years of the date of the death.

Contact us by calling (800) 761-0993 today. We offer free consultations.

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