Losing a family member is always emotionally difficult. This is especially so if the death was as a result of another person’s (or party’s) recklessness or negligence – or intentional acts. The trial lawyers at the Elman Joseph Law Group understand how emotionally difficult these situations are, and the many types of stresses that accompany these situations.
In cases where the death of a person (referred to as the decedent) is the result of the legal fault of another person, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. The party at fault may be a person, a company, another party, or a governmental agency.
The types of accidents in which wrongful death lawsuits can be filed include fatal accidents such as a car or other vehicle accident; another type of fatal accident; dangerous conditions that led to a death; defective products that led to fatal injuries; and wrongful deaths stemming from medical and health care, such as medical malpractice and/or deaths that occur in nursing homes.
With regard to deaths that occur in long-term health care settings, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and retirement homes, there are various types of instances in which a fatality may occur. Generally speaking, nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, and nursing home accidents can all lead to fatalities. These fatalities may be grounds for filing a successful wrongful death lawsuit. As with any lawsuit, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine if the events leading to a death constitute the grounds for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. As well, the lawyer should be able to indicate how much the monetary recovery may be (i.e. how much the case is worth.)
As one can see in various Illinois wrongful death lawsuits, these wrongful death claims are based on a variety of alleged acts, negligence and abuse. Recent such wrongful death lawsuits have been based on various allegations, including:
- failure to provide medical treatment in a timely manner
- negligence with regard to the development and worsening of pressure sores
- improper use of and administration of medications
- an elopement incident ending in death
- failure to provide medical care during an emergency situation
Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC represents the surviving family members of victims who died in accidents or other events caused by the careless or reckless actions of another party. Our trial attorneys will protect your rights and allow you to pursue the maximum possible wrongful death recovery. We achieve this either through pursuing a settlement, or, if such settlement offers are insufficient, by taking your Illinois wrongful death lawsuit to court.
Elman Joseph Law Group has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 20+ years. During this time period, Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases. Elman Joseph Law Group has established a reputation, based upon court verdicts achieved, as (highly) successful trial lawyers.
The firm has been successful in getting its clients attractive amounts of compensation through both settlements as well as court trials. This success has involved a broad range of lawsuit types and sizes.
Upon taking your case, Elman Joseph Law Group will immediately begin to take all relevant steps to insure that your case will be handled thoroughly, and maximum compensation will be pursued.
Elman Joseph Law Group works on personal injury cases on a contingency basis — meaning that clients are not charged legal fees unless and until the client receives compensation.
Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, offers a free legal consultation to those who are looking to file wrongful death cases. During this consultation, he can discuss the process needed to get compensation, and also indicate how much your case may be worth. Tony Elman can be reached anytime at (773) 392-8182.
For further reference regarding Illinois wrongful death lawsuits:
Illinois Wrongful Death Act