What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death is a term used for when the death of a person is caused by a wrongful act, unintentional action, or negligence on the part of another person or entity. Originally, wrongful death was to protect and provide for widows and orphans, as well as to act as a warning to prevent accidents from occurring. Now, wrongful death cases can be brought by spouses, children, or other next of kin. Parents can also sue for wrongful death of a child.
To sue for damages in a wrongful death case, you must be able to prove that the death of your loved one is a direct result of a wrongful act, unintentional action, or negligence on the part of the defendant. If you believe a loved one has died because of negligence on the part of another person or entity, it is important to act fast as time limits for filing a claim do apply.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is always a stressful and traumatic time. James J. Gay Law, LLC will walk with you through this time and work to recover the compensation you deserve in a timely manner.
James J. Gay Law, LLC can help if you or a loved one were involved in one of the following types of accidents:
- Car accident *
- Motorcycle accident *
- Medical malpractice *
- Nursing home abuse *
- Work-related incident *
- Premises liability incident *
If your loved one died as a result of one of these or another type of incident, call us for an appointment today.
How we can help you with your wrongful death case
If your loved one died because of a wrongful act, unintentional action, or negligence on the part of another person or entity, you may be able to sue for damages. We will fight to get you compensation for such things as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses
- Loss of past and future income
- Loss of benefits, such as health care
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of society, companionship, and consortium
- Pain and suffering
The next step in your wrongful death case with James Gay Law
James J. Gay Law, LLC has experienced attorneys who can help you recover the damages you deserve. While the loss of a loved one will leave irreparable scars, you deserve financial compensation to help with tough financial decisions and situations caused by your loss.
Give us a call today and make an appointment. We’ll take a look at your case, and discuss how we can get help you get the compensation you need. If you aren’t sure whether you can sue for wrongful death, schedule a free consultation and we’ll help you assess your options.
Give us a call today 312.800.1970 and make an appointment.
We’ll take a look at your case and discuss how we can get help you get back on your feet again with the compensation you need.
James J. Gay Law fights for individuals who have sustained injuries in a variety of situations. Different degrees of fault can exist and several elements are necessary to prove a case in court and be successful against the wrongdoer or negligent party in a tort action. Also, more than one person or party may be at fault, and responsibility may be apportioned among all of the wrongdoers.
In some instances, the victim may even be partly at fault for the tragedy but that does not necessarily mean the person does not have a right to bring a lawsuit. Consulting with an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer such as James J. Gay Law, LLC is important to determine whether or not a particular claim should be brought to court to achieve a fair resolution for an injured person.
Working with an experienced law firm is the only way to recover the damages you or your loved one are owed. Make an appointment with the James J. Gay Law and you’ll receive a free consultation with an experienced lawyer who can help you recover both monetary and non-economic damages.