Coping with the loss of a loved one after a car accident is the most difficult experience a family can go through. The grieving process only intensifies if you suspect your loved one’s wrongful death was the result of someone else’s negligence. After the death, you may be faced with considerable monetary loss, unpaid medical bills, and severe emotional or psychological trauma. You should not have to go into debt for someone else’s reckless behavior on the road, especially when that behavior tore someone important from your life. If the loss of a loved one was the result of another driver’s negligence, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim and to recover damages.
At Spiros Law, P.C., our wrongful death attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in the Champaign area. We understand what suffering families go through after a fatal car accident. Our firm has the resources to do the legal legwork for you so that you can focus on rebuilding your lives. We will thoroughly investigate the details of your case to build an effective legal strategy that works toward the best possible outcome for your family. Speak to one of our qualified Champaign car accident wrongful death attorneys today. Set up a free consultation on our website or call our office at (217) 328-2828 to learn more about your rights and legal options. You deserve to spend time mourning and being with your family; we will take care of the legal issues for you.
Why Do I Need Lawyer?
There are often staggering costs associated with the tragic loss of a loved one in a car accident. After a wrongful death, expensive medical bills, funeral costs, and/or a significant loss of income can easily overwhelm your family. Moreover, the realization that someone else’s negligence on the road caused the death can heighten your family’s grief, adding to a sense of hopelessness. But depending on the circumstances of the car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Still, pursuing a wrongful death claim can be a daunting task, especially when you have so much else going on in your life that deserves your undivided attention. The legal action necessary in a wrongful death claim encompasses thorny terrain that involves many complex legal procedures. You would be wise to seek the expertise of a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney who can help guide you through this unfamiliar process. Hiring an inexperienced lawyer could mean the individual or company at fault will walk away. For this reason, finding a skilled, experienced, and confident wrongful death attorney is paramount to getting the justice you deserve.
Why Choose Us?
The legal professionals at Spiros Law, P.C. are prepared to fight on your behalf from start to finish. Our wrongful death attorneys know that the death of a loved one can have life-altering effects on your family. But you and your family do not have to cope with these challenges alone. We are prepared to represent you in your time of need. At Spiros Law, P.C., our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to find which factors led to your family member’s wrongful death. If we determine someone else is at fault in the car accident, we will work with you to build a winning legal strategy. In addition, we will analyze and calculate the compensation owed to you.
We work on a contingency fee basis at Spiros Law, P.C., which means our attorneys don’t ask for payment until we win your case and get your family the compensation it deserves. We believe that the price of hiring an attorney should not discourage you from seeking justice. Our compassionate attorneys not only believe that the individual or company at fault owes you compensation, but we feel that holding them responsible will make our Champaign community safer. Speak with one of our qualified legal advocates today to learn more about your rights and legal options. Do not wait any longer or allow this injustice to go unpunished. Set up a free consultation on our website or contact our office at (217) 328-2828 to find out how we can help you.
Cases We Handle
Negligence involves thoughtless or deliberately dangerous conduct, which puts everyone in the Champaign community at risk. The negligent actions of a driver can result in the deaths of innocent individuals. These unsettling tragedies can unfold in a variety of ways. If a loved one’s death in a car accident was the result of another driver’s negligence, our wrongful death attorneys are standing by to help you seek restitution. Our firm has extensive experience with wrongful death claims in car accidents involving (but not limited to):
- Drunk driving accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Vehicle defects or malfunctions
In each of these cases, a person failed to uphold a reasonable standard of care that resulted in disaster. At Spiros Law, P.C., we believe there is no excuse for this conduct, especially when negligent behavior results in death. If a loved one’s tragic death was the result of someone else’s negligence, our team will build the strongest legal case possible to get your family the justice you deserve. Speak with one of our wrongful death attorneys today.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you lost a loved one in a preventable accident, you may have questions about your wrongful death claim. Our attorneys have handled countless wrongful death cases and can offer the local and professional legal counsel you need. We have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions:
What is a wrongful death claim?
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action that is sought against a person or entity responsible for a death. In most states, if someone is liable for the death of another person, the court may force the individual or entity to pay financial compensation to the surviving family members. Eligible individuals include the spouse, children, parents, and other dependents.
Are all state laws the same regarding wrongful death claims?
No, laws regarding wrongful death claims can vary depending on which state the accident occurred in. Certain states do not allow certain types of damage awards. In addition, different states have various statutes of limitation, which establish the time limit to file a wrongful death claim.
Does Illinois have a statute of limitation to file a wrongful death claim?
Yes. In Illinois, the time limit for your wrongful death claim is, in most cases, one year from the date of the person’s injury. Don’t risk losing the claim by waiting too long. It’s important to immediately consult with a local wrongful death attorney if you believe you have a wrongful death claim.
At Spiros Law, P.C. we know the heartbreak that your family is experiencing in the wake of your loved one’s tragic death in a car accident. If their death was the result of another person’s negligence, we are here to help. Do not wait any longer. Our attorneys are standing by to help you hold the people responsible accountable for their negligent actions. Call our office at (217) 328-2828 to learn more about the details of your claim.