The loss of a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences a person can undergo. However, knowing that the loss was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another person can make the pain far greater. No one should have to bear the terrible burden of dealing with these consequences on their own. Fortunately, those who suffer the loss of a loved one due to another person’s actions may be eligible to pursue compensation from the responsible party through a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you or someone you know has lost a family member due to the careless actions of someone else, we can help you secure the compensation you need to cover the costs of medical bills, funeral expenses, and other damages resulting from this tragic circumstance. Contact the Champaign wrongful death lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 328-2828 to speak with a compassionate member of our legal team who can help guide you through this difficult time.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
In these difficult times, a lawyer can complete the tasks that may be too painful for you. When you experience a wrongful death, emotions can run deep. Grief and stress can take a toll on you, and the entire family will be affected by the death of your loved one. This tragic loss is something that you probably do not want to relive, yet you may still be interested in pursuing justice for your loved one, and need the financial support a successful claim could bring. A Champaign wrongful death attorney can help you get the justice you need without requiring that you take on any responsibilities in the legal process. Our legal professionals are compassionate to you in this sensitive time, and we know you do not need any more burdens on your shoulders.
The law sets time limits on your ability to recover damages from personal injury cases, including wrongful death. These are known as statutes of limitations, and each state has its own statute of limitations for wrongful death. In Illinois, you have at least a year (sometimes more, depending on the cause of death) to file an initial claim, but because there is a lot of work for an attorney to do before filing, it is best to get started right away and not risk missing the deadline. While this may seem too quick, it is a necessary rule to prevent lawsuits that could potentially arise in perpetuity. This window of time is finite, so if you do not bring your claim for wrongful death within the statute of limitations, you will lose your ability to recover forever, which is all the more reason to have an attorney by your side who can complete the legal aspects of your case on your behalf. You’ll be able to grieve in the way that you need while you pursue justice in the name of your loved one.
Why Choose Spiros Law, P.C.?
Spiros Law, P.C. has won more than $100 million for our clients in the past ten years. We dedicate our practice to making things right for injured victims and their families, and the results show that we take our work very seriously. When you select a Champaign wrongful death attorney from Spiros Law, P.C. to represent your case, you will be treated with the compassion and respect that you deserve in light of your loss. Our team will serve as the aggressive enforcers of the law that you need to make the parties responsible for the loss of your loved one pay.
We are known across the state for our passionate representation of our clients. We represent all of our clients and their families with respect as we fiercely advocate for your rights. Spiros Law, P.C. has offices in Champaign, Kankakee, and Danville, and we believe strongly in making these towns better and safer places to live. By selecting us to represent your family in a wrongful death claim, we are all doing our part to improve Illinois and our communities.
How We Can Help
By bringing a wrongful death claim for the loss of your loved one, you may be entitled to compensation in their name, which can change your financial outlook and establish a legacy in their honor. At Spiros Law, P.C., we can help you through this entire process. We can pursue claims that arise from any death caused by another party’s negligence, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Nursing home abuse
- Violent crime
While nothing can ever truly make up for the death of a beloved family member, the costs that may arise as a result of this type of tragedy can be overwhelming for a family to face. Therefore, wrongful death lawsuits can help families recover compensation for the following:
- Funeral costs
- Medical costs the deceased incurred prior to their death
- Loss of income the deceased would have made
- Loss of companionship or support
- Emotional trauma
After the demise of a loved one, you should not have to face the financial repercussions of the loss without the compensation you deserve from the individual or party at fault. During a free consultation with our Champaign wrongful death attorneys, we will review your case to give you perspective on what you might expect by bringing a claim. If you decide to proceed with a claim, our team will conduct the necessary research regarding the events that led to the loss of your loved one. You may choose to be as involved as you like; some clients find that being involved in a wrongful death claim helps them to find closure from an otherwise unanticipated tragedy. You may also choose to stay at an arm’s length from day-to-day proceedings. We will always honor your wishes, whatever they may be, and your right to change your mind.
In the process of wrongful death proceedings, our Champaign wrongful death lawyers are always available to answer questions you may have about your case. While we can never guarantee results, we will explain what you can expect next in the legal process, and we can set a legal strategy to give you the best chances for success.
If you have lost a loved one because of another person’s irresponsible behavior, we can help. You and your family deserve to see justice served in the name of your loved one. Contact the Champaign wrongful death attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 328-2828 today for a free consultation and to discuss your case with a qualified legal professional.