Wrongful Death Attorneys in Lawrenceville, IL

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Lawrenceville, IL, Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Lawrenceville, IL. The Dixon Injury Firm offers legal support to families that have suffered a wrongful death. There are a number of parties who can be sued for wrongful death, including businesses, insurance companies, and any negligent actor. It’s important for survivors to get in touch with a qualified attorney to see if you’re owed reimbursement after an accident. Our Wrongful Death Attorneys will fight for your claim or go to trial. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay. Feel free to contact our Lawrenceville, IL, wrongful death lawyers today for a case review.

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I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.

There are lots of types of reimbursement you can receive for a wrongful death settlement. Wrongful death cases are complicated, and if you’re looking to get justice you’re going to need a qualified lawyer. The Dixon Injury Firm has handled car accident cases, premises liability, medical malpractice, truck crashes, and other claims. All of these are linked to wrongful death lawsuits. Below, you can find a few facts about these types of cases in the Greater St. Louis area and Southern Illinois.

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are approximately 40,000 vehicle-related fatalities every year.
  • Designated beneficiaries (people who can sue for a wrongful death) include immediate family members, life partners, financial dependents, and parents of unmarried children.
  • In some states, you may have as long as 2-3 years to file a wrongful death claim. Contact our Lawrenceville, IL, wrongful death attorneys now to learn more about the statute of limitations.
  • Unintentional injuries (falls, mostly), poisoning, car and truck accidents, and medical malpractice are the top causes of wrongful death.
  • Reimbursement factors usually include medical bills, funeral expenses, counseling, loss of companionship, loss of income, and others.

Wrongful death claims are complex. There are different laws in Missouri and Illinois, various parties can be liable, and settlement amounts can change drastically. Survivors and family members may be able to collect millions of dollars depending on the case.

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Common Wrongful Death Claims

Our reputation is built on protecting the rights of our clients. Whether it’s an innocent bystander, an employee who was killed in an accident, or a family that lost someone due to negligence, it is important to our firm to provide quality legal counsel. Here are some of the most common types of wrongful death cases we manage:

  • Car Accidents
  • Criminal Acts
  • Workplace Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Drowning
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Defective Drugs
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Electrocution

Finding legal representation as soon as possible is important if you want to win a wrongful death case. The Dixon Injury Firm’s Lawrenceville, IL, wrongful death lawyers have won more than $35 Million in case victories. Learn more about the Dixon Injury Firm’s wrongful death attorneys here.

A wrongful death claim can be used for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, support, counseling, and other damages. You may also be able to claim the cost of care leading up to the death based on a state’s minimum wage laws.

Medical wrongful death is particularly challenging. We will look into whether or not a physician had the right experience, if any decisions were ill-advised, and if the treatment facility was negligent in any way. Unintentional death on the job is another major concern for our Lawrenceville, IL, wrongful death attorneys. Often, workplace fatalities are attributed to safety cutbacks and other hazards. If you’re a spouse, child, descendant, parent, or even a sibling or niece or nephew, you might be able to file a wrongful death case. Contact the Lawrenceville, IL, wrongful death attorneys now to learn more about our free case reviews and consultations.

Damages for Wrongful Death Claims in Lawrenceville, IL

Lawrenceville, IL, Wrongful Death Lawyers

Most states allow you to claim special and general damages. In regard to economic damages, the average is to multiply any financial compensation (from hospital fees, burial costs, etc.) by 4 or 5. It is important for survivors to not rush insurers or negligent parties with a demand letter. Our Lawrenceville, IL, wrongful death attorneys know how to approach insurers with a wrongful death claim and can help you send the right demand letter.

There are four things to consider in any wrongful death case to prove negligence:

  1. Duty of Care: As a society, it’s our duty to act responsibly. For example, you are supposed to yield at yield signs and deliver quality medical care.
  2. Breach: A breach is when a third party fails to show duty of care. A good example would be if an intoxicated driver failed their duty of care by blowing a stop sign and killing a pedestrian.
  3. Causation: It’s important to prove that a person’s breach of duty of care actually caused you (the survivor) harm. If you’re in an accident, it’s important to prove that a negligent party caused the accident.
  4. Damages: The concept behind compensation or punitive damages hinges on the fact that you’ve been affected financially. This includes hospital bills, the inability to work, funeral expenses, loss of consortium, and other special and general damages.

There are lots of factors to consider, such as property damage, lost wages, loss of companionship, and any physical and mental distress felt by the victim before their death. View our wrongful death FAQs to learn more about the claims process. Here are some of the most common questions we’re asked about these lawsuits:

It’s important to know your rights as a survivor and how to approach a case. The easiest answer is to contact a wrongful death attorney in Lawrenceville, IL, right away for support and legal representation.

We offer a range of legal representation for victims and their families in the Lawrenceville area. Some of these include the following practice areas:

View a few of the Dixon Injury Firm’s results and recent cases and testimonials to learn more. A death in the family can cause serious financial repercussions for any number of people, and it is our goal to help those families get the compensation they deserve.

Contact Wrongful Death Attorneys in Lawrenceville, IL, Now

There’s a lot that goes into every case, and as Lawrenceville, IL, wrongful death attorneys, it’s our duty to help victims and their families get all the information they need to get compensated. The Dixon Injury Firm has your back. Reach out to our Lawrenceville, IL, wrongful death lawyers now to learn more about our capabilities. We offer free case reviews and consultations.

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Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

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