Wrongful Death Attorneys in St. Elmo, IL

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St. Elmo, IL, Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful Death Attorneys in St. Elmo, IL. The Dixon Injury Firm offers professional legal support to families that have suffered a wrongful death. Insurers, businesses, and other negligent parties may be liable for a wrongful death. It’s important for survivors to reach out to a qualified attorney to see if you are owed reimbursement after an accident. The Dixon Injury Firm’s 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 St. Elmo, IL, wrongful death lawyers now for more information.

Chris Dixon

Founder and Managing Attorney

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 various types of reimbursement you can get for a wrongful death settlement. There are several factors that go into a wrongful death claim, which is why it’s so important to get experienced legal counsel. 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. Here, we’ve provided a few facts about wrongful death cases in Missouri and Illinois.

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are approximately 40,000 vehicle-related fatalities every year.
  • Designated beneficiaries (those who can file a wrongful death claim) include family members, children, adoptees, domestic partners, and spouses.
  • Different states have different time limits on filing a wrongful death claim (usually 2-3 years). Contact our St. Elmo, IL, wrongful death attorneys today to learn more about the statute of limitations.
  • Poisoning, auto accidents, falls, and medical malpractice rank among the leading cause of wrongful death.
  • Reimbursement factors typically include medical bills, funeral expenses, counseling, loss of companionship, loss of income, and others.

Wrongful death cases 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 for our firm to provide quality legal representation. Here are some of the most common types of wrongful death cases we’ve had experience handling:

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

Getting a lawyer right away is essential for winning a wrongful death case. The Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Elmo, IL, wrongful death lawyers have won more than $35,000,000 in case victories. Learn more about the Dixon Injury Firm’s wrongful death attorneys here.

Wrongful death damages may include 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 at the workplace is another major concern for our St. Elmo, IL, wrongful death attorneys. Often, work-related fatalities can be attributed to safety cutbacks and other hazards. Parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, spouses, children, and other family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Contact the St. Elmo, IL, wrongful death attorneys now to learn more about our capabilities.

Damages for Wrongful Death Claims in St. Elmo, IL

St. Elmo, IL, Wrongful Death Lawyers

You can claim both general and special damages for wrongful death in most states. In regard to economic damages, the typical 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. The Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Elmo, 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 a few common things to consider in any wrongful death case in order to prove negligence:

  1. Duty of Care: There’s a standard of responsibility in society. For example, you are supposed to stop at red lights and provide a safe work environment.
  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 negligent party’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: To get reimbursement, you’re going to have to prove that you were financially harmed. This includes hospital bills, the inability to work, funeral expenses, loss of consortium, and other special and general damages.

We will consider medical expenses, mental and physical distress the victim felt prior to their death, property damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering for the survivors. View our wrongful death FAQs to learn more about the claims process. Below, you can find some of the questions and answers for these types of cases:

. The easiest answer is to contact a wrongful death attorney in St. Elmo, IL, right away for legal counsel and support.

THe Dixon Injury Firm offers a range of legal representation for clients in the St. Elmo 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 financial difficulties for surviving family members, and it’s our goal to help those families get the compensation they deserve.

Contact Wrongful Death Attorneys in St. Elmo, IL, Today

There’s a lot that goes into every claim, and as St. Elmo, IL, wrongful death attorneys, it’s our duty to help victims and their families gather all of the required information in order to be fairly reimbursed. Our firm has your back. Reach out to our St. Elmo, IL, wrongful death lawyers today for more information. 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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