Wrongful Death Attorneys in Waterloo, IL

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Waterloo, IL, Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Waterloo, IL. Our firm offers professional 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 crucial for survivors to reach out to a qualified attorney to see if you are 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. Don’t hesitate to contact our Waterloo, IL, wrongful death lawyers today for more information.

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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 various types of reimbursement you can get 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 vehicle-related cases, nursing home negligence, firearm negligence, product liability, and other claims. All of these are linked to wrongful death lawsuits. Here, we’ve provided a few facts about wrongful death cases in the Greater St. Louis area and Southern Illinois.

  • According to the CDC, there are approximately 40,000 auto-related fatalities each 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 Waterloo, IL, wrongful death attorneys today 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.
  • Compensation 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, multiple parties may 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. Below are some of the most common types of wrongful death claims our firm has managed in the past:

  • 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. Our Waterloo, IL, wrongful death lawyers have won more than $35,000,000 in settlements. Learn more about our wrongful death attorneys here.

A wrongful death claim can be used for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, support, counseling, and other damages. An overlooked damage includes loss of wages that may be equal to a certain percent of a state’s minimum wage.

Medical malpractice wrongful death is particularly difficult. Our firm will look into any drugs that were prescribed, the provider’s experience, and even any negligence on behalf of the medical facility. Unintentional death on the job is another major concern for our Waterloo, IL, wrongful death attorneys. Often, work-related fatalities can be 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 Waterloo, IL, wrongful death attorneys now to learn more about our free case reviews and consultations.

Damages for Wrongful Death Claims in Waterloo, IL

Waterloo, IL, Wrongful Death Lawyers

Most states allow survivors to claim both economic and non-economic damages in a wrongful death claim. Regarding economic damages, the average is to multiply any financial compensation (from hospital fees, burial costs, etc.) by 4 or 5. It’s important for survivors to not rush insurers or negligent parties with a demand letter. The Dixon Injury Firm’s Waterloo, 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: 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. You can look at breach as a “failure to act,” like not stopping at 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: The concept behind compensation or punitive damages hinges on the fact that you’ve been affected financially. This includes medical expenses, lost time from work, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other 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. Read our wrongful death FAQs to learn more about how wrongful death claims work. Below, you can find some of the questions and answers for these types of cases:

Knowing how to approach a wrongful death case before you file a claim is essential if you want to get the compensation you deserve for the loss of a loved one. The easiest answer is to contact a wrongful death attorney in Waterloo, IL, right away for legal counsel and support.

THe Dixon Injury Firm offers a range of legal representation for clients in the Waterloo area. These include the following practice areas:

View some of our 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’s our goal to help those families get the compensation they deserve.

Contact Wrongful Death Attorneys in Waterloo, IL, Today

A lot goes into every claim, and as Waterloo, IL, wrongful death attorneys, it’s our duty to help victims and their families get all the information they need to get compensated. Our firm has your back. Reach out to our Waterloo, 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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