Wrongful death refers to a type of case in which someone else’s wrongful or negligent conduct results in untimely death. In an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit, a family member acts as a representative for purposes of filing a lawsuit and recovering money damages for the death of their loved one. Damages in wrongful death lawsuits include medical bills, pain and suffering, funeral expenses. They also include the loss of love, companionship and affection each family member would have received from their deceased loved one. Although no monetary compensation can make up for the death of a loved one, bringing a wrongful death lawsuit is an important step towards gaining justice when you and your family have been wronged. Please contact the Illinois wrongful death attorneys at Gibson Lewis for the one-on-one attention that your case requires.
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