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If you have a loved one who died as the result of a third party’s negligence or reckless actions, contact The Floyd Law Firm. Our team of Edwardsville wrongful death attorneys is here to help you.
We’re offering free wrongful death case reviews and consultations for Edwardsville residents.
Call (314) 863-4114 or book your appointment online today.
What Constitutes Wrongful Death In Illinois?
Under Illinois Compiled Statutes, wrongful death is when a victim dies because of an individual or organization’s “wrongful act, neglect or default” (740 ICS 180/1).
It’s helpful to understand that if a personal injury case causes the death of the victim, this would likely constitute a wrongful death case.
What Are Examples Of Wrongful Death Cases?
Specific examples of wrongful death cases can include the following situations:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents (Car, Truck, Bus, Motorcycle)
- Pedestrian and Pedalcyclist Accidents
- Premises Liability-Related Accidents
- Product Liability
- Medical Malpractice
How Much Could My Family Receive In Compensation for a Wrongful Death Case?
While estimating what beneficiaries could receive in damages is difficult, it can be helpful to examine ballparks in what people have received in past cases.
For instance, at The Floyd Law Firm, our Edwardsville wrongful death attorneys have recovered $3 million after a jury verdict in a wrongful death case involving police brutality. However, this one case is not a guarantee of what you could recover, even if the circumstances surrounding your case were exactly the same as that one.
Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
After a loved one dies a wrongful death at the hands of a negligent third party, the beneficiaries could be eligible for the following types of damages.
Economic damages are the real-world costs associated with the victim’s passing. Examples of economic damages include funeral expenses, unpaid medical bills, and lost wages.
Non-economic damages are the intangible costs associated with the wrongful death of a loved one. Examples of non-economic damages can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, anxiety and depression, loss of consortium, and companionship.
Punitive damages are not about the real costs associated with the death of a loved one but are intended to punish the third-party responsible for their death. Normally, punitive damages are only awarded in egregiously reckless or intentionally malicious wrongful death cases.
As of 2010, there are no caps on any form of damages in Illinois, unlike many other states after tort reform efforts. That means the only damage cap would be the $250,000 cap on non-economic damages for medical malpractice suits that were enacted by the federal government.
The Floyd Law Firm Seeks Justice In Your Wrongful Death Case
At The Floyd Law Firm, we offer you our most sincere condolences for the passing of your loved one. While nothing can ever take away the pain of their passing, our Edwardsville wrongful death attorneys do what we can to help set this wrong right in the eyes of the law.
Clients from across Illinois agree that we are one of the best personal injury firms for your personal injury case. 80% of our new clients come from referrals from past clients, which demonstrates our commitment to justice in all our personal injury cases.
So get to work with Edwardsville’s preferred personal injury legal team by calling (314) 863-4114 to schedule a free, no-obligation wrongful death case review.