Wrongful Death

Lake County Wrongful Death Attorney

The loss of a loved one is always painful. But when that loved one is taken away suddenly, unexpectedly, and needlessly because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, that pain and grief is joined by shock, anger, and confusion. Families may not know where to turn or what to do next.

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They want to know how they will be able to move forward and how to hold the wrongdoer accountable for the tragic consequences of their actions. In such difficult times, grieving families can turn to Lake County wrongful death lawyer Kirk Moyer for help, guidance, and a commitment to do everything in his power to obtain the compensation and justice that can ease their burdens.

Crucial Support After Incomprehensible Tragedy

Kirk may never fully grasp the depths of your sorrow, but he understands that no amount of money can replace your spouse, parent, child, or other beloved family member. Their sudden and senseless loss is a wound that will never fully heal. He also knows that you would give anything to be with your loved one rather than meeting with a wrongful death lawyer talking about lawsuits and the financial, emotional, and practical challenges you now face.

As a compassionate and experienced Lake County wrongful death lawyer, however, Kirk can provide crucial support for you and your family and guide you through an excruciating time in your lives. He will listen to your story, answer your questions, pursue justice for your loved one, and fight for the maximum amount of compensation for those left behind in the wake of tragedy.

Over the past two decades, Kirk has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for wrongful death and personal injury clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, and Chicago, getting them the resources they need and deserve after their lives have been upended through no fault of their own.

What Makes a Death “Wrongful” in Illinois?

A death is “wrongful” under Illinois law if it was caused by “a wrongful act, neglect or default.” This conduct can include everything from negligence to intentional acts. Common examples of wrongful death cases include:

  • Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Medical malpractice
  • Criminal acts
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective products, medications, or medical devices
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Since your loved one cannot file a lawsuit to recover compensation for their own pain and suffering, loss of future income, and other damages arising from their death, certain family members have the right under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act to file a lawsuit on their loved one’s behalf to recover such damages as well as compensation for their own losses.

No matter how distraught they may be about a loved one’s death, not every family member can file an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit. Surviving spouses and children can seek and obtain wrongful death damages, but if the decedent did not have either a surviving spouse or children, their parents or siblings may be able to do so.

Regardless of who is pursuing justice and compensation on behalf of a lost loved one, it is critical to understand that the statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits in Illinois based on personal injury is two years after the date of death (five years if the death was caused by “violent intentional conduct”).

If eligible family members or the decedent’s personal representative does not file a wrongful death lawsuit a claim within that time, they will lose all rights to seek compensation against those responsible for their loved one’s death. That is one reason why it is so important to meet with an experienced Lake County wrongful death attorney as soon as you feel able to do so after your loss.

Wrongful Death Damages

Compensation recoverable in an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit include damages for:

  • Pain and suffering between the time of the victim’s injury and their death
  • Survivors’ pain and suffering and emotional distress
  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Economic losses caused by the death, such as loss of future income
  • Loss of consortium and society
If You Have Lost a Loved One in a Senseless Tragedy, Please Call Lake County Wrongful Death Lawyer Kirk Moyer For a Free Consultation

Kirk Moyer is a wrongful death attorney whose courtroom skill and success are matched by the compassion, respect, and personal attention he provides to clients working through incomprehensible loss.

If you have recently lost a loved one in a tragic accident caused by someone else’s conduct, please give Kirk a call at (847) 244-3444 to arrange for your FREE initial consultation.