Bloomington Wrongful Death Attorney
The tragic death of a loved one is devastating for a family, particularly when the death was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. A wrongful death claim is a legal option to seek justice for your loved one and pursue compensation for your family’s future. Contact Kanoski Bresney in Bloomington, Illinois if you have lost a family member through the negligence of another.
Why Choose Us?
- We are a client-oriented firm, committed to serving the best interests of the people we represent.
- Our Bloomington personal injury lawyers who are not intimidated by large corporations or courtrooms. We will not hesitate to take your case to trial if it is in your family’s best interests.
- We have a long and successful track record, with over 40 years of experience and more than $400 million recovered for our clients.
Why You Need a Wrongful Death Attorney
Our experienced Bloomington wrongful death attorneys can handle your claim while you are grieving the loss of your loved one. We can collect and preserve vital evidence in your claim, determine liability, and construct a persuasive case based on the evidence. We can prepare the paperwork, negotiate skillfully on your behalf, and fight for your rights in court if necessary to obtain justice for your loved one and recover the compensation your family deserves.
Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death occurs when someone dies who would have been entitled to pursue a personal injury claim for compensation had he or she survived. Most wrongful deaths are caused by carelessness, incompetence, failure to act, or some form of negligence. Common causes of wrongful death include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dangerous drugs and medical devices
- Defective products
- Construction accidents
- Farm accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
What Must Be Proven in a Wrongful Death Claim?
To hold the responsible party liable in a wrongful death claim, you must meet the same burden of proof the deceased person would have been required to meet if he or she had lived. If your claim is based on negligence, you must show that:
- The responsible party owed your deceased loved one a duty of care.
- The responsible party breached that duty of care.
- The breach of duty was the direct and proximate cause of death.
- The death of your loved one caused damages that you are seeking to recover.
What Damages Are Recoverable?
In Illinois, the surviving spouse, children, dependents, and beneficiaries of a wrongful death victim can recover compensation for damages that include:
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before death
- Medical expenses associated with the final illness or injuries of the deceased
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income the deceased would have earned is his or her lifetime
- Loss of benefits, including health insurance and pensions
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of services
- Loss of consortium (the right of association and companionship with a husband or wife)
Contact Our Bloomington Office Today
If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, our Bloomington wrongful death attorneys at Kanoski Bresney can help. Call us to schedule a consultation concerning a wrongful death claim on behalf of the loved one you have lost. We can evaluate the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one and explain your options under the law.