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Wrongful Death Attorneys
Families living the loss of those they love deserve compassionate legal counseling by experienced attorneys.
Since 1947, lawyers at Pignatelli & Associates, PC have represented families who lost those they love in accidents caused by others. They offer this page as a resource for those who are considering seeking legal advice and counseling regarding a potential wrongful death case.
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
When a person dies because of the bad actions of another individual, a wrongful death may have occurred. Examples of wrongful death include car and truck accidents, public transportation fatalities, medical mistakes or errors, dangerous or defective products and other forms of negligence and reckless conduct.
Under Illinois law, the estate and survivors of one whose death was caused wrongly by the conduct of others may be entitled to compensation. These laws are the Illinois Wrongful Death Act and the Illinois Survival Act. Each law allows for a different sort of recovery.
- The Illinois Wrongful Death Act allows survivors to file a lawsuit for their economic or monetary loss or losses. Survivors include the immediate family of the victim, including, for example, their spouse, children and parents.
- The Illinois Survival Act allows the estate of the victim to recover for economic and non-economic damages or injuries the victim suffered between when the injury happened and the death.
Questions & Answers About Wrongful Death Accidents
How Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys can Help
The lawyers and paralegals at Pignatelli & Associates, PC have assisted those who have lost their closest family and friends understand the circumstances of these unspeakable losses. We are skilled at investigating to understand and resolve any responsibilities these families have. In addition, we believe that families are able to recover to the extent that it is possible and in this way their loved ones live on through their lives. Consider the ways our legal team helps families grappling with a wrongful death accident.