Nothing is more painful or devastating than the death of a loved one. Our team at the Drew Law Group understands the pain you are experiencing right now. We have a long track record of excellence in service to our clients. We know how to fight for your family at this painful time. Let us tell you more about how to obtain the compensation you deserve, starting with a consultation at our law office.
Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of standing up for families throughout our community who have lost loved ones due to the negligent behavior of other parties. Our team at the Drew Law Group understands the laws and restrictions that affect your case, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and to provide you with clarity. Even if you are not sure what direction you would like to take with this matter, our team can simply provide answers to your questions and understanding counsel.
In the state of Illinois, with only a few exceptions, family members are the only parties eligible to receive compensation through a wrongful death settlement. This includes children, parents, and spouses. The statute is found in 740 Illinois Compiled States 180.
There are time limits on when you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. According to state law, you must file this lawsuit within one year of the date of the deceased individual’s death or within the specific statute of limitations for the case type—whichever is longer. This is set out in 735 ILCS 5 / 13-209. In the case of personal injury cases, this may be as long as two years, but wrongful death cases may vary. In any case, it is very important to act quickly. The sooner you begin, the better your chance of a successful outcome.
You can have confidence in our ability to represent you with understanding and to fight for the justice your loved one and family deserve with respect and tenacity. We are here for you. We are proud to serve clients throughout our community in Southern Illinois.
Contact the Drew Law Group at (618) 219-8833 to arrange a consultation with a wrongful death lawyer in Franklin County, Jefferson County, and Southern Illinois.