Photo of Lake County office location

Seeking Justice After A Wrongful Death

A reckless or negligent party’s actions can cause someone to suffer lifelong and catastrophic injuries, but the worst consequence of such an accident is loss of life. There is no amount of money that can make up for the loss of a loved one, but compensation can provide the victim’s family with the resources they need to move forward while also obtaining justice for their loss.

At Westland & Bennett P.C., we know how devastating it can be to lose a loved one, and we know the cost of their loss to a family. Our Indiana and Illinois legal team can help you hold those responsible for your loss to be accountable for their actions.

What We Can Offer You

Wrongful death lawsuits are the most delicate cases we take, and we do everything in our power to help our clients through this process with as little strife or pain as possible. Our goal in representing you is to secure the full compensation that covers everything your loved one provided to your family, including damages for:

  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of future retirement contribution
  • Loss of medical coverage
  • Pain and suffering

We want to see you provided with everything you need to be able to move forward in life. To us, the most important aspect of a wrongful death case is helping you seek justice for your losses.

Answers To The Questions You Have

After an unexpected death due to an accident, you probably have numerous questions to ask. Fortunately, we have the answers. Below, we have answered just a few of the most common questions we hear.

Who gets paid in an Indiana or Illinois wrongful death lawsuit?

In both Indiana and Illinois, only the personal representative of the deceased person has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover compensation. In Indiana, if the decedent is a minor child, then their parents or legal guardians may file a lawsuit.

Is there a cap for what you can get in a wrongful death lawsuit?

Indiana has a cap of $300,000 for the potential damages in all wrongful death claims. Illinois, however, does not cap the damages you can recover. If your damages total more than $300,000 in Illinois, you have the potential to recover even more.

How can a wrongful death attorney help your case?

Grieving the death of a loved one is painful enough. Handling the legal process is also immensely difficult. A lawyer will help you through the process, explaining your rights and making sure you follow the correct steps. Additionally, attorneys make sure that predatory insurance companies do not try to take advantage of you through unfair settlement offers.

You probably have even more questions that we have not answered here. Fortunately, we can assist you.

Schedule A Free Consultation To Learn How We Can Help

No one wants to relive their loss in a wrongful death claim, which is why we do everything in our power to take on as much of the work in your case as possible. We want you to be able to focus on your grieving process while we fight for you through negotiation or litigation to secure a swift and efficient resolution to your claim. If you are ready to meet at our office in Lake County, contact us at 219-809-6670 or email us here to schedule your free initial consultation today.