Fatal mistakes happen. Sometimes these mistakes are simple accidents, but others are caused by carelessness or negligence — and these types of mistakes are preventable. If a loved one was involved in a fatal auto accident, truck accident, hit-and-run or workplace accident, or exposed to asbestos, benzene or another toxic substance, then compensation for spouses and other family members may be available.
A Reputation For Successful Representation
At Menges Law Firm, we have successfully represented hundreds of survivors of victims of construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, asbestos exposure and other negligence.
We represent clients in a variety of wrongful death cases, including those involving:
- Pedestrian, bicycle and car and truck accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Medical and prescription mistakes
- Benzene and asbestos exposure
- Products and equipment that malfunctioned
- Bad drugs and pharmaceutical devices
- Fatal premises liability accidents
- Other mistakes and accidents
The law varies by state, but in many cases, we are able to obtain settlements for survivors that include medical and funeral costs, emotional losses and punitive damages.
Three Common Questions About Wrongful Death
At Menges Law Firm, our dedicated attorneys have over 50 years’ combined experience helping injured people throughout Illinois and Missouri. We offer free initial consultations and are happy to answer any questions you may have about your particular case. In the meantime, here are three common questions we receive from clients just like you.
1. Who can file a wrongful death claim?
In Illinois and Missouri, the spouse, child or potentially the parent or sibling of a victim who died can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death compensation can include financial losses such as current and future wages as well as emotional losses such as the loss of companionship, advice or protection.
2. When should a wrongful death claim be filed?
Sooner is always better than later. All states have statutes of limitations that may preclude a claim if you wait too long.
3. What needs to be proven to win a wrongful death case?
Although every state has different requirements and filing deadlines, wrongful death statutes typically require you to establish that another individual or company caused the accident or incident that resulted in the death of your loved one, that the other individual or company acted negligently or was at fault and that there are monetary damages as a result of your loved one’s death.
At Menges Law Firm, our compassionate, dedicated lawyers are available 24 hours a day. Call our office at 800-559-4204 or fill out our online contact form today. We offer experienced and effective wrongful death representation. With decades of personal injury experience, we can help.