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Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Fatal Elgin-O’Hare Crash

 Posted on December 00, 0000 in Personal Injury

StaciThe Chicago Tribune is reporting that the surviving wife and children of a man who was killed in an accident on the Elgin-O’Hare expressway have filed suit against the woman who hit him with her vehicle. Following one of several collisions that was largely attributed to snow flurries and ice, the man was standing outside of his car on the expressway in Schaumburg when a woman driving by struck him. The man was pronounced dead at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in the early morning hours of November 13, 2012.

The recently filed lawsuit includes one count of wrongful death and another count for physical and mental suffering that the man endured prior to his death. In the lawsuit, the family members specifically request an award of at least $50,000 in damages.

A wrongful death claim is the type of lawsuit filed when a family member has been killed as a result of the negligence of another person. Proceeds from a wrongful death claim can include compensation for medical expenses incurred by the deceased prior to his death, pain suffered by the deceased prior to his death, lost wages and income of the deceased for his survivors, and necessary funeral and burial expenses.

If a loved one has been killed in an accident, and you think that you may have a valid wrongful death claim under Illinois law, you should immediately consult with an experienced Orland Park personal injury attorney. There are strict timelines for filing a wrongful death lawsuit; if you do not meet these timelines, then you can potentially lose your right to bring a wrongful death action. For more information about wrongful death lawsuits,, contact your Illinois personal injury lawyer today.

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