Why should I file a wrongful death claim after my loved one has passed away?

Losing a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences you’ll endure in your lifetime. And when his or her death was caused by the negligence of another, the stress is almost unimaginable.

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So why file a wrongful death claim?

If you are working with an experienced attorney in McHenry County or Boone County, the first thing is to understand that filing for compensation after the wrongful death of a family member shouldn’t be stressful. You will play a large role, but it is your attorney’s job to make sure that this is relieving stress and helping you cope with your emotional and financial burdens, not increase your stress.

We know that you’ll never be able to bring that person back as a part of bringing a claim, but you’re going to do a lot of positive things for you and your family by filing a wrongful death claim.

You’re going to make sure that, especially if that loved one was a wage earner and breadwinner for the family, there’s money available to fill in that gap. The financial burden may not seem like it is too much to bear–right now. But in time, you’ll realize that.

Also, it serves as a deterrent and an additional punishment for the wrongdoers, to make sure that they’re held responsible by getting a monetary award against them.

If you have questions about whether or not you should seek compensation after your loved one has been killed due to someone else’s negligence or error, please do not hesitate. Call one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys at Franks Gerkin McKenna. We fight for families in McHenry County, demanding justice along each and every step of the process.