If you recently experienced the death of a loved one from drowning, you’ve just experienced an extremely traumatic event. You may not know how to process what’s happened. You probably don’t know how to proceed. If your loved one’s death was easily preventable and happened because of someone’s negligence, you may be able to seek financial compensation. It won’t be able to bring your loved one back, but it may be able to lessen the financial blow that their death will have on you. However, you shouldn’t try to navigate this complex legal process by yourself. Instead, call attorney Ehsan Eftekhari. Attorney Eftekhari is a personal injury lawyer with experience helping his clients resolve lawsuits stemming from drowning and other swimming pool accidents. You can trust him to provide reliable legal services in the Schaumburg, IL area.
Wrongful death laws govern accidental drowning deaths. Because of this, they fall under the umbrella of personal injury law. Illinois defines wrongful death as a situation where “the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, and the act, neglect or default is such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages.” That’s a lot for a legal layman to unpack. However, with the help of a personal injury lawyer handling your drowning accident, you don’t need to.
Think of a wrongful death case as a personal injury claim that the victim can’t file because he or she has died. These kinds of lawsuits are also a way that the decedent’s surviving family members can sue whoever is responsible for their loved one’s death for damages that the decedent’s death caused in their own lives. You can use a wrongful death lawsuit to recover for damages like:
You may also sue for punitive damages in a wrongful death case. The court doesn’t use these to make up for something the plaintiff lost. Instead, these are financial penalties that punish the person or organization responsible for your loved one’s death.
Illinois, like many states, only allows the representative of the decedent’s estate to file a wrongful death case. If the decedent died without a will, the probate court will appoint a personal representative to file the case.
When you retain an attorney to represent you in a swimming pool accident or another kind of drowning case, they’ll have two main jobs. First, they need to prove fault. This means that they need to establish that the defendant was responsible for the situation. Next, a lawyer needs to prove negligence in a drowning case. This means that the defendant should have taken actions to change the outcome of the situation, but they didn’t. If your lawyer can prove both of these factors, you’ll likely win your swimming pool accident lawsuit.
For a smart, honest, hardworking lawyer in the Schaumburg, IL area with more than 20 years of experience in the field, call attorney Eftekhari. He is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He’s also willing to travel to his clients’ homes or hospital rooms to meet them for appointments. Additionally, he speaks seven languages including:
If you have any questions for a lawyer about your drowning or swimming pool accident case, call attorney Eftekhari for a free consultation.
If you recently received an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you’re probably grappling with a few different emotions. You’re likely confused about how to proceed. Personal injury law is a technical field of legal practice, and only an experienced lawyer can navigate the process correctly.
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