Widow’s Rights: What To Do If Your Loved One Is Killed In An Accident

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jan 24, 2019   |  Firm News

Late one evening, our client was hard at work at an industrial laundry when tragedy struck and he suffered a fatal head injury caused by a defect in the safety mechanisms of a laundry machine. Our client sadly left behind a widow and several children.

In the wake of this horrible accident, what are a spouse’s or child’s rights to compensation?

The Illinois Wrongful Death Act allows the Estate to receive compensation not only for hospital bills, but also for the conscious pain and suffering that a loved one experienced. The law also entitles spouses and children to compensation for the loss. Think about all the monetary and non-monetary things a father can give: Love. Affection. Advice and counsel. The ability to work and send a child or children to college. And more.

The tragic death of a spouse or parent due to negligence can leave you feeling hopeless and fearful of how you’re going to provide for your family. But you are not alone. Together with Gordon Law Offices, you will find a much-needed legal advocate working tirelessly for you and uncovering all areas of liability on your behalf. There is a way forward and it starts with us. Call Gordon Law Offices today at 312.332.5200.