If your loved one has died in an Illinois auto accident, trucking accident, slip and fall accident, or other type of personal injury accident, you need to know if you have a wrongful death case on your hands. Find out the inner workings of these types of cases here.

In a wrongful death claim in Illinois, there are two parts of the case including the survival action and the wrongful death action. The survival action part of the case focuses on your deceased relative’s pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. However, the wrongful death action centers on your family’s losses (e.g., financial losses, loss of love, loss of affection, loss of companionship). In order to see that justice is served, it is critical that your hire an experienced attorney to maximize the value of your case.

If you want to learn more about wrongful death cases or whether your family has the right to pursue a claim of this nature, contact a wrongful death lawyer to find out. You can reach a knowledgeable attorney at the Giacoletto Law Firm for a free initial consultation at 618-346-8841, or contact us online at

Steve Giacoletto
Collinsville Personal Injury Attorney