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Category Archives: Wrongful Death

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Differences Between Wrongful Death and Survival Action Damages

By Harvey L. Walner |

One of the biggest issues in a wrongful death lawsuit is related specifically to the types of compensation to the decedent’s estate or beneficiaries. The “legalese” term for monetary awards in a lawsuit are known as damages. Damages awarded in a wrongful death action are directly related to the death of your loved one…. Read More »

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Two-Year-Old Killed in Car Accident on Far South Side

By Harvey L. Walner |

A two-year-old girl was killed in a car accident in the Far South Side neighborhood of Roseland when she was ejected from a vehicle that was trying to escape Chicago police. A 21-year-old man was taken into custody who was driving the car, a 1999 black Chrysler. The accident took place around 8:45 p.m…. Read More »

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How Murder Can Lead to a Wrongful Death Claim by Walner Law

By Harvey L. Walner |

Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Illinois, will be sentenced on August 15 after being convicted in the 2014 death of a student attending Southern Illinois University. The two men, ages 19 and 24, were intoxicated and fighting while out looking for cocaine. Bethune hit the student so many times it resulted in a head injury… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Claim Filed Against Illinois Veterans Home

By Harvey L. Walner |

A lawsuit has been filed against a Quincy, Illinois, Veterans Home after a male resident died following a bout of Legionnaires’ Disease that struck the facility. The family of the veteran is seeking $100,000 in the wrongful death of the man. The lawsuit claims the facility was negligent in maintaining its water systems and… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawyer Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

A wrongful death is when someone dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another person. Since the injury victim is deceased, the surviving members of the victim’s family may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Walner Law attorneys handle wrongful death cases resulting from medical malpractice. What is a Wrongful Death… Read More »

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Wrongful Death: What You Should Know

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a loved one passes, there is always an emotional toll. Regardless of what caused your loved one’s death, you are left with lost support and companionship, unpaid medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. While no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death… Read More »

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If You’ve Lost a Loved One, You May Have a Wrongful Death Case

By Harvey L. Walner |

Losing a loved one is a traumatic experience, but it can be made even more difficult if that loved one was lost to tragic circumstances or the negligence of another person or company. In some of those cases, it may be possible – and even advisable – to make a legal claim for wrongful… Read More »

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Common Causes of Wrongful Death

By Harvey L. Walner |

Recently lost a loved one? You have our deepest sympathies. If you believe your loved one died due to negligence of someone else, you could have the case for a wrongful death suit. If this is the case, you deserve compensation for the untimely loss of your loved one. Here at Walner Law and… Read More »

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Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Chicago?

By Harvey L. Walner |

In the state of Illinois, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by the administrator of the estate. In the absence of a will, the administrator of the estate is generally a spouse or child, though parents and other family members may also be eligible to file suit. The best way to determine if you… Read More »

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