The Village of Broadview, Illinois is located about 10 miles west of Chicago. Broadview, IL prides itself on being a “balanced community.” The Village of Broadview, IL was incorporated in 1914 and, as of the 2000 census, Broadview, IL had a population of 8,466. The Village of Broadview, Illinois covers approximately 1.3 square and is made of up 2,300 residential homes, 70 multi-family units, 95 commercial businesses, and 150 industrial businesses. Broadview, Illinois’s businesses include the Wallace Funeral Home in Broadview, Illinois and LA Fitness in Broadview, Illinois.
Motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents, are the most common type of personal injury claim. Because the legal and factual issues involved with personal injury lawsuits, such as those involving car accidents, can be complex, a skilled Broadview car accident attorney like those at Ankin Law Offices, LLC can help guide you through the entire process.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, a representative of the decedent’s estate (usually an immediate family member) is seeking damages from those who are responsible for the person’s death. A person may be held responsible for both negligent and intentional acts. The statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is usually within 1-3 years of when the death occurred (in Illinois, the statute of limitations is 2 years from the date of death). Consequently, it’s important to hire a wrongful death attorney immediately to make sure your case is viable.
Some types of wrongful death cases are more common than others. Some of the most common wrongful death cases include claims involving: medical malpractice, unsafe pharmaceuticals, dangerous or defective products, motor vehicle accidents, and toxic exposure.
The damages recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit are generally not dependent on the cause of the wrongful death suit. Instead, wrongful death damages depend on the pecuniary loss caused by the death. Those who file a wrongful death lawsuit may be entitled compensation for medical bills incurred by the decedent prior to death, funeral expenses for the decedent, loss of the decedent’s future income and benefits, loss of future inheritance, loss of parental guidance, loss of spousal companionship, pain and suffering, and punitive damages if the defendant’s actions were intentional, malicious or particularly egregious.
At Ankin Law Offices, LLC our Broadview personal injury lawyers focus on representing the victims of all types of personal injury accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, and product liability. We also help injured employees who were involved in a workplace accident with their workers’ compensation claims, and we help individuals with disabilities obtain social security disability benefits.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a personal injury accident, contact our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Broadview personal injury attorneys.