We Work On Each Case As If It Is Our Only Case

Losing a loved one is never easy and it’s especially difficult when it was caused due to someone else’s negligence. While nothing can bring a family member back, you may be entitled to compensation. Fabiano Law Offices understands how important family is. We’ve helped clients throughout Illinois fight for their loved one’s rights since 1954. We are here to work through the entire process with you and listen with a compassionate ear. Below are some frequently asked questions. To discuss your case, contact our Rockford office today at 815-315-4277 or fill out our contact form. Let us help.

Q: Who can file a wrongful death suit?

A: Each state is different and Illinois is no exception. The children and the surviving spouse can file a lawsuit and recover any damages. In the absence of spouses and children, other relatives, including parents or siblings of the deceased, may file instead.

Q: They never had a job. Do I still have a case?

A: Yes, even if the deceased never held an official job, you still have a case. For example, stay-at-home moms or dads contribute to the family in many other ways besides financially. These are considered pecuniary losses in wrongful death cases.

Q: How is compensation determined?

A: There are many factors that are considered. The most common are: loss of income, loss of emotional support, cost of medical treatment and funeral expenses. We will do our best to build the strongest possible case for you and your family.