- Spouse and/or children;
- If no spouse and/or children are alive, parents and/or siblings are next of kin; and
- If no spouse, children, parents or siblings are alive, other relatives may be determined to be next of kin.
This can be difficult for some family members. For example, if you are a parent who has been dependent on your child’s support, you will not be legally entitled to any wrongful death compensation if your child has also left behind a spouse or children. However, you may be entitled to some of your child’s estate if you are listed as a beneficiary in their will.When to Hire a Chicago Wrongful Death LawyerWrongful death claims can be complicated, but the best way to understand your legal options during this difficult time is to speak with an experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyer who can give you advice based on the specifics of your case.The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. understand the emotional and financial difficulties that result with the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Our team of compassionate and experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyers is here to listen and to help. For a free case evaluation contact us today – 312-263-1080.