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Wrongful Death Cases in DuPage County
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A wrongful death lawsuit can occur in many ways, but it typically stems from medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, a personal injury or some sort of product liability. When a death does occur, an estate is opened on behalf of the heirs of the person who died and a lawsuit would be filed, typically in the county where the death occurred (with some exceptions).
Wrongful death cases in DuPage County are filed at the main county courthouse at 505 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. The courthouse is within the DuPage County Government Center, near the intersection of County Farm Rd. and Manchester Rd. All wrongful death cases are handled by the Law Division on the second floor.
The Wheaton courthouse is where you and your attorney will appear for court dates throughout your case. Initially, you will appear for case management conferences, where both sides update the court on how the case is coming along. You and your attorney also will go to the courthouse for hearings and eventually for trial, if your case does not settle beforehand.
If you have a wrongful death case in DuPage County, our priority is to find the right attorney for you. This may be a large Chicago law firm, a lawyer in Wheaton, or maybe a firm in Naperville that specializes in your type of case. In wrongful death cases, you do not have to pay your attorney to travel; you pay on a contingency basis, which is a percentage of what you recover at trial or in settlement. So location is not the focus of our recommendation. We focus instead on experience and reputation and mostly what we think gives you the best chance for success.
You have only a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In Illinois, the deadline is generally two years from the date of the accident or death, but it could be less in some cases, usually when a Government defendant is involved or earlier events led to the death occurring. If you think you have a wrongful death claim to file in DuPage County or anywhere else in Illinois, we can help you find an attorney or law firm with a history of success. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Your calls and e-mails are always confidential.
If a wrongful death occurs in any of the following cities it will be heard in DuPage County:
|BURR RIDGE||OAK BROOK|
|BUTTERFIELD||OAK BROOK TERRACE|
|DUPAGE COUNTY (WHEATON)||WESTMONT|
|GLEN ELLYN HEIGHTS||WILLOWBROOK|
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