What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death is a legal term that means that someone’s death was caused by the fault of another person or entity.

We understand that nothing can make up for the loss of your loved one. However, if something was done, or not done, that caused the death of your loved one, you may be eligible to pursue a claim against the negligent party in order to receive compensation for your loss. Compensation can include funeral and burial costs, loss of companionship, grief and suffering, and loss of earnings.

The types of Wrongful Death cases we handle include but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle collisions
  • Workplace incidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Slips and falls
  • Dangerous and defective products

There are special laws that govern who may bring a wrongful death claim and when. In Illinois, a wrongful death claim must be filed by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. The personal representative may be a close relative of the deceased person, such as a living spouse, parent, or child.

If you or someone you know has lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence or malice, it is crucial to contact Lyndsay Markley Law as soon as possible to discuss your options. Our firm has both the experience and resources needed to litigate even the most complex wrongful death lawsuits.



If you believe that your loved one has suffered a wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation by law. Lyndsay Markley Law is here to help you recover that compensation you deserve. Contact our office.