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Lake County Probate Administration Lawyers for Wrongful Death Cases

Libertyville Probate Attorneys

Attorneys in Northern Illinois Helping to Set Up Probate Estates in Child Injury Cases

We Handle Probate for Personal Injury Lawyers

The attorneys of Newland & Newland LLP have substantial experience in helping clients create comprehensive estate plans that include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and many other tools. We also assist our clients with estate administration concerns and the Illinois probate process. In addition, our lawyers are experienced in personal injury and wrongful death matters as well.

For the average person, it may come as a surprise that personal injury and wrongful death cases often require the services of a qualified probate attorney. If you are a practicing personal injury lawyer, however, you know how important it is to work with a probate attorney as you look to protect your clients' best interests. In a wrongful death action or a lawsuit involving a serious injury to a child, it is often necessary to create a probate estate before pursuing full compensation under the law. With this in mind, we help personal injury and wrongful death attorneys by setting up probate estates in applicable cases.

Wrongful Death Requirements Under Illinois Law

Illinois law requires wrongful death lawsuits to be filed on behalf of the deceased person's immediate family members and dependents by a special representative of the person's estate. In order for a special representative to be appointed, however, a probate estate must be created. A probate estate is the legal entity responsible for the property and debts of the decedent. Establishing a probate estate is also the first step in allowing the court to validate the deceased person's will, if there is one. In a will, the person may have appointed an executor for his or her estate. The executor, in many cases, will be appointed as the special representative, empowering him or her to file the wrongful death action.

At Newland & Newland LLP, we know that a wrongful death often occurs when it is least expected, which means that the victim is likely to pass away with no will. This makes it even more important to set up a probate state quickly and efficiently so that a qualified special representative can be appointed by the court. We will work closely with you and your firm to create a probate estate that allows you to focus on building a case for compensation for your clients and their loved ones.

Seriously Injured Children

Under Illinois law, setting up a probate estate is also required in certain situations involving non-fatal injuries to children. If a minor child has been injured severely and the expected recovery is greater than limits set by the county where the proceedings are being held, a probate case must be created before the case for damages can proceed. Our attorneys are knowledgeable regarding the applicable limits and laws in the Illinois counties that we serve. You can rely on our experience and knowledge to help you and your clients. Drawing on our decades of personal injury experience, we can also offer insight and assistance in building the best possible case for compensation.

Call 847-549-0000 Today to Speak With a Member of Our Team

If you are a personal injury lawyer who helps injured children or the surviving family members of wrongful death victims or an attorney who needs a probate estate set up in a wrongful death case, the attorneys at Newland & Newland LLP are ready and willing to help you set up probate estates for applicable cases. Contact our office to learn more about us and how we can help with your case. Call 847-549-0000 today. We create probate estates in Cook County, Kane County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Will County, Lake County, and the surrounding areas.

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