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Arlington Heights Probate Administration Lawyers for Wrongful Death Cases and Personal Injury Claims for Minors

Illinois Probate Attorneys

Attorneys in Northern Illinois Helping to Set Up Probate Estates in Child Injury Cases and Wrongful Death Claims

We accept referrals from other law firms for wrongful death probates and injury claims of minors.

At Newland & Newland LLP, our attorneys have many decades of experience in handling personal injury and wrongful death actions on behalf of victims and their families. We work hard to recover full compensation under the law for the losses that our clients have suffered.

Such cases are often quite complicated, and the complications go beyond simply proving liability and calculating damages. Depending on the circumstances, it may be necessary to set up a probate estate in order to ensure that the rights of victims and their families are fully protected. If you are a personal injury lawyer handling a wrongful death case or a case involving a serious injury to a child, our firm is ready to work with you in creating a probate estate so that your clients can secure the compensation that they deserve.

Creating a Probate Estate Is the First Step in a Wrongful Death Action

Under Illinois law, a wrongful death action must be initiated by a special representative of the deceased person's estate. Before this can happen, however, a special representative must be appointed by the court. With this in mind, the first step in filing a wrongful death claim is creating a probate estate to control the assets and debts of the deceased person. Creating a probate estate allows the court to review the decedent's will—if there is one—and determine if the decedent appointed anyone to serve as his or her executor. The special representative does not necessarily need to be the same person as the executor, but in practice, the executor is likely to be appointed as special representative.

At Newland and Newland LLP, we understand that wrongful deaths most often happen when they are least expected, which means that victims often die without a will or any other estate plan. In such a case, creating a probate estate is even more important so that an appropriate special representative can be identified and appointed. Our attorneys will work with you in setting up a probate estate as quickly and efficiently as possible so that you can move forward with pursuing damages for your clients.

Injuries to Children

According to the law in Illinois, a probate estate must also be established in certain cases of non-fatal injuries to minor children. If the amount of damages being pursued exceeds the threshold limits established by the county in which the proceedings will take place, we will need to set up a probate estate so that you can focus on building your case for compensation. Our lawyers are well-versed in the applicable laws and limits in the counties we serve, which makes working with our firm a helpful option for you and your firm. We are also experienced with the personal injury side of such cases, and we are ready and willing to provide assistance with that as well.

Contact Our Office to Get Started

If your firm represents surviving family members in wrongful death cases or parents pursuing compensation on behalf of their injured children, the team at Newland & Newland LLP is available to help create a probate estate for the victim in question. Learn more about how we can help you and your firm by filling out our online contact form or by calling 847-797-8000. We handle probate cases in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County, McHenry County, and the surrounding areas.

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