If you've faced the loss of a loved one due to their wrongful death, you may be able to seek compensation from the person who caused their accident. While a wrongful death claim won't bring back the person you love, it will help you be better able to afford medical bills, funeral expenses, and to face other financial needs you've been left with. Speaking with an attorney in Illinois may help you determine your right to compensation.

A report from Dec. 13 claims that a two-car accident west of Dodgeville, Iowa, has resulted in the death of a man from Illinois. The 24-year-old man was killed when another vehicle came into his lane on Dec. 30. That vehicle was being driven by a 60-year-old woman who was traveling west on Highway 18.

At the time of the accident, both drivers were wearing seat belts, according to the news. However, the 24-year-old man was killed and pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries, but both parties had to be extricated from the vehicles. The State Patrol's Traffic Investigation and Accident Reconstruction division is still investigating this accident.

If you lose a loved one due to negligence in a fatal car accident, you may have a right to seek compensation. There are also other steps you can take to attempt to make sure this kind of accident won't happen to anyone else. Speaking with an attorney may be able to clarify what steps you need to take to seek money or other forms of justice.

Source:  Wisconsin State Journal, "Illinois man killed in crash near Dodgeville" Jeff Glaze, Dec. 31, 2013