When you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligent or intentional act, our wrongful death attorneys help you recover damages for your unnecessary tragedy. Types of damages available in cases include medical expenses, funeral expenses and other losses such as—
If your family member survived for a period of time between the injury and death, damages may also be awarded for conscious pain and suffering. When the death was caused by an intentional or willful act, punitive damages may also be pursued.
Losing a loved one can be absolutely devastating. Illinois’ “Wrongful Death Act” designates who can and who cannot sue for wrongful death. Next-of-kin are eligible to sue for wrongful death, which includes a surviving spouse or children. If there are none, then any siblings or parents of the deceased are considered. The court appoints the next-of-kin as a personal representative in charge of bringing the wrongful death claim on the behalf of the estate.
Many wrongful death cases arise from fatalities due to medical malpractice. Some of the most common medical mistakes leading to lawsuits include—
Our lawyers study the medical records carefully and consult with nationally-known medical experts to determine if you have grounds for a claim.
Any personal injury resulting in death has the potential to lead to a wrongful death claim if negligence or intent can be shown. Lawsuits may be filed when fatalities occur after—
Our Chicago attorneys know how to demonstrate the negligent or intentional acts that support a successful action for the loss of a loved one.
When determining the appropriate amount of compensation for your loved ones passing, the decedent’s will be assessed in various ways such as—
In a jury trial, the value of the loss suffered by the survivors is often most clearly conveyed by their testimony. Our injury lawyers help bring the family together to present a compelling case for the highest possible award.
Our experienced attorneys have helped many family members recover the compensation they deserve from the companies or individuals responsible for a family member’s death. There are many different types of wrongful death and product liability situations and different laws and statutes in the State of Illinois apply. If a loved one has been killed or seriously injured by an accident or defective product, it is crucial that a personal representative does not wait too long to pursue a wrongful death matter. If the statute of limitations passes, the court may refuse to hear the case and the family will be left with no recourse. The statute of limitations may vary depending on the cause of death. It is crucial you speak to one of our wrongful death attorneys immediately to ensure you have time to file your case.
Wrongful death cases are challenging and insurance companies work hard to defeat them, but our lawyers are committed to securing the compensation you deserve.
Contact the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine today for a free consultation by one of our experience attorneys, call us at (312) 263-1000.