Chicago Wrongful Death Attorney
Under Illinois law, a wrongful death action occurs after an individual dies as a result of the negligence of another. Many wrongful death lawsuits involve medical malpractice, car accidents, truck accidents or defective products. Usually a decedent’s family initiates–or are the plaintiffs–in a wrongful death lawsuit. To file a successful Illinois wrongful death claim, a family member must show that another person or company’s negligence caused the decedent’s death and, had the victim lived, he or she would have been able to file a personal injury claim on their own behalf for the injuries sustained from the accident.
The Chicago personal injury attorneys at SHEA LAW GROUP understand that the events leading to a family member’s death can be painful and overwhelming, and we are here to help you through this difficult time. We know that there is not enough compensation in the world that can take the place of still having your loved one alive, but we have fought for the rights of many Chicago, Illinois families to hold the people responsible for their death accountable for their loved one’s pain and suffering as well as for the sorrow, grief, and mental anguish the surviving family members have suffered. Our Chicago wrongful death law firm will work to see that a victim’s family is properly compensated for items like the decedent’s future earning capacity (what he or she would have earned and contributed to the family in the future), all medical and hospital bills and of course, the cost and expense of the funeral proceedings.
Statute of Limitations
In addition to building strong wrongful death cases for our clients, the Chicago personal injury attorneys at SHEA LAW GROUP have vast experience handling the complex procedural aspects of our clients’ cases. In Illinois, for example, the deadline–or statute of limitations– is very important and may mean the difference between receiving compensation for your loved one’s death and collecting nothing. It is important that you take action immediately. Please talk to SHEA LAW GROUP before making any decisions about your wrongful death claim.
If your loved one was someone whom you depended on for financial support, you may be worrying about how you will support your family. There also may be cremation and burial expenses, as well as medical bills to consider. The Chicago Wrongful Death attorneys at SHEA LAW GROUP will aggressively pursue every avenue to ensure you are properly compensated for your pain, suffering, or loss as soon as possible. Damages from a wrongful death claim may also include loss of benefits and future income, loss of companionship, and, possibly, punitive damages. Our representation costs nothing until you are compensated for your injuries. Please call us at 1-877-365-0040 or contact us online for a consultation.