Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases are a type of personal injury lawsuit in which the family of the deceased pursues the cause of action. If you have lost someone you love in a personal injury accident, you are likely struggling with a wide range of emotions and uncertainty about what the future holds. You may also be struggling to pay for medical bills incurred before the victim’s death and any funeral expenses.

If someone was responsible for your loved one’s untimely death, you may wonder whether the party at fault can be held liable for your loss. The compassionate Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck can advise you regarding your legal rights and remedies and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, do not hesitate to contact a skilled wrongful death attorney at our Chicago firm at (312) 263-6330 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible wrongful death cause of action.

What is a Wrongful Death Cause of Action?

A wrongful death cause of action entitles a victim’s family members to monetary compensation for the economic and emotional losses they suffered as a result of the death of their loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit can apply to a number of accidents, including car accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents, aviation accidents, and medical malpractice.

In order to bring a successful wrongful death cause of action, a plaintiff must prove the following:

  1. That a person died as a result of another’s negligence or intent to harm, and
  2. The victim’s surviving family members have suffered monetary damages as a result of the death.

A wrongful death lawsuit will also require the appointment of a personal representative for the deceased victim’s estate.

What Types of Compensation are Available in Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The type and amount of compensation to which a plaintiff is entitled varies depending on the plaintiff’s relationship with the victim. A surviving spouse may be entitled to recover for the following:

  • Loss of support
  • Services
  • Love and affection
  • Pain and suffering as a result of the death
  • Medical bills
  • Funeral expenses

Surviving children may each have a cause of action for the following:

  • Loss of financial support
  • Love, companionship, and guidance that he or she received from the deceased parent
  • Medical bills
  • Funeral expenses
How can We Help?

The legal and factual issues involved in a wrongful death lawsuit are complex. Accordingly, a Chicago wrongful death lawyer is crucial to the successful pursuit of a wrongful death claim. The experienced attorneys at Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck will listen to your concerns, assess the facts and legal issues involved, evaluate the merits of a possible cause of action, and pursue your wrongful death lawsuit in a court of law.

Contact the compassionate wrongful death lawyers at the Chicago firm of Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck at (312) 263-6330 to schedule your free consultation to discuss representation in your wrongful death case.