Illinois Wrongful Death Lawyer
Our Chicago land wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. know that no amount of money can take away your pain or bring back your loved one. However, we can do what we do best by fighting for your rights, as we help you collect damages from the party liable for the death of your family member. Contact us today for information about filing a wrongful death claim. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys understand the pain and suffering you must be feeling after the unforeseen and sudden death of your loved one. We will do whatever it takes to help you through this troubling time.
It is always a life-changing and harrowing experience when you lose a son, daughter, husband, wife, mother, or father—especially when your loved one dies in a catastrophic accident caused by another party’s inattentiveness or neglect.
Illinois law states that a wrongful death claim is not part of the decedent’s estate. This means that any money not due to debt collectors will go straight to the remaining family members. Damages can be recovered for the conscious pain and suffering inflicted upon the deceased, as well as for the sadness, grief, and mental distress the surviving family members have undergone.
Damages When Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
Contact our skilled Chicago wrongful death lawyers for any death caused by an auto or motorcycle accident, construction accident, nursing home neglect and abuse, or any other accident caused by the laxity of another party.
In Illinois, only the surviving spouse or next of kin can file a wrongful death claim.
In order to sue for wrongful death, the remaining family member(s) must prove beyond a doubt that the responsible party did in fact cause the death. Furthermore, they must prove beyond a doubt that if the victim lived; he or she would have been eligible for a personal injury claim for the damages sustained from the accident.
If you relied on your deceased loved one for financial support, you are undoubtedly concerned how you will provide for your family. There also may be cremation and burial costs, as well as medical expenses to consider.
Other costs connected to the death, such as loss of benefits and future salary, loss of companionship, and, possibly, punitive damages may also be included in overall damages in a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. This is why it is imperative that you retain the services of a Chicago wrongful death attorney who knows how to analyze all the details of your case and acquire the maximum amount of money possible for you and your family.
What must be considered when adding up damages for a wrongful death claim?
Some examples include:
- The age of the deceased when he or she died
- The relationship of the claimants to the deceased
- The amount of income your loved one would have earned had he or she worked until retirement
The skilled legal team led by Attorney Steven J. Malman will carefully examine these and other facts. Our wrongful death lawyers in Chicago will start working on your case immediately so that we can help you collect your money as soon as possible. We know that you can’t afford to wait until the statute of limitations for your wrongful death claim has run out. We know you have to start paying your bills now – which is why we will use calculated and assertive strategies to resolve your case.
Our Chicago Wrongful Death Lawyers Fight For Your Loved Ones
Our Chicago personal injury and wrongful death attorneys will do everything we can to help bring a sense of security to your family and your financial situation. We will not hesitate to go to court if we are unable to negotiate a fair settlement for you. Our litigation team will promptly file a wrongful death suit and demonstrate to a jury why you deserve to be recompensed for the death of your beloved family member.
You will not have to pay us for our services unless we collect for you. Contact the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. today – we want to be your Illinois wrongful death lawyers.
Please give us a call to schedule your FREE consultation at (312) 629-0099 or toll-free 1-888-MALMAN LAW (625-6265) or Request a FREE Wrongful Death Legal Evaluation. We will confidentially discuss your case with you and investigate your options.
For nearly 20 years, the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. has assisted more than 6,000 personal injury victims from Chicago, Illinois, as well as other cities and counties throughout the state. Many of our clients live in Cook County in Riverside, Westchester, Berwyn, Sauk Valley, Cicero, Lansing, Bellwood, Maywood, Dolton, South Holland, Olympia Fields, Hazel Crest, Blue Island, Homewood, Matteson, Oak Lawn, Chicago Heights, Harvey, and Oak Park. We also have clients that reside in Lake County, DuPage County, and Will County.