Wrongful Death Lawyers in Chicago
Our Chicago, Illinois wrongful death lawyers at the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. are aware of the pain and sorrow you must be feeling following the unexpected and sudden death of your loved one, and we will do everything we can help you get through this challenging time. We know that no amount of money can take away your suffering or bring back your loved one. We can, however, fight for your rights, as we help you collect damages from the party responsible for the death of your family member by filing a wrongful death claim.
Losing a son, daughter, husband, wife, mother, or father is always a traumatic experience—especially when your loved one dies in a tragic accident caused by another party's carelessness or negligence. In Illinois, a wrongful death claim is not part of the decedent's estate. This means that any recovery is not affected by creditors or debt associated with the victim and all sums of money recovered go directly to the surviving family members. Damages can be recovered for the conscious pain and suffering inflicted upon the deceased, as well as for the sorrow, grief, and mental anguish suffered by the surviving family members.
Damages When Filing a Wrongful Death ClaimContact us for any Wrongful Death Cases caused due to a car accident, construction accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, or any other accidents caused due to negligence.
In order to file a wrongful death claim in Illinois, family member(s) must prove that the liable party did in fact cause the death and, had the victim lived, he or she would have been able to file a personal injury claim for the injuries sustained from the accident. Only the surviving spouse or next of kin can file a wrongful death claim in Illinois.
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.
Damages from a wrongful death claim or lawsuit can also include expenses related to the death, loss of benefits and future income, loss of companionship, and, possibly, punitive damages. This is why it is so important that you retain the services of a personal injury law firm that knows how to obtain the maximum recovery possible for your case.
There are many factors to take into consideration when calculating damages for a wrongful death claim, including the age of the decedent when he or she died, the relationship of the plaintiffs to the deceased, and how much income your loved one would have earned had he or she worked until retirement. Led by Attorney Steven J. Malman, our wrongful death lawyers in Chicago will deal with your case immediately so that we can help you collect your recovery 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 before paying your bills, which is why we will employ strategic and aggressive tactics to resolve your case.
Our Injury Attorneys Fight For Your Loved Ones
Our Chicago personal injury and wrongful death attorneys will do everything we can to help make your financial future secure. If we are unable to negotiate a settlement for you, our experienced litigation team is not afraid to file a wrongful death suit and prove to a jury why you deserve to be compensated for your loved one's death.
If you decide to retain the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. as your personal injury law firm, you will not have to pay us for our services unless we obtain your financial recovery.
Please give us a call to schedule your FREE consultation or Request a FREE Wrongful Death Legal Evaluation. We will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options.
For nearly 15 years, the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. has represented more than 6,000 personal injury victims from neighborhoods and towns in and around the Chicago, Illinois area, as well as clients from 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.