Tenacious Chicago Wrongful Death Attorneys Hold Negligent Parties Responsible
Providing ardent advocacy for those who have lost loved ones
Most personal injury cases are brought by the injured party. But sometimes, a negligent act leads to injuries so serious they prove fatal to the victim. When tragedy occurs, personal injury laws allow survivors of the deceased to file a wrongful death lawsuit on the behalf of the victim. If you have recently lost a loved one due to what you believe to have been a negligent act, you need to consult experienced legal counsel and review your options and eligibility to file. In Illinois, contact the Chicago accidental death lawyers at The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd.
What is a wrongful death lawsuit?
As wrongful and accidental death attorneys in Chicago for more than 20 years, we understand that this is probably the foremost question on the minds of those who lose loved ones to negligence. At its simplest, wrongful death means any death caused by the fault of another person, party or entity. So any death ultimately caused by a train accident, a drunk driver, a malfunctioning product or medical malpractice could be termed a wrongful death. One way to think of the phrase is that a wrongful death lawsuit could follow any fatal personal injury.
Can our Chicago wrongful death lawyers help you?
Our attorneys are qualified to help anyone wishing to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit in the state of Illinois. First, we’ll examine the details of your case and tell you whether your claim is, in fact, valid. Generally speaking, only a family member or other such beneficiary of the deceased has standing to bring a valid claim. We can also advise you which member of your family is best positioned to bring a wrongful death suit seeking damages for your loss.
If your case is valid, our Chicago accidental death attorneys can help you fight for numerous types of compensation and coverage for the following:
- Medical bills related to the fatal injury
- Any expenses related to the death itself, such as funeral expenses
- Lost inheritance or benefits
- Loss of companionship, consortium, care or protection
- Pain and suffering of the survivors
Let an experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyer advise you regarding your case
If you lost a loved as the result of a negligent act, an experienced personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. can advise you today. We are experienced with a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. For example, if your loved one died while working for a rail company, our Chicago FELA attorneys can advise if you have additional means of pursuing compensation through federal programs. Contact our firm online or call 312.443.1998 or 312.443.1998 to arrange a free consultation regarding your wrongful death case today.