The loss of a loved one is a tragic event, but when that loss is due to the negligence of another and is something that could have been prevented, it is absolutely devastating. Wrongful death occurs when the life of an individual is taken due to the willful or negligent act of another. If you have experienced the wrongful death of a loved one, it is critical that you contact an experienced attorney immediately.
At Sklare Law Group, our Illinois wrongful death attorneys are committed to getting you and your family the justice that you rightfully deserve. We offer free consultations and will come out to the hospital or to your home for your convenience. We also offer same day appointments, as well as weekend and evening appointments. To schedule a free case review, contact our Chicago practice at (312) 471-7777 today.
Do I Have a Case?
If you and your family have lost a loved one due to negligent circumstances, you may have a wrongful death case and be entitled to compensation. In order to prove wrongful death, negligence must be established. This means that the party responsible acted in a reckless manner, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or did not follow proper protocol, resulting in the death of another.
Wrongful death commonly occurs in negligent cases, such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dangerous premises
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Boat accidents
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to provide the family of the deceased with compensation for their losses; this can include both economic and non-economic losses that have been sustained as a result of the death, including:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of anticipated earning
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of benefits
- General damages
- Emotional distress, pain, and suffering
When there is an occurrence of wrongful death, it is the immediate family that can typically pursue a claim. We have helped many families throughout the state of Illinois receive monetary damages after the loss of a loved one.
Our Chicago Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help
The attorneys at Sklare Law Group understand how devastating the loss of a loved one can be on family, and while nothing can ease the pain that comes with loss, our experienced Illinois attorneys can help lessen the financial burden that may have been left behind.
We are happy to provide free consultations to help determine whether or not you have a valid claim. To schedule an appointment with a Chicago wrongful death attorney, contact Sklare Law Group at (312) 471-7777 today.