The Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent families in civil claims and lawsuits where the negligence of an individual or corporation has taken the life of an innocent person. Our Illinois personal injury law firm appreciates the impact of your loss and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to in a Chicago wrongful death lawsuit.
Our law firm has been honored to represent families across Illinois in catastrophic personal injury and medical negligence cases where a loved one has died. Our experience working on these cases enables us to fairly evaluate and litigate these matters for you. Complete the case intake form here and our office will be in contact with you shortly to schedule a telephone or in-person meeting regarding your situation.Many Chicago, IL wrongful death cases involve:
The Illinois legislature has adopted the Wrongful Death Act (codified at 740 ILCS 180), which sets forth the procedures for filing a wrongful death lawsuit and who is entitled to do so.
Damages available families of deceased in Illinois wrongful death lawsuits
In wrongful death cases, damages usually consist of medical bills, burial expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering experienced by the survivors. Expert testimony is typically required to substantiate damages in wrongful death cases.
Additional damages may also be available for the conscious pain and suffering the decedent experiences from the time of the accident up to their death under claim for survivorship.How long do I have to file a wrongful death case involving an accident under Illinois law?
A statute of limitations is the time allotted to bring a cause of action. Each state has different statutes of limitations for different causes of action. In Illinois, the individual generally has two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. This statute applies to wrongful death cases. If you do not bring a lawsuit within the prescribed time requirements, you forgo your right to recover forever.Chicago wrongful death attorneys looking out for your family during times of need
If you believe that you have a wrongful death lawsuit, feel free to contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers to discuss the matter. The consultation is free and is kept in strict confidence.
Like all of our Chicago, Illinois personal injury matters, our office handles wrongful death matters on a contingency fee basis– meaning our interests are completely aligned with those of our clients. From the time our office is retained, we begin the work on your case and explore all avenues of recovery and types of damages available. Let our Chicago wrongful death lawyers focus on looking out for the interests of your family while you concentrate on the recovery.
Read more about our specific types of Illinois wrongful death lawsuits below:
- Pharmacy Error Fatality
- DUI Auto Accident Death
- Premises Liability Wrongful Death
- Child Fatalities
- Maritime / Jones Act Death
- Wrongful Death Construction Accident
- Auto Accident Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death
- Carbon Monoxide
- Boat Accident
- Truck Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bed Sore Fatality
- Motorcycle Accident
- Construction Accidents