Coronavirus Update: To New & Existing Clients Learn More ›

Super Lawyers
Illinois State Bar Association
Justia Lawyer Rating
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Avvo Rating
BBB Accredited Business

Champaign Wrongful Death Attorney

Champaign Fatal Accident It is always a tragedy when someone is killed in an accident that could have been prevented if not for the irresponsible and negligent actions of others and the victim’s family has the right to recover compensation for the loss of wages, loss of consortium, funeral expenses and pain and suffering that result. It is the goal of the Champaign wrongful death attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC to ensure that all of our clients are able to find the justice that they seek and the compensation they need to be able to move forward with their lives after the loss of a loved one. We are also able to help families decide how best to proceed with legal action and distribute the damages they recover.

Wrongful Death is A Leading Factor in Premature Deaths across the Country

The National Safety Council released a report detailing the most common causes of death in the United States and accidents made the top five for all age groups. For those between the ages of one and 42, accidents were the leading cause of death, with auto accidents, fires, drowning and workplace accidents among the most common fatal accidents. Other accidents that commonly claim lives throughout the nation include medical malpractice, electrocution, explosions, choking, medication errors and exposure to hazardous materials.

If it is determined that negligence was a contributing factor in a death, the victim’s family has the right to be able to file a lawsuit against the people responsible. Responsible parties can be comprised of individuals, businesses, contractors, manufacturers and employers. There are many instances where more than one party is deemed responsible and made to provide compensation to victims following an accident.

Types of Champaign Wrongful Death Lawsuits

You should always launch an investigation following the loss of a loved one to recover the answers you need to put the matter to rest. Investigating a loved one’s death can also help you determine whether legal action is warranted or necessary to ensure that justice is served. Some of the forms of accidents that may result in wrongful death include the following.

  • Auto accidents. Driver distraction is increasing at an alarming rate with the introduction of mobile technology and factors such as fatigue and the influence of controlled substances can place a driver at fault if another is killed in an accident due to these influences.
  • Motorcycle accidents caused by motorists or the motorcycle operator. In some instances, there may be a wrongful death claim for the passenger killed in an accident caused by the cyclist.
  • Pedestrian accidents caused by negligent motorists.
  • Poisoning due to exposure to chemicals or metals such as lead, asbestos and other hazardous substances. Exposure can occur while on the job or at home.
  • Neglectful or abusive nursing home care which results in life ending injuries to the victims.
  • Dog attacks that result in deadly wounds. If the animals were running large or uncontrolled, the owners may be held liable.
  • Explosions, electrocution or fires. These accidents often have catastrophic endings and numerous workers or bystanders can be fatally injured.
  • Product liability due to defective product design or manufactural error. It is commonplace for products to reach consumers with errors, but when these errors cause the products to injure workers or consumers, the manufacturers are responsible.
  • Medical malpractice which results in fatal injuries.

Regardless of how your loved one died, you are entitled to answers and compensation, if it is determined that negligence was a factor in his or her life ending accident. We can help you recover damages which can be used to cover the cost of medical expenses, burial, lost financial contributions, loss of consortium and the pain and suffering endured by your loved one and family.

Deciding Who Should Take Legal Action on Behalf of a Deceased Loved one

One of the more confusing aspects of filing a wrongful death claim lies in deciding who should take legal action when there are multiple possible beneficiaries. If the deceased was not married, his or her parents, siblings and children may all have the right to file a lawsuit, but only one person can do so on their loved one’s behalf. We suggest working together with your family members to remain on the same page and to work out your legal strategy together with a qualified wrongful death lawyer.

If your family is having difficulty agreeing on how to proceed or how to split the recovery among the surviving family members, we can assist you in protecting your interests from those seeking to dilute your share.

Review Your Champaign Wrongful Death Claim for Free

If your loved one died in an accident and you believe that someone else’s negligence was a contributing factor, you may be entitled to compensation. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has helped thousands of families secure the maximum amount of compensation the law provides and we are prepared to fight on your behalf. To learn more about how we can help, we would like to invite you to evaluate your case for free with one of our lawyers.

Contact us today to be connected with an award winning Champaign wrongful death attorney so that we can gather the information needed to investigate your loved one’s death and to inform you on your legal rights and options. If we are unable to secure compensation on your behalf, you are assured that our services will come completely free of charge.

250M + Recovered for Our Clients
No Fee Guarantee We Never Charge a Fee Unless We Win
Available 24/7 Available 24-Hours per Day When You Need Us
Client Reviews
Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa