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Have You Lost A Loved One In An Accident?

Losing a loved one is not just emotionally devastating, it often brings severe financial loss and loss to every member of the entire family in terms of their future well-being, opportunities and quality of life. If your family member was taken too soon because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for your loss through a wrongful death claim.

At Smith LaCien LLP in Chicago, our attorneys understand how to get results in these complex and emotional cases. We have recovered more than $2 billion for victims of negligence in Illinois. We take pride in providing caring, supportive and dedicated representation during a difficult time.

Compensation For Wrongful Death Can Ease The Burden And Allow You To Mourn

While no amount of money can bring your family member back, compensation can help with certain areas of your life. There may be remaining medical bills. Funeral expenses are not cheap. Perhaps they were supporting you or other family members financially, and you are now stuck figuring out how you’ll maintain your lifestyle. This is where our personal injury lawyers can help. We will fight tirelessly for the damages your family is owed.

As your representative, we will do our best to bring the desired outcome. These cases can be difficult, not just emotionally but legally, which is why experience matters. We are well-versed in the Illinois Wrongful Death Act (740 ILCS 180), which requires that we first prove that the death of your loved one was caused by another person’s negligence. Additionally, we must be able to show the damages that were suffered due to the loss, which can include medical bills incurred prior to death, funeral expenses and wage loss, as well as noneconomic damages. Wrongful death claims can be brought by the surviving spouse or next of kin, with some exceptions in other situations.

No Matter What Type Of Accident Caused Your Loss

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of wrongful death, and our attorneys have handled many fatal car accident cases, as well as fatal truck, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian claims. Negligent drivers should be held accountable when they take someone’s life because they were texting and driving, drinking and driving, speeding or engaging in any other sort of careless behavior.

We also handle wrongful death claims involving falls. This includes slip-and-fall accidents, which in severe cases may result in fatality. This also includes falls from heights, including falls at construction sites. Other causes of wrongful death claims include medical malpractice, product defects, airplane accidents and train accidents. Regardless of who or what type of accident caused the loss of your family member’s life, if there was negligence involved you may have a course of action to recover compensation.

Call For A Free Consultation With A Trusted Lawyer

It is best to address wrongful death cases as soon as possible. We understand that it can be difficult to focus on a legal case. Let us take the burden off your shoulders so you can mourn the loss of your loved one. Call our office in Chicago today at 312-509-8900 or fill out our contact form to learn more.

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