When faced with the loss of a loved one, you want to make sure that your attorney is competent and capable, but also compassionate and understanding. We give you our promise that we will do everything possible to win your case, but we are also a shoulder to cry on, and an ear to listen. We will always be mindful of your privacy, concerned for your well-being, and sensitive in our interactions with you.
If you’ve lost a loved one to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you’ve endured a tragedy that can feel insurmountable. Such a loss can be overwhelming, and while nothing can bring your loved one back to you and your family, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled can help you continue on your journey toward recovery. Working closely with an experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyer is the best path forward.
A wrongful death claim allows you to seek compensation from the at-fault party for a variety of damages endured. These can include:
The losses associated with a wrongful death case can be immense. If your loved one survived for a period of time prior to succumbing to the fatal injury, the full range of pain and suffering and financial damages he or she endured should be represented in your case – in addition to your own financial and relationship losses.
In the State of Illinois, those eligible for filing a wrongful death claim begin with the decedent’s surviving spouse or the decedent’s surviving children. If the decedent has neither, then his or her next of kin can file. Next of kin includes the decedent’s parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews. If, however, the decedent was a child, the child’s parents and siblings are eligible to bring the wrongful death case regarding the child’s death. Finally, if the decedent has no surviving relatives that fit the legal requirements, a representative of his or her estate can file the action on behalf of the estate itself.
If you’ve lost a loved one to someone else’s negligence, it’s a personal tragedy that is difficult to overcome. These cases are nothing if not extremely complicated, but the dedicated Chicago wrongful death lawyers at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., have the experience, resources, and compassion to help you recover for your losses and to begin the lengthy healing process. We care about you and your case, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.