Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorneys in Chicago, Illinois
At Mancini Law Group P.C., our wrongful death lawyers in Chicago help guide our clients through a very difficult time in their lives by delivering the legal representation and support they need to hold the person or party who is liable for their loved one’s death financial accountable for their overall losses.
While we understand no amount of money will bring your loved one back, we also know it is exceedingly difficult to understand the depth of the financial support your loved one provided, and how it will affect your household and your family when you are devastated by grief.
Eventually, the financial losses will serve as an overwhelming reminder that your losses are significant in many ways, and holding the negligent party liable for your financial recovery will provide some justice.
Our Cook County wrongful death attorneys want to help you get there sooner, so you can take the time you need to fully heal without worrying about your finances.
At Mancini Law Group P.C., we believe in Maximum Justice. Maximum Results.
What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Chicago, Illinois?
At Mancini Law Group, P.C., our Illinois wrongful death lawyers know that people can lose their lives to another person or party’s reckless, negligent, or intentional behavior anywhere, anytime.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful death in Chicago, Illinois includes, but are not limited to:
- Auto Accident
- Dangerous Products
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Truck Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- Boat Accident
- Dog Bite
- Pedestrian Accident
- Slip & Fall Accidents and other Premises Liability Claims
- Workplace Injuries
If you have lost a loved one to another party’s negligence, contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys in Chicago today to discuss your claim and learn how we may help you hold the liable party responsible for your financial recovery.
How Can I Prove Wrongful Death in Chicago, Illinois?
As with all legal claims, you must be able to prove your loved one lost their life to the negligent or intentional acts of another person or party.
For nearly thirty years, our Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Mancini Law Group, P.C., have focused on outlining the four factors required to prove wrongful death occurred in Illinois.
- Duty of Care
The defendant — the person or party we are pursuing our client’s financial recovery — owed a duty of care to the deceased.
- Breach of Duty
Once we prove the defendant was in some way involved in the cause of death or was able to cause death, we must prove their direct actions which could include driving drunk or speeding through a red light or inaction caused or would have prevented the death from occurring.
The defendant’s negligence resulted in damages that can be measured directly — like funeral and burial costs — or weighed indirectly, like the survivor’s pain and suffering.
We must prove the defendant’s negligence was the direct cause of our client’s damages.
Wrongful death cases are civil claims that unfold in civil courts.
When wrongful death is caused by a criminal act, including drunk driving or homicide, the offender may face criminal charges too, but they do not have to be found guilty for our law firm to pursue a civil case, as the standard of proof is often lower than those required in criminal charges.
Who is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Chicago, Illinois?
Several family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Illinois and is often a specific individual identified as the deceased’s personal representative in their will.
If there is no such appointment, Illinois law allows the surviving spouse or adult child of a deceased individual to file a wrongful death claim.
Parents may also file a suit for the wrongful death of a child.
The financial compensation family members may pursue includes:
- Cost of medical expenses before death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Value of support and services
- Loss of companionship, guidance, and protection
- Pain and suffering the family endures from the loss
Like all personal injury claims, the timing of your claim is important to its success.
In Illinois, eligible family members have two years from the date of their loved one’s death to pursue a wrongful death claim.
If you believe your loved one’s life was taken intentionally or through the negligent actions or inactions of another, contact our compassionate wrongful death attorneys in Chicago, Illinois today.
Your need for justice is our passion for justice.
Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Chicago at Mancini Law Group P.C. Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
At Mancini Law Group P.C., our Chicago wrongful death attorneys will outline your eligibility to file a claim and will investigate the circumstances and evidence of your loved one’s loss, so you can continue to grieve with your family while we build your case.