Wrongful Death

Wrongful DeathAs Chicago, Illinois, wrongful death lawyers, our objective is to maximize the financial recovery for surviving family members including loss of support and services from the date of decedent’s injury, future loss of support and services, recovery for loss of decedent’s companionship, and protection, pain and suffering from the date of injury. At The Deratany Firm, our wrongful death attorneys in Chicago are aggressive in the pursuit of compensation from those who are responsible for those who have lost a loved one.

Civil liability for wrongful death is imposed when a person or entity engages in negligent or other wrongful conduct which results in death. Under any circumstance, the loss of a loved one is difficult on the surviving family members and, when that loved one is lost due to the neglect or intentional conduct of another, it is becomes that much more difficult. At The Deratany Firm, our Chicago wrongful death attorneys work with families to assist them in not only securing answers to those questions, but also in securing financial support for surviving family members entitled to assert a wrongful death claim.

Surviving family members may be entitled to compensation from those responsible for medical bills and funeral bills. Additionally, families who have lost a loved one may be entitled to other monetary compensation, including the value of the loved one’s future wage-earning capacity and the value of services that the loved one provided, such as household chores and other services to the family. Although not as easily quantifiable, family members are also entitled to compensation for the value of lost companionship, advice and guidance because of the wrongful death of a loved one. Our wrongful death lawyers in Chicago take the time to explore all available avenues of recovery and all categories of damages. While such compensation will never replace the lost family member, it can often alleviate the financial stress resulting from the loss. As wrongful death lawyers in Chicago, we pride ourselves on maximizing this recovery for our clients.

Feeling grief-strickenWrongful death subsumes a variety of personal injury matters, including automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, construction accidents and any other area of personal injury law. The difference is the severity of the injury and, when a loved one dies because of an act or omission of someone else, it is important to consult with experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers.

At The Deratany Firm, our wrongful death attorneys in Chicago take immediate steps to preserve evidence, investigate the facts and circumstances and consult with family members on insurance and other pressing issues. We then take the time to posture our client’s claims for the maximum possible recovery and are pleased to accept the representation on a contingency fee basis in most wrongful death cases.

At The Deratany Firm, the first priority of our Chicago wrongful death lawyers is to provide families with the information they need to consider their options and to seek compensation for out-of-pocket expenses and all related damages. In doing so, we present the full picture of your loved one’s life to ensure that your loved one’s contributions are recognized. We would encourage you to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney in Chicago and count on The Deratany Firm’s caring and hard-working wrongful death lawyers to best serve your family in its time of need.