Helping Families Obtain Compensation Following The Wrongful Death Of A Loved One
There is no loss greater than the death of a family member. The loss is even more painful when it is caused by the negligent or wrongful actions of another. The families in these cases may have the right to seek compensation from the civil justice system
The McHenry wrongful death lawyers at Taradash Johnson Janezic understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, a wrongful death settlement can go a long way in easing the financial burden caused by the death. It can also hold the negligent party responsible for his or her actions.
If you have lost a loved one in a personal injury or workplace accident, contact our office at 815-669-4635 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our wrongful death lawyers. We have offices in both Chicago and McHenry to better meet our clients’ needs, and we offer contingency fee arrangements, which means that you don’t pay unless we recover compensation for you.
What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal action brought by a representative of the decedent (usually an immediate family member) against the party responsible for the decedent’s death due to negligent or intentional misconduct. Wrongful death lawsuits can involve any number of fatal accidents. Some of the more common fatal accidents include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
Plaintiffs who bring a successful wrongful death claim may be able to recover the following money damages:
- Medical bills incurred prior to death
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of the decedent’s future income
- Loss of the decedent’s benefits (pension, health insurance, etc.)
- Loss of future inheritance
- Loss of parental guidance (if the decedent has surviving minor children)
- Loss of spousal companionship (if the decedent was married)
- Pain and suffering of the survivors due to the trauma of losing a loved one
- Pain and suffering of the decedent if an injury preceded the death
In some cases, the plaintiff may also be able to recover punitive damages if the defendant’s actions were intentional, malicious or particularly egregious. Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant and deter future misconduct.
Contact A Chicago Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you lost a loved one as a result of someone’s negligence, look no further than the Chicago wrongful death lawyers at Taradash Johnson Janezic. With offices in McHenry and downtown Chicago, our accident and injury lawyers help clients throughout Illinois obtain full and fair financial recovery for a variety of accidents, including those that result in death or serious injury. Unlike other firms, we take a team approach to legal representation so that we can draw on the wide range of knowledge, skill and experience of our several attorneys, case managers and support staff. Moreover, because we only handle accident, injury and wrongful death matters, we are able to focus on the legal issues that are involved in negligence cases to better represent our clients.