Compassionate Chicago Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our law firm can help you get justice for your loved one
In the worst of cases, negligence can result in someone’s untimely death. When a tragedy like this happens, the surviving family members may be able to bring a wrongful death claim and recover financial compensation for the loss of their loved one. The attorneys of Keating Law Offices, P.C. are ready to help you if you believe that your family member died because of the negligence of another.
When a family member or loved one is injured, we all hope for a full and complete recovery. Sometimes, under the worst and most difficult of circumstances, your family member may die as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing. Victims of these tragic and untimely deaths leave behind grieving family members who must cope with an immense loss.
The love and companionship that a family member gives are irreplaceable – nothing can ever fully make up for the death of your loved one. The unexpected death of a loved one can be even more challenging for surviving family members if they were dependent upon their loved one to provide financial support.
Lawyers fighting on behalf of your loved one
In Illinois, the surviving family members of the victim of another person’s carelessness (negligence) or intentional actions are entitled to bring a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is meant to provide a victim’s surviving family members with financial compensation for the loss of their loved one.
Surviving family members may include a deceased victim’s spouse, children, parents, and other next of kin. These survivors may receive compensation for the loss of money (including salary or wages), benefits, goods and services which their deceased family member is no longer able to provide. Survivors are also entitled to compensation for their grief, sorrow and mental suffering.
Unlike a criminal case – which is brought by the state against a wrongdoer – a wrongful death claim is brought by a deceased victim’s surviving family members. A wrongful death claim may be brought whether any criminal case or prosecution is brought against anyone responsible for the victim’s death.
For example, if a pedestrian is killed by a negligently speeding driver that pedestrian victim’s surviving family members may have a claim for wrongful death against the driver. Or, if a nursing home resident dies because of a lack of proper medical care, that victim’s surviving family members may have a claim against the nursing home and any staff members whose failure to treat the resident that caused their death.
Our attorneys have experience and compassion, and get results
We do not expect negligent parties to admit that they did anything wrong. That is why we investigate what happened to your loved one. Our legal team knows how to gather evidence that supports a wrongful death claim. We know how to build a strong case that the insurance companies can’t ignore.
Wrongful death cases can take months or years to resolve. Our attorneys are committed to helping you get justice for your loved one. You can expect compassionate and determined representation every step of the way. We will keep you advised of progress in the case and are always available to answer questions.
The unexpected loss of a loved one is devastating. Our firm has helped families that have suffered the tragic loss of a loved one. We can help you to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible from a wrongdoer who has caused the death of your family member.
Learn more about how our wrongful death attorneys can help. Contact us for a free consultation.