How to Maximize the Benefits You Deserve in Wrongful Death Cases

by | Jun 21, 2019 | Lawyers

When a person suddenly and unexpectedly perishes, his or her surviving family is stunned and emotionally paralyzed and often do not know where to turn. When that death is the result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else in or around Chicago, you can arrange for a free consultation and case review with a wrongful death lawyer in Norridge at the Law Office of Daniel E. Goodman, LLC. Our lawyers have experience in the representation of clients involving personal injury and wrongful death. These types of cases might involve the following accidents:

  • Automobile, truck, and motorcycle crashes
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Construction and industrial accidents
  • Fatalities involving dangerously defective products
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Medical malpractice

As per the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, a decedent’s surviving spouse and closest family members are allowed to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one on behalf of his or her estate. In many of these cases, a second cause of action, known as a survival action, can also be brought in order to pursue other damages. Wrongful death and survival action damages might consist of the loss of future income and benefits, loss of the care, comfort, guidance, and companionship of the decedent, grief and mental anguish, medical bills, pain and suffering, and funeral and burial expenses.

Insurance companies know that they’re facing potentially large losses in wrongful death cases and often look to minimize those losses. Our objective is to maximize any proceeds that you might derive from a settlement or award. Take advantage of that free consultation and contact a wrongful death lawyer in Norridge at the Law Office of Daniel E. Goodman, LLC after the wrongful death of a family member anywhere in or around Chicago. You can call us at 847-292-6000, or use the easy contact form on our website.

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