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Chicago Wrongful Death Attorneys

Representing the Families of Victims of Negligence

Wrongful death lawsuits are legal actions brought by the family of someone who died as a result of the actions or inactions of another person. At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our Chicago wrongful death attorneys understand that no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but we strive to get you the financial compensation that you deserve in order to ease the financial burden and hardship caused by an untimely death.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, contact our office at (312) 346-8990 to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate Chicago wrongful death attorneys.

Compassionate and Knowledgeable Wrongful Death Attorneys

At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our Chicago wrongful death attorneys focus on complex accident and injury lawsuits, including wrongful death lawsuits. Our experience extends to a wide range of fatal accidents, including:

Wrongful Death Damages

In a wrongful death lawsuit, the decedent’s representative (typically a family member or loved one) must prove that the defendant caused the decedent’s death through negligent or intentional wrongdoing. In other words, the plaintiff must show that the death would not have occurred were it not for the defendant’s actions.

 

If the defendant is found liable for the death, money damages will be assessed against the defendant. There are often complex legal issues regarding the appropriate level of compensation that should be awarded as damages. Accordingly, it is important to consult with a wrongful death attorney who understands the complex legal and factual issues that can come into play in a wrongful death lawsuit.

At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., it is our mission to get our clients full and fair compensation for your loss. Plaintiffs in wrongful death lawsuits may be entitled to receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of future income and benefits
  • Loss of future inheritance
  • Loss of parental guidance (if decedent has minor children)
  • Loss of spousal companionship, protection and care
  • Grief, sorrow and mental suffering of surviving spouse and next of kin
  • Pain and suffering of the decedent prior to death
  • Punitive damages (if defendant’s actions were intentional)

In some cases, punitive damages may also be assessed against the defendant. Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer and deter future misconduct. Typically, punitive damages are only awarded when the action of the defendant was intentional or grossly negligent.

Time Is Of the Essence

If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights. Wrongful death claims must be filed within the applicable statute of limitations, which varies depending on the jurisdiction and underlying cause of action. Moreover, wrongful death lawsuits are complex and require a significant amount of evidence so it is important to begin a comprehensive investigation and legal analysis as soon as possible.

At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our Chicago wrongful death attorneys are committed to getting our clients maximum financial compensation following the death of a loved one. We offer contingent fee arrangements, so you don’t pay legal fees unless you obtain financial compensation.

Contact the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. at (312) 346-8990 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Chicago wrongful death lawyers.