Assisting clients with Chicago wrongful death claims for more than 65 years
Losing a loved one is always a painful experience. That pain is amplified when someone dies needlessly because of the negligence of another party. If your loved one died as the result of the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. It takes a thorough Illinois wrongful death lawyer with expertise in wrongful death cases to look into all aspects of your case and help pursue a fair settlement.
How do I know if I am entitled to compensation?
Survivors may recover damages for several types of wrongful death cases. Some examples include the following:
Whether there is enough evidence to prove the death was the direct result of negligence depends on the specifics of the case. Our experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyers will evaluate all the evidence to determine whether and how to proceed. This may involve consulting medical experts, finding and interviewing witnesses, or working with other specialists to reconstruct the accident.
How much can I expect to recover?
Many factors come into play when determining the losses a family suffers after the death of a loved one. The financial contributions that the individual made to the home and family and any medical bills or other expenses associated with the death of the individual are one component. Courts also award damages for the emotional suffering of the family. Translating these factors into concrete numbers is not easy. Experienced Chicago personal injury lawyers understand how to determine what amount of money is reasonable, and can help you get a fair settlement by taking all the relevant factors into consideration.
How do I know when to contact an attorney?
It is very important to act quickly when it comes to a wrongful death claim. In most instances, the statute of limitations on wrongful death claims in Illinois is two years, meaning in most cases the action must be filed no more than two years after the death occurred. There are important exceptions to this rule. However, evidence can be lost over time, so it is important to consult our Chicago wrongful death lawyers at the Phillips Law Officesas soon as possible.
Contact the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago for a free initial consultation
When it comes to wrongful death claims, time is of the essence. The Chicago wrongful death lawyers of Phillips Law Offices offer quality legal counsel to clients who wish to file a claim. for more information, call (312) 346-4262 or contact us online today for a free consultation with one of our lawyers about your case.
Steve came very highly recommended to me for representation in a wrongful death case. He was excellent to deal with, very helpful and professional. I would recommend Steve and his law office to any one in need of any type of legal representation.
We can’t say enough about Steve Phillips and everyone in his office!! His first priority was for our daughter and helping us make sure she had the best care. His second was for us, as parents, to help us be able to give her what she needed throughout her life. I will recommend Steve and his law office forever!!
I was given Mr. Phillips name by my new doctor (another very satisfied former client of his) after I told her that my case was turned down by 2 other VERY WELL KNOWN law firms because the case was too difficult and that no one would ever testify against the previous doctor who permanently injured me. I called, met with Mr. Phillips and some of his staff, and they were willing to handle the case. Through his and his firm’s hard work, we were able to recover a large sum. The money will never bring my health and condition back to where I was before the malpractice, but now at least I can afford to have live-in nursing care.
Mr. Phillips is #1 in my experience with a wrongful death auto accident case. He was compassionate, professional, patient and prompt in returning my calls to answer my questions in representing my family’s case. I would tell anyone who needs legal representation, that Mr. Phillips is TOP in his field to get the job done!!!!
I was in an auto accident. I received Mr. Phillips name from a friend of mine who is also a lawyer. He said that Mr. Phillips was one of the top lawyers in Chicago. I did some research on the internet and found out that everything my friend had said about him was true. Although my case was rather small compared to most of the cases that he normally handles, he treated me with the utmost respect. He was patient, listened to all my questions, provided answers and was very responsive whenever I called. I felt like I was a family member, the way he treated me. I was extremely pleased with the results of his work. I would HIGHLY recommend him to ANYONE who needs a personal injury lawyer!!!