Illinois wrongful death lawyers protecting assets for more than 65 years
Losing a loved one is a devastating and overwhelming experience. And if your loved one died as a result of the negligence of another party, you are probably facing many emotions: grief, anger, frustration, stress, and fear about the future. Illinois wrongful death law is designed to compensate survivors for the financial and emotional injuries they suffered as the result of the death of a loved one.
Who can recover damages?
A wrongful death suit may be brought in a case where a person dies due to the negligence of another person or entity. Illinois wrongful death law is designed to provide compensation for the next of kin of the deceased person. Depending on the case, this may include the spouse, children, or parents of the decedent. The amount awarded to each beneficiary is determined by the nature and extent of their relationship with the decedent.
Types of damages a Chicago wrongful death law firm can help you recover
In addition to the emotional devastation it causes, a death in the family can be a tremendous financial burden. Wrongful death law provides compensation to families for the financial injuries they suffered and may suffer in the future, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral bills
- Lost income
- Lost benefits
In addition to economic damages, families may recover for non-economic injuries, including the following:
- Loss of companionship
- Grief, sorrow, and mental suffering
Translating these emotional and economic injuries into concrete financial figures is not an easy task. It is important to consult experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyers for help in determining what types of damages your family may be entitled to recover.
A grieving family may feel pressure or stress to settle for less than they deserve. This is why you need an advocate who can fight for the future financial security of your family, as well as compensation for the grief you suffered as the result of your loss. Phillips Law Offices offer passionate and persistent advocacy for all of our clients. Our Chicago wrongful death attorneys can assist you with the difficult legal process and fight for all the damages you are entitled to receive.
Helping families in Illinois with their wrongful death claims for over 65 years
Survivors have enough to handle without worrying about whether they’ll receive their benefits. As experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyers, Phillips Law Offices offers quality and comprehensive legal services to families throughout Illinois. Call (312) 346-4262, or contact us online today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys about your case.