Advantages of Representation from a Chicago Wrongful Death Lawyer
A Chicago wrongful death lawyer may be able to assist you if you have lost a loved one as the result of negligence or misconduct on the part of another person. A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit filed by the surviving family members of a person who died due to the negligence or intentional misconduct of another party.
To win a wrongful death case, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s actions (or lack of action) resulted in the decedent’s death and that the decedent’s death caused economic and non-economic damages to the surviving family members.
Depending on the jurisdiction, a wrongful death claim may be filed against an individual, a business, or a government entity. Common defendants in wrongful death cases include drunk drivers, careless medical professionals, and manufacturers of defective products. If successful, a wrongful death claim can result in awards for damages such as funeral and burial expenses, loss of earnings, and loss of companionship.
While it is possible to file such a claim without the help of a lawyer, there are several advantages to working with an experienced attorney. A lawyer can help to ensure that your claim is properly filed and that all deadlines are met. In addition, an attorney can help to gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. Furthermore, a lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel and will be prepared to take your case to court if necessary.
While no amount of money can bring back a lost loved one, a wrongful death claim can help surviving family members receive justice and compensation for their losses. Our Chicago wrongful death lawyer will assist family members of a loved one who has passed away. Schedule a confidential consultation with Shea Law Group now.