Learning that a loved one has been killed in a car accident is devastating. At a time like this, families need time to mourn. Unfortunately, you may be dealing with pressing insurance and financial issues related to the death.
At Cavanagh Law Group, our lawyers can provide the support and advice you need following the loss of a family member in a fatal car accident. If the accident was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation in wrongful death actions for families in Chicago and throughout Illinois.
Lose a family member in a fatal car accident? Contact our attorneys today for a free case evaluation.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Illinois?
In Illinois, the personal representative of the deceased individual's estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Our lawyers can assist you in the process of naming a personal representative. Compensation received from the lawsuit is shared by the surviving spouse and the next of kin of the deceased person.
Family members can recover damages for:
- Medical bills incurred prior to death
- Funeral expenses
- Future earnings
- Personal services rendered by the decedent around the home
- Care of children
- Spousal services
- Punitive damages
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance for a minor child
Our lawyers have obtained record settlements in fatal auto accident cases, including $6.3 million for family members of a passenger who was killed in a two-vehicle crash.
Contact Our Cook County Wrongful Death Attorneys
For more information, contact our fatal car accident attorneys in Chicago at 312-425-1900 or by email.