Chicago Wrongful Death Attorney
Experiencing the death of a loved one is an unfortunate and devastating event, especially if the death was due to the negligence of an individual or company. Chicago Wrongful Death Lawyer, Michael Cushing, understands the importance of receiving justice for the loss of your loved one. Our goal is to work with you in a personal and professional manner that will ultimately result in justice being served. No amount of money can compensate for the loss of your loved one, but we will work with you to receive the maximum amount of compensation.
Filing for Wrongful Death in Chicago
A wrongful death suit can be filed by surviving beneficiaries of the deceased, including the victim’s spouse, children, or a close relative. Claims are filed in accordance to Illinois statutes which vary from case to case. It is common practice that a wrongful death claim be filed within two years of the victim’s time of death. If you are unsure about whether or not you can file a wrongful death suit, consult with a wrongful death attorney in Chicago.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
We understand that grieving is one of the hardest things an individual has to go through. If you are grieving because an individual was negligent, and it resulted in the wrongful death of your loved one, you deserve closure. Chicago Wrongful Death Lawyers at The Cushing Law Offices are here to help you receive justice, and fair compensation.
Common wrongful death claims occur because of the following:
Vehicle, Motorcycle, Truck, or Pedestrian Accidents
Vehicle accidents are both common and dangerous on Chicago roads. They can result in a wrongful death for multiple reasons. An individual may be killed because of the strong impact of a truck, or large vehicle, or a vehicle malfunction. In the event of a vehicle malfunction, it is the responsibility of an automobile company to guarantee every feature of a vehicle is functioning safely and properly.
Motorcycle and pedestrian accidents are extremely dangerous because these types of individuals do not have the same amount of protection as a driver in a vehicle. Their bodies are exposed and highly susceptible to injury on impact, that can ultimately lead to death.
Medical Malpractices or Medication Errors
Hospitals and emergency rooms are often times very busy, and very hectic. Your health is in the hands of another individual that may be under a great amount of stress due to the chaotic environment. They may be quick to diagnosis and act, especially in the operating room.
A wrongful death claim can be filed if a medical practitioner was negligent, made surgical errors, improperly diagnosed a patient, or discharged a patient too early. If a physician improperly prescribed medication to an individual that resulted in their death, a wrongful death suit can also be filed.
It is the responsibility of a manufacturer or company to properly state the potential dangers of a product, and to ensure that it works safely as stated and required. If a product is not held to its legal obligations, it can become very dangerous leading to serious injury or death.
It is an employer’s responsibility to maintain a safe working environment for all employees. If the professional negligence of an employer resulted in the wrongful death of your loved one, we will work with you to receive the justice your loved one and your family deserve.
We have brought wrongful death claims arising in the following circumstances:
- Automobile Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Falls
- Day Care Negligence
- Pharmaceutical Defects
- Medical/Professional Negligence
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Construction Accidents
Contact a Chicago Wrongful Death Attorney
If a family member has died as the result of someone’s negligence please contact one of our experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers in Chicago today for a free consultation to evaluate your case. It will cost you nothing to speak with or meet with a lawyer to see if you have a case. If we take your case, we only get paid if we win.