Wrongful Death Attorneys in Chicago
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After a sudden death, our clients are often faced with difficult decisions. Not only are you mourning the loss of a loved one, but you may be faced with complicated legal circumstances as well. Any death is a difficult event to handle. When that death was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another, it becomes even more overwhelming to deal with.
Our Chicago wrongful death lawyers at McNabola & Associates, LLC are passionate about providing clients with the representation they need to obtain just compensation in the event of a wrongful death. Our team is thorough, detailed, and compassionate. We are here to fully support you and your loved ones in this difficult time. With more than two decades of legal experience behind us, we are more than capable of handling the legal aspects of your situation. In fact, our founding attorney, Ted McNabola, has a 97% success rate in cases he’s taken and a 90% success rate in contested trials.
Schedule a free consultation with our firm today. Contact us at (312) 888-8700 to learn more about your legal options!
The Statute of Limitations
In Illinois, there is a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims. The two years begins at the date of the death. However, if fraudulent concealment is a factor, the statute of limitations is increased to five years. Failing to file your claim within the statute of limitations means you will not be able to recover damages.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois?
Illinois law restricts who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. In most cases, only surviving spouses, children, and parents of the deceased can file a lawsuit. Those rights can be extended to other family members under certain circumstances.
Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims
Although nothing could ever “compensate” for the loss of a loved one, legal compensation can help secure your future. In many cases, a death can leave the survivors in a financially difficult situation, especially if the deceased was the main source of income for the family.
Compensation in a wrongful death claim can cover:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical bills
- Loss of future income
- Loss of companionship
If the death was caused by an especially negligent or reckless act, punitive damages may be awarded as well. McNabola & Associates, LLC will fight for every avenue of compensation possible in your pursuit of justice. Let us support you through this time and guide you through your circumstances.
Pursue a secure future with the help of our Chicago wrongful death attorneys. Call (312) 888-8700 today to begin a free case evaluation.