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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.

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Real People, Real Stories

    “Thank you Ted for never giving up!!”
    Ted McNabola is an amazing attorney! He handled my mom’s case after she was hit by a car as a pedestrian. The difference between Ted and other attorneys is that he never gave up! It was a long process of 3 years but when other attorney’s would have given up just to make some money on the case, Ted refused to do so!! In the end he got my mother EVERYTHING she was asking for! Thank you Ted for never giving up!!!!
    - Kat J.
    “The Best Team to Ever Do It”
    I had the pleasure of working with Ted McNabola after a serious car accident that left me with a brain injury. From the first time we met, I knew I was in good hands. Ted was kind, patient, and understanding, and he went above and beyond to help me get the compensation I deserved for my medical bills, pain and suffering. Throughout the legal process, Ted was always available to answer my questions and provide guidance. He kept me informed every step of the way and fought tirelessly to ensure that my rights were protected. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, I was able to focus on my recovery and move on from the accident. If you're looking for a lawyer who truly cares about his clients and will fight for their rights, then I highly recommend Ted McNabola’s Team. He is a skilled professional and a kind and compassionate person who will go the extra mile for you. Thank you, Ted, and Tom for all that you did for me! I am forever thankful!
    - Sammy M
    “The process was easy and the communication was great.”
    “Edward W. McNabola, Esq was able to get me the most compensation allowed by the at fault driver.”
    - William J.
    “Ted and his team are intelligent, quick-working, and determined when it comes to fighting for their clients.”
    Working with Ted and his team has been wonderful throughout the duration of my case. I would absolutely recommend his services to anybody in need. Ted and his team are intelligent, quick-working, and determined when it comes to fighting for their clients. Very pleased to have worked with him.
    - Anthony S.
    “Smart, very knowledgeable and resourceful!”
    “Ted was personable and easy to work with but a bulldog when it came to fighting for us.”
    - Sherry G.
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    “From start to finish they did everything the right way.”
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    “Ted is personable and makes you feel like family.”
    Ted and his team are knowledgeable, thorough and experts in their field. On top of that, Ted is personable and makes you feel like family, which is a hard quality to find. Would highly recommend.
    - Kelsey I.

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