Wrongful Death

Schaumburg, Illinois Wrongful Death Attorneys

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Representing Families in Palatine, Wheaton, Hoffman Estates, and the Chicago Area

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 130,557 unintentional and unexpected deaths were reported in the United States in 2013, and many more may have been undocumented. When an individual is suddenly killed in an accident or incident, family members are often left without a sense of closure and wanting justice for their loved one. In addition, in many situations, family members may be left with a substantial financial burden due to the costs of the injury and death, as well as losing any contributions their loved one made to the household.

The Illinois Wrongful Death Act provides certain family members who lose loved ones in preventable accidents the right to seek financial recovery for their loss. While money will not heal emotional wounds of a loss, it can help families to move forward without as much financial stress and with a sense of justice. Therman & Roach, Attorneys at Law, regularly and successfully helps surviving family members seek compensation for wrongful death.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death occurs when the passing results from another person or party's negligent or intentional acts. Some common causes of wrongful death include the following:

It is important to realize that wrongful death can happen in many different ways and the above are only a few examples. If your loved one passed away and you believe another person may have been at fault, you should always discuss your options with an attorney who has experience handling wrongful death claims in Illinois.

Standing Up for the Rights of Surviving Family Members

Illinois law requires the personal representative of the estate of the deceased individual to file the wrongful death claim. If no personal representative was appointed, the court can decide who should serve in this role. The court will then distribute the proceeds of the claim to the spouse, children, parents, or other relatives of the deceased, depending on the circumstances. Proceeds can include fair and just compensation for the following and more:

  • Burial and funeral costs
  • Loss of financial contributions
  • Loss of companionship and care
  • Mental suffering, including trauma, sorrow, and grief

Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers

Illinois law only gives you a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death claim, so you should consult with Therman & Roach, Attorneys at Law, for a free case evaluation as soon as possible. We serve clients throughout the Chicagoland area, including Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, and throughout the northwest Chicago suburbs. Contact us online or call 847-525-4008 today.

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