Representing the Families of the Deceased in Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful death lawsuits are legal claims brought by the family of a deceased victim of negligence, whether personal injury, product liability, or medical malpractice. Wrongful death lawsuits involve complex legal issues of liability and damages. If you have lost a loved one in a catastrophic accident or as a result of medical malpractice, it is highly recommended that you consult with a knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death attorney.
The Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Cogan & Power, P.C. focus on accident and injury law, representing the families of deceased victims of negligence, including medical malpractice, or intentional misconduct. If you have lost a loved one in a catastrophic accident or as the result of negligence, contact the Chicago wrongful death lawyers at Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible wrongful death claim.
Multi-Million Dollar Results in Wrongful Death Cases
At Cogan & Power, our Chicago wrongful death attorneys represent clients in wrongful death cases arising out of a number of scenarios, including:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Explosion Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Product Liability
- Construction accidents
- Dangerous and defective products
As a result of our vast experience, we have obtained numerous substantial verdicts and settlements in wrongful death cases, including the following:
- A $13 million settlement in a commercial trucking accident.
- An $11.4 million verdict in a medical malpractice case involving surgical malpractice and product liability claims.
- A $6.8 million verdict in an auto accident case.
- A $2.9 million verdict for the surviving family of a one-year-old baby who died of birth injuries.
- A $2.6 million verdict for the surviving family of a 14-year-old girl who was misdiagnosed and died during surgery.
Types of Wrongful Death Damages
Wrongful death lawsuits involve a number of complex legal issues. The plaintiff must first prove that the defendant is liable for the decedent’s death as a result of negligent or intentional wrongdoing. Once liability is assessed, there are often complex legal issues regarding the appropriate level of compensation that should be awarded as damages.
The plaintiff in a wrongful death action may be entitled to receive compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future income and benefits
- Loss of future inheritance
- Loss of parental guidance (if decedent has minor children)
- Loss of spousal companionship, protection and care
- Grief, sorrow and mental suffering of surviving spouse and next of kin
- Pain and suffering of the decedent prior to death
- Punitive damages (if defendant’s actions were intentional)
Act Quickly to Protect Your Rights
Wrongful death lawsuits have strict time limitations (called statutes of limitations) governing when a lawsuit can be filed. Accordingly, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights. By enlisting the help of an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney, you can promptly begin the legal analysis, factual investigation, and document preparation necessary to bring a successful wrongful death action.
The Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Cogan & Power have the skill, knowledge, and experience to assess any potential wrongful death cause of action. Moreover, our vast experience litigating wrongful death actions allows us to analyze the potential damages to which you may be entitled.
Do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to discuss a possible wrongful death claim and learn more about the types of damages to which you may be entitled. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.