Wrongful Death

After the loss of a loved one, the prospect of filing a wrongful death claim can be particularly difficult to deal with. The Chicago Law firm of Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, is made up of attorneys specializing in wrongful death cases who offer experienced representation for those coping with the shocking and painful aftermath of a wrongful death. We can provide much needed advice for clients hoping to recover emotional and monetary damages for the loss of someone close to them. Our office understands the complexity of each individual case, and will work one-on-one with clients to ensure that they will receive the damages that they are entitled to.

In the case of wrongful death, we can aid those experiencing loss of companionship, financial loss, and mental pain and suffering. In Illinois, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed if a loved one dies due to the fault of another person. This can be due to negligence, which may arise from auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, explosions, nursing home negligence, slips and falls, dangerous and defective products, medical malpractice or other circumstances.

In a wrongful death case family members may be permitted compensation for any medical bills, pain and suffering, and funeral costs that arise. One of the main purposes of filing a wrongful death suit is to lessen the financial stress of the family members of the deceased. Although no monetary compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one, it is the first step towards gaining justice after such a traumatic event. Additionally, family members may seek compensation for loss of future income and benefits, loss of future inheritance, loss of parental guidance, loss of spousal companionship, protection and care, grief, sorrow and mental suffering of surviving spouse and next of kin, and punitive damages (if defendant’s actions were intentional).

It is important that you hire experienced lawyers to handle your wrongful death claim. At the Chicago Law firm of Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, we will make sure your family is protected in the case of a wrongful death. Call us for a free consultation regarding your case.