Assertive and Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorneys Serving Chicago Families

A legal team that understands the needs of you and your loved ones

There are few experiences more painful than losing a family member or close friend, especially if that person’s death was the result of someone’s negligence. If you need to pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim, meet with a skilled Chicago lawyer at Michael T. Friedman & Associates right away. We understand just how difficult it is to deal with a loved one’s death, and we try to relieve your stress by delivering an unparalleled level of personal attention and sound legal guidance. To work with a lawyer who works to ease your concerns at every step in the process, call on us.

Understanding wrongful death claims

A wrongful death lawsuit may stem from a variety of circumstances, including auto accidents, truck accidents, head injuries, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, animal attacks and defective products, among many others. After a loved one has passed away due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, the deceased individual’s survivors may file a wrongful death claim. The individuals eligible to do so are the following:

  • Immediate family: In most situations, it is up to the deceased individual’s close family members — such as parents, spouses and children (including adopted kids) — to move forward with a lawsuit.
  • Life partners: If the person who died was not married, that individual’s domestic or life partner may be able to seek damages through a wrongful death claim. This includes putative spouses who may have reasonably believed that the two were married before the death occurred, even if they actually were not.
  • Financial dependents: People who will suffer significant financial hardships due to the death of a loved one may also file a wrongful death lawsuit, seeking damages for lost care and support. This is true even if they were not related to the victim by marriage or blood.

In Illinois, the statute of limitations for bringing a wrongful death claim is generally two years, (with certain shorter exceptions) so you must act relatively quickly to seek the compensation your family needs and deserves after a devastating accident. We have years of experience handling these types of lawsuits, negotiating with insurance companies and taking your case to court if needed. We bring the compassion and personal attention you need during this incredibly difficult time.

Work with an experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyer

If your family is dealing with the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, call on a skilled attorney at Michael T. Friedman & Associates, based in Chicago. We take cases on a contingency basis, so you pay no attorney’s fees unless you recover compensation in your case. For a free initial consultation, please call 312-339-8816 or contact us online today