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Cook County Wrongful Death Lawyer

South Side of Chicago wrongful death lawsuit attorney

Attorney for Fatal Car Accidents and Nursing Home Injuries in Chicago and Hyde Park

A personal injury can be devastating for a victim and their family, resulting in physical and emotional pain and financial hardship. In the worst cases, a person may be killed because of someone else's negligence or intentional actions, and their family members may struggle to recover from the loss of their loved one. In these types of cases, it is important to understand your options for pursuing compensation through a wrongful death claim.

The Law Offices of David A. Kadzai, LLC provides dedicated legal representation to those who have lost loved ones due to others' negligence. Attorney David Kadzai has over 10 years of legal experience, and he is prepared to advocate for your family's interests and ensure that the person, organization, or company that caused your loved one's death is held responsible.

Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

There are a wide variety of situations in which a person may be wrongfully killed because of someone else's actions. For example, car accident victims may suffer fatal injuries, an elderly loved one may die due to nursing home abuse or neglect, or a patient may lose their life because of medical malpractice. In these cases, the deceased person's surviving family members may pursue compensation from the person or parties responsible for their loved one's death.

While no amount of money can bring back a deceased loved one, the compensation awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit can help address some of the losses experienced by a family. These may include:

  • Medical costs - A person may have required extensive medical care prior to their death, and the costs of this treatment can be a significant burden for their family. These expenses may include the costs of emergency medical treatment, hospitalization, surgery, medication, and end-of-life care.
  • Loss of income - If the deceased person provided some or all of a family's income, their death may cause their family members to be unable to meet their ongoing needs, including paying for food, housing, or transportation. A wrongful death claim may allow a family to recover the income their loved one would have earned throughout the rest of their working life, as well as other benefits they would have provided for the family, such as medical insurance or retirement benefits.
  • Loss of companionship - Family members may be able to seek compensation for the loss of the loving relationship they would have had with the deceased. For example, a parent may have provided educational instruction, caretaking services, or assistance with school activities.
  • Grief, sorrow, and mental anguish - Even though it may be hard to place a monetary value on the emotional pain that family members experience when their loved one dies, a jury may award a reasonable amount of compensation to address psychological harm. Compensation may also cover the costs of ongoing therapy or psychiatric treatment.
  • Funeral and burial costs - The expenses related to holding a memorial service, purchasing a casket, and burying a family member can be several thousand dollars or more. A wrongful death claim can ensure that these costs do not affect a family's ability to meet their ongoing financial needs.

Contact a Harvey Wrongful Death Attorney

If a person or company acted negligently and caused your loved one's death, you should be sure to understand your options for pursuing compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Attorney David Kadzai can provide you with the legal help you need during this difficult time, and he will work to make sure the negligent party or parties are held responsible for the harm done to your family. Contact our office at 312-229-0050 to schedule your free consultation. We will not collect any legal fees unless we win your case. We assist with wrongful death cases throughout Cook County and Chicago's south side, including Hyde Park, Burbank, Jackson Park, Oak Lawn, Calumet City, Merrionette Park, Harvey, Robbins, Dolton, Riverdale, Evergreen Park, Dixmoor, Calumet Heights, and Burnham.

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