A wrongful death is one of the most tragic and infuriating injuries a person and those left behind can suffer. A wrongful death happens when the “wrongful” conduct of a person or entity results in the death of another person, which should have been prevented. A wrongful death can occur in any area of personal injury law, from a motor vehicle accident to a defective medical device to a construction accident.

At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., we empathize with our clients whose family member has suffered a wrongful death. While no amount of money can bring that person back, by winning you the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of companionship, our Chicago wrongful death lawyers can ease the financial burdens so your family can grieve.

Family Members File Suit

Because the person injured is no longer living, the family members of the deceased file a wrongful death lawsuit. Those who may file are entitled to monetary damages as a result of that person’s death, such as the victim’s:

  • Children
  • Surviving spouse
  • Beneficiaries
  • Dependents

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

While there are a number of accidents and incidents that can result in a wrongful death, the more common include:

Motor vehicle accidents: these include fatal car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, four-wheeler accidents and go-cart accidents resulting from another driver’s negligence.

Defective products: defective motor vehicle parts and faulty household items and children’s toys can be fatal if they malfunction or lack the appropriate warnings.

Pool accidents: these include drowning deaths or fatal slip and fall accidents that often result from improper supervision or a lack of warning signs.

Workplace accidents: a wrongful death can occur on the job, and may be the result of cancer by toxic exposure or a tragic event such as a construction site accident.

Bicycle accidents: these are common along shoulders and intersections when other drivers fail to yield or do share the road with cyclists.

Animal bites: dog bites and attacks from other animals, especially when children are the victims, can result in death.

Nursing home abuse: when elderly residents are neglected or abused, the results can be an untimely death.

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