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The Support You Need To File A Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one in an accident or due to someone else’s negligence is devastating. However, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. Both businesses and individuals can be held financially responsible for deaths that occur because of negligence or reckless actions on their part. Our wrongful death lawyers have over 55 years of experience helping loved ones and surviving family members hold responsible parties accountable in the Chicago area.

You can trust us to put our years of experience and local connections to work for you. At the Orzoff Law Offices, our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys work with investigators, design engineers, accident reconstructionists and other experts to expose negligence that leads to fatalities. We identify safety issues ignored by manufacturers, employers and others guilty of endangering the public.

Holding The Responsible Parties Accountable For Your Loss

When families come to us, they want more than anything to understand how the tragic incident that caused the death of their loved one could have happened. In the case of medical malpractice, in particular, the family may be unsure if there was any fault. At Orzoff Law Offices, our attorneys will thoroughly examine your case to help determine the cause of the accident and the at-fault parties.

Once our firm has been retained, we act immediately to assemble a team of experts to investigate:

  • In motor vehicle accident cases, we investigate the accident scene, interview witnesses and, when necessary, work with reconstruction experts.
  • In workplace accident cases, we look for violations in the duty of care toward employees, such as OSHA violations or a paper trail documenting known hazards.
  • In medical malpractice cases, we work with medical experts who understand that particular field of medicine to identify negligence and deviations from standards of care.

Regardless of what caused the accident and the death of your loved one, you can trust our attorneys to provide the support and guidance you need. While it’s common for those responsible for an accidental death to say it couldn’t be avoided, the law recognizes the idea of foreseeability. This means that an injury or death should have been seen as one potential consequence of negligent behavior. So even if a manufacturer of a poorly designed product, a bar that served a drunk patron or an employer who didn’t enforce OSHA safety requirements did not directly cause a death, they can still be held legally responsible because their indirect action (or inaction) resulted in death.

Recovering Compensation For Your Loss

The loss of your loved one is truly a loss beyond all monetary value, but a monetary settlement is all that the law is able to provide. Every life lost has value, whether the person was the family breadwinner killed in a workplace accident, a newborn lost to a birth injury or a senior citizen killed in a bus crash.

Immediate family members, spouses, children and parents may seek financial compensation to cover the following:

  • The cost of predeath medical care
  • Funeral costs
  • Lost wages, including future lost wages for workers
  • The value of services that person provided to the family, which can be quite valuable in the case of a homemaker
  • The value of companionship and parental guidance

Every case and accident is unique. We will examine all the evidence and consider all possible damages you can file a claim for.

Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Today

Wrongful death cases demand careful investigation. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact Orzoff Law Offices by calling 847-780-2356 or by filling out our online contact form. We offer legal services in Spanish, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.

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