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Wrongful Death

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Wrongful Death

When a family member is killed in an accident or due to professional malpractice, Illinois tort law allows the family of a deceased to pursue the responsible party for financial compensation. The wrongful death lawyers of Lucas & Cárdenas have decades of experience assisting clients in their efforts to hold those liable for their loved ones’ deaths for their negligence.

Lucas & Cárdenas Recovers Compensation When Loved Ones Are Killed Due to Negligence of Others

Our attorneys secured a $3 million settlement for the wrongful death of a 49-year-old woman with cancer who died due to a prescription error. In another matter, we settled a wrongful death lawsuit against an insurance company for the death of a single mother as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The insurance company claimed coverage of only $100,000, until Lucas & Cárdenas kept digging to uncover another policy for $1 million dollars that was not disclosed.

If you believe the death of your family member was due to the negligence of a person or company, we invite you contact our office for a free case review. All of our Illinois wrongful death cases are handled on a contingency fee basis where we only receive a legal fee when we are successful on your behalf.

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Before you can determine whether you have the grounds for a lawsuit, you need to understand what qualifies as wrongful death. Wrongful death is defined as any unintentional action or negligent behavior that results in the death of another person.

In order to win this type of lawsuit, the party initiating the case has the burden of establishing that the party they are suing acted negligently and that their negligence was the proximate cause of their loved one’s death.

Serving people in Chicago and surrounding areas, our wrongful death attorneys invest considerable time and effort when it comes to establishing negligence in these matters. We regularly work with some of the leading experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, work safety and medicine to establish that the party we are suing acted negligently.