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Will County Wrongful Death Lawyer

Lockport fatal injury lawyer

Attorney Helping Family Members Address a Loved One's Death in Joliet, Plainfield, and Naperville

There are many different types of situations where someone may suffer a personal injury because of someone else's negligence. In the worst cases, these incidents may cause a person to be killed. Following a person's death, their family members may struggle with grief and emotional trauma, and they may experience a variety of financial difficulties as well. Fortunately, family members may receive financial compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit, and to ensure success, they will need to secure representation from a lawyer who can provide them with experienced and dedicated legal help.

Attorney Michael J. Lichner has more than a decade of legal experience, and he has helped clients address many different types of serious and fatal injuries. He has recovered millions of dollars for injury victims through jury verdicts and out-of-court settlements. Our team has extensive resources to ensure that we can investigate and prosecute a case successfully, and we are prepared to handle cases involving major insurance companies, large corporations, and other complex factors.

Damages Available to Family Members in Wrongful Death Cases

Those who have lost a loved one can take legal action to pursue financial compensation from the person or organization that caused their family member's death. There are multiple different types of damages that family members can receive, including:

  • Lost income - A family can be put in a difficult financial position if the deceased person was a primary income earner. To address these concerns, family members may receive compensation for the wages that their loved one would have been able to earn during the remainder of their natural lifetime. Compensation may also address the loss of other benefits, including employer-provided medical insurance plans or retirement savings.
  • Medical expenses - If a person received emergency medical treatment before their death, was hospitalized, or underwent surgery or received other forms of medical care, their loved ones may struggle to cover these costs. Family members can pursue compensation for all medical expenses related to the injury that led to their loved one's death.
  • Funeral and burial costs - Family members can receive compensation for the expenses related to memorial services and the disposition of a person's remains.
  • Loss of companionship and society - The premature loss of a loved one will deprive their family members of the love and companionship they would have received from the deceased person. Family members may receive compensation for the loss of the services a person performed in their home, the instruction and care provided while raising children, and the emotional support they would have offered to their spouse.
  • Pain and suffering and emotional trauma - Compensation may address the physical and emotional pain a person experienced after being injured and before their death. Family members may also receive compensation for the grief and sorrow they have suffered because of the death of their loved one.
  • Punitive damages - If a person was killed because of gross negligence, such as in a car crash that was caused by a drunk driver, these types of damages may be ordered as a form of punishment.

Contact Our Mokena Wrongful Death Attorney

If your loved one has been killed because of someone else's negligence or intentional actions, Michael J. Lichner - Will County Personal Injury Lawyer - can help you pursue a wrongful death claim that will address the losses you have experienced, ensuring that you will have the financial resources to meet your ongoing needs. To set up a complimentary consultation, contact us at 815-730-1977. We prosecute wrongful death cases in Will County and the surrounding areas, including but not limited to Romeoville, Mokena, Homer Glen, Joliet, Frankfort, Shorewood, New Lenox, Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, and Lockport. We also proudly provide services to clients in Cook County, DuPage County, and other counties in the Northern Illinois region.

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