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Wrongful Death

Lake County Wrongful Death Attorney

Injury Lawyer Representing Surviving Family Members in Wrongful Death Cases in Grayslake and Waukegan

Waukegan Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a family member is always painful, especially when the death is untimely and unexpected. When you lose a loved one because of the actions or negligence of someone else, the situation can be almost unbearable. If your spouse, child, or another member of your family was the victim of a fatal accident, it is understandable that you would be confused and uncertain about your future. At The Law Office of Brian M. Laughlin, PC, our compassionate team is equipped to help you explore your options and decide whether pursuing a wrongful death claim is the best course of action to help your family move forward.

Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Gurnee and Libertyville

Illinois law allows a wrongful death action to be filed on behalf of and for the benefit of the surviving spouse and next of kin of the deceased person. The goal of a wrongful death action is to help offset some of the financial and personal difficulties the family has and will experience as a result of the person's death.

Attorney Brian M. Laughlin knows that money will not bring your loved one back or make everything okay again. There is no way to put a dollar value on the impact a person has on his or her family. However, the financial compensation that may be available through a wrongful death claim can ease the burden on surviving loved ones and allow them to start to heal.

A wrongful death lawsuit could allow you and your family to collect damages for:

  • Loss of support: This includes the loss of your loved one's financial contributions to the family such as future wages.
  • Loss of consortium: This includes the loss of companionship, guidance, emotional stability, and other intangible considerations; and
  • Grief, sorrow, and mental suffering: This includes compensation for your family's psychological and emotional struggles in the wake of the death.

Proving a Wrongful Death Case in Illinois

At The Law Office of Brian M. Laughlin, PC, we understand that proving responsibility for a wrongful death is the first step in obtaining compensation. Doing so requires a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of the death. When you choose our firm, we will go right to work on finding out what happened and determining which party or parties are to blame. From there, we will build a case designed to hold the culpable parties accountable for their negligence and to help your family rebuild your lives.

The time after the death of a loved one is an especially difficult one, and insurance companies may look to take advantage of you. Mr. Laughlin is familiar with the tricks that insurance companies often use, and he will not be fooled or intimidated. He will help you establish your criteria for a fair settlement, and if one cannot be reached, he is fully prepared to take your case into the courtroom.

Call 847-752-8537 Today

Before you speak with an insurance company, contact our office. Call 847-752-8537 to schedule a free consultation today. There are no fees unless you collect, so there is no risk to you. Our firm serves families in Grayslake, Waukegan, Libertyville, Gurnee, Round Lake, Mundelein, and throughout Lake County and surrounding areas.

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