Wrongful Death Attorneys
Wrongful death cases allow families to seek compensation from a negligent party for the damages suffered after the loss of a loved one. In these difficult times, it is important to retain trusted legal counsel to guide you through the process of pursuing a wrongful death claim.
- Crash report
- Photos (scene and vehicles)
- Videos (red light cameras, surveillance videos
- Witness statements
- Cell phone records
- “Black Box” information
- Consult with leading experts in relevant fields, including accident reconstructionists, biomechanical engineers, physicians, etc.
- Examine the insurance policies and coverage applicable to the case
- Ensure documents are timely and correctly filed
- Negotiate with the insurance companies
- Argue your case in court and at trial
- Ensure the medical bills are paid
Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers
When a grieving family comes to us for information about legal rights after a fatal accident, one of the first questions is often, How do you place a dollar value on someones entire life? The answer is, we don’t. Our role, as wrongful death attorneys, is to get to know the deceased well enough that we can confidently expect a jury to understand the full value of this persons life — and what his or her death has cost the family.
True, there is often a purely economic aspect to a wrongful death lawsuit, especially when the deceased was the familys primary wage earner and one of the questions to be answered is, How much income has this family lost due to the fatal accident? The emotional losses associated with fatal accident cases are just as important and just as valuable, however. We do not presume to know what kind of value to place on a human life. Instead, we ask the surviving family members to tell their stories and describe their relationships with their loved one so that a jury can understand the major emotional impact the loss has had on the family.
Wrongful Death in Hospitals, on the Roads, and Elsewhere
A fatal accident can occur anywhere. The lawyers of Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, have the experience and the resources to counsel and represent families who have lost loved ones due to medical malpractice, a car accident, a trucking accident, or dangerous products.
Our group of attorneys comprises one of the most experienced teams of trial lawyers in all of Illinois outside Cook County. Over our 30-year history, we have tried to verdict more than 350 jury and non-jury cases lasting three days to six weeks, each. This is more cases than many lawyers will handle in a lifetime. We have successfully achieved multimillion dollar awards and settlements for our clients in wrongful death and personal injury claims, and we pride ourselves on our ethical and strategic approach to the practice of personal injury law.
Give Us the Burden of Finding Justice After a Fatal Accident
After the loss of a family member, you want to grieve and begin the healing process. You also may be tightly focused on seeking justice for the unfair loss. Allow us to take on the burden of seeking justice on your familys behalf, leaving you with more time to help your family move forward after tragedy. Contact Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, to consult with one of our lawyers.
We represent clients on a contingency basis. If we accept your case, you will pay no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation in your wrongful death claim.
Review past wrongful death claims our firm has handled: