Chicago Lawyers Representing the Families of Those Killed in Fatal Auto Accidents
Fatal car accidents happen in Illinois all too often. In fact, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 956 people died in fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2012 alone and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that, in 2011, there were 29,757 fatal car crashes nationwide.
The Chicago fatal auto accident attorneys at Cogan & Power, P.C. have considerable experience representing clients in wrongful death lawsuits, including fatal auto accidents, fatal trucking accidents, fatal bus accidents, and fatal taxicab accidents. As a result of our comprehensive legal representation, extensive litigation experience, and considerable accident and injury knowledge, we have obtained numerous notable verdicts and settlements for our clients, including $6.8 million for a 24 year-old-man who was killed on an Illinois expressway in a collision with a commercial motor vehicle.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, contact the Chicago wrongful death lawyers at Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible wrongful death claim.
Legal Claims following Fatal Car Accident
If you lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident, you may be able to recover compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. The plaintiff must first prove that the defendant is liable for the decedent’s death as a result of negligent or intentional wrongdoing. Once liability is established, there are often complex legal issues regarding the appropriate level of compensation that should be awarded as damages.
Wrongful death damages can include compensation for the following:
- Medical bills incurred by the decedent prior to death
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of the decedent’s future income
- Loss of the decedent’s benefits (pension, health insurance, etc.)
- Loss of future inheritance
- Loss of parental guidance if the decedent has surviving minor children
- Loss of spousal companionship, protection and care if the decedent was married
- Pain and suffering of the survivors due to the trauma of losing a loved one
- Pain and suffering of the decedent if an injury preceded the death
- Punitive damages if the defendant’s actions were intentional, malicious or particularly egregious
- Loss of normal life
Get the Dedicated and Skilled Legal Help You Need
We understand that no amount of compensation can bring your loved one back, but money damages can help ease the financial burden of the untimely death of a loved one. At Cogan & Power, we pride ourselves on the dedication, skill, and commitment that we provide to each and every client. We are personally invested in our clients’ overall wellbeing and, as a result, we have developed lasting friendships with many of our former clients. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you.
As a result of our comprehensive legal representation, extensive litigation experience, and considerable accident and injury knowledge, we have obtained numerous substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients, including $6.8 million for a 24 year-old man who was killed on an Illinois expressway in a collision with a commercial motor vehicle.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to discuss a possible wrongful death claim and learn more about the types of damages to which you may be entitled. Because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.