Representing Families of the Victims of Fatal Fire and Explosion Accidents in Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Explosions and fires cost hundreds of people their lives each year. Fires and explosions can occur in residential homes, as well as workplaces, with construction sites and factories among the most susceptible.
At Cogan & Power, our Chicago fire and explosion lawyers focus on representing family members of the victims of fatal fires, explosions, and other fatal accidents. Whether you have lost a loved one in an apartment or house fire, a natural gas explosion, a gas fireplace explosion, or a workplace explosion, we can help you pursue the applicable legal claims to get you the maximum financial recovery possible.
Contact the Chicago fatal explosion lawyers at Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible wrongful death claim.
Experience Handling a Variety of Legal Claims Involved in Fatal Fires or Explosions
As skilled Chicago wrongful death attorneys, we are able to analyze and assess the various legal claims that may be involved with your fire or explosion wrongful death lawsuit. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle fatal fire and explosion cases that involve the following legal claims:
We know the importance of a comprehensive factual investigation and a thorough legal analysis. Moreover, our experience in the courtroom and at the negotiating table allows us to effectively advocate on your behalf for the maximum recovery possible.
Types of Wrongful Death Damages
At Cogan & Power, our dedicated Chicago wrongful death attorneys understand that no amount of money can compensate you for the loss of a loved one. But we will work to protect your legal rights and seek a full and fair financial recovery on your behalf so that you can focus on the emotional healing process.
If you are successful in your fire or explosion wrongful death claim, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future income and benefits
- Loss of future inheritance
- Loss of parental guidance (if decedent has minor children)
- Loss of spousal companionship, protection and care
- Grief, sorrow and mental suffering of surviving spouse and next of kin
- Pain and suffering of the decedent prior to death
- Punitive damages (if defendant’s actions were intentional)
Act Quickly to Protect Your Rights
Wrongful death laws include strict time limitations (called statutes of limitations) governing when a lawsuit can be filed. Accordingly, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights. By enlisting the help of an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney like those at Cogan & Power, you can promptly begin the legal analysis, factual investigation, and document preparation necessary to bring a successful wrongful death action.
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. We take cases on a contingency basis, so you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.