Representing Families of the Victims of Fatal Car Accidents in Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Fatal car accidents are among the most common types of wrongful death lawsuits. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.
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.
What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal claim brought by the family of a deceased victim of negligence – whether the victim of a fatal auto accident, a personal injury accident, a dangerous or defective product, or medical malpractice. Wrongful death lawsuits involve complex legal issues of liability and damages. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident or as a result of medical malpractice, it is highly recommended that you consult with a knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death attorney like the Chicago fatal auto accident attorneys at Cogan & Power.
At Cogan & Power, our compassionate Chicago wrongful death attorneys understand that no amount of money can ease the pain that you are feeling following the death of a loved one. But receiving compensation after a fatal car accident can go a long way in helping pay bills and ease the financial burden that can follow the death of a loved one. We strive to obtain the maximum recovery possible for our clients, which might include the following compensation in a wrongful death action:
- 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)
How Can Cogan & Power Help?
The Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Cogan & Power have the skill, knowledge, and experience to comprehensively assess any potential wrongful death cause of action. At Cogan & Power, our Chicago fatal auto accident attorneys engage in a comprehensive factual investigation of the accident and a thorough legal analysis of all possible legal claims. Moreover, our vast experience litigating wrongful death actions allows us to analyze the potential damages to which you may be entitled. As a result of our vast experience, we have obtained several substantial verdicts and settlements in wrongful death cases, 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, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights, because wrongful death laws include strict time limitations (called statutes of limitations) governing when a lawsuit can be filed. The Chicago fatal auto accident attorneys at Cogan & Power work quickly to begin the legal analysis, factual investigation, and document preparation necessary to bring a successful wrongful death action.
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.