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It is very devastating when a loved one dies from the reckless actions or wrongdoings of another. Chicago Wrongful death cases arise in many different ways, including: automobile accidents, medical malpractice, crime, work site accidents, and slip and fall accidents.

Unlike a personal injury case, where the injured person is the plaintiff, a wrongful death case is brought by the family members for their tragic loss as a result of the death of their loved one caused by another’s wrongful actions.

I can help you determine which family members are authorized to bring a Chicago wrongful death lawsuit.

Chicago Wrongful Death Attorney

Two potential claims

In Illinois, there are two potential claims one can file after a wrongful death.

Survival Act: the estate of the person who died can bring a claim against the negligent wrongdoer for the benefit of the estate.

Wrongful Death Act: family members of the person that died can bring a claim against the negligent wrongdoer for the benefit of the family members.

Chicago Wrongful Death Attorney

Compensation for the loss after a wrongful death

My goal is to get compensation to the family members for the loss of a loved one whom is eligible under the law. I understand that I cannot erase the pain of losing a loved one, but I can help with the financial burdens after such a loss.

Compensation is available for many different aspects of losing a loved one:

-Loss of companionship, sorrow, mental anguish, comfort, and guidance

-Expected loss in income of the person who died

-Expected loss of service, protection, care, and assistance the person who died provided to the family members

-Expenses for the care, treatment, and hospitalization of the person who died related to the injury resulting in death

At my law firm, we understand that a wrongful death is a profoundly tragic event. The families of the decedent are left with extremely difficult emotional and financial losses. No amount of money can ever replace the love and support of a family member, but a wrongful death claim can assist in easing the financial burden imposed by the decedent’s loss.

Chicago Wrongful Death Attorney


Following the loss of a loved one, the thought of filing a lawsuit may seem overwhelming. We are fully aware of the stress and emotion associated with these claims. We are sensitive to the needs of the surviving family members and provide support and guidance at every step in the process. My law firm will diligently pursue all available means of compensation for those affected by a wrongful death.

I can protect your claim if your loved one died from the negligent or reckless actions of another while you are grieving.

Time is of the essence. The longer you wait, the more evidence disappears, memories fade, and witnesses move on – to say nothing of the statute of limitations. Don’t delay and call us now so that we can get started on your case.

Call me today at 312-375-6524 for a free consultation.

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"There are all kinds of reasons why you might need a lawyer at some point(s) in your life. Whatever the reason, what you want is someone that understands you, advises you properly (hey, our emotions can override our intellect), works hard on your behalf and is willing to go the distance. Phil Berenz is just this kind of lawyer. I had a situation where I needed the assistance of a lawyer and fortunately he was recommended to me. Phil can walk that delicate line of completely understanding --feeling your pain--to giving you the best advice based on his experience. Some lawyers may tell you what you want to hear to run up your fees. Not Phil.
He's a top-notch negotiator and has the patience to build relationships with the opposing side to gain the best benefit for the client. He is very skillful at understanding the psyche of the other parties.
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