Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

When a family member dies after suffering serious injuries in an accident, you can be left to deal with medical bills, funeral expenses and insurance issues. Contact me, Chicago wrongful death lawyer Valerie Leopold, for information about your legal rights and your options.

At Leopold & Associates, we help families seek compensation after losing a loved one in a negligent accident. Besides gaining compensation through a wrongful death claim, it may be possible to file a survival action for the accident-related injuries and medical costs. Contact my law office at (312) 781-6212 to schedule a free consultation.

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Families that have lost a loved one in an accident caused by reckless or negligent behavior or medical malpractice can seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. Compensation may be available for medical costs, funeral costs, loss of companionship, and other damages.

What Is a Survival Action?

When an individual is hospitalized after an accident and later dies, the medical bills don't go away. Through a survival action, families can seek compensation for injuries and hospitalization costs incurred while the victim was still alive. Often, the person filing a survival action is the administrator of the deceased's estate. Compensation may be sought for the deceased's pain and suffering, medical costs, and other expenses.

What Compensation Am I Eligible For?

If you have lost a loved one due to another party's negligence, we can help you seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. If your loved one remained alive for a period of time after the accident but later passed away, you may be eligible for additional compensation through a survival action. At Leopold & Associates, we can help you determine your options for seeking compensation after losing a loved one in an accident.

Contact Us After the Fatal Accident of a Loved One

To schedule a free initial consultation in our Chicago law office, please contact me, Chicago wrongful death lawyer Valerie Leopold, online or call (312) 781-6212.