Illinois Fatal Car Accident Lawyer
Fault in fatal accidents can be difficult to establish. How do you prove liability when the other party says the accident was the fault of your deceased family member? At the law firm of Steinberg Goodman & Kalish, our lawyers often use accident reconstruction experts to get at the truth.
Our law firm has decades of experience representing family members of fatal accident victims in Chicago and throughout Illinois. By carefully investigating every aspect of your loved one’s accident, we can hold the negligent party accountable for your loss.
Was your family member killed in an auto accident? Contact Steinberg Goodman & Kalish to schedule a free consultation.
Family Members Are Entitled to Compensation
When someone dies in an accident as the result of another party’s negligence, the death is considered wrongful. Even if the negligence does not rise to the level of criminal wrongdoing, eligible family members can seek compensation in civil court for damages such as loss of future earnings and benefits, pain and suffering incurred prior to death, medical expenses incurred prior to death, funeral expenses, loss of companionship, loss of services and parental guidance for a child. In cases of extreme negligence, such as drunk driving, courts may award punitive damages.
The following family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim:
- Spouse and children
- If there is no spouse or children, then parents or brothers and sisters may be eligible
Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to determine if you are eligible.
Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you have questions regarding wrongful death in auto accidents, schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish. We will examine your situation and provide an honest case evaluation. Call us at (312) 782-1386 or contact us by completing our online form.