Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injury
A wrongful death claim can result from someone’s negligence, recklessness, or an intentional act. Wrongful death can arise from any type of case involving personal injury, such as car accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, products liability and premises liability.
The Victims of Wrongful Death
Family members that can bring a wrongful death claim include spouses, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews. When a family member is lost due to a fatal accident, the surviving family may suffer from a loss of income and can recover compensation. Victims can also recover compensation for the equally devastating loss of the companionship, guidance and support that family member provided.
Catastrophic injury cases that result in permanent disabilities often require victims to face high costs to increase the accessibility and usability of their homes. This often includes installing ramps, and making showers and tubs more accessible for bathing. They might also require vans, medical equipment like wheelchairs, and other special equipment needed for their injuries. Personal assistance may be required to help with cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, bathing, getting dressed, and other activities of daily living.
We work not only to obtain compensation for our clients, but also encourage companies and individuals to change the way they do business to prevent others from suffering the same injuries and death.
If someone in your family has suffered a catastrophic injury or you believe you may have a wrongful death claim, call our Central Illinois office at 217-639-7800, our St. Louis Metropolitan area office at 618-628-3800 or contact us online. We handle cases throughout Missouri and Illinois. We offer a free consultation and evaluation. If we take your case, there are no attorney fees unless you receive compensation.