Can I bring a claim for wrongful death of a child?

The loss of a child can be one of the most tragic experiences in a lifetime, but it isn’t something you have to go through alone. A Chicago wrongful death attorney will explore the unique facts and circumstances of the accident and help you determine if your family is entitled to compensation for your loss.

Discussing your accident with an attorney is risk-free, and we are only paid if we win your case.

For top-notch representation on your wrongful death claim, reach out to Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates to explore options on your case, and read on to learn more.

Can I bring a claim for wrongful death of a child

Determining Liability

Someone who causes an accident is liable for potential damages, meaning they must pay compensation to the injured party or parties. Proving who is liable in an accident requires that evidence be collected and then carefully analyzed to determine the cause of the accident.

Determining liability can be a complex process. It requires that you consider whether any parties involved in the accident were negligent. Negligence consists of four parts. These are duty, breach, causation, and damages. 

The party that caused the accident must have had some duty to the injured person, a breach of that duty must have caused injury, and that injury must have related damages.

Liability can also be informed by the outcome of similar cases in your local courts. This is known as case precedent. Your experienced wrongful death lawyer knows how to apply the law and case precedent to the facts of your case to produce the best possible outcome.

Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases

Losing a loved one in an accident caused by someone else can entitle you and your family to compensation for your loss.

When a child is lost in a tragic accident, the compensation available to you will include medical bills and funeral services, in addition to what is known as “pecuniary damages.” When a child perishes in an accident, parents can obtain damages for “loss of society” of the child.

Determining what you are entitled to in your wrongful death claim can be difficult. Working with an experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyer helps to provide you with the support and expertise you need to recover the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.

Call Our Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

Letting an attorney handle legal intricacies allows you to focus on your and your family’s healing. Your attorney will step into your shoes, collect evidence, draft and file your claim, and communicate and negotiate with the insurance company to generate the best possible outcome in your case.

The experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyers from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates are standing by to provide you with a risk-free, cost-free assessment of your case. For your case assessment, schedule a consultation or call us at (800) 985-1819 today.