Wrongful Death

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Northbrook – Chicago Wrongful Death Attorneys

Helping Injured People for 43 Years

Both businesses and individuals can be held financially responsible for deaths that occur because of negligence or reckless actions on their part.

While it’s common for those responsible for an accidental death to say it couldn’t be avoided, the law recognizes “foreseeability”: the idea that an injury or death should have been seen as one potential consequence of negligent behavior. So even if a manufacturer of a poorly designed product, a bar that served a drunk patron or an employer who didn’t enforce OSHA safety requirements did not directly cause a death, they can still be held legally responsible because their indirect action (or inaction) resulted in death.

At the Orzoff Law Offices, our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys work with investigators, design engineers, accident reconstructionists and other experts to expose negligence that lead to fatalities. We identify safety issues ignored by manufacturers, employers and others guilty of endangering the public.

Most fatal accidents are preventable. If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident, contact the Orzoff Law Offices in Northbrook, Illinois, today. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

“How Could This Happen?”

When families come to us, they want more than anything to understand how the tragic incident that caused the death of their loved one could have happened. In the case of medical malpractice, in particular, the family may be unsure if there was any fault. Once our firm has been retained, we act immediately to assemble a team of experts to investigate:

  • In motor vehicle accident cases, we investigate the accident scene, interview witnesses and when necessary, work with reconstruction experts.
  • In workplace accident cases, we look for violations in duty of care toward employees, such as OSHA violations or a paper trail documenting known hazards.
  • In medical malpractice cases, we work with medical experts who understand that particular field of medicine to identify negligence and deviations from standards of care.

Recovering Compensation

The loss of your loved one is truly a loss beyond all monetary value, but a monetary settlement is all that the law is able to provide. Every life lost has value, whether the person was the family breadwinner killed in a workplace accident, a newborn lost to a birth injury or a senior citizen killed in a bus crash.

Immediate family members, spouses, children and parents may seek financial compensation to cover:

  • The cost of pre-death medical care
  • Funeral costs
  • Lost wages, including future lost wages for workers
  • The value of services that person provided to the family, which can be quite valuable in the case of a homemaker
  • The value of companionship and parental guidance

Contact Wrongful Death Lawyers at Orzoff Law Offices Today

Wrongful death cases demand careful investigation. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact Orzoff Law Offices. We do not let our clients get less than they deserve: see our client success stories.

Does Your case Have Merit?

When you contact Orzoff Law Offices, you will receive a free initial consultation to answer your questions and focus on your goals. Call 847-564-0285 or send us an email using our quick contact form.