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Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have lost a loved one due to negligence in Illinois, you are not alone. Our compassionate wrongful death attorneys at Pignatelli & Associates P.C. are here to support you through this difficult time. We are committed to helping you seek justice and are dedicated to fighting for the rights of your family.

Stand Up for Your Rights

Illinois’s #1 Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death is a heartbreaking situation that devastates families and communities. When a loved one’s life is lost due to misconduct, it represents not only a personal loss but also a grave injustice. At Pignatelli & Associates P.C., we are committed to upholding the rights of families affected by such tragedies. Our lawyers are prepared to take cases of wrongful death due to accidents and negligence caused by another.

Our legal team has successfully held responsible parties accountable for their actions, making us the premier personal injury law firm in Illinois. With over 75 years of experience, families trust our legal services in their time of need. Contact Pignatelli & Associates P.C. to schedule your consultation and ensure your loved one’s story is heard and honored.

Wrongful Death

Excellence in Legal Practice

Frequent Causes of Wrongful Death

Pignatelli & Associates P.C. deeply understands the devastating loss families endure when a loved one dies due to negligence or deliberate harm. We are committed to guiding families in Illinois through their claims with compassion and expertise, ensuring they receive fair compensation for their loss.

Traffic Collision

Traffic Collision

Negligent driving results in a fatal accident.

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Traffic Collision

Negligent driving results in a fatal accident.

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Death is due to misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and incorrect medication.

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Death is due to misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and incorrect medication.

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Product Liability

Product Liability

The product is defective or dangerously designed to cause death.

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Product Liability

Product Liability

The product is defective or dangerously designed to cause death.

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Workplace Accidents

Workplace Accidents

Inadequate safety measures and exposure to hazardous substances.

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Workplace Accidents

Workplace Accidents

Inadequate safety measures and exposure to hazardous substances.

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Our Mission: Achieving Justice

Our Wrongful Death Settlement Process

Consultation

We are dedicated to helping and hearing your case to get the compensation that you deserve. 

Consultation

We are dedicated to helping and hearing your case to get the compensation that you deserve. 

Preparation

Our lawyers will conduct thorough research and documentation to build a strong case.

Preparation

Our lawyers will conduct thorough research and documentation to build a strong case.

Litigation

We will represent you in court and present evidence that can win your case.

Litigation

We will represent you in court and present evidence that can win your case.

Results That Validate Our Approach

Setting the Standard in Wrongful Death Legal Practice

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Comprehensive Legal Resources

Optimizing Legal Outcomes Through Technological Innovation

At Pignatelli & Associates P.C., we incorporate technological, practical, and administrative resources in handling wrongful death claims. Our team, a proud member of the International Legal Technology Association, is committed to integrating advanced legal technologies not just to keep up with trends, but to lead the way in legal innovation. 

We actively utilize these technologies to enhance the services that we provided to our clients over the past seven decades. Pignatelli & Associates, P.C. places a strong emphasis on continuous professional growth, providing our wrongful death lawyers with access to internal trial advocacy programs. Including focus group evaluations and simulated courtroom experiences. In our pursuit to offer world-class legal services in Illinois, we adopted Lean Six Sigma methodologies to enhance productivity, ensure quality, and improve communication with our clients.

Fighting for Your Rights

Leading Wrongful Death Attorneys in Illinois

Pignatelli & Associates P.C. successfully represented families in wrongful death claims. We utilize proven legal strategies to effectively negotiate with insurance companies and responsible parties. Here’s why we are recognized as the premier wrongful death law firm in Illinois:

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Wrongful Death

Where Results Reflect Our Expertise

Recovered $90 Million in Settlement Claims

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one, dealing with the aftermath of a wrongful death is tragic. At Pignatelli & Associates P.C., we are dedicated to providing expert legal representation for your claims. Our firm has extensive experience in handling cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, and unsafe products, which has enabled us to secure millions in settlement cases.

We will work round-the-clock to secure your maximum compensation for funeral costs, lost income, and other damages you are entitled to. It is the least we can do to help you recover after the loss of someone you truly care about. As your personal representative during the legal process, we will make sure that all the negligent parties must be reprimanded.

What We Do

Our Efficient Process for Your Case Management

Wrongful Death
Claims Filing

Our attorneys meticulously oversee every aspect of filing wrongful death claims, including the incident

details and compiling essential documents. We also evaluate your medical records and witness statements, if there are any. We also communicate with insurance companies and legal authorities to advocate on your behalf.

Legal Strategy Development

We aim to file a convincing case that enhances your likelihood of a favorable outcome. This includes a

detailed investigation of the incident and drafting strong arguments to substantiate your wrongful death claim.

Review of Medical Records

Considering that there are medical malpractice cases that we handle in relation to wrongful death, our

legal team reviews any available medical records to strengthen your case.

Pre-Trial Order and Trial

When your wrongful death case is moved for litigation, all available evidence including surveillance

footage and eyewitness accounts are presented. Our legal team carefully reviews these materials to extract vital information for your claim.

Settlement Negotiation

It's possible to secure a just settlement without proceeding to trial. Our legal team conducts

constructive negotiations with insurers and opposing counsel to reach a favorable settlement.

Your Rights at the Forefront of Our Work

Damages We Recover for Wrongful Death Claims

Lost Wages

Our experienced attorneys meticulously assess wrongful death 

cases to demonstrate the financial impact of your loss. This includes analyzing the deceased’s employment history and their potential earnings.

Pain and Suffering

We fervently advocate to secure compensation for the emotional 

and mental anguish suffered by the bereaved, as well as the overall diminished quality of life after the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys are committed to fighting for rightful compensation for these non-economic damages.

Medical Expenses

You should not shoulder the financial burden of medical costs incurred

prior to your loved one’s demise. We strive relentlessly to hold the responsible parties accountable and ensure you are well compensated.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Families often experience a profound loss of companionship and 

emotional support following a wrongful death, impacting daily life and personal relationships. Our firm aims to secure reasonable compensation to mitigate these profound personal losses.

Emotional Distress

We recognize the severe emotional impact, including grief, anxiety, and 

depression, that wrongful death can inflict on families. We are dedicated to securing a fair settlement to aid in your emotional recovery and any necessary treatments.

Rehabilitation Benefits

Punative Damages

In cases of gross negligence or malicious intent, punitive damages 

may be pursued to not only penalize the defendant but also to deter similar actions in the future. Our team will claim punitive damages when applicable to enforce accountability.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a legal concept wherein a person’s unexpected death is caused by a wrongful act, negligence, or breach of duty by another. In such cases, the family or beneficiaries of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party.

In general, while some wrongful death cases may settle out of court within a few months, those that go to trial could extend over several years. This is a sample timeframe when there is a complicated legal or factual issue involved. It’s always best to consult with a local wrongful death attorney who can provide guidance based on the case’s specifics and criminal prosecution.

Wrongful death claims in Illinois, possess distinct characteristics that separate them from other types of personal injury lawsuits. These claims are filed on behalf of the deceased’s survivors, focusing on compensating family members for their losses, rather than the individual who suffered harm.

Unlike personal injury claims where the victim seeks damages for their injuries, wrongful death actions are about the deceased loved ones enduring suffering and financial burden due to the loss of life. This critical distinction shows the unique nature of wrongful death lawsuit, making the guidance of a dedicated lawyer from Pignatelli and Associates, P.C. essential.

A wrongful death claim in the United States allows the deceased’s estate and family members to seek compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, financial losses, loss of support and services, loss of consortium, burial coasts, and loss of parental guidance.

It also includes the pain and suffering endured by the deceased before death and potentially punitive damages in cases of extreme misconduct against liable parties. The exact coverage and types of damages can vary by state. Hence, it is crucial to consult with personal injury lawyers for specific guidance based on applicable laws and statute of limitations.

It should be filed in the county where the incident leading to the death occurred, or where the defendant resides or does business. A legal action must be filed based on the rules provided under the law.

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