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Grieving and understanding the loss of a loved one is extremely challenging – especially when the death was the result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. As a family member or dependent, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and potentially receive compensation for the loss of your loved one and the economic and non-economic harms occasioned by their loss.

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Common Causes of Wrongful Death Include:


Vehicle accidents


Medical malpractice


Machine-related accidents


Slips and falls




Work-related accidents


Defective products


Aviation accidents

How Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work

A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed or death occurs due to the misconduct or negligence of another. In these cases, beneficiaries, next-of-kin, and dependents are often entitled to monetary damages. Immediate family members can file for wrongful death lawsuits in most states, as can most spouses, legal partners, children, and even some siblings and grandparents.

In the states of Illinois and Indiana, most personal injury cases must be filed within two years of the death. Otherwise, they may be dismissed under the failure to prosecute in a timely manner.

To ensure you meet every deadline and have the appropriate amount of evidence, hire a wrongful death attorney immediately. At Midwest Injury Lawyers, we have helped file wrongful death cases involving:

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Vehicle Accidents

Whether it’s running a red light, skipping a stop sign, or crossing a centerline, negligent driving endangers the lives of others. Irresponsible drivers should be held accountable when their actions result in the death of another. We also go up against automobile companies that create defective products, killing or contributing to the death of a driver or passenger.


Anesthesia Mistakes

Although most anesthesia errors result in minor to moderate injuries, others can cause severe problems and even death. A too-high anesthetic dosage can easily be fatal. When anesthesiologists fail to practice their skills with care and precision, we step in to protect victims and seek fair compensation.


Workplace Deaths

Machine-related accidents, electrocutions, falling objects, and many other workplace incidents can contribute to untimely deaths. On-the-job deaths can happen to employees at all kinds of companies, and we aren’t afraid to pursue justice against even the biggest corporations.

Experience is the Key to Settling Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death laws are exceedingly complicated and vary from state to state. Although you deserve time to grieve for your loved one, it’s also important to file your lawsuit in a timely manner. Acting quickly ensures you build a strong case with plenty of evidence – especially if you hire a skilled wrongful death attorney.

You need a guiding hand and a strong advocate when entering a wrongful death claim. That’s where our team comes in. We have handled many wrongful death cases and will ensure you receive all of the monetary damages you are owed.

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Our wrongful death lawyers have helped victims obtain financial settlements for:


Loss of companionship, love, support, and society


Lost income or benefits


Funeral and burial bills


Medical and hospital bills


Grief and therapy expenses

The team at Midwest Injury Lawyers has the experience and proven track record you need to proceed confidently. We’ll ensure that your legal needs are met while also supporting you mentally through this devastating time.

The Benefits of Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney

If you want to meet every critical guideline and state regulation, consider retaining our legal services. We’ll fully dedicate ourselves to your case and ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.

We build strong cases and secure high settlements by:

  • Investigating wrongful death claims thoroughly

  • Discussing cases with relevant experts

  • Collecting evidence and witnesses

  • Researching insurance policies

  • Negotiating firmly with insurance companies

  • Aggressively representing cases in court


What Past Clients Say

We’ve won many wrongful death cases and secured high settlements for our clients. Take a look at some of our past cases and results throughout Indiana and Illinois. For further information, contact our legal team.

I was referred to Sam Carl via a different firm while I was looking for a personal injury lawyer due to a serious cycling accident. If you have ever had the need to seek out representation, you know how overwhelming the process can be and how difficult it is to know if you are making […]


Sam Carl is a fantastic attorney. I was injured in an accident with a faulty product earlier this year and was referred to Sam by a business associate. He was able to resolve the matter much quicker than I anticipated and to my complete satisfaction. Sam is everything you want in a lawyer- He is […]

John P.

Getting in touch with Samuel R. Carl completely turned my situation around. I went from a mountain of medical bills, and my credit on the line, to everything getting resolved with money I deserved back in my pocket. Sam was extremely patient, professional, and more than willing to work with me.

Harley M.

Mr.Cameron proves to be professional, hardworking, compassionate all while yielding results. After consultation with a couple of other firms, we decided to go with Chet. Upon our initial meeting, he assured us that he would do his best, and I believe he gave us that and more.


You Don’t Pay Our Wrongful Death Attorney Upfront

We offer free case evaluations and work on a contingency fee policy. That means you don’t pay our team until we’ve won a fair settlement or verdict for your wrongful death case. We never charge fees upfront or add in hidden costs.

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A Word from a Chicago Wrongful Death Attorney

When choosing a wrongful death attorney, look for a law firm with extensive experience in handling such cases, but also one with compassionate, caring attorneys who will respect the incredible suffering you are experiencing. We will work diligently to see your case through completion, ease your financial stress and anxiety and give your family a sense of justice and closure.

– Samuel R. Carl

Samuel R. Carl

FAQs About Wrongful Death
Laws and Attorneys

How long do wrongful death cases take to resolve?

A wrongful death case can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to resolve, depending on many different factors. Insurance policies, negotiations, proof of liability, and valuations of the death can all impact the length of the case.

The best way to expedite the process is to hire a skilled wrongful death attorney. Our team at Midwest Injury Lawyers works to move the process along steadily so that you aren’t pulled into unnecessarily drawn-out legal proceedings.

What is a survival action?

In the state of Illinois, the “Survival Act” preserves the dead person’s cause of action for personal injury. In other words, it allows the decedent’s estate to become involved in any cause of action that the decedent had at the time of death. This prevents victims’ families from being left with high medical expenses after their loved one passes.

Can parents sue for the wrongful death of a child?

Yes – if the child died as a result of intentional or negligent acts by another party, a wrongful death case can be brought to court. To learn more about the complicated process of filing a lawsuit over a minor’s death, speak with our experienced wrongful death attorneys.

Who pays the plaintiff in a wrongful death suit?

Typically, the at-fault party’s insurance company or employer pays for the damages. However, if the party does not have adequate insurance, the settlement may need to come from personal assets.

How are wrongful death settlements paid out?

Most settlements are paid in lump sums. Lawyer fees for wrongful death cases are then deducted from this sum, and the rest goes directly to the heirs and/or family. In some cases, the settlement can also be doled out in monthly increments, based on the family’s wishes.

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Tell our experienced team about your accident and/or injuries. One of our personal injury attorneys will contact you to schedule a free case evaluation. Remember: you won’t pay for anything unless we secure a compensation on your behalf.

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