Wrongful Death

Do You Have Questions About a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Our lawyers are here to help you find answers. Call our wrongful death attorneys at 312-332-2872 for a free consultation to discuss your potential case.

What is a wrongful death? As a legal term, it is a death that has been caused by the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by drunk driving, a dangerous or defective product, the construction of an unsound structure or building, nursing home negligence, or failing to diagnose a fatal disease may be considered "wrongful deaths" under the law.

If your family has recently lost a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence, it is best to contact a wrongful death attorney to discuss your legal options.

How do You Choose a Lawyer to Handle Your Case?

We understand that families may not know where to turn after the sudden or unexpected loss of a loved one. When choosing a wrongful death lawyer, it is crucial that you look for a law firm that has both the experience and resources needed to litigate even the most complex wrongful death lawsuits.

Since 1992, our lawyers have recovered millions in wrongful death verdicts and settlements for families in Illinois. Attorney John Perconti obtained a $4.7 million settlement in 2010 which was the highest wrongful death settlement ever recorded in Kane County, for the family of a 32-year-old woman who was killed in an accident with semi-truck.

Our outstanding results have earned us the reputation as one of the top wrongful death firms in Illinois, along with the respect of both our adversaries and peers. We are proud that many of our colleagues in Chicago and throughout the country feel confident referring their clients to us for all types of complex accident or malpractice death cases.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful death lawsuits or claims are generally filed by family members or beneficiaries of the person who died. When you contact us, our Chicago wrongful death lawyers will help you to determine who in your family may file the wrongful death lawsuit. In some instances, these claims are filed to obtain monetary damages to cover the earnings the deceased person would have provided. Other damages that may be recovered include:

  • Expenses associated with the death, such as medical and funeral bills
  • Lost benefits, such as insurance, from the death
  • Loss of inheritance from an untimely death
  • Pain, suffering or mental anguish suffered by the survivor of the decedent
  • Loss of companionship, care or protection
  • Punitive damages, intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney at Our Firm

If you believe that your loved one has suffered a wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation. We are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at 877-374-1417 or 312-332-2872 to speak with a lawyer. You may also contact us online through our website to set up a case evaluation consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney.

All consultations are free, and we work on a contingent fee basis so there are no fees for our services unless we successfully resolve your case.

Our attorneys are based in Chicago but handle cases throughout Illinois.

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Testimonials
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Levin and Perconti was always there when we needed them and very quick to answer any questions. We are happy to say that Ashley Herschberger was very professional, informative, kind, and prompt when it came to our case. She was always there if we had a concern or a question. We would recommend Ashley and the law firm, Levin and Perconti, to anyone else. We would also come back with another case of our own if ever needed. The Gonzalez Family
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Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
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Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
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I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf. M.R.Z., nursing home client
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Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client