When someone you love is killed in an accident, your life will never be the same. While nothing can bring back the one you lost, the person or company whose negligence caused the death should be held responsible. The only remedy civil law provides is to force the negligent person or company to financially compensate the surviving family member(s) for the loss they have suffered.
A wrongful death can arise from a variety of circumstances, including car accidents, truck accidents, boating accidents, construction accidents, defective products, machinery or medical errors. When someone you love has been killed needlessly, our experienced litigation attorneys can help you deal with both the legal and financial ramifications of the death.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Popovich are prepared to protect your rights and aggressively pursue legal remedies to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled under the law.
We have helped many families in wrongful death actions, winning substantial awards to compensate for their loss. A few factors that affect the settlement/verdict amounts include:
The insurance policy limits of the negligent party and the decedent
- Whether the cause of the accident was disputed
- The country in which the accident happened
- The number and relationship of the surviving family members
Some of our case results include:
In Davila v. USF Holland, Inc. Case No 02 C 7021, US District Court, North, Dist. of IL, Tom Popovich represented the mother, father and brothers of a beloved 19-year old young man who died in a tragic accident. The boy was a passenger in a car that was hit by a semi tractor-trailer, when the driver of the semi fell asleep at the wheel and ran a red light.
In Prien v. Hamil Case No 97LA349, McHenry County, Tom and Kim Popovich represented the father and brother of a wonderful 22-year old woman who was killed in an accident where the driver of the other car crossed the centerline on a hilly country road.
In Ackerman v. Bowgren Case No 98LA167 McHenry County Tom and Kim Popovich represented the mother, father, brothers and sisters of a very special 19-year old boy, a passenger, who died in a one-car accident. The driver of the automobile was believed to be under the influence of alcohol, when he drove off the road and hit a tree.
If you suspect the death of a loved one was caused by the fault of another, please call our office at 815-344-3797 today to arrange a free initial consultation. There is never a feel unless we recover damages for you.
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