Illinois Lawyer Referrals and Legal Guidance
Wrongful Death Cases in Cook County
We are a law firm that doesn’t directly handle cases. Rather we provide free legal advice and attorney referrals for all areas of Illinois law including wrongful death. We talk to you for free, answer your questions and if needed refer you to an experienced attorney that fits your needs. We are based in Chicago, but are not just a resource to find Cook County wrongful death attorneys. Rather we help everywhere in Illinois. If you would like our help please contact us at (312) 346-5320 or (800) 517-1614. For general information about Cook County wrongful death lawsuits please read on.
All wrongful death cases in Chicago, and most wrongful death cases throughout Cook County, are heard at the Daley Center. The Daley Center is at 50 W. Washington St. in downtown Chicago, and is the main Cook County courthouse. When you file a lawsuit for wrongful death, a computer will randomly assign your case to a judge.
The Daley Center is most likely the place you and your attorney will appear for court dates throughout your case. Initially, you will appear for case management conferences, where both sides update the court on how the case is coming along. You and your attorney also will go to the Daley Center for hearings and eventually for trial, if your case does not settle beforehand. Please note that while you are welcome to attend any hearing that you want, most people only show up when it’s mandatory like a trial or a settlement conference.
A wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois can occur as a result of any act of negligence by another party. The most common cases that bring rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit are medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, personal injury cases like car accidents and product liability matters like a child suffocating in an improperly designed crib.
If you have a wrongful death case in Cook County, our priority is to find the right attorney for you. This may be a large Chicago law firm, or it could be a lawyer in Arlington Heights who specializes in your type of case. In other words, the right lawyer for your case depends on the facts. The right law firm to sue a large trucking company that killed your spouse when they plowed into her car may not be the right law firm to hire if you are suing an individual defendant or have a completely different type of case like failure to diagnose cancer. When you come to us for help it is our role to use our network and experience to find the best lawyer for you.
None of the Cook County wrongful death attorneys we recommend charges a fee unless they are successful for you. They all work on a contingency basis, which means that they receive a percentage of what you recover at trial or in settlement. The total attorney fees depend on what type of case you have and the agreement that you enter into with the lawyer. Whether you hire someone that we recommend or an attorney that you find on your own, make sure that you get a written agreement that spells out the lawyer’s fees in writing before they do any work on your behalf.
You have only a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In Illinois, the deadline is generally two years from the date of the accident or death, but it could be less in some cases such as if you were filing a lawsuit against the Cook County Sherriff, UIC Hospital or other Government agency. If you think you have a wrongful death claim to file in Cook County, Illinois, we can help you find an attorney or law firm with a track record of success. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like our help. Your calls and e-mails are always confidential and there is never a charge to speak to one of our staff attorneys.
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