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Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have suffered the unexpected death of someone dear to you, the Elman Joseph Samples Law Group extends our sympathies.

If the death occurred because of someone else's negligence, our wrongful death lawyers can help you recover damages.

Elman Joseph Samples Law Group has collected millions for victims. Contact us today to request your free case review.

A $1 Million Victory in DuPage County

Our firm has a track record of success in cases involving wrongful death. In a 2021 wrongful death claim, Elman Joseph Samples Law Group collected $1,000,000 from the party responsible for a preventable death in DuPage County. We are prepared to do the same for you. Call today:

Establishing Wrongful Death in Illinois 

If someone's negligent actions led to the death of another person, they can be held responsible for damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. In order for a wrongful death case to be viable in Illinois, it must meet certain requirements:

Negligent Actions

If someone acts recklessly or in a careless manner and it leads to another person's death, it can be considered negligence. A wrongful death attorney must establish the link between the negligent action and the death in order to hold the defendant responsible.

Breach of Duty

If a person owed your loved one a certain level of care and caution, and failing to uphold their duty led to their death, restitution may be owed. For example, drivers who fail to follow road safety laws are breaching their duty of care owed to other drivers.

Personal and Financial Losses

A wrongful death case must demonstrate that the survivors experienced losses after losing a loved one. These can include funeral expenses, medical bills prior to death, loss of income, and loss of companionship.


Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death lawsuit in Chicago can only be filed by a personal representative of the decedent’s estate. If the deceased did not have a will that designated a personal representative, the court may appoint one (usually a spouse or an adult child). If you are the personal representative, the personal injury attorneys with our firm can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf.  

In Illinois, you have two years from the time of your loved one's death to file a wrongful death claim. Don't wait any longer to consult our law firm.

Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Fight For You

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Losing someone you love because of the negligence of another person can be devastating. Medical malpractice, car accidents, and other negligent acts can change your life in an instant. Meanwhile, the grief of a sudden death is compounded by funeral expenses, emotional distress, and loss of income. 

Our Chicago wrongful death lawyers can pursue the restitution you need and deserve while you grieve and process your loss. Rather than get overwhelmed, contact us for a free consultation at our Chicago, IL, law office. If we take your case, you won't owe us a cent unless we achieve a settlement or jury award for you and your family. Request a consultation online or call:

(773) 392-8182

"Trust and believe they are excellent." 


Raphael Marczak


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I started working with Robert (lead attorney) a couple years back when he decided to take my case. The first 2 lawyers I went through told me they couldn’t do anything because of the complexity and nature of my accident. Robert and his team have been ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. He worked on my case immediately and told my what my options were and what the team can try. To say I’m satisfied with the result is an understatement. Due to the circumstances I was pretty sure I wasn't going to win any compensation due to some SERIOUSLY FLAWED Illinois laws but ROBERT DID IT! If you need things done efficiently and quickly please give Robert and his team a call. You won’t regret it.

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linda cleave


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The Elman Law Firm is a top-notch group of attorneys. They will answer any questions you have and you never feel as though you are irritating them. What is superb is the owner will reach out to you even on his vacation. Now find a lawyer with that type of professionalism. They make you feel as though you are their only customer. This firm operated with the highest standards with outstanding results. I recommend Elman Law Group if you’re looking for honesty, updates on your case and a lawyer office filled with superior talents that get the job done. You can’t go wrong with the Elman Law Firm. Trust and believe they are excellent.

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Your Wrongful Death Claim Can Help Others


Depending on the circumstances of your wrongful death claim, punitive damages can be ordered to encourage greater care on the defendant's part in the future and discourage similar actions from others. Your wrongful death claim could set an example and save other lives. This is just one of many reasons to reach out to our wrongful death lawyers today. You can count on us to fight for justice in your wrongful death lawsuit.

Compensation For Wrongful Death 

The wrongful death lawyers of Elman Joseph Samples Law Group are prepared to fight for maximum compensation following the avoidable loss of your loved one. Whether the responsible party was at the scene of the accident (such as a negligent driver), or in another time zone (such as the manufacturer of a faulty product), we will work to make sure they are held liable for all of your losses. Restitution in a wrongful death lawsuit can cover:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses leading up to death
  • Emotional pain and suffering 
  • Loss of companionship
  • Property damage (such a vehicle if it was involved in a fatal accident)
  • Loss of income that the deceased would have earned

We Aim For the Highest Client Satisfaction 


Robert Smoler


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The Elman Law Group is the go to firm to represent you in your personal injury claim!

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Michael Brown


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The law firm is very thorough and competent. They keep you updated on all aspects of your case.

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Elman Joseph Samples Law Group

Elman Joseph Samples Law Group, LLC has built a reputation on successful court trial performance and will fight to collect the compensation you deserve. Our dedicated team of trial lawyers protects victims' rights in cases of:

Request a free consultation at our Chicago, IL, practice online or by calling (773) 392-8182.

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