Know Your Legal Options If A Loved One Is Killed In An Accident

There is no easy road to recovery when a life is lost. The emotional burden it places on loved ones and family members is made even more devastating when the accident that caused fatal injury could have been prevented.

Norman J. Lerum, P.C., works to make things right as much as possible in cases of fatal personal injury accidents (also known as wrongful death claims). As a dedicated and compassionate attorney, he handles cases throughout the Chicago area, helping individuals recover a sense of normalcy by easing the financial burden that this sudden loss has placed on their shoulders.

A Reputation For Excellence

Mr. Lerum's career as a lawyer spans more than 39 years. The vast majority of this time has involved aggressive, yet thoughtful representation in litigation and trial proceedings. His comfort in the courtroom stands apart among many other litigation attorneys. By responding quickly to new evidence in trial and taking an adept approach to legal strategies, he has attained a record of success against even the most challenging opponents.

Norman J. Lerum, P.C., works to recover maximum compensation for his clients in wrongful death claims, such as those related to:

  • Fatal car accidents
  • Truck and semi accidents
  • Bike and pedestrian accidents
  • Railroad crossing and other railroad-caused injuries and deaths
  • Airplane crashes and aviation-related deaths
  • Product liability (i.e., faulty equipment, pharmaceuticals and defective vehicles)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Construction accidents

While no monetary value can be placed on a person's life, that is exactly what happens when a wrongful death claim is filed. Insurance companies are driven to reduce the amount of money paid out for these claims and use very specific schedules for valuing the type of injury sustained and the financial consequences of that injury.

Anyone filing a wrongful death claim is well-advised to hire an experienced attorney who knows when to push aggressively for more compensation and when settlement negotiations are likely to achieve the most favorable outcome.

For More Information

Discuss your case directly with an experienced attorney. Appointments can be easily arranged with Norman Lerum online or by telephone at 312-782-1087. The firm is located in Chicago, Illinois, and serves clients throughout the region.