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Wrongful Death

Unexpected accidents are the leading cause of death of people between the ages of 18 and 55.  Our legal system has recognized that problem and has maintained a method by which the rights of the deceased may be protected.
A death caused by the negligence of another is called a “WRONGFUL DEATH.” 

In most states, surviving family members have the right to financial compensation for the wrongful death of a relative.  At the Harris Law Firm, we strive to obtain the highest possible compensation for those who have lost a loved one.
The amount of the settlement or verdict depends upon a variety of factors.  The prior income of the deceased person and the surviving family members who are dependent upon that income play a major role in the settlement.  In addition, the loss of companionship, love, and affection to the spouse and children of the deceased is considered.
Call the Harris Law Firm if a friend or family member has become a victim of wrongful death.  The initial consultation is free.  If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis.  That means we get paid for our services only if we recover money for you.
Statutes of limitation provide a cut-off date by which these types of lawsuits must be filed.  You may waive your right to prosecute a matter on behalf of a deceased loved one if your lawsuit is not filed in a timely manner.  Call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to compensation.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule a consultation with Jesse Harris, please call (773) 221-4388.  Also, you can email Mr. Harris at