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  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    Power Rogers & Smith has not only been honored with one Best Law Firms designation, but five!

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    Inner Circle of Advocates

    This is a rare and exclusive legal honor limited to the top 100 attorneys in the US, and we are proud to have three of our attorneys included.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Membership in this organization is invitation-only, and extended only to the very best trial lawyers who display the highest degrees of professionalism and ethics.

  • Best Lawyers in America
    Best Lawyers in America

    All three of our firm’s partners have been included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America for exceptional representation of plaintiffs in cases.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Membership is invitation-only and only extended after a careful vetting process during which lawyers are evaluated on criteria such as experience and integrity.

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    Law Dragon

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Illinois Wrongful Death Caps

In Illinois, there are no caps on damages. In 2005, Illinois enacted a law that placed caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases – both wrongful death and injury. The law was overturned just five years later because the court determined it violated the Illinois Constitution’s separation of powers clause. The court ruled that decisions regarding damages should be reserved for judges and juries. In this five-year period, there was a $500,000 cap on noneconomic damages for verdicts against doctors, and a $1 million cap on verdicts against hospitals.

Fair and Just Compensation

The Illinois Wrongful Death Act allows “fair and just compensation” to be awarded to next of kin or a surviving spouse in whatever amount the jury determines. At Power Rogers & Smith, we fight for our clients in wrongful death cases so that they can recover fair and just compensation after the loss of their loved one.

Our Experience in Wrongful Death Cases

Our law firm has extensive experience in wrongful death cases, including:

  • The largest personal injury award for a single family in Illinois - $100 million in a wrongful death / trucking collision case
  • A $39.9 million settlement in a wrongful death / trucking collision case
  • $21 million settlement in a case involving delayed intubation, improperly monitored oxygen, and delayed cesarean. Decedent died after being in a coma for twelve weeks and her son was left permanently brain damaged and unable to care for himself.

You can see a full list of our recoveries here.

If your loved one was wrongfully killed, we invite you to contact our Chicago wrongful death lawyers today for a free case evaluation where you can learn your legal rights and options.

  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Questions About Wrongful Death Cases

  • What is Considered “Wrongful Death”

    A: A wrongful death case is a tragic event when a loved one dies due to someone else's wrongful negligence.

  • Is a Wrongful Death Case a Criminal Case?

    A: No. A wrongful death case is allows the plaintiff to obtain money damages from those responsible for the death of a loved one.

  • What Kind of Attorney do I Need?

    A: Wrongful death cases can be complex and difficult to navigate. It’s imperative that you seek out a skilled attorney who specializes in this area of law.