Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
COOK p.c. represents individuals and their families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
When the result of wrongful or negligent conduct is a serious injury or loss of life, it takes attorneys with substantial experience litigating wrongful death and serious personal injury claims to ensure those individuals are fairly treated and properly compensated. Our attorneys have successfully litigated numerous wrongful death and serious personal injury claims related to automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, industrial accidents, plant explosions, product liability, asbestos/mesothelioma, and medical malpractice. Our attorneys regularly have recovered multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients’ claims. We have the experience to guide clients and family members through the difficult times that follow these tragedies.
A claim for wrongful death can be brought by the surviving family and estate when a victim’s death is the result of a negligent, reckless or intentional act or failure to act. The family and estate may be entitled to a compensatory monetary award including the value of the lost life, medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost future wages and benefits, loss of inheritance, pain and suffering by the decedent and the surviving family, and loss of companionship, love and affection. The family, estate, and survivors may also be entitled to punitive damages. A claim for wrongful death must be brought within a specific limited period of time after the death, which differs from state to state and can be as little as one year from the date of the death.
When a serious injury or wrongful death occurs in the work place, the cause is often attributable to others besides the employer. Experienced attorneys are needed to work with other experts to unravel the multiple causes of these tragedies. Claims against third-party bad actors often provide the best way to compensate victims and their families for their injuries. COOK p.c. attorneys have the experience to discover and pursue all claims on behalf of victims and their families.