Illinois Wrongful Death Laws

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A wrongful death is one caused by the negligence or misconduct of another. Among the types of Illinois wrongful death cases are medical mistakes, car accidents, criminal attacks, work-related exposure to hazardous conditions, and medical malpractice.

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The attorneys at The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C.  are experienced wrongful death attorneys in the state of Illinois who will help represent you and your family in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Illinois Wrongful Death Act

Damages can be sought in a wrongful death claim when another party’s conduct, act, or inaction resulted in the death of the decedent. In general, damages are sought for monetary losses and for loss of companionship. The Illinois Wrongful Death Act now allows wrongful death victims to recover damages related to grief, sorrow, and mental suffering.

Sec. 1. Whenever the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, and the act, neglect or default is such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof, then and in every such case the person who or company or corporation which would have been liable if death had not ensued, shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and although the death shall have been caused under such circumstances as amount in law to felony. No action may be brought under this Act if the decedent had brought a cause of action with respect to the same underlying incident or occurrence which was settled or on which judgment was rendered.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Payout

If there is no recovery in your case, you will not be responsible for attorney’s fees. In the event that you recover against the other party, your lawyer will charge you a certain percentage of the recovery.

Average Wrongful Death Settlement Illinois

On average, settlements range from several hundred thousand to several million dollars, depending on the factors involved in each case.

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Wrongful Death Settlements in Illinois

Illinois wrongful death settlements include: A $2.9 million settlement in a case of medical malpractice wrongful death.

Illinois Survival Act

In Illinois, the Illinois Survival Act allows an estate of a deceased person to recover damages that the deceased person would have recovered if he or she hadn’t passed away.

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