Chicago, IL Wrongful Death Attorneys
Wrongful death is a claim for damages due to the death of a relative due to the neglect of another person or company. The Wrongful Death Act is a law that was passed by the Illinois legislature to compensate family members money damages when a relative dies due to the neglect of another. Wrongful death damages can be recovered for lost wages, medical bills, funeral bills, grief, sorrow and loss of companionship (known as loss of society). The law provides that a spouse and children have the right to bring the claim before any other relatives. It is only when there is no spouse or children that other relatives can pursue a wrongful death claim.
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