Losing a family member to the negligent act of another individual can send devastating ripples throughout your household. On top of the emotional turmoil, there is also the concern of financial matters. A wrongful death in Illinois can occur at any moment and understanding how to receive compensation for a loved one and for those left behind is critical during the healing process. An attorney with experience in wrongful death lawsuits can help you decipher the legalities and complexities that go into a wrongful death claim.
Illinois Survival Act
The Illinois Survival Act is meant to be a deceased person’s voice and actions after a wrongful death occurs. The act enables the surviving family of the deceased the option to file a claim and recover financial compensation through an estate on behalf of the deceased. It will cover the same damages as if the deceased individual had survived, which can include: