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November 20, 2021 | Gary Burger

Do I have a wrongful death claim in Illinois?

The loss of a loved one is immeasurable, and it's more difficult when it's caused by the negligence of another person or company. I did a video the previous week and broke down the process of how to find out if you have a wrongful death claim in Illinois.

Wrongful death claims are difficult in Illinois, people have two years from the day of death to file their claim. However, in Illinois, the big question is who can file this claim, in Illinois the court appoint a personal representative to pursue the claim, its always a close family member.

In Illinois, you are entitled to damages for grief, pain, and suffering loss of income or the reeducate capacity of income due to your loved ones' untimely death. The law is placed here to help these family members move forward and begin their healing process during these challenging times.

On the topic of wrongful death, I was asked by one of my employees about what would someone's rights be in recovering damages in a wrongful death claim if they are a member of the LGBTQ community.

Regardless of what state you are in, people are entitled to make a claim. The barriers that were once there before are gone. The law is constantly changing or being updated to fit our modern society.

These types of claims are hard to do, but they are necessary. When people come forward to make these claims, they are getting justice for their loved ones and making their community safer. Here at Burger Law, we are ready to help people begin the process or just answer any questions.