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Illinois Wrongful Death Laws

What is a “Wrongful Death” in Illinois?  When a person is killed by another party’s negligent, wrongful, or intentional actions in Illinois, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed on behalf of the deceased individual because he/she could have brought a personal injury claim if had he/she survived.  Common events that can lead to a wrongful death claim:  Negligence-based accidents (e.g., car…