Who can be compensated in a wrongful death claim?
In Illinois, the only people who can win compensation through a wrongful death claim are the deceased person’s spouse and next of kin (closest blood relatives). The judge will award compensation to each of these parties based on their respective level of dependence on the deceased person. If the person had no spouse or next of kin, then the person who provided his or her medical care may be awarded up to $450. In addition, his or her legal representative may be awarded up to $900 depending on the circumstances.
Wrongful death claims are difficult in many different ways. For compassionate and efficient legal services during this painful time, contact the Champaign wrongful death attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 328-2828.