Besides economical losses, compensation in a claim for an Illinois truck accident that results in death will also factor in emotional losses as part of the final settlement amount. You often hear about plaintiffs being awarded damages for “pain and suffering” which involves emotional stress and loss of contact with their deceased loved one.In the event of a married couple, the court will consider loss of companionship or consortium for the surviving spouse. The surviving spouse will now be burdened with running the household alone, including parenting duties if there are children left behind.Affection is another matter considered in compensating the family for their loss. The deceased was an integral part of the lives of his or her surviving family and they are entitled to recover damages from the loss of the affection and interaction they will no longer be able to receive.Finally, if there are surviving children of the deceased who depended on that parent for affection and support, the court will also consider that in part of the emotional losses. In the case of the loss of a single parent, the amount may be substantially greater, as the children have now lost their primary caretaker.There are many more factors that come into play when determining the types and amounts of compensation for a truck accident death. Our article library has a full explanation of the financial matters and the types of compensation your Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can claim. An experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. will be able to help you prepare the proper evidence to substantiate your emotional loss claims and help secure your family’s financial well-being in the absence of your loved one. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. 312-263-1080.