What is the Statute of Limitations on Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

There is a statute of limitations of filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois. This is established as 2 years from the date of death, except for in cases of fraudulent concealment, which is 5 years from the date of claim. This means that if you don’t file a wrongful death claim within 2 year’s of the victim’s death, then you will likely no longer be able to file a wrongful death claim.In a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois, you can claim damages for things such as: 
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Any pain or emotional suffering of the victim
  • The loss of future wages
  • The loss of love and emotional support from the victim
  • The loss of services, such as child care, transportation, household chores, etc… 

If you have questions regarding a possible wrongful death claim in Illinois, you can get the professional advice of a Chicago wrongful death lawyer. If you wish to proceed with a wrongful death claim, an attorney can file the lawsuit, and represent your interests in a formal court of law.When to Hire a Chicago Wrongful Death LawyerLosing a loved one to a tragic accident carries with it an emotional toll that can quickly become overwhelming when funeral costs and medical bills come pouring in, especially if your family relied on the income of the deceased as your main source of financial support.With so much going on during this time emotionally and financially, it’s best to have the help of an experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyer. The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have been helping the families of accident victims get the compensation they need and deserve to move on with their lives. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – (312) 263-1080