The statute of limitations for a wrongful death case depends on the basis of the underlying case – for example, for most car accident cases in Illinois, the statute of limitations is 2 years.
Where computing the statute of limitations can be tricky is where the death of the injured person comes much later than the original injuries they suffered. For example, if a loved one were injured in a truck accident, but then died from the injuries from the truck accident a year later, the case still must be filed within two years of the date of the original injury.
Wrongful death cases often involve significant compensation for the survivors of the deceased person. To make sure that your rights are protected, you should promptly consult with an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney.