How To File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit In IllinoisAccording to Illinois law, a wrongful death is when an individual dies because of another’s negligence or due to a malicious act. This includes medical malpractice, car accidents, boating accidents, property liabilities etc. Before filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you need to determine whether your claim fits this definition. If it does, you have to collect evidence that proves your claim. You must prove:
- The death resulted from negligence or after an act of malice.
- A human death occurred.
- The deceased has surviving family members who were financially dependent on him/her.
- The deceased has a representative.