Q: Can you sue the government in a wrongful death case?
A: Of course. If you are suing the State of Illinois, you must do so in the Court of Claims. If you are suing the Federal government, you must do so in Federal Court.
A: You have asked an important and potentially complicated question. Before answering any further, I must tell you that there are strict time limits for filing any wrongful death case. For that reason, you should talk to a lawyer immediately in order to protect and preserve your rights. Having said that, it is often possible depending on various factors to sue the United States government under the Federal Tort Claims Act and to sue the State of Illinois in the Illinois Court of Claims. Once again, you should call a lawyer TODAY!
A: Yes. There are certain requirements. You should contact a member of the Ill Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.
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