Naperville, IL asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois

Q: Is there a statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: You bet. It varies by state. There are a few exceptions. In Illinois it's a minimum of one year but will go out as far as the statute of limitations for the underlying case. In other words it it is a negligent or careless act that caused it, that statute of limitation is 2 years so the wrongful death case would have to be brought in 2 years of the date of the incident.

Why not consult a member of the Ill Trial Lawyers Assn who handles death cases? They give free consults.

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