Rockford, IL asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois

Q: If my significant other is killed in a car accident that wasn't their fault, can I sue the negligent driver for loss of

consortium? We never got married, but we have been together exclusively for over two decades.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
Answered

A: Check with a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn--most states don't recognize common law marriage but some do.

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