Joliet, IL asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois

Q: How many survivors can be compensated for a person's wrongful death? If a mother dies, can her spouse and children all

recover damages?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Charles Candiano

Answered
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Absolutely! The Court would request that family information and must authorize the distribution. If a standard scheme is used (i.e. all share equally or surviving spouse takes 1/2 and 1/2 is divided among the children), the Court will summarily approve the distribution. If something different is contemplated, there will probably need to be a Hearing.

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