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The wrongful death settlement in Illinois is not distributed equally to each person who is eligible to receive compensation under the law. The court will decide how the settlement monies will be split up at a separate hearing. For each person who is eligible to receive compensation in wrongful death litigation, the court will attempt to estimate their reliance on the deceased and will then attempt to split the settlement funds proportionately.
In many cases, insurance companies contact brain injury victims soon after an accident happens. They often attempt to settle these types of cases out of court, before the person realizes the extent of his or her injuries and how they will impact the victim’s future. Most of the time, the settlement offers they make are for substantially less than victims’ claims are worth.