Does a personal injury claim die if a person dies? 2 Answers as of April 08, 2017

There's a pending personal injury lawsuit from a car accident, one of the plaintiffs died of unrelated matters. Can the spouse continue the claim/lawsuit?

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Candiano Law Office | Charles J. Candiano
Not necessarily. It becomes part of their estate. If an evidence deposition was not taken, it may be difficult or impossible to go forward.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 4/8/2017
Mark G. Patricoski, P.C. | Mark G. Patricoski
The case survives the death. Sorry for your loss.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 4/8/2017
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