(735 ILCS 5/2-1713)
(from Ch. 110, par. 2-1713)
Effect of death.
(a) For all future damages which the trier
of fact has determined will accrue for the remainder of the plaintiff's
life, payment for those damages shall continue until the later of the
plaintiff's death or the time when the remaining life expectancy is
reached. For all future damages which the trier of fact has determined will
accrue for a definite number of years, payment for those damages shall
continue for that number of years irrespective of the plaintiff's death.
(b) If, in an action for wrongful death, a judgment for periodic
installments provides payments to more than one person entitled to receive
benefits for losses that do not terminate under subsection (a) and one or
more but fewer than all of them die, the surviving beneficiaries succeed to
the shares of the deceased beneficiaries. The surviving beneficiaries are
entitled to shares proportionate to their shares in the periodic
installments not yet paid, but they are not entitled to receive payments
beyond the respective periods specified for them in the judgment.
(c) If, in an action other than one for wrongful death, a judgment for
period installments is entered and a person entitled to receive benefits for
losses that do not terminate under subsection (a) under the judgment dies
and is survived by one or more qualifying survivors, any periodic
installments not yet due at the death must be shared equitably by those survivors.
(d) "Qualifying survivor" means a person who, had the death been caused
under circumstances giving rise to a cause of action for wrongful death,
would have qualified as a beneficiary at the time of death according to the
law that would have applied in an action for wrongful death by the
jurisdiction under which the issue of liability was resolved in entering
the judgment for periodic installments.
(Source: P.A. 84-7.)