Chicago Wrongful Death Lawyer

Hi, I’m Chicago Attorney Dan Newlin, Former Police Detective.  Thank you for visiting my Chicago, Illinois Wrongful Death informational web page.  If you are visiting my website because a loved one has died as a result of the wrongful, reckless or careless conduct of another please accept my most sincere condolences.  Losing a loved one or good friend to wrongful conduct almost always comes unexpectedly and leaves relatives, loved ones and friends asking “why?” and often demanding justice.  I have personally investigated hundreds of wrongful death cases both as a police officer and as a trial attorney and it would be my honor personally to help you and your family if have been the victim of wrongful death.


When wrongful death occurs, many times the the responsible parties begin to take steps to protect themselves from criminal and civil liability. While you are grieving the insurance company and its investigators are out trying to find ways to limit their responsibility.  I have seen on many occasions insurance companies sending investigators to accident scenes to begin “their” investigation.  I have heard insurance adjusters and investigators try talking a witness into a new and different version of the facts, by saying, “Are you sure, are you certain you saw the accident, could it have happened another way, so what your really saying is this……….?” This is one of the most important reasons why it is imperative to have a highly experienced team of attorneys on your side immediately, while you go through the grieving process.  Then you can rest assured that your rights are being protected.  if you select me and my team of experienced attorneys and investigators to help you during this time, we will not be out worked by an insurance company or any lawyers hired by an insurance company.  We will go find the truth and bring your family the answers and the justice you deserve.  Today, I am proud to have retired state troopers on my team as well as experienced engineers to help reconstruct the accident which led to your loved one’s wrongful death.

Call me today, I would be honored to meet with you in person and introduce you to my team of lawyers and investigators.  You have my promise, I will work tirelessly and employ all assets necessary to bring you the truth and justice you deserve.  Call me today for a free consultation, 312-888-8000.


In Chicago and throughout Illinois, wrongful death is defined as a death caused by “a wrongful act, neglect, or default,” and wrongful death is caused by the reckless, careless, or negligent action of another person or company. The personal representative of the deceased person’s estate files wrongful death cases, and the estate distributes to any beneficiaries any damages awarded in a wrongful death case.

Typically, the personal representative is the spouse or an adult child of the deceased, or the parent of a minor child who is deceased. A wrongful death claim isn’t a criminal case, and any liability that is discovered is expressed solely in monetary damages. Even if criminal charges have been filed, a wrongful death case may be brought to court while the criminal case is being conducted.

If you have lost a family member due to the negligence of a third party, you may be left with large expenses such as medical bills and funeral costs. Don’t neglect your legal rights–you may be able to receive compensation for these expenses, as well as emotional distress, your family member’s lost wages, damaged property, loss of companionship and more.

Thousands of people die each year as the result of someone else’s negligence. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 there were 120,859 unintentional injury deaths in the United States. These include car and motorcycle accidents, work-related accidents, medical malpractice, and more. When one of those deaths occurs because of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, according to the Illinois court system, the victim’s family has the right to seek compensation for their losses.

I opened the The Law Offices of Dan Newlin – Chicago to serve all the people of Northern Illinois who have been wronged by another persons reckless or careless conduct.  As the son of a Chicago steel worker and as a former police detective, it has been my honor to have recovered over 200 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and I understand firsthand the importance of helping the hard working people of Northern Illinois and Chicago.  You have my personal promise that I will work hard to recover all he monetary damages for the loss of your loved one you may be entitled under the law.  No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs you can contact me 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

If you have lost a loved one due to the reckless conduct of another.  Do not wait, call me today, I would be honored to personally help you.  It is always a huge compliment when a family member retains my law firm to investigate and prosecute a wrongful death case, I understand that a family has many choices of attorneys and law firms, but I believe my law firm is unmatched in talent and work ethic, my lawyers and I have over 100 years combined legal experience and we will work hard to give your family the justice you deserve.  I will personally oversee and work on your case from the beginning until the conclusion and will work with your family on a personal level to help with all of your needs.

Call me today at 312-888-8000, the consultation is always free, I know this is a very difficult time, allow my team and I to go to work for your family now.  Once again, I am very sorry for your loss.


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