What is a wrongful death?

Chicago Wrongful Death Lawyer Dan Newlin Explains what “Wrongful Death” is…

The term “wrongful death” is a legal term that refers to a civil claim that is brought on behalf of someone, whose death was caused due to another’s intentional, reckless or negligent conduct. Because a deceased party is incapable of bringing a claim, a wrongful death action allows for certain family members to bring a claim for damages against the party that caused the loved one’s death. In the area of injury law, wrongful death actions are typically brought against companies, hospitals and other parties whose negligent conduct caused the death of a person owed a duty of care.

The death of your loved one as a result of someone else negligence in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle the survivors to thousands of dollars for lost wages, lost of companionship, and funeral expenses. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!

At the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for the family members of accident victims who have died as a result of someone else negligence. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago bring a wrongful death claim for the tragic death of their loved one. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced wrongful death lawyers will fight for you!

We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Chicago wrongful death lawyer Dan Newlin or one of his experienced wrongful death attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about a wrongful death claim call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

The loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is a difficult issue to address and you may find yourself needing assistance. In any wrongful death claim the court attempts to do the impossible which is to put a value on the loss of a life. In determining the value of the loss, the jury may consider a number of factors depending on the circumstances of each case. These factors may include the amount of money, benefits or services that the decedent customarily contributed in the past and would likely have contributed to in the future. The court would also consider the relationship between the next of kin and the person who has died. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced wrongful death lawyers will fight for you! No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced wrongful death attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

The Illinois Wrongful Death Act creates a cause of action. The lawsuit is brought in the name of the personal representative of the victim’s estate, and it is for the benefit of the next of kin. The victim’s eligible next of kin may include:

  • Spouses (widow or widower)
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings

Surviving family members of wrongful death victims can be compensated for economic and non-economic losses. These money damages include loss of financial support, love, care, comfort, supervision, guidance, household assistance and general society. Surviving family members may also be compensated for their own personal grief and suffering. Surviving children may recover damages for the loss of instruction, moral training and education they would have received had their parent lived. In Illinois, it is also possible to recover for the wrongful death of an unborn child if the fetus was viable at the time of the negligent act. The presumption of the parents’ loss and injury extends to a stillborn child. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced wrongful death lawyers will fight for you! No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced wrongful death attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

In all wrongful death cases, negligence must be proven. The four critical components of negligence that must exist in the families claim are:

  • The defendant had a duty to the deceased,
  • The defendant failed in that duty (breach of duty),
  • The fatality was caused by the defendant’s breach of duty, and
  • The survivors are entitled to damages as a result of the loss of their loved one.

In Illinois, the maximum allowable time in which a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed against a medical professional or hospital is two years from the date of death. Under certain circumstances, this period can be significantly less than two years. A lawyer should be consulted immediately on this issue. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced wrongful death lawyers will fight for you! No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced wrongful death attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

In addition, the Illinois Survival Statute allows next of kin to recover damages for the pain and suffering of their loved one from the time of injury until the time of death. In cases where death is instant, or when the decedent is rendered immediately unconscious or comatose, damages can’t be recovered. If you have questions about a wrongful death claim call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation

Wrongful death claims can present many complicated legal issues. Combined with the strong emotions of loss, these issues can often be taxing. At the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin we are proud to have assembled an experienced and professional team of wrongful death attorneys who treat each and every case as a chance to provide closure to a grieving family. If a loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death and you have questions call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation. Being involved in a wrongful death claim can be a serious emotional burden. If you need guidance regarding a wrongful death claim, call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000. My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the survivors of a person who has tragically died as a result of someone else negligence, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over bringing a wrongful death claim as well as the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of your loved ones death. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced wrongful death lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced wrongful death attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago wrongful death attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.

If you have questions about your wrongful death claim call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.