What is the difference between personal injury claims and a wrongful death claim?

Both personal injury and wrongful death claims involve negligence, meaning someone failed to provide proper care that caused damaged to another person and also resulted in the injury of that person. And in both cases, medical bills and additional economic damages come into play as a result of the injury. Yet there are also very distinct differences between them. In a wrongful death case, 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, 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 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.

To get more in depth, personal injury claims involve an individual and he or she is usually the person to bring the action forward. Sometimes a spouse may even bring forward a separate claim on account of the injured party not being able to work or perform household duties. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. 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 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.

Oftentimes the case requires an injured party to get medical treatment for a designated duration to address the injuries. Then once treatment ceases, information is gathered that includes medical records so that a monetary assessment can be made in regards to how much the negligent party owes the injured party.

The idea of this payment, or recovery, is to compensate for:

  • Lost wages. This means the income that the injured party would have made if he or she was able to work had he or she not been injured.
  • Medical bills. The amount is calculated by assessing the medical care already paid for up to this point as well as future cost projections of potential treatment needed.
  • Pain and suffering. This is one pretty straightforward. And though no monetary value can necessarily make up for intense pain and suffering, it can still help ease some of the stress and financial burdens you may encounter.

Unlike personal injury claims, wrongful death claims involve a deceased victim. In a wrongful death case, though past medical treatment may have already been a factor there is no need for future treatment.

Instead recovery is based on:

  • Wages. This number comes from calculating potential future earnings.
  • Medical treatment. These wages are to cover the treatment costs up until the victim passed away.
  • Funeral expenses. This value is meant to cover the cost of funeral arrangements.

So in summary, the main differences between wrongful death and personal injury claims are who is bringing the claim forward and why damages are awarded. 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 a wrongful death case, the personal representative of the deceased brings the action forward. This person is the one who will recover the benefit for the survivors and estate to ensure that the survivors who were once reliant on the income and support of the deceased are rightfully compensated. On the other hand, in a personal injury case the injured party himself or a represented of the injured party brings a claim to recover damages for the injured party himself. If you have questions about a claim, whether for wrongful death or personal injury, call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

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.