Daniel A. Klein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Kurasch & Klein Ltd.
 | 100 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2005
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-372-7250
Fax: 312-372-7254
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Daniel A. Klein is a partner at Kurasch & Klein, Ldt., in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Klein, concentrates his practice on injured victims of motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, product liability, and medical negligence cases. He focuses on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation cases.  Dan's areas of practice include wrongful death cases, car accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents, nursing home neglect, fall downs, and premises liability cases.

    Mr. Klein's hard work and dedication have resulted in hundreds of winning verdicts for his clients. He has won multiple multimillion-dollar recoveries in cases ranging from trucking accidents to commercial disputes. He earned a $10 million verdict that stemmed from a construction accident case.

    Mr. Klein's work has earned him several honors, including being named among the Illinois' Top 100 by Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, and The American Society of Legal Advocates. Year after year he has been included in the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in Illinois. He credits his success to his dedication and diligence in preparation for every case.

    Attorney Klein earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 1987. The Dayton, Ohio, native later earned his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1990. He is a member of the bar in the states of Illinois and Florida. His other memberships include The Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, he has served as an arbitrator in the Circuit Court of Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2021

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    About Daniel Klein

    Admitted: 1990, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.chicagopilaw.com/daniel-a-klein.html


    • Selected to the Top 100 Litigation lawyers in Illinois by the American Society of Legal Advocates 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
    • Selected to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois for 2011, 2012, and 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, The National Trial Lawyers
    • Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers 2012, 2013, 2014, Chicago Tribune and The National Law Journal
    • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Ohio Board of Regents Academic Scholarship, 1983 - 1987
    • List of the Top 5% of all Illinois' Lawyers
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Awarded to attorneys with settlements or verdicts of over 1 million dollars, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Workers' Compensation Lawyer Association
    • Member, Florida Bar Association
    • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Chicago Bar Association
    • Florida, 1994
    • Illinois, 1990

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chair Qualified Arbitrator, Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program


    • $130,000 for an injured amusement park zip line rider who suffered a fall from 20 feet resulting in fractured wrists., 2017
    • $200,000 for the Estate of an intoxicated gentleman crushed to death when the recycling bin in which he trespassed and sought shelter was picked up by the recycling company truck., 2016
    • $950,000 for an injured worker who lost his thumb, index, and middle finger in a machine accident resulting in a product liability lawsuit., 2016
    • $400,000 settlement for a ruptured achilles and subsequent would dehiscence resulting in skin and muscle grafting incurred from missing a step where the change in elevation of the single step was not discernable due to the floor surfaces having the same color., 2016
    • $280,000 settlement for a fall on an icy parking lot resulting in a displaced distal fibular fracture and deltoid ligament rupture in the right ankle requiring surgery. 2016. 14L 213.
    • $505,000 total recovery for a client who sustained multiple back injuries including disc dessication and chronic back pain.  The recovery included $280,000 underinsured motorist recovery. 2016
    • $675,000 total recovery in the wrongful death of the client in the E2 nightclub tragedy.  Decedent was one of 21 people who died, and over 100 injured, as a result of crushing injuries and suffocation during the rush to the exit from the club in February 2003. Due to the criminal case, appeals, number of parties, the case was litigated for 13 years. 2016, 03 L 3036
    • $225,000 settlement in a premises liability case where the plaintiff fell thru cellar doors to the cement steps below and suffered comminuted fractures of her left distal tibia and fibula and a torn righ medical meniscus.  The claim was located in the conservative jurisdiction of McClean County.  2018.
    • $350,000 settlement in a dog bite claim on behalf of a minor plaintiff, prior to filing lawsuit. One of the largest dog bite settlements in DuPage County history. 2017
    • $185,000 settlement prior to lawsuit, for a senior pedestrian who suffered a fractured left tibial plateau and inferior & superior pubic ramus when struck by a car. 2017
    • $325,000 settlement on a worker's compensation claim where a construction accident caused a permanent disabiility. 2017,  15WC 25888
    • $213,000 for an injured construction worker on a worker's compensation claim.
    • $235,000 for a woman injured at work when she fell on hydraulic fluid from a forklift.  Case remains pending against additional defendants.
    • $250,000 for a woman injured in a fall entering work where the entryway was flooded, causing aggravation of pre-existing conditions in her back.
    • $382,000 partial settlement for 2 gentlemen injured when struck by a motor vehicle.  Policy limits were tendered and underinsured motorist benefits pursuit continues.
    • $225,000 settlement for driver run off the road in icy conditions resulting in back injury requiring injections and long course of physical therapy.
    • $125,000 settlement for slip and fall on water at private house resulting in arthroscopic shoulder repair.
    • $200,000 settlement in workers compensation case for ankle injury resulting in permanent injury and wage differential for future.
    • $325,000 settlement on a slip and fall on water resuliting in aggravation to pre-existing back injuries.
    • $141,576 worker's compensation settlement for a back injury to a furniture maker, 08WC 33019
    • $150,000 binding arbitration verdict for dram shop action with negligence aspect resulting in facial scarring, 04L 5450
    • $165,000 settlement for a pedestrian struck in a crosswalk, 12L 2035
    • $180,000.00 worker's compensation settlement involving a torn triceps tendon for a baggage handler at O'Hare International Airport, 02L 13828
    • $200,000 settlement-medical malpractice failure to diagnose injured tendon resulting in permanent injury to middle finger
    • $250,000 settlement for pedestrian knockdown case result in RSD, 98L 6602
    • $260,000 settlement for a pedestrian fall case resulting in neck and leg injuries, 07L 12730
    • $325,000 settlement for fall down on 2 step exit to restaurant resulting in shoulder surgery, 03L 10497
    • $394,000 Jury verdict judgment-car versus pedestrian resulting in bulging disc, knee contusion, and thumb fracture, 1994
    • $400,000 settlement in a fall down case resulting in knee surgery
    • $460,000 settlement-semi tractor trailer collision resulting in cervical fusion
    • $475,000 settlement-nursing home wrongful death case-fall down stairs, 01L 16256
    • $623,000 settlement-construction accident fall down several stories of a scaffold resulting in multiple fractures, 99L 11394
    • $740,000 settlement-medical malpractice wrongful death case for death of 17 month old from failure to diagnose in an Emergency Room, 07L 3273
    • $960,000 settlement-wrongful death car accident, 04L 4761
    • $1.1 million settlement for construction accident resulting in loss of eyesight in one eye, 03L 16122
    • $1.375 million settlement for semi tractor trailer accident resulting in spinal fusion, 07L 13883, 02L 3511
    • $1.408 million pre suit settlement for car accident resulting in multiple abdominal injuries
    • $1.65 million medical malpractice settlement- failure to diagnose and properly treat back injury resulted in spinal injury and permanent leg weakness
    • $1.65 million medical malpractice settlement-wrongful death month after gastric bypass, 03L 2375
    • $1.75 million product liability settlement-defective contact lens solution resulting in multiple cataract surgeries and diminished eye sight
    • $2.4 million medical malpractice settlement-wrongful death, failure to diagnose subarachnoid hemmorhage, 02L 3249
    • $4.8 million verdict in a lawsuit regarding the purchase of 4 shopping centers
    • $10 million judgment-construction accident resulting in paraplegia (also involved a $695,000 settlement with another party), 03L 2050

    Representative Clients:

    • Representing Plaintiffs.

    Educational Background:

    • Ohio State University, B.A., 1987

    Industry Groups

    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Florida Bar Association
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Workers Compensation Lawyers Association
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    Office Location for Daniel A. Klein

    100 North LaSalle Street
    Suite 2005
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-372-7250

    Fax: 312-372-7254

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    Last Updated: 8/27/2020

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