PERSONAL INJURY LAW
Personal injury lawsuit is a legal process through which you can get compensation from the people responsible for your injury. In a personal injury claim, you need to show that the defendant is liable and that you suffered personal damage. The defendant is found liable if he or she acted negligently in causing your injury. If you are a victim, you have the right to be compensated based on the extent and effect of the injury. My personal injury attorneys will help you get the highest amount of money under Illinois law!
WERE YOU RECENTLY INVOLVED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT?
If you are victim of a traffic accident caused by a negligent driver, we will help you get compensated for your injuries. In some situations, such as accidents caused by a drunk driver, you might be awarded punitive damages against the defendant. In these situations, the court awards you much higher compensation to punish the defendant who caused the accident. You should call my number before giving any statements to the insurance company as the information you give them could hurt your case. Remember that the insurance company is not your friend in an auto accident case! In any accident case, there are many complicated rules that will apply. For example, it’s important to understand that there is a limit to the amount of time to file a claim. A reliable attorney will make sure that your claim is filed before the deadline. There are many factors that determine the amount money that you will receive. These factors include the extent of your injuries, the effect on your present and future earnings, and your present and future medical cost. If you were involved in an accident, please call my telephone number immediately!
WERE YOU INJURED WORKING OR BEING AT A LOCATION?
When you are injured on someone else’s property due to unsafe condition, you have the right to recover money for negligence. The people who have control over the property are required by law to keep the property safe. They need to use reasonable care to avoid any injuries that are foreseeable. Furthermore, they need inspect their property to find unsafe conditions. Often times, there are multiple parties who are liable to pay for your injury, such as both tenant and landlord. In situations where you are injured at work, you have a special right to be compensated. Under Illinois workers' compensation law, you can recover money for work-related injury without needing to show employer negligence. Further, you may also recover from a third party under the regular personal injury law. Examples of third party defendants are the owner of the property and the manufacturer of unsafe equipment. While you may recover much more compensation from third party suits, you will need to show that they committed negligence. If you were involved in an accident, please call my telephone number immediately!
DID SOMEONE DIE BECAUSE OF NEGLIGENCE OF OTHERS?
You are also entitled to compensation if someone close to you died because of the negligent act of others. Generally speaking, clients who file wrongful death suits are the surviving spouse, children, parents and siblings. The purpose of the wrongful death suit is to compensate you for your losses due to the victim’s death. Illinois law recognizes that people close to the victim would suffer major financial and companionship losses due to the victim’s death. It’s important to point out certain claims are not allowed such as lost wages or medical expenses since the suit is not for your personal injury. Those claims would be filed by the victim’s estate and maybe pursued together in court with the wrongful death claim. If you believe that you have a wrongful death claim, please call my telephone number immediately!
WERE YOU INJURED AS A RESULT OF A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT?
As a consumer, you expect the products that you buy to be safe and to have warnings about foreseeable dangers. Sadly, many people are injured everyday because manufacturers and sellers are placing defective products on the market. These defective products range from vehicle parts to household goods. If you were injured due to a defective product you purchased, you can get compensation from the defendants who marketed the product. The defendants could be liable for negligence if they did not use reasonable care in designing the product. They can also be liable if they failed to provide reasonable warning of any dangerous aspect of the product. Even if you cannot prove negligence, you can still recover compensation from the manufacturer under strict product liability law. Under this type of liability, you do not need to show that the defendant was at fault or careless. You would only need to prove that the product was defective before the defendant marketed the product and that this defect caused your injury. If you were injured by a defective product, please call my telephone number immediately!