When a person is injured as the result of someone else's negligence our legal system aims to make the victim whole. Injury victims are entitled to recover for certain damages, such as lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of a normal life, loss of consortium, and in rare cases punitive damages. Most of the time these wrongdoers have insurance and their insurance company is the one paying for the damages. We have made it our life's work keeping insurance companies honest.
Car Accidents, Slip and Falls, Premises Liability, Nursing Home Negligence, Medical Malpractice
Our team of experienced trial attorneys handles a variety of personal injury claims for a diverse set of clients throughout Illinois, including the following:
Injuries that result from any of the above categories can be severe and life-altering. After going through such a trauma, we understand that your immediate needs are to ensure your medical bills are covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and ensure your insurance company or the insurance company of the wrongdoer will pay for your future treatment relating to your injury. Our experienced attorneys will review all options with you as well as work with the insurance companies to ensure your needs are met quickly and appropriately. All of our injury cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means you don't pay us unless we recover money for your injuries.
What kind of injuries/damages can we recover for you?
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct the law holds them accountable for your injuries/damages. The damages for which you can recover attempt to put the injured person back in the position he or she was in before being injured. Examples of such damages are:
- Medical Bills
- Medication Costs
- Lost Wages
- Property Damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of a normal life
- Loss of society
- Loss of consortium
In addition to past medical bills, medication, lost wages, loss of society, loss of consortium, and loss of a normal life endured through the point of settlement or verdict, if your injury causes you damage that will last into the future, you may be awarded an amount for future damages. Also, in some cases, punitive damages can be awarded against a wrongdoer whom the court finds was recklessly negligent or intended to harm you. Punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer for his or her intentional conduct.
How does a Personal Injury Case Work?
When prelitigation settlement (a settlement without filing a lawsuit) isn't an option (usually because the insurance company refuses to make a fair offer) then we file a lawsuit. The process that follows the filing a lawsuit is called litigation. Litigation can be helpful in resolving a case because it allows both sides to learn more about the other side's case - more often than not this process results in a better settlement offer. Sometimes, however, the only way to make a fair recovery is to go to trial. Since we never know which case will go to trial and which one will settle, we prepare every case like it is going to be tried so we are always ready.