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Car Accidents

Car accidents happen even when we least expect them. Despite the frequency of these accidents, many people are not aware of their rights and the compensation they can get for their injuries.

If you have been injured in a car accident, take the following steps:

  • Record the names of witnesses
  • Visit your doctor or go to the emergency room at a hospital or clinic on the same day of the accident
  • Do not make any statements admitting fault
  • Report the accident to the police
    • Take a photo of the site of the accident and the vehicles involved
  • Call us immediately

When you are injured in a car accident, you are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Medical treatment
  • Compensation for days not worked per doctor’s orders
  • Compensation for permanent physical injuries, including pain and suffering, etc.
  • Repairs for damages to your vehicle

Bike Accidents

Bicycling is more popular than ever thanks to our desire to seek fitness-related activities and the city’s expansion of bicycle trails and bicycle paths on city streets in Illinois. As the popularity of the sport continues to grow, bicycle riders need to remember that their safety is not guaranteed as long as they share the road with cars and trucks. Despite the fact that more laws and considerations are given to protecting bicyclists on the road, they are still extremely susceptible to injuries compared to the drivers of motor vehicles on the road.

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Slips, Falls and Dog Bites

If you have been injured from a slip or fall due to the conditions at a property, store, or apartment caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.  Depending on your injuries, you may receive compensation for your pain, suffering, disfigurement, lost wages, loss of normal life, and other damages. However, it is very important that you take the following steps to protect your rights:

  • Take a photo at the scene of the accident
  • Record the name and phone number of the witnesses
  • Immediately report the accident to the owner or property manager
  • Go to the emergency room to get proper medical treatment
  • File a police report or report the incident to the appropriate agency
  • Call us immediately

Premises Liability

Under Illinois State law, it is the duty of the owner of a property to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. The failure to do so may entitle a person who suffers injury as a result of the owner’s carelessness, to hold the owner responsible for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other injuries. Each year, the Chicagoland area is the site of numerous accidents caused by the negligence of property managers and owners.

Products Liability

In order to recover for injuries caused by a product in a product liability lawsuit we offer our services in both: (1) strict liability and; (2) negligence.  In order to prevail in either cause of action we must be able to prove your claim by a preponderance of evidence.  A two-year statute of limitations period applies to any personal injury action arising out of a product liability claim.

1. Strict Liability

The elements of a Strict Liability products liability cause of action which must be proven by a plaintiff are as follows:

  •  The plaintiff was injured by the product;
  • The plaintiff’s injury was caused by a defective and unreasonably dangerous condition of the product; and
  • The defect existed when the product left the defendant’s hands.

2. Negligence

The elements of a negligence cause of action in a products liability case which must be proven by a plaintiff are as follows:

  • Existence of a duty;
  • Breach of that  duty; and
  • An injury proximately caused by that breach.
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