It can be frustrating to suffer injuries in an accident that was no fault of your own. If you are left with medical bills and lost wages as a result of such an accident, you might be wondering whether you have any legal recourse. In short, the answer is yes.
However, simply having an accident, for example a slip and fall or car accident, and suffering injuries, does not necessarily mean that you can file a personal injury lawsuit. In order to initiate legal action, you will need to prove that:
- The responsible party was negligent.
- The negligence caused your injury.
- The negligence resulted in harm.
If you are injured, make sure to seek medical help immediately and if you can, note down any witnesses’ contact information. This can be useful if you later decide on filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Personal injury law can be complex and challenging to interpret. If you are not sure whether the circumstances of your injury qualify for filing a personal injury lawsuit, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer. Your Schaumburg personal injury lawyer can advise you on your legal options and help you build a strong case.
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case: (800) 794-0444.
Personal Injury Cases
There are many ways in which accidents can become personal injury cases, thereby giving plaintiffs the opportunity to get compensation for the damages they incurred. Some of the most common personal injury cases, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, are:
Liability in a car accident can be clear. In an at-fault state such as Illinois, the at-fault party insurance typically covers the damages of the victim. In practice, however, if it is unclear who is at fault, the concept of “comparative fault” may be employed. In other words, comparative fault is determining to what degree each party is responsible. Comparative fault can reduce a plaintiff’s compensation. Since the laws surrounding car accidents can be complex, a personal injury lawyer can help to clarify and fight for your right to compensation.
Premises liability cases can be any accidents that happen on someone else’s property, where a property owner was negligent. This can be, for example, slip and fall cases, dog bites, toxic fumes, or amusement park accidents, to name just a few. Property owners are generally required to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. However, if you suffered a slip and fall injury, you will have to prove that a dangerous condition existed on the premises. You will also have to prove that the property owner failed to remedy and remove the dangerous condition, or warned any visitors of its existence. The law in premises liability cases can be confusing. A property owner will typically fight tooth and nail to prove that they were not at fault. Having legal counsel and representation can help with any premises liability cases.
Having had a bad experience in hospital or at a doctor’s appointment does not automatically constitute a medical malpractice case. In order to have a medical malpractice personal injury case, you will need to prove that negligence led to further injury. Medical malpractice cases can be complex, may require expert witnesses, and can take a long time to resolve. As with other personal injury cases, having a dedicated Schaumburg personal injury lawyer by your side can help you navigate a medical malpractice case successfully.
If you suffered injuries by a faulty product, for example due to manufacturing or design defects, you could receive compensation for your injury. You will have to prove that carelessness in design or manufacture led to your injury, and that the defendant breached their duty of care. The defendant possibly breached duty of care by knowing that the product was defective and not taking actions to take the product off the market, for example. If the defendant is a large company, they will do anything to fight any claims and might have a team of dedicated lawyers for this purpose.
You can risk exposure to toxic substances in many circumstances, for example in your work environment. Toxic substances can cause harm by inhalation, or skin contact, and in other ways. Sometimes, the effects of being exposed to a toxic substance, for instance asbestos, do not manifest until much later in a person’s life. Toxic substances can cause cancer, lung disease, and premature cognitive decline, among other conditions. If you think your injuries are the result of exposure to any toxic substances, you can contact us to find out if you have a case.
Compensation in Personal Injury Cases
If you suffered injuries due to the negligence of others, you could receive various compensatory damages for your financial losses, as well as for any pain and suffering resulting from the injury. Some of the compensatory awards you might receive include awards for the following:
- Medical bills.
- Home health aide costs.
- Rehabilitative costs such as physiotherapy.
- Medical equipment such as mobility devices.
- Pain and suffering.
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity.
We want to ensure you are not further damaged by this situation. You should not have to pay out of pocket for injuries you suffered through no fault of your own. The defendant should pay for any necessary treatment, not you. We will fight for justice and a fair financial award on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Schaumburg, call (800) 794-0444
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We Can Help with All Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases can be complex and require a good knowledge of the applicable laws. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can help you decide the best course of action for your individual case. Your Schaumburg personal injury lawyer can determine whether you have a good case, and advise you on how to best proceed.
Acting in a timely manner after an accident can be important, particularly as the Illinois statute of limitations sets time limits on personal injury cases. Filing too late can render your claim invalid. Giving yourself and your legal counsel ample time to build a strong case, including gathering the necessary research, evidence, and witnesses, can be crucial for success.
We can help you get justice and compensation. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now for a free consultation and evaluation of your unique personal injury case: (800) 794-0444.