Nearly all personal injury claims and lawsuits that are filed in and around Chicago are based on the law of negligence. A person can be determined to be negligent when he or she fails to act in the way that a reasonable and prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances. For example, when traffic ahead of you stops, an ordinary person would stop too. A failure to stop would cause a collision, and you could be found to have been negligent. It’s not all that easy though. Here are some of the other types of case that our Chicago personal injury lawyers at the Shea Law Group represent clients in:
- Auto, truck and motorcycle crashes.
- Accidents like trip-and-falls and slip-and-falls that happen on property owned or occupied by somebody else.
- Construction and industrial accidents.
- Injuries caused by dangerously defective products.
- Nursing home negligence or abuse.
- Medical negligence.
- Wrongful death.
Don’t Try this on Your Own
If a person who was injured in an accident is able to prove that the carelessness and negligence of somebody else caused the accident, he or she can pursue being compensated for their damages. Here are some common examples of damages in Illinois personal injury cases:
- Past and future medical bills.
- Past and future lost earnings.
- Any disfigurement or disability.
- Pain and suffering.
- The diminished quality of life.
- Other substantial damages in the event of a wrongful death.
Don’t try obtaining compensation for your damages on your own though. It’s highly likely that you’ll only hurt your case. Rather than doing that, arrange for a free consultation and case review with the Chicago personal injury lawyers at the Shea Law Group. Our objective is to obtain the maximum compensation for you that you deserve.