Dealing with an unexpected injury can be filled with challenges. You may be unable to work and are worrying about how you are going to pay your bills. Maybe you are facing mounting bills from medical expenses. Here at Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, a Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you seek just compensation for injuries associated with car accidents, medical malpractice, birth injury, construction accidents, premises liability and wrongful death.
Our staff understands the challenges of dealing with a serious injury or the death of a loved one, and we customize our representation to fit your particular needs. We take the time to learn how your injury has affected you. Then, we use that insight to help you obtain the help you need now and in the future.
Illinois Construction Accident Lawyers
There are often multiple companies present on a construction site, and this can make it difficult to know who is financially responsible when an injury occurs. Even though construction sites are by nature dangerous places to work, supervisors still have the responsibility to keep you safe. Common construction site accidents include chemical spills, burns, electric shocks, brain injuries, and scaffolding falls. Construction accident litigation is usually quite complicated. That is why choosing an attorney who will take the time to identify all negligent parties and hold them accountable is so important.
Understanding Company Liability
If you suffered injuries from a defective product or the acts of employees, product liability lawyers can help you hold at-fault companies responsible. When it comes to products that cause harm, it is important to determine whether the fault is with the product design, manufacturing or the marketing and labeling. For example, perhaps a toy made from inferior plastic injured your child. In such a case, this would be an issue with the manufacturing process.
Companies can also be held responsible for personal injury caused by their employees. One familiar scenario is a truck accident caused by a truck driver who was distracted. If you are the victim of this type of motor vehicle accident, you may be able to obtain compensation from the truck driver and the driver’s employer.
Premises Liability Accidents
When you are on someone’s property, the property owner is responsible for maintaining a relatively safe environment. In circumstances involving an injury or accident, you must demonstrate that the property owner’s actions or failure to act is a direct cause of your injury. For example, a dog bite lawyer might argue that the dog’s owner knew the dog was aggressive and failed to secure the animal. Matters involving premises liability include the following:
- Childcare and daycare negligence
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
In the state of Illinois, even if you were partly responsible, you may be able to seek compensation. This applies in situations where another party liability is 50 percent or higher.
There are two primary types of monetary compensation for which you may be entitled in an accident resulting in injury or death. Regular compensatory damages help restore you back to where you were prior to the injury or compensate you for a permanent loss. Compensation can cover several areas such as: permanent disability, loss of normal life, scarring or limb loss, as well as pain and suffering, medical bills and caretaking expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and lost wages or income.
Punitive damages are a form of punishment, but not tied directly to a tangible injury. It requires finding intentional misconduct or gross negligence. A business may be liable for failing to fix an old roof that later collapses and injures you. If the company knew of the condition of the roof and consciously disregarded your safety, it could be punished for neglecting to address the danger. These damages are meant to deter other businesses from acting in the same manner.
Our skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys will review your case, evaluate the potential claim and go over the alternatives available to you. When you decide to move forward with filing a suit, we will advocate with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case on your behalf. We will also conduct any investigations necessary to support your claim and build and present the case for fair and equitable compensation.
We have investigators and attorneys who can speak with you and begin inquiries in your case immediately. Our personal injury lawyers have handled a diverse range of accident cases throughout Illinois, and our team is ready to help in the investigation and prosecution of your serious personal injury case. Please contact us online or call 312-782-2525 for a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers.