According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths and severe injuries in the United States. While some accidents are truly unavoidable, many more could have been prevented if proper precautions had been taken. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident in Machesney Park, please contact an experienced personal injury attorney today to discuss your legal options.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Tuite Law, our firm handles a wide variety of personal injury cases. Some examples of injury claims that we have successfully handled in the past include:
- Car accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Bike accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Commercial truck accidents;
- Dog bites claims;
- Premises liability claims, including slip and fall accidents; and
- Product liability claims.
We Can Help You Establish Liability
Holding another party liable for your injury requires proving that they were at fault for the accident. In Illinois, fault is generally based on the negligence standard. Negligence is defined as the failure to take proper care in a given situation. The negligence standard has four required elements and your attorney must prove each individual element to establish liability. The required elements are as follows:
- The defendant had a legal duty to look out for your safety.
- That duty was breached, either because of the defendant’s actions or their inaction.
- A causal link exists between the breach of duty and your injuries.
- You suffered real harm in the accident.
What Compensation is Available for Victims?
Once liability is established, your case can move on to determining your compensation. In Illinois, personal injury victims can seek compensation for the full extent of their losses. Our attorneys will help you fight for every penny that you deserve. This may include compensation for any of the following:
- Emergency rooms costs, including ambulance fees;
- Any other medical bills;
- Expenses related to rehabilitation;
- Lost income;
- Any other direct economic losses;
- Long-term disability;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of life enjoyment; and
- Wrongful death.
Victims Must Be Ready to Deal with the Insurance Company
In many personal injury cases, the victim will have to seek compensation from an insurance company. Insurance companies are never on the side of the injured victim. Indeed, these big companies will do everything they can to try to limit the value your personal injury settlement offer. Do not let them get away with it. You should always handle the insurance company through your personal injury attorney. Your attorney will be able to ensure that the insurance company respects your legal rights and handles your claim in a fair manner.
Were You Injured in Machesney Park?
Let us help. At Tuite Law, we have helped many victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. We handle personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis and we will not charge a fee unless we help you recover benefits. To learn more about what our attorneys can do for you, please contact our office today to request a free review of your case.