Unforeseen personal injuries can strike in any circumstance, burdening you with medical expenses, lost income, and sometimes additional damages. Regrettably, relying on an insurance company to provide the resources needed for your recovery is often futile.
But a personal injury attorney can be your advocate, fighting for your rights and tirelessly working to recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, you might be uncertain whether your situation qualifies for a personal injury claim. A personal injury case may be possible when harm is inflicted due to another party’s negligence.
“Another party” can include individuals, companies, or organizations. However, it’s not always straightforward to determine fault or negligence, and in many situations, the responsible party blames the injured person.
If you’re struggling to figure out if you have a case, please contact The Fakhouri Firm Accident and Injury Lawyers for a free consultation to learn more about your options.
We’ve listed some of the most common types of personal injury cases, but these may not cover every possible situation in which you could have a personal injury. If your injury doesn’t match any of these areas, we encourage you to seek a free consultation to learn more.
ATV and Golf Cart Accidents
ATVs and golf carts are popular for outdoor use in situations where a car would be cumbersome, such as riding on trails or the golf course. For the most part, they are prohibited on roads in Illinois, but the state allows municipalities to make their own rules about street use, so some cities may permit “street legal” golf carts or ATVs.
This concession comes with a downside – riders face a heightened risk of accidents involving cars. Riders can also sustain injuries in single-vehicle crashes, and there may be multiple parties who might be at fault.
If you find yourself injured in a golf cart or ATV accident in Illinois, enlisting the aid of an attorney will be crucial to recovering your damages. Your personal injury attorney will help you pinpoint the fault and pursue rightful compensation for your injuries.
Fortunately, commercial plane crashes are relatively rare occurrences, but when they do happen, they usually have high fatality and injury rates. Small plane crashes can also result in severe injuries or death.
Additionally, many people experience in-flight injuries even when the plane itself reaches the ground safely. Falling luggage, runaway drink carts, lack of proper training, failure to stock the appropriate medical supplies, and other issues may lead to passenger injuries.
If we are able to show the airline was negligent in your aviation accident, we could recover compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
Bicycling can be a fun hobby or an inexpensive way to travel short distances. However, the actions of a negligent driver can transform a relaxing biking experience into a nightmare, resulting in severe consequences for the bicyclist, such as broken bones, internal injuries, or even a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Worse, the driver might attempt to shift blame onto you, claiming that you were crossing the street illegally or otherwise responsible for the accident. Unfortunately, their insurance company might side with them, making it hard for you to obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you find yourself fighting an insurance company for help with your medical bills or are unsure of where to begin with a claim, we encourage you to seek the support of a skilled bicycle accident lawyer familiar with Illinois law.
They can be your advocate, helping you navigate the complexities of the legal process and working tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you need to recover.
From Lake Michigan to Cedar Lake, Illinois’ lakes and waterways offer many opportunities for fishing, watersports, or just relaxing on the water. Unfortunately, a boating accident is anything but relaxing, and some result in serious injuries or even death.
Multiple parties could be responsible, including the boat’s driver, the boat’s owner, a manufacturer, a third party like a mechanic, or someone operating another boat or watercraft.
Trying to figure out who is responsible or which insurance policy should cover your damages while recovering from injuries can be a difficult process. An Illinois boating accident lawyer can help you identify the responsible party and seek compensation to help you recover and move forward.
Often, “car accident” is the first phrase that comes to mind when we think about personal injury cases. This is likely because car accidents are among the most common personal injury situations.
In 2022, Illinois saw 1,280 fatalities and even more injuries from car accidents. Speeding, impaired driving, and distracted driving are all major causes of car crashes and are on the rise nationally.
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident in Illinois, you might think that filing an insurance claim will take care of your damages, but that’s not always true. Insurance companies have a number of tricks to avoid paying your claim’s full value, from blaming the car accident on you to devaluing or ignoring some of your damages.
The best way to ensure you receive appropriate compensation is to contact an Illinois car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Construction Site Accidents
Construction workers are responsible for the many buildings in our lives, from homes to office buildings to shopping centers. Unfortunately, construction work is a dangerous job, and many workers suffer injuries on a construction site.
Workplace injuries should be covered by Worker’s Compensation, a no-fault system meant to help injured employees cover their medical expenses and some of their lost income. However, many construction workers struggle to obtain the Worker’s Compensation benefits they rightfully deserve.
If you were injured in a construction site accident, please contact a personal injury lawyer who can help you submit the claim paperwork correctly and fight a claim denial if necessary. Additionally, we will evaluate your case to determine if you also have grounds for a third-party claim to recover additional damages.
Medications improve our lives in many ways, but a defective drug can cause serious adverse effects. Sometimes, these are not immediate, and you may not realize a harmful medication caused them.
In Illinois, manufacturers can be held strictly liable if a product like a dangerous drug harms you, but you still have to prove the medication caused your condition. A dangerous drug attorney can assist you in building a case by interviewing medical experts, studying your records, and investigating other reports of problems with the drug.
As a parent, you worry about your child’s safety every day, and you carefully choose a childcare facility where you believe they will be safe. Unfortunately, sometimes kids get hurt at daycare, and if your child’s injuries are severe, you may wonder who was at fault or if this incident could have been avoided.
If you have concerns after your child’s daycare injury, please contact an Illinois daycare accident attorney. We can evaluate your case and determine if the facility was negligent in your child’s care.
Defective Medical Devices
In addition to medications, many people now use medical devices to manage various health conditions. Joint replacements, blood glucose monitors, surgical mesh, and artificial heart valves are all examples of medical devices you might rely on.
When one of these devices malfunctions, it can have serious or even life-threatening consequences. If you’re uncertain whether a medical device has harmed you, an Illinois defective medical device lawyer can help you get answers and explain your options for seeking compensation.
Illinois has “strict liability” for most dog bite cases, meaning the owner is usually held responsible when a dog injures someone. The dog doesn’t need to have a history of biting or aggressive behavior, and it isn’t necessary to prove the owner was negligent or knew the dog might bite.
However, there are still a few ways the owner can fight a strict liability case, such as claiming the injured person provoked the dog. An experienced Illinois dog bite lawyer will work to show this wasn’t the case and fight to recover all your damages.
There are more than 315,000 licensed motorcycles in Illinois, from downtown Chicago to rural and farmland areas of the state. While motorcycles offer ease of use and excellent gas mileage, riders are disadvantaged in collisions with larger motor vehicles like cars and trucks.
Most motorcyclists ride responsibly and use safety features like helmets, but encountering a reckless driver can still leave a biker with serious injuries. These may include broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), internal injuries, back or neck injuries, internal bleeding, and other injuries.
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident, you could be struggling to recover from serious injuries and may be out of work for weeks or months. You might expect the at-fault driver’s insurance company to help you out, but in many cases, they will try to pin the accident on you, either fully or partially.
To protect your interests, please contact an Illinois motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.
When a pleasant walk or jog is shattered by a negligent driver, you could suffer punishing injuries, including multiple broken bones, head injuries, face or eye damage, severe scarring from road rash, and more.
In many pedestrian accidents, the pedestrian is so severely injured that they’re unable to give a statement to the police. Even if they can describe what happened, the driver may have a very different account, often claiming that the pedestrian was outside of a crosswalk, crossing against a light, or jaywalking.
Don’t leave it up to the insurance company to decide who to believe – contact a pedestrian accident lawyer in Illinois today for help securing compensation.
Premises liability is often misunderstood. Some people think it only covers “slip and fall” accidents or injuries covered by homeowner’s insurance.
These are potentially premises liability cases, but so are many other situations. For example, if you were the victim of a crime at a local business, fell down a staircase at a friend’s house, or were assaulted in a hotel, these could all be premises liability claims.
If you were hurt on another party’s property in Illinois, it’s a good idea to check with a premises liability lawyer to learn if you have grounds for a claim.
A semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, takes much longer to stop than a car, and frequently causes a disproportionate amount of damage to people in passenger cars when they collide with a truck.
Many people who have experienced such a truck accident suffer intense, life-altering injuries and could have permanent disabilities or chronic pain as a result. The insurance company may try to settle quickly and for much less than your claim is worth.
Before accepting any offer from the insurance carrier, please see an Illinois truck accident lawyer who can accurately calculate all your damages and help you better understand the current offer.
When you experience an injury at work, your first instinct is probably to file a Worker’s Compensation claim for your medical care and lost income. In Illinois, the employer is supposed to initiate the Worker’s Comp claim process after a worker reports an injury.
However, some of our clients tell us the employer didn’t file a claim, said the accident wasn’t reported when it was, or the insurance carrier denied the claim for various reasons. Your worker’s compensation lawyer can ensure your claim is filed correctly and assist you in fighting a claim denial if necessary.
A wrongful death can occur in any of the situations we’ve described above. If you’ve lost a loved one to another party’s negligence, whether it involved a car accident or defective medication, you may be struggling to understand what happened.
Could your loved one’s death have been avoided? Is there anything you can do to seek justice?
What about the bills left behind for funeral expenses, medical care, and other damages?
At The Fakhouri Firm, we don’t think you should have to worry about financial issues while trying to care for your family members after a tragic loss. We also believe you have a right to seek damages from the responsible party if we find evidence they were negligent.
If you’re unsure whether the death was wrongful or simply a terrible accident, please contact us for a free consultation with an Illinois wrongful death lawyer.
Get Help With Your Claim From Our Illinois Personal Injury Law Firm
Don’t let an insurance company keep the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you or a loved one have been hurt due to another party’s negligence, attorneys from The Fakhouri Firm Accident and Injury Lawyers are always available for a free, no-obligation case review.
If we take your case, we won’t charge you anything until we win or settle it. Call us today at (312) 999-9990.