When you are hurt, sick, or have recently lost a loved one, the stress and worry can feel overwhelming. This is especially true if you are struggling to pay mounting medical bills and other costs.
The good news is that you may be entitled to receive compensation for all of these costs and many more if your issue was caused by a negligent party or a defective product.
Personal injury law is a legal field wholly dedicated to helping people who have been harmed — people like you. By identifying the parties responsible for your losses and pursuing them for the maximum amount of compensation allowed, a personal injury lawyer can help you recover the money you need to pay off medical costs and return to a less stressful life.
The experienced attorneys at The Fakhouri Firm Accident and Injury Lawyers have years of experience helping injury victims find their way toward a successful recovery. We have obtained millions on behalf of our clients through settlements and jury awards.
Our personal injury lawyers are ready and waiting to assist you, too.
Find out how we can help and what your case might be worth during a free, no-obligation case review. Schedule your free, confidential case evaluation today when you call (312) 999-9990 or contact us online.
Common Case Types Our Personal Injury Lawyers Handle
The Fakhouri Firm, led by Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Robert S. Fakhouri, has the resources, knowledge, and experience you need in order to give your case the highest chances of success.
We represent a wide range of injury case types. Listed below are some of the most common ones we take on, but we are willing to hear about your case even if it doesn’t seem to fit neatly into the categories listed below.
Car accident injuries are a major public safety concern in the United States. Motor vehicle collisions are the second-leading cause of injury death, resulting in nearly one million years of estimated life lost in 2020, according to the CDC.
National data from 2020 provided by the CDC shows that there were over two million emergency department (ER) visits stemming from crash injuries and just under 41,000 fatalities. The total economic toll of collisions that year reached $430 billion, accounting for the total costs of medical treatment as well as the estimated economic value of lives that were lost.
Car accident claims may seem like straightforward processes, but they can get convoluted fast. Insurers will be looking to reduce the value of the claim in any way possible, meaning they may dispute the causes of the accident or look for excuses to deny specific medical treatments.
Having an attorney on your side helps you get to the bottom of the facts of your case, including the exact damages you have suffered, the full projected costs of treating all injuries, and exactly who is to blame for your damages.
Truck accidents are rarer than other types of motor vehicle collisions, but they are capable of inflicting major medical harm when they do happen. There were 108,000 truck crashes with injuries recorded in 2020, per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), as well as 4,998 fatal crashes associated with at least one large commercial truck or bus.
Fatal truck crashes increased by 31% from 2010 to 2020.
Getting tangled up in a crash with a big truck can affect your future in more ways than one. Your injuries are likely to be substantial, with sizeable medical costs to go along with them.
Further, the motor carrier company associated with the truck may fight to limit liability, potentially even trying to withhold evidence like the vehicle’s telemetrics data and the driver’s logged hours of service.
Having your own attorney helps you manage the logistics of these often complicated and drawn-out injury cases. They can stand up to big trucking companies and their insurers to fight for all available evidence, and they won’t back down without seeking the highest possible amount of compensation for all damages you suffered.
All pedestrian accidents carry the risk of serious injuries or even deaths. Worse, the drivers involved may attempt to flee the scene or withhold information.
When you are looking for a legal ally to help you hold drivers accountable for the injuries they cause to pedestrians, look to The Fakhouri Firm.
We have extensive experience litigating pedestrian accident cases. Your case will have access to leading experts for accident reconstruction and medical evaluation, ensuring you will have the strongest information possible in order to seek the full value of your claim.
Like pedestrians, bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to the impact forces in a motor vehicle accident. Unlike pedestrians, bicyclists are often made to share the road with bigger vehicles throughout the entire length of their journey.
While many cities and towns have made efforts to protect cyclists and reduce the number of accidents, the fact remains that these accidents still claim hundreds of lives each year across the U.S.
The Fakhouri Firm Accident and Injury Lawyers can assist you when you or a loved one has been hurt in a bicycle accident. Your case will receive a full and accurate valuation, accounting for all future medical costs as well as the full replacement cost for your bicycle and all accessories.
Motorcycle accidents have a high risk of causing major injury or fatalities to all occupants. Two-wheeled vehicles offer freedom and thrills, but they are also commonly put in harm’s way by other careless drivers.
Lacking the protections of a traditional motor vehicle, motorcycle operators and their passengers risk head trauma, spinal injury, broken bones, and deep abrasions.
In many of these cases, the at-fault parties will try to place some measure of neglect on the motorcycle operator. Using inaccurate stereotypes, they may attempt to reduce their exposure to liability by alleging the operator played some role in their own accident.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys will fight these tactics to ensure you have a fair shot at having your claim honored for its full, legitimate value.
Boating accidents can involve many different negligent parties.
From the boat’s operator to the operator of another vessel, to a negligent rental company, to the manufacturer of a defective watercraft, there are many possibilities when it comes to pursuing the compensation you need to recover after a boating accident.
The Fakhouri Firm Accident and Injury Lawyers will help you identify exactly who caused your accident and why, helping you pursue reasonable compensation from all parties that hold fault. We help you get to the bottom of the murky waters surrounding your case in order to help you secure the highest possible chances of full damage recovery.
Aviation accidents have an extremely high chance of fatality and serious injury. Recovering the full damage inflicted by the accident can be challenging, especially when the at-fault party is a commercial airliner or another similarly large-sized corporate operation.
When you work with our aviation accident lawyers, we will help you rigorously investigate the accident’s circumstances and recover all available evidence. Piecing together the events that led up to the accident can be challenging, especially when not all debris from the incident can be recovered.
We work closely with you and your family to decipher what happened and who is at fault, maximizing your chances of a successful case outcome.
Dog bites lead to over 337,000 emergency department visits in an average year, leading to an estimated cost of $400 million in medical treatments and other expenses. Over a third of victims are aged 14 or younger.
Children nine and younger are much more likely to suffer injuries to the head and neck, as well, instead of just to hands, feet, and limbs.
Dealing with a dog bite case can be stressful, especially if you are feeling guilty about holding the owner responsible. Rest assured that the animal will be perfectly fine in most cases, as it is the owner who bears the true responsibility for the dog’s actions and the harm that it inflicts.
By working with experienced dog bite attorneys, you can make the most of available injury laws to seek appropriate restitution for the medical harm you or a loved one have suffered, in addition to proper compensation for your own pain, suffering, and mental trauma.
Golf Cart Accidents
Despite their low-speed nature, golf carts can still lead to some harrowing accidents. This is particularly the case when full-sized motor vehicle traffic is involved.
Because of a lack of protection for riders and passengers, people involved in a golf cart crash may be thrown from the vehicle or involved in a rollover situation. The Fakhouri Firm aims to help you hold all responsible parties accountable, seeking the full damages to which you are entitled.
Premises Liability (Slip and Fall)
Premises liability cases involve a property owner (or other party responsible for property safety) who failed to identify and remove — or, at the very least, warn against — serious hazards.
One of the most common types of these cases is the slip and fall. Falls can lead to serious medical harm, and it is the responsibility of everyone tasked with managing the property to reduce their risk of occurring.
Other scenarios include collapse, unshielded hazards, exposure to toxic substances, improper railing, dangerous stairs, and more.
Defective Medical Devices
Defective medical devices lead to millions of incidents each year. Many such products are subject to recalls after the safety of patients has been unacceptably compromised.
Let us help you pursue a strong claim against all responsible parties, paying for the costs to restore the harm you have suffered while sending a message to device manufacturers and distributors that your safety is their responsibility.
Drug-related health emergencies are a leading cause of death and hospitalization in the United States. Many products released are unacceptably dangerous, despite assurances from manufacturers and testing labs.
Some are released with serious defects resulting from improper design or manufacture, and many more fail to adequately warn patients of the harm that could happen if proper precautions aren’t followed.
ATVs offer recreation and utility but also a substantial risk of danger. Rollovers and collisions lead to thousands of deaths and serious injuries each year.
Parties responsible for the resulting damages may include the vehicle owner, the operator, the manufacturer, or the individual who owns the property where the accident occurred.
Construction Site Accidents
From on-the-job injuries to accidents affecting passers-by, construction accidents can lead to serious injuries on top of damaged property and disrupted work.
Our personal injury attorneys can help you explore your options for filing a worker’s compensation claim or a third-party claim, depending on the nature of your accident and resulting injuries.
Daycare facilities are increasingly expensive and adept at marketing, but at the same time have been shown to exhibit a serious lack of concern for the safety of the young children they are charged with caring for.
From unsafe environments to neglect to intentional abuse, The Fakhouri Firm will help you fully investigate the circumstances that led to your child’s harm and then pursue the maximum amount of compensation available for the losses you and your family have suffered.
Workers Compensation (Occupational Injury)
Workers’ compensation cases are rarely as straightforward as they seem. From getting an accurate diagnosis to fighting for the full benefits to which you should be entitled, it can often be a struggle to recover financially in the wake of an on-the-job accident.
Our attorneys are prepared to assist you during the claims or appeals process, especially when your condition is being scrutinized or benefits are being denied.
In the wake of wrongful death, your family will need a source of strong legal and financial support. We can help you secure the latter by providing the former and seeking all appropriate damages from at-fault parties.
The last thing we want is for your family to suffer any more than they already have, which is why we fight vehemently for the full value of the life lost, including both financial and emotional damages wrought upon the grieving family.
Work With a Proven Personal Injury Law Firm
Our attorneys at The Fakhouri Firm Accident and Injury Lawyers want to assist you, whether you have suffered from a personal injury incident like the ones outlined above or a completely different situation. After you have been hurt, it can feel like no one is on your side, but we are.
We help you stand up to big businesses and financial interests in the name of pursuing the compensation you need to recover and move towards a normal life once more.
Our personal injury lawyers are standing by to provide you with experienced counsel and a path forward to recovery. Learn more about your legal options and get answers to your pressing questions when you call (312) 999-9990 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.