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Personal Injury

Whether accidental or intentional, the effects of a personal injury can be devastating and life-changing. Having a lawyer with the proper knowledge and experience can help navigate you through this difficult time. As an experienced personal injury lawyer, I am uniquely qualified to not only make you feel comfortable about the process, but help you get the compensation that may be justifiably yours – like I have for many others.

Auto Accidents

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were more than 313,000 motor vehicle crashes in 2015. Of those crashes,

  • 21% resulted in injuries
  • Less than 1% were fatal
  • 2.7% involved pedestrians and bicyclists
  • 1.1% involved motorcycles
  • 3.8% involved semi-trucks
  • 2.2% occurred in work zones

Trucking Accidents

As the above statistics tell us, semi-truck accidents are especially common in Illinois. Sometimes the cause of these accidents is poor navigation — after all, commercial drivers usually aren’t very familiar with the roads they’re traveling on. In other cases, the commercial driver is trying to meet a strict deadline, which makes them feel obligated to speed or drive tired. Whatever the cause of your trucking accident, you deserve justice. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car or trucking accident in Illinois, I’d like to handle the legal aspects of your situation so you can focus on healing.

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Premises Liability 

Premises liability refers to a property owner’s responsibility to make their property safe for visitors. For instance, if you were to slip and fall at a grocery store or get bitten by your neighbor’s dog, your first instinct would probably be to hold that person responsible. Whether you legally can hold that person responsible is a different story.

Comparative Fault 

Illinois is a comparative fault state, which means you will receive less money for your injury if you are found to be partially responsible for the accident. For example, let’s refer back to our slip and fall scenario. We’ll say that you slipped on a freshly mopped floor and there was no “wet floor” sign. However, you were texting while walking, and so the other side argues that you should have been paying more attention to where you were going.

The court finds you 20% responsible for the accident. As a result, you are only able to collect 80% of the money the grocery store has to pay for your injury. If, on the other hand, you had been found more than 50% responsible, you wouldn't have been able to collect any compensation at all. This is one of the key reasons why you should get a personal injury attorney fighting on your side as soon as possible.

Other Personal Injury Cases

In addition to the case types discussed above, I also handle workers’ compensation and wrongful death cases on a regular basis. Explore these pages to learn more about Illinois injury disputes and my approach to resolving them.

Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, Illinois

When you or someone you care about gets hurt, the last thing you want to waste your energy on is fighting for the compensation that should rightly be yours in the first place. That’s what I’m here for. Let me fight for you so that you can relax and focus on what truly matters to you.