Experienced Kendall County Attorney for Personal Injury Lawsuits
Kendall County has a population of 131,869 and is served by several major roads. These include I-80; U.S. Highway 30, 34, 52, 25, 31, 47, and 71; and Illinois Route 126. The county is 322 square miles. The median income in the county is $79,897. The median income for families is $87,309. Most people in the county don’t have enough saved up for the expenses that come up when you’ve been seriously injured in an accident. Whether you were injured in a truck accident or while encountering a dangerous property condition like a broken step at the mall, you should call the experienced Kendall County personal injury attorneys of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca. We have more than 60 years of experience representing people in personal injury lawsuits, SSDI claims, and workers’ compensation claims.Personal Injury Lawsuits and Claims
It can be difficult to know where to turn after suffering injuries. It’s important to seek care right away. When an accident is due to someone else’s negligence, carelessness, and or recklessness, you may be able to hold that person accountable. If the accident occurred on the job, it may be appropriate to file a workers’ compensation claim; in that case, you should let the doctor know that your injuries occurred on the job, so that they can bill your employer directly.
Unlike a workers’ compensation [link to workers’ compensation] claim, which provides no-fault benefits—meaning you don’t need to show the accident was anyone’s fault—a personal injury lawsuit can only be brought if there is fault. Our attorneys typically need to establish a defendant’s negligence in a personal injury lawsuit. This means we’ll need to show it’s more likely than not the defendant owed you a duty to use reasonable care and failed to abide by that duty, thereby causing your injuries and actual damages.
When our lawyers are able to prove fault, we can recover compensatory damages on your behalf. These may include tangible and intangible losses including medical expenses, lost income, lost earning capacity, replacement services, out-of-pocket expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and loss of consortium. The nature and quantity of damages depends on the extent of your injuries. Greater damages are awarded when injuries or catastrophic or there is a loss of life.Lawyers to Pursue Damages for Car Accident Victims
Car accidents can result in injuries both big and small. They are often caused by negligent drivers, though they can be the fault of others, including the owners of a defective road or the manufacturer of vehicle parts. All drivers must use reasonable care to avoid injury someone or causing a death. Unfortunately, drivers are negligent in many different ways including failing to obey traffic signs and signals, driving too fast for road or weather conditions, reckless driving, tailgating, driving while distracted, weaving and giving in to road rage. For example, a driver may be negligent if he speeds on U.S. Highway 30 during an ice storm and rams into the back of your car.Recovering Damages for Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are frequently devastating. They can impact numerous cars on the road, and those involved may suffer catastrophic injuries—injuries that permanently change victims’ lives. When a large number of claimants pursue compensation through a truck driver’s insurance policy, the limits of that policy may be quickly exhausted, making it imperative to investigate and seek to hold all responsible parties accountable. For instance, the trucking company could be held responsible for damages if it negligently trained, supervised or hired the truck driver who caused the accident.Consult a Kendall County Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured through the fault of another, call the seasoned Kendall County personal injury attorneys of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca to figure out whether you have grounds to bring a lawsuit. Call us at 312-263-6330 or 800-444-1525 or complete our online form.