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DuPage County Lawyers

DuPage County is located in Illinois, and it’s the state’s second-most populated county. The county seat is Wheaton, and its largest city is Aurora. The population, spread over 336 square miles, was 932,877 as of 2020. Accidents can occur on any of the county’s five interstate highways, such as I-55. Or they can occur on the Army Trail Road or Stearns Road or one of the United States highways or state routes. In some instances, accidents occur on private property as the result of dangerous property conditions. Popular sites in the county include Riverwalk, Cantigny Park, Mayslake Peabody Estate, Wilder Mansion, National Shrine and Museum of St. Therese, and Glen Ellyn Historical Society. If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else, whether a car accident or a slip and fall, you should call the trustworthy DuPage personal injury lawyers of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca.

Personal Injury Lawsuits

Accidents frequently occur due to carelessness or recklessness. When people are careless and injure or kill others, they should be held accountable for the losses they’ve caused. In some cases, criminal charges are filed in connection with an accident, but these prosecutions don’t typically lead to the victim receiving compensation for their injuries; restitution tends to be minor. However, you may be able to pursue damages in a personal injury lawsuit in civil court, which is a separate proceeding. A damages award can help you with medical bills and lost wages. The jury can also attempt to quantify intangible losses you suffered as a result of the accident such as your pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life.

Personal injury lawsuits in which liability is proven can result in compensatory damages, or damages intended to put you back in the position you would have been in if you weren’t in an accident. Damages may include both economic and noneconomic losses including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Replacement services
  • Out-of-pocket costs.

Many personal injury lawsuits are brought under a theory of negligence. We’ll need to prove it’s more likely than not: (1) the defendant owed you a duty of reasonable care, (2) the defendant departed from the duty of reasonable care that was owed under the circumstances, (3) actual and proximate causation.

In a premises liability lawsuit, we’ll need to show that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous property condition that caused your injuries and failed to make repairs or issue warnings. For example, if you were injured as a result of a huge crack in the sidewalk in front of a historic landmark that the owner should have repaired, we might be able to recover damages on your behalf.

Lawyers to Fight for Damages After a Car Accident

Drivers are expected to use reasonable care to avoid injuring those with whom they share the road, whether pedestrians, cyclists or drivers of other cars. A driver may depart from the duty to use reasonable care by driving under the influence, speeding, reckless driving, tailgating, and failing to obey traffic signs and signals. For example, a driver may breach the duty to use reasonable care if he runs a red light and T-bones your car. Importantly, an insurance adjustor for the defendant may approach you after a car accident. You should not talk to the adjustor before talking to an attorney who is on your side. In Illinois, your damages can be reduced by an amount proportionate to your fault for an accident.

Recovering Damages for Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks are tremendously heavy and large and can cause serious damage to those in smaller vehicles around the truck. Often there are multiple victims, and they may all have catastrophic injuries. Together these claims can quickly exhaust the truck driver’s insurance policy limits. It’s important to retain a lawyer who understands how to investigate your claim and investigate all contributing causes. Our firm looks at whether the trucking company, third party loading company, truck manufacturer, mechanic, repair people, and property owners may bear some responsibility for a truck accident.

Consult a DuPage County Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were injured through the fault of another, call the experienced DuPage 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 312-724-5846 or fill out our online form.

Car Accidents

Truck Accident