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Kane County Attorneys for Personal Injury Lawsuits

With a population of a population of 516,522, Kane County is the fifth most populous county in Illinois. Covering 524 square miles, its highways include Interstates 88 and 90, U.S. Highways 20, 30, 34, and Illinois Routes 19, 25, 31, 38, 47, 56, 58, 62, 64, 68, 72, Route 110, along with the Army Trail Road, Army Trail Road, Longmeadow Parkway, Lake Cook Road, and Kane County Route 37. The Kane County courthouse, located in Geneva, oversees most of the civil courts. If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, you should call the trustworthy Kane County personal injury attorneys of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca. We can put our more than 60 years of experience to work for you.

Personal Injury Lawsuits

Those injured in an accident caused by someone else may find themselves unsure of what to do after getting injured due to another’s negligence or misconduct. It may be possible to recover damages by filing a personal injury lawsuits. Damages our attorneys may recover include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Replacement services
  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Property damages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium.

To recover these damages, we will need to establish another party’s liability. In most cases, accidents are the result of negligence rather than intentional conduct. In cases involving negligence, we’ll need to prove: (1) the defendant owed a particular standard of care, (2) the defendant failed to meet that standard, (3) that failures caused your injuries and (4) actual damages.

Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit

Car accidents are often the result of negligent driving, though there are situations in which other factors are at play such as dangerous property conditions and automobile defects. When another driver is at fault, he or she may be found negligent if any of the following behaviors caused your injuries:

  • Tailgating
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Weaving
  • Driving while distracted, such as texting while driving
  • Speeding
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Failure to obey traffic signs and signals.

Importantly, your damages may be reduced by an amount proportionate to your degree of fault under the doctrine of modified comparative negligence. You could be barred from recovering any damages if you are 50% or more to blame for an accident. Needless to say, this rule provides an incentive for defendants and their representatives to look for ways in which you were at fault, even when it’s clear their own conduct was the cause of the accident.

Damages for Truck Accident Victims

Truck crashes can have devastating consequences. They can result in amputations, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, broken bones and complex fractures, head injuries, and organ damage. These catastrophic, life-changing injuries may occur not to just one or two people, but several people who shared the road with a commercial truck. There are many different reasons these accidents happen. In some cases, it’s as simple as truck driver negligence. However, other factors can also contribute to cause an accident, and it’s important to retain a Kane County lawyer who knows to investigate the causes of a truck accident in which you were injured.

Legal Representation for Workers’ Compensation Claims

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides that workers injured on the job can obtain benefits from their employers’ workers’ compensation insurers. Benefits can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Temporary total disability benefits
  • Permanent total disability benefits
  • Temporary partial disability benefits
  • Permanent partial disability benefits
  • Death benefits.

Unlike a personal injury damages award, these are no-fault benefits that we may be able to recover regardless of whether you are partially to blame for your work injuries.

Bring an SSDI Claim

Some workers find themselves unable to work after sustaining serious injuries or developing a major medical condition. If our attorneys can show that your condition is a disability within the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) context, we can recover benefits to cover some of the losses you face while disabled.

Consult a Kane County Personal Injury Lawyer

Whether you were injured by a negligent driver or you suffered a disability for another reason, call the experienced Kane County personal injury lawyers of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca to determine what your legal options are. Give us a call at 312-724-5846 or fill out our online form.

Car Accidents

Truck Accidents