Do I Need a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

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From time to time I receive calls from potential clients asking: “Why do I need a lawyer?” The simple answer is you may not. But what if you do? Here are five things to think about when considering whether you need a lawyer.

  1. Do I know what I am entitled to collect?
  2. Do I know how to properly value my claim?
  3. Do I know how to collect all of the benefits I am entitled to?
  4. Do I know what to do if the insurance company asks for a recorded statement?
  5. Do I know what to do if I have to file a lawsuit?

If you are confident in your ability to answer “Yes” to each of the above questions you may not need a lawyer. If you answered “No” to one or more of the questions above, think again about handling the case on your own. Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC for a free consultation at (312)598-0739. My firm charges a percentage of the amount recovered, when it is recovered. That means you pay only when I deliver results on your case.

Reasons to Hire a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

A serious injury, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, or even a fracture, can lead to significant medical bills. To navigate the court system in Chicago requires extensive knowledge and practical application of Illinois state laws. Most plaintiffs do not possess the knowledge of precedence, legislation, and applicable factors involved in their legal case. Hiring a lawyer with experience trying similar cases can help to ensure that you receive the maximum level of compensation possible.

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Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is an effective way to recover compensation after a serious injury. Whether you have been significantly hurt in a car accident or a slip and fall, you need to have a lawyer on your side that can advocate on your behalf. If you try to settle with an auto insurance company or government municipality on your own, you will likely end up with less money than if you hired an effective personal injury lawyer to represent you.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

There are many different types of personal injury law cases that we have experience settling and trying in the courtroom. Each type of case requires specialized experience and knowledge to win. Some of the more common types of personal injury legal cases we represent include:

Car Accidents

A car accident can happen at any time. Whether you experience a head-on collision or are T-boned on city streets, the devastating impacts of a car accident can hurt your finances. You may need to replace or repair your vehicle. Plus, there are also the medical expenses that you will need to pay. You may also use wages as a result of the accident and time spent recovering from your injuries. Having a personal injury lawyer help you to navigate the expenses after an auto accident can make a significant difference in the outcome.

Medical Malpractice

Medical providers have a responsibility to provide you with the highest quality of care and to keep you safe. The failure to diagnose, order a test, or consider other pharmaceutical interactions before prescribing a new medication can all have serious consequences. If you or a loved one have experienced negative outcomes as a result of medical malpractice, and experienced personal injury lawyer can help you to recover the compensation you need to pay for ongoing medical care or funeral expenses. No one should get hurt or lose their life because of a medical provider’s negligence.

Wrongful Death

If a loved one dies as a result of the negligence of another person, a wrongful death suit can be an effective way to bring about justice in their name. Sometimes city prosecutors feel that there is not enough evidence to pursue a criminal trial or their other mitigating circumstances. Regardless, families can get the justice they seek by hiring a Chicago-area personal injury lawyer with experience trying wrongful death cases.

Products Liability

The United States government has many safety regulations in place that strive to protect the public against faulty products. Despite these regulations, hundreds of products are recalled each year because of the dangers that the products pose to the people that buy them. Malfunctioning shoes can cause people to trip and dysfunctional toys can pose choking hazards. Some product recalls only go into effect after many people have already suffered the consequences. Filing a personal injury claim against a product manufacturer could potentially help keep other people safe by removing the product from online marketplaces and shelves.

Premises Liability

Property owners have an obligation to keep their properties safe and well maintained. In the event of construction or maintenance issues, they are required to notify others to stay away from danger. If you have been injured because of how a property is maintained or the lack of safety warnings, you may have the ability to pursue legal action (under Premises Liability Act: 740 ILCS 130) against the property owner for their negligence. In many cases, plaintiffs are able to sue city governments for failure to salt roads and keep public walking spaces clear.

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