Personal injury lawyers represent clients in a wide variety of cases, and one will represent you if you were injured by somebody else’s actions or decisions. You could be able to collect compensation if negligence was the cause of your injuries.
If you are interested in finding out more about your eligibility for financial awards, call our team of Markham personal injury lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC today at (312) 223-1700 for a free consultation.
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Reasons to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
The basic threshold for filing a personal injury lawsuit can be summed up with a few criteria:
- You or a loved one were injured
- Somebody else acted in a way that directly caused those injuries, or
- Somebody failed to protect you from a high likelihood of injury
These criteria apply in an almost endless number of specific scenarios. Some of the circumstances that may warrant a personal injury lawsuit include:
- A medical error resulting in injury or death
- A motorcycle accident caused by negligence
- A car accident caused by negligence
- Injury suffered in the workplace
- Injuries suffered on unsafe premises
- Dog bites
- Any other accident incurred under circumstances of negligence
In some scenarios, a personal injury may warrant a bit more examination, especially if you have any question about your eligibility for bringing a personal injury lawsuit.
We Handle Motor Vehicle Collision Cases Involving Negligence
Motor vehicle drivers may fail to act in a way that reflects the immense danger that heavy vehicles traveling at high speeds pose to themselves and others. They should be held responsible for the pain they cause.
Some of the forms of motorist negligence, which may warrant a personal injury lawsuit, include:
- Being drunk or under the influence of drugs while driving
- Failing to obey the speed limit
- Driving too closely to the car in front, causing a rear-end collision
- Failing to exercise caution when turning, changing lanes, or crossing intersections
- Engaging in distracted driving
A motorist owes every other driver on the road a duty of care. Such a duty means that motorists must act in a way that protects others from an outsized risk of harm.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by somebody else, then the person who caused the accident may have violated their duty of care. As a result, you may have a strong case for compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
We Can Help You with a Premises Liability Case Involving Negligence
Another form of personal injury lawsuit involves premises liability. There are several categories of people or entities that have a duty to maintain a safe property. These categories include:
- Business owners
- Those who own or manage an apartment complex
- Those responsible for the safety of government-owned properties
- In some cases, homeowners who host guests
Property owners have a duty to remove foreseeable hazards or otherwise protect unsuspecting individuals from becoming injured due to such hazards. Some threats to your safety that may justify a personal injury lawsuit if they result in injury include:
- Liquid spills
- Tripping hazards
- Slipping hazards
- Falling debris
- Poor lighting
- Lack of safety railing
- Loose flooring
If you were injured under any circumstance, whether it was a motor vehicle accident, dangerous premises, or otherwise, call a lawyer who can advise you on any available paths to possible compensation.
Call our team at The Kryder Law Group today at (312) 223-1700 for a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Markham, call (312) 223-1700
A Lawyer’s Mission Is to Obtain Compensation for You
Lawyers—especially those who work on contingency-fee-basis (such as those at our firm)—have a clear goal: win compensation for you. Such lawyers only receive payment if you do, so there is no ambiguity about their motive—it is to win your case as quickly as possible.
A lawyer will take several steps as they attempt to achieve victory on your behalf.
- A lawyer will collect every available detail about your accident. They will rely on every available resource, including yourself, eyewitnesses, incident reports, videotapes, and photographs, to learn everything they can about the circumstances that caused your injury.
- A lawyer will consult any experts, legal or otherwise, whose testimony or advice may benefit your case.
- A lawyer will develop an argument illustrating how the defendant or defendants in your case were negligent and present that case to a jury if your case goes to trial.
- A lawyer will learn of any settlement offers available to you and provide their professional opinion of whether a deal is favorable or not.
- A lawyer will take every necessary step to bring your case to a conclusion (ideally, a judgment or settlement in your favor).
A lawyer will also ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. If your lawyer is successful in their goal, then you may walk away from your lawsuit with compensation for your losses.
You May Win Awards for Losses Caused By Negligence
If your lawyer secures a judgment or settlement that benefits you, then you will obtain coverage for any losses you have sustained because of your injury. Every case is different, and some possible awards include financial coverage for:
- Any surgeries that you have undergone or will undergo because of your injury
- Any emergency care required because of your injury
- Any other medical care related to your injury that has cost you money
- Salary or wages that you have lost because of your injury
- Any diminished earning power, long-term disability, or permanent disability that has resulted from your injury
- Pain and suffering resulting from the injury or the accident that caused the injury
Call a Markham personal injury lawyer today to begin the process of pursuing such awards.
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