The Dangers Of Driving While On The Phone

The digital age has brought with it a new menace on the roads.

That menace is drivers who use their cell phone while driving. A study by Cambridge Mobile Telematics has shown that about one-quarter of drivers involved in accidents, were on their phones within a moment of crashing. It was also shown that more than half of the accidents in the study were the result of distracted driving due to cell phone use.Auto Accident Attorneys Chicago

When you are driving in Chicago, dealing with distracted drivers is an unavoidable reality.
Areas to be particularly wary of include:

• The drop-off areas at both airports
• Solidarity Drive between the Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium
• King Drive
• Grand Avenue
• The Stevenson Expressway
• Lake Shore Drive

As the economy has improved and gas prices have gone down, more cars have gone on the road. When you throw distracted driving into the mix, traffic fatalities tend to rise.

The Cambridge study shows that despite the ban on using hand held devices while driving, places like Illinois are not seeing a dramatic reduction in the average amount of time drivers spend on the phone.

Enforcement of the ban is very difficult. There are far more drivers on the road than the police can keep track of and almost all of them have cell phones. For this reason, police only catch about one in ten violators of this ban.
In Illinois, if you are caught using your phone while driving, you can expect to pay a $75 fine for the first offense and up to $150 for any subsequent offenses.

With all these drivers looking at their phones instead of the road, no one is safe. Even the most alert drivers are at risk of being involved in an auto accident. Having a good auto accident attorney on your side has never been more important than it is today.

If you spot a driver texting while driving, call the attorneys at Chicago Legal Group at 847-305-4105.

Get Medical Treatment If You Get Hit In An Auto Accident

We’ve recently signed up several new clients who we urged to get medical treatment right away. Stories below.

Many of the new cases have been auto accident cases (not many people riding bicycles or motorcycles right now in Illinois). However, I’ve noticed a trend recently. Mainly, that many clients are calling us up and they have no idea what their injuries are. Their ankle hurts or their knee or shoulder. They went to the emergency room right after the accident (sometimes the morning after) and were checked out. However, they realized quickly that an E.R. doesn’t provide optimum care. They will stabilize you and get you out to a specialist. As such, clients are coming home from the hospital not knowing what is really wrong with them.

Then they make the mistake of talking with the insurance company, telling them everything, and possibly even settling for a small amount. This is a mistake.

Two clients that come quickly to mind include “Rory” who got rear ended in an accident down near Aurora, Illinois. His shoulder which had pre-existing issues was thrust forward. Rory is a vet so his medical care is awful at the VA. They put him off and put him off until a couple months later they realized he suffered a fracture in the head of his shoulder.

Another client “Lee” who we recently signed up was injured near Des Plaines, Illinois. He was feeling pain in his neck but didn’t act on it right after his accident. We encouraged him to get to a doctor immediately and here we are a few weeks (and a cervical MRI) later and he in fact has a bulging disc.

Both these guys would have suffered the short end of the stick if they didn’t pursue further medical attention. They might have settled their case for a nominal amount or they might have waited six months to get any treatment which only would have opened the door for the insurance company to argue “gap in treatment.”

The bottom line – get in an accident, contact an attorney and get medical treatment.

If you have a question about your accident, call me at 847-305-4105. Barry Zlotowicz

Who is responsible for my slip-and-fall injuries?

Slip And Fall Accident AttorneyProperty owners are responsible for providing a safe environment or warning visitors of hazards. When property owners fail to do this, accidents such as slip-and-fall injuries may result. These injuries often involve preventable factors, such as spills, poorly maintained floors or dim lighting. The victims of these accidents may be entitled to compensation. However, as any injury lawyer in Illinois can explain, visitors do not enjoy absolute legal protection.

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Despite the attention, sports are not the leading cause of brain injuries

Slip and Fall AccidentsBrain injuries cause about 30 percent of the injury deaths in the U.S. each year, and many survivors in Illinois suffer permanent disabilities and must rely on state services to meet basic needs. Any blow or jolt to the head that interrupts brain function is diagnosed as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A force penetrating or fracturing the skull may also cause a TBI.

Much of the media attention about brain trauma has focused on sports injuries. However, blunt force trauma, which encompasses sports injuries to the head as well as many other sources, comprises only 15 percent of TBIs. Data supplied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that falls and car accidents account for more than 50 percent of the overall number.

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Glenview Dog Bite Attorney

Experienced Glenview dog bite attorneys have an understanding of the price a dog attack can take on Glenview victims.  In addition to physical harm, dog attacks could potentially cause a considerable amount of emotional distress for their victims.  If a dog has hurt you, a dog bite attorney can assist you with obtaining fair compensation for your injuries.Glenview dog bite lawyer

Personal injury dog bite attorney, Barry Zlotowicz of the Chicago Legal Group can take care of legal actions relevant to dog bite cases.  Our expert Glenview attorneys are competent in dog bite incidents and can assist you with making the most of your particular case.  Our team has effectively represented numerous clients in lawsuits relating to dog attacks, and we can handle your case successfully, too.

The laws pertaining to dog and animal bites in Illinois are continually changing, and tend to be perplexing for the victim of a dog bite.  The initial step in knowing your rights is to understand where those rights come from and the laws that have an impact on you.  If you decide to pursue a legal claim, you need to contact an Illinois dog bite attorney who not only knows about those laws, but also how to navigate your case through complex insurance policies and exclusions to make certain someone is held liable for your injuries.

The Illinois Animal Control Act (510 ILCS 5/) describes the legal rights and solutions available to people all over the State of Illinois that have been injured by an animal.

If a dog or other animal, without provocation, attacks, attempts to attack, or injures any person who is peaceably conducting himself or herself in any place where he or she may lawfully be, the owner of such dog or other animal is liable in civil damages to such person for the full amount of the injury proximately caused thereby.

The language of the law is equivalent to strict liability requirements, which implies there is pretty much no excuse to permit your dog to bite someone.  Under the Act, you can recover damages against the owner of the dog if:

the person actually owned the animal;

you did not provoke the dog;

you were acting “peaceably”; and

you were standing in a place where you are legally entitled to be.

If you can prove all four of these things, then you may be eligible to recover money from the dog’s owner for your medical bills, any future medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and disfigurement for any scars you may have after the dog attack.

Let’s dive deeper and answer important F.A.Q.’s that you will find helpful:

As an experienced Glenview dog bite lawyer, I know better than most how devastating and traumatic a dog bite injury can be for the victim. Despite the prevalence of the dog-bite epidemic, I am often surprised how little the public knows about dog bite law.

Dog bite law is not something most people think about until they or someone they love become victims. I have previously written a post on some of the more frequently asked questions concerning Illinois dog bite law. In this article, I discuss some of the more practical aspects of dog bite cases, including, important safety precautions, first aid and procedures following an attack.

How Many Dog Bites are there Per Year?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are more than 4.5 million people bitten by dogs each year in the United States. Of these victims, more than 800,000 require medical attention. Worse, at least half of all dog bite victims are children. In fact, Between 2003 and 2012, dog bites were the 11th leading cause of nonfatal injuries to children ages 1 to 4, 9th for children ages 5 to 9 and 10th for children ages 10 to 14. The American Humane Association reports that 66 percent of dog bites to children occur on the neck and head.

The annual amount paid out by insurance companies to dog bite victims is staggering.  The Insurance Information Institute estimates that in 2013 U.S. insurers paid out approximately $500 million in dog bite claims. Moreover, the average cost per claim increased by 5.3 percent in 2018 to $39,017. Between 2003 and 2018, the average cost per claim has risen by more than 103 percent.

Why Dogs Bite Humans

As the American Veterinary Medical Association points out, “Big or small, male or female, young or old, any dog can bite.” While it is true that some breeds are more prone to aggression than others, any dog is capable of biting at any time. Dogs typically bite in reaction to fear or surprise. It is for this reason that children are the most common dog bite victims. Children are more likely than adults to do something to provoke or frighten dogs (e.g., hugging the dog or trying to take away its toy). To be sure, there are many reasons why dogs attack humans without being provoked. Some of these reasons include:

  • The dog is protecting a possession, food or even a puppy
  • The dog is protecting its territory
  • The dog is protecting its owner
  • The dog is injured or ill
  • The dog perceives you as a threat

It is helpful to be aware of the reasons why dogs bite humans so that we can attempt to avoid certain high-risk situations. More importantly, however, are telltale signs that a dog is preparing to attack. If we can recognize warning signs, we can act appropriately to protect both ourselves and our loved ones.

How Dogs Warn Us

I am often asked why dogs bite without warning. This is a common perception, that we have no way of knowing when a dog will attack. While this may be true in some limited circumstances, more commonly a dog will exhibit telltale warning signs that they are about to attack. Some of the more easily read warning signs include:

  • Barking or Growling
  • Raising a lip to show its teeth
  • Raised fur on the dog’s back and neck
  • A curved tongue (curved means tension while flat means relaxed)
  • The dog’s ears are flat or suddenly prick up
  • Salivating at the mouth (for some dogs this is a sign they are stressed)
  • Staring
  • Lifting a paw (a sign that the dog believes something negative is about to happen)

There are some other warning signs that are not as easily read. It is helpful to be aware of these less obvious warning signs and to proceed with caution. One of the least understood is when a dog is wagging its tail. We commonly associate tail wagging with excitement. This is true most of the time. However, where the tail is up and wagging stiffly it can be a warning sign that a dog is feeling threatened and/or is about to exhibit aggression.

Another difficult to read warning sign is the placement of a dog’s paws and posture. If a dog is standing with its legs spread wider than normal and is puffing its chest out, this can be a sign of aggression. Moreover, if the dog appears tense it could be a sign that it feels threatened and is preparing to attack.

Precautions to Take to Avoid a Dog Bite

If you encounter a dog exhibiting any of the above behaviors, there are several precautions you can take to minimize the risk of an attack. These precautions include:

  • Avoid making direct eye contact. If a dog is staring at you gradually avert your gaze to avoid startling it
  • Remain calm. Avoid yelling or making loud noises. Rather, say “No” or “Go Home” in a deep voice. Do not hit the dog. If the dog sees you are calm it could cause it to back down
  • Protect your neck by slowly raising your hands and keeping your elbows in
  • If the dog does not leave, then slowly back away. Avoid turning around or running. If you run the dog will likely chase you

Sometimes, regardless of the precautions that you take an attack cannot be avoided. If you are attacked it is important to act defensively and to seek proper medical care as soon as possible following the incident.

What to Do if You are Bitten by a Dog

If you are attacked by a dog the most important thing is to defend yourself. While it is understandable that you do not want to hurt the dog, it is more important that you protect yourself. If the dog starts to bite you then hit or kick it in the throat, nose, ribs and/or back of the head.

Dogs have very thick skulls so hitting it on the top of the head will likely only make it angrier.

The goal is to temporarily stun the dog to allow you time to get away. If you carry mace or pepper spray use it. Both are very effective in defending against a dog attack.

Another effective method is to place an object between you and the dog. For instance, if you are carrying a bag use it to shield yourself and/or push the dog away. If you have a jacket or shirt use it to cover the dog’s eyes. When dogs cannot see they will panic and open their mouths. This could cause the dog to release its grip allowing you to escape. If the dog knocks you onto the ground, curl up into a ball with your head tucked in. Make fists to protect your fingers. Protect your ears and neck with your forearms and fists.

If you are coming to the aid of someone being attacked by a dog avoid pulling the dog off. Pulling the dog off can cause a wound to become deeper and larger. Rather, try one of the above techniques of striking the dog or covering its eyes.

Eventually the dog will lose interest in you or hopefully someone will come to your aid. Slowly leave the scene of the attack when safe to do so.

When a Dog Bites What is the Treatment?

As soon as you are safe, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. Tend to any wounds until you can receive professional medical assistance. Perform the following basic first aid procedures:

  • Apply gentle pressure to stop bleeding. Use a clean cloth or a gauze pad
  • Wash the wound with warm water and soap
  • Apply an antibiotic cream
  • Once you have stopped bleeding apply a band-aid or bandages for larger cuts

If you are unable to stop the bleeding or feel faint call 911. If you successfully treat the wound at home but notice signs of infection (e.g., redness, warmth or pus) seek immediate medical attention.

Typical Dog Bite Injuries

The most common injuries are abrasions, punctures or lacerations resulting from the bite itself. It is also possible to suffer internal injuries such as nerve damage, muscle or ligament damage, or even broken bones. Infection following a dog bite is fairly common. According to the CDC, approximately 18% of dog bites become infected. Experts have found over 60 different types of bacteria can live in a dog’s mouth. The following diseases can be caused by dog bites:

  • Rabies – one of the most serious diseases people can get from dog bites. Rabies can be fatal.
  • Capnocytophaga – can result in heart attack, kidney failure or even gangrene
  • Pasteurella – typically results in a painful, red infection at the site of the bite
  • MRSA – a form of staph infection that can cause skin, lung and urinary tract infections
  • Tetanus – can result in paralysis

Should You Get Stitches After a Dog Bite?

Whether or not you should get stitches after a dog bite primarily depends on two factors:

  • The size and location of the bite
  • Time amount of time that has passed since the bite occurred

Bite marks located on the hands or feet are generally not stitched unless absolutely necessary. The hands and feet are more prone to infection than other areas of the body. Closing the wounds with stitches substantially increases the likelihood of infection.

Wounds should generally be stitched within 6 to 8 hours following the bite. If you are unable to stop the bleeding on your own or you are not sure whether you require stitches seek treatment from a health professional.

Should You Report a Dog Bite?

If you can it is important to use your smartphone to take photos of the dog. If the dog is with its owner take his or her photo as well. The owner will often attempt to flee the scene to avoid liability. Finally, take photographs of the surrounding area, including, but not limited to, street signs, houses, cars and any important landmarks. These photos will be important in demonstrating where the attack occurred.

If you are not severely injured it is often a good idea to take the photos before contacting the police. If the dog or owner run off you may lose your only opportunity to identify them. It is a good idea to contact the police following any dog bite. Not only can the officer help you to receive medical attention and to obtain the owner’s information, but he or she will file a report about the attack. The police report will be essential for insurance purposes, as well as animal control.

Much like you would following a car accident, if the dog’s owner has not disappeared, obtain his or her information. You should attempt to collect:

  • The owner’s name, address, phone number and email address
  • The dog’s name, age, breed and veterinarian info (to obtain the vaccination record)
  • The owner’s homeowner or renter’s insurance information

In addition to contacting the police, be sure to contact animal control to report the attack. Animal control serves many important functions, including verifying the dog’s vaccination records and biting history, as well as preventing the dog from attacking other victims in the future.

Dog Bite Law Illinois

Dog bite law in Illinois is covered by 510 ILCS 5/16. That statute provides that in order to prove a dog owner is liable for an attack, the victim must show that:

  • The dog attacked, attempted to attack or injured the victim;
  • The victim had the lawful right to be in the place where he or she was attacked; and
  • The victim did not provoke the dog

Note that the statute also applies to situations other than dog bites. For instance, if you are hurt when a dog excitedly jumps on you, the owner can be liable for the resulting injuries. The second and third of these elements highlight the two most common owner defenses: that the dog was provoked, and that the victim was trespassing. In addition to the Illinois dog bite statute, an owner may be found liable under theories of negligence, landlord liability and even for emotional distress.

Strict Liability Dog Bite Law in Illinois

The Illinois dog bite statute is based on a theory of strict liability. In the U.S., there are typically two legal theories under which a dog owner may be found liable for a dog bite. Under a theory of strict liability, an Illinois dog owner cannot argue that he or she was unaware of a dog’s aggressive tendencies. If a dog injures another person (and the victim was not trespassing and did not provoke the dog) the owner is liable. This theory may seem overly harsh. However, the Illinois legislature has identified the serious public threat of dog attacks and has placed the burden on owners to ensure that adequate precautions are taken.

Experienced Dog Bite Lawyer

As an experienced Glenview dog bite lawyer, I have witnessed firsthand how truly devastating dog bites are for victims and their families. I have assisted countless Illinois dog bite victims to recover damages for their injuries. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a dog bite in Illinois, please contact us today for a free consultation.

Northbrook Personal Injury Lawyer

Northbrook Personal Injury Attorney
Liens in your personal injury settlement

One of the most important and trickiest issues personal injury attorneys deal with is how to handle liens in your personal injury settlement.

In short, if you were injured in a personal injury accident in Northbrook or anywhere else, whether it be an automobile, motorcycle, bicycle or slip and fall accident, it is likely that your health insurance company will file a “lien” against your recovery, which requires that they be reimbursed for medical bills paid on your behalf.

Liens are frequently filed by health insurance companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare and Illinois Medicaid, among many others.

Confused?

Many accident victims are confounded by this. They argue, and rightly so, that they’ve paid insurance premiums for years. As such, why should they be penalized for being injured through no fault of their own?

It’s a matter of contract law. While you may not have noticed, it is likely that your health insurance company included subrogation (i.e., reimbursement) language in your health insurance contract which gives them the right to be reimbursed if you are injured by a third party (i.e., the person who caused the accident).

So, if you are injured by someone else’s negligence and your health insurance pays your bills, you will have to pay them back.

How it works

Let’s say you are injured in an automobile accident and you recover $100,000.00 from the defendant’s insurance company for your injuries. The $100,000.00 is then reduced by, among other things, the amount of the health insurance lien you must pay your health insurance company.

Some people have asked, if I must pay my health insurance back, perhaps I should not use my health insurance to pay the bills. That is an option. Many medical providers would be fine delaying payment of the bills pending settlement or other resolution of your case. Why? Because the doctors or hospitals have contracted rates with the health insurance companies. This means, they get paid significantly less than what their retail (for lack of a better word) rates are.

Normally, if a healthcare provider agrees to postpone collection of their bill, they will file a “lien” against the recovery that you and your attorney must sign. However, many providers will not accept a lien or “letter of protection.” For those providers, you may have to make monthly payments to keep your bills from going to collections.

Collections? Yes, when you get in an accident, if you or your health insurance doesn’t pay for the bills, those bills can and often do go to collections companies for recovery. This can negatively affect your credit.

As such, it’s extremely important to manage your bills after an accident. This is also an example of why in the end, it is usually beneficial to have your health insurance company pay your medical bills.

Note that while most of your bills may be paid, you will still be responsible for paying your co-pays and deductible before your health insurance kicks in.

Often your medical bills and/or liens, amount to more than your potential settlement. If this happens, your attorney will rely on the Illinois Healthcare Services Lien Act to resolve your bills. Generally, the lien act states that health care providers are limited in how much they can recover against your settlement.

If you are in Northbrook and unsure how to handle liens in your personal injury settlement, contact my office today for a free consultation. Call 312-848-9783 and ask for attorney Barry Zlotowicz.

10 Things To Do After A Slip And Fall Accident

Chicago slip and fall accidents occur regularly on public property, at small businesses and at big-box retailers. No matter where what to do when you slip and fallyour slip and fall accident occurs, there are certain steps you should take to protect your rights. When you or a loved one are injured in a Chicago slip and fall accident, here is a list of the top 10 things you should do to protect your rights:

  1. Report the fall/Call security immediately
  2. File a report with the Chicago police department
  3. Request that photographs are taken of the substance or object that you fell on
  4. Request that the substance or object that you fell on be preserved
  5. Take off and preserve the shoes you were wearing at the time ofthe accident
  6. Obtain the names of all witnesses to the accident
  7. Document in writing what happened, sign and date the document
  8. Obtain medical care immediately – tell your doctor what happened
  9. Contact a Chicago slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible
  10. Your lawyer will immediately send a letter to the store where the accident occurred and instruct them to preserve the store surveillance video

Our office with co-counsel just settled a slip and fall accident on behalf of a retired Illinoisan who tripped and fell on the sidewalk outside a restaurant. If you are searching for experienced counsel to represent you or your loved one in your Chicago slip and fall accident, contact a slip and fall attorney in Chicago at 312-848-9783 or 877-LAW-4312.

All About Illinois Statute of limitations for Personal Injury Claims

If you have an Illinois personal injury case, one of the first questions out of your attorney’s mouth should be – when did the accident happen? It ispersonal injury statute of limitations illinois critical that your Chicago personal injury attorney know the date of your accident as that is the date that the clock starts running on your Illinois personal injury lawsuit!

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Our office is constantly asked by clients, friends and colleagues, how long do I have to file a lawsuit for personal injury in Chicago or the whole state? The answer, in general, is two (2) years from the date of the accident! To be specific, and for our readers’ benefit, the exact verbiage of the statute is provided below:

“Sec. 13 202. Personal injury Penalty. Actions for damages for an injury to the person, or for false imprisonment, or malicious prosecution, or for a statutory penalty . . . shall be commenced within 2 years next after the cause of action accrued . . .” 735 ILCS 5/13 202

There are some exceptions to this rule. For example, a minor who is injured in Illinois typically has two years from the date they turn 18 to file a claim for an injury that occurred while they were a minor. 735 ILCS 5/13 211

Also, other “personal injury” claims such as a claim for Illinois medical malpractice have different statutes of limitations. Illinois medical malpractice claims typically expire two years from the date they are discovered but no more than four (4) years after the date they occurred. 735 ILCS 5/13 212

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Lastly, be aware that there are differences in personal injury claims if filed against a governmental or quasi-governmental entity like the CTA. In general, a notice of a claim against an Illinois governmental entity must be given within one year of the accident.

In sum, statutes of limitations can be confusing. As such, it is essential that you contact a competent Chicago personal injury lawyer to assist you in determining the appropriate statute of limitations for your claim.

Disclaimer: The information on this webpage has been provided by the Chicago Legal Group for general informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Do not rely upon this information when making legal decisions. Nor does this information and/or transmission of this information create an attorney-client relationship between CLG and the recipient.

Understanding The Role Of Illinois Injury Attorneys

what do injury attorneys do in illinoisIllinois injury attorneys handle thousands of Chicago personal injury cases every year. If you’ve been injured or suffered a loss due to someone else’s negligence and are considering a lawsuit, you’ll work closely with a personal injury lawyer in Chicago or, in the case of the loss of a loved one, an Illinois wrongful death lawyer. Understanding just what is involved in this type of lawsuit and everything that your lawyer has to do in order to represent you is the first step toward resolving the problem. Most people think the majority of the work done is in the courtroom like we see on television programs. The reality is that the vast majority of legitimate claims settle prior to going to trial. If you have a good Chicago personal injury lawyer, he or she will work your case as if you are going to go to trial but with an eye on settling the case prior to trial.

Determining What Type Of Chicago Personal Injury Case To Pursue

Cases generally fall into one of two categories – negligence or intentional torts. An intentional tort includes any case where the defendant intentionally caused the injury or injuries. In other words, the person or persons being sued deliberately committed the act that resulted in harm. These can be difficult cases to pursue because your attorney has to demonstrate that the defendant’s act that led to the injury was intentional. Still, an experienced and skilled Illinois injury attorney can pursue this type of a case effectively. Some of the most common types of intentional liability cases include battery, false imprisonment, defamation, and/or abuse. In most cases, if you’re the victim of a criminal act that resulted in an injury, you may also be able to sue for damages in civil court.

A negligence lawsuit is different – in a negligence lawsuit, the case hinges on whether the person or persons being sued exercised appropriate care and consideration for the safety of others. Your attorney won’t have to prove that the act that resulted in your injuries was deliberate; he’ll only have to prove that the action was careless and contributed to your injuries. This is based on the assumption that every individual owes a reasonable amount of care toward protecting the safety of others. The vast majority of Chicago automobile accidents are negligence cases – in other words, you will allege that the driver who is at fault failed to exercise reasonable care when driving his or her automobile resulting in the Chicago car crash. Slip and fall accidents and Chicago medical malpractice cases are other common types of cases where a plaintiff will allege negligence.

An Illinois wrongful death lawyer may file a lawsuit on your behalf alleging either an intentional act or that negligence contributed to the death of a loved one. If you’ve lost someone you love, be sure to hire an Illinois wrongful death lawyer who is experienced at pursuing these types of cases. Paul Wolf, the attorney affiliated with the Chicago Legal Group has extensive experience with Illinois wrongful death cases.

The Many Roles Of A Chicago Personal Injury Attorney

Your Chicago personal injury attorney will wear a variety of hats during the course of pursuing your case. In addition to understanding and applying the law, he/she will have to have an understanding of the complexities of your situation and the accident or malpractice in question. He will be an investigator – talking to all the doctors, nurses, witnesses, and other professionals connected with the event leading to your injuries. He will be an instructor – consulting with experts who can recreate the scene, engineers who can testify as to whether the accident could have been avoided, or others who will lay the groundwork for your lawsuit.

Many experienced attorneys become advocates for their clients as well. They may talk to physicians, physical or occupational therapists to determine and obtain the best possible medical and other care for their clients. Choosing an Illinois injury attorney who will help you find the best treatment possible can make your recovery easier.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, contacting us is the first step toward recovery. The best Chicago injury attorneys will not only represent you in court, they will guide you throughout your recovery to ensure the best possible outcome.