Personal Injury Lawyer Chicago
When you or a family member is injured in an accident or due to the negligence of another person or corporation, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit for damages via the personal injury law system. A personal injury case will allow you to collect monetary damages from the negligent party to make you whole.
Our Goal: Maximizing the Value of Your Injury Case
The goal of our Chicago personal injury attorneys is to maximize the value of each case to the fullest extent of the law in Illinois.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has collected more than $250 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. All of the cases are handled on a contingency fee basis where there is never a legal fee charged until there is a recovery for you. Personal injury law is all we do.
Top-Rated, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC v. Other Chicago Personal Injury Law Firms
After a serious accident involving an injury or death, you are likely faced with many questions about the incident itself. You will likely face questions about what to do and how to proceed. At some point, you may be seeking the services of a personal injury attorney.
The lawyer you chose to represent you will likely have an impact on your ultimate recovery and the time it takes to get your case resolved. Put simply, the selection of an attorney is an important decision.
Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys With Your Interests First & Foremost
As established Chicago personal injury lawyers we know that the time following an incident can bring on many stressors due to the medical and financial uncertainty that accompanies an injury to yourself or your family. We are here to guide you through the difficult times towards a sense of stability and normalcy in your life.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is unique. We only represent injured people in accident and injury cases. We do not handle any other type of case, nor do we represent corporations or businesses.
From the time we begin working on your case, our focus is on you and your case to ensure the best possible outcome. Nothing else. You can be assured that your case is handled with the expertise and compassion it deserves. The 'Rosenfeld Difference' means the following:
An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Your case will be handled by an experienced attorney who has worked on similar matters and has intimate knowledge of Illinois courts.
Clear Legal Fees
A legal fee is never charged until we secure a recovery for you. This is our guarantee.
A Personal Injury Legal Team Effort
A team of accident investigators, nurses and doctors are ready to assist at any time.
Open Communication with Our Law Firm
When you contact our office, your call or email will be returned the same day.
A Tradition of Excellence
We are selective in the cases we accept so an experienced personal injury lawyer can devote maximum attention to you. Take comfort in the fact that your case will be handled by a law firm with decades of experience and thousands of satisfied clients. You are working with an elite firm that is consistently rated one of the best personal injury law firms in Chicago.
We invite you to contact the legal team at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC for a free review of your legal rights and options for recovery following a serious injury or wrongful death matter that occurred anywhere in the State of Illinois.
Our Chicago accident law firm has resolved hundreds of automobile injury cases. While safety advancements continue to make vehicles ‘safer,’ operator error is the primary cause of these collisions. Our personal injury attorneys are familiar with the causes of these accidents, the insurance companies frequently involved and how to maximize your recovery. When it comes to severe injury and wrongful death automobile accident cases, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is ready to serve you and your family. Our Chicago injury lawyers have had the honor of representing thousands of automobile injury clients from all parts of Illinois.
Some of our auto accident cases involve:
Drunk Driving | Rear-end Crashes | Turning Vehicles | Stoplight Accidents | Uber Collisions | Auto Insurance Claims | Wrongful Death Lawsuits | Motorcycle Accidents | Pedestrian Injuries | Bicycle Accidents
Nursing homes provide an essential component of medical care for patients who require short-term or long-term care. By law, they must provide the highest level of care to patients to achieve their highest level of functioning. Unfortunately, many facilities are more focused on maximizing their profitability than providing the care that their patients' require. Staffing levels are regularly reduced, and inexperienced employees may provide care to patients with comprehensive medical needs. Consequently, vulnerable patients may be victims of negligence and suffer a severe injury or death. We have a team of attorneys and nurses who have prosecuted nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Chicago and across Illinois. We are determined to hold negligent nursing homes fully accountable for patient injury and death.
Examples of our current nursing home negligence litigation:
Nearly 100,000 people die every year due to the negligent care of a physician or hospital staff. Thousands of other patients have had their lives forever changed due to an injury sustained. Illinois law provides that a victim of negligent medical care has the burden of proving the care they received was not up to the standard of care in the community. Assuming this threshold can be met, an individual can recover damages related to their tangible (medical expenses, lost wages) and intangible losses (pain, disability) under Illinois law. Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers are determined to hold negligent hospitals and doctors accountable to the fullest extent of Illinois law in order to provide you with the maximum compensation the law entitles you to.
Common situations involving medical negligence include:
When a physician fails to identify a complication during prenatal visits or competently respond to fetal distress during the labor and delivery process, the child may be irreversibly harmed. At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC we have helped families identify situations where medical negligence is responsible for a birth injury to their child. Our birth injury law firm appreciates the emotional and financial toll a child’s birth injury can have on the entire family. When you retain our law firm to prosecute a birth injury lawsuit, you can rest assured that we will always keep your child's interests first. We have a network of experts in all fields of medicine who we drawn upon to prove your case and substantiate damages to provide for your child's future care requirements.
Learn more about our birth injury law practice below:
Truck accidents can be complicated and frequently involve multiple parties including trucking companies, drivers, logistic companies and corporate product manufacturers and distributors. We have a proven track record of obtaining maximum compensation for people injured in collisions with trucks. Our team of injury lawyers has accident investigators and re-constructionists that are deployed to the scene to begin building a case. When significant damages and fatalities are involved, we have a network of expert witnesses such as economists and life care planners to assist in educating a judge and jury about the impact of the injury. Our experience handling semi-truck crash cases allows us to anticipate how many of these cases are defended by corporate defendants. No compromises will be made when it comes to getting you the compensation that the law affords you for your injuries and lost wages.
Examples of our current commercial vehicle accident cases include:
Workers Compensation & Work Accident Injuries
Every day skilled workers attend head off to work in factories and stores with the goal of putting in a full day's worth of work and helping support their families. In the industrial setting, when corporations put a premium on profits over employee safety, basic safeguards and basic common sense may be ignored resulting in situations where workers are seriously injured. When a worker is injured on the job, the impact is felt by both the individual and family. As legitimate medical concerns ease, a ready source of economic strain may pervade the family unit. We represent Illinois employees in workers' compensation cases and other types of job-related injury and accident cases. Our Chicago accident law firm appreciates the broad impact a work accident can have on a family and do everything possible to secure a recovery for the immediate and future costs related to medical bills, lost wages, disability, and pain.
For additional information on workers compensation and work injury law, visit the resources below:
As a guest to business or home, you have a right to expect that the property is safe and well maintained. You should be able the premises with the expectation that you will remain safe and free from harm caused by the negligence of the property owner and maintenance company. Unfortunately, when building codes are not followed and maintenance is avoided dangerous conditions can develop when may cause an injury to an invitee. For an injured person to recover damages for their injuries under a premises liability theory, they generally must establish that the landowner had knowledge of the condition or defect that caused their injury. At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC, we have successfully prosecuted cases against landlords, owners, architects, property maintenance contractors and even municipalities.
Frequent types of Chicago premises liability claims and lawsuits include:
Chicago Personal Injury Law FAQs
Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney for my Case?
There is no requirement that a person injured in an accident retain a personal injury lawyer to represent them. However, many injured people choose to retain a lawyer to represent their interests after an accident for two primary reasons: 1) they do not have expertise in the area of personal injury law and 2) so they can focus on getting better physically.
Insurance companies frequently try to discourage injury victims from getting legal representation because they are aware of studies that show that people with an attorney consistently receive significantly more money for their case compared with people who settle their case on their own.
Another reason people hire a Chicago personal injury attorney is that there are commonly ‘post settlement issues’ that accompany accident cases which need to be addressed in order to avoid financial complications in the future. Primarily medical liens from doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies must be negotiated and satisfied in order to avoid potential collection procedures in the future.
The majority of our clients have been seriously injured in an accident or due to the negligence of a doctor, the reality is that they are not in a position to consider handling a case on their own. We are in the business of providing quality service to each client, if we believe that you have a case we will stand by you through the duration of the case via trial or arbitration.
How Much Does an Attorney Charge to for an Injury or Wrongful Death Case?
Every personal injury or wrongful death case at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is handled on a contingency fee basis. Under a contingency fee arrangement, our legal fee is set forth in a written agreement at the time we are retained by a client. Depending on the type of case, our fees range from 20% (for workers compensation) to 40% for some cases that go to trial.
We only earn a legal fee when we are successful in obtaining a financial recovery on your behalf. If there is no recovery, we do not charge a legal fee and you owe us nothing. Moreover, you can always discuss your case with a Chicago personal injury lawyer at our office without any cost or obligation on your part.
How Much is my Personal Injury Case Worth?
The value of a Chicago personal injury case is composed of both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical bills (hospital, surgical fees, physical therapy and medications), lost wages, and damage to repair property. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of society (in a wrongful death case).
There are other variables that play into the value of a case such as: the age of the injured person, the amount of insurance coverage available and contributory fault for causing an accident. While we must accept the realities in each situation, our goal is to present the most favorable case possible to a judge, jury or insurance company evaluating your case.
The Chicago accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have experience handling a broad range of accident cases in jurisdictions across Illinois and can advise each client as to how their case will likely be evaluated from a settlement or verdict potential. Nonetheless, the decision to settle a case is up to each client.
Will my Case go to Court?
The majority of personal injury cases in Chicago settle before a lawsuit is ever filed in a courthouse. At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC, we never expect cases to resolve easily or quickly so we prepare each case as though it may go to trial. From the time we are retained in a case, we gather valuable evidence to establish how an accident occurred and how the conduct of various parties may have contributed to the incident.
This frequently means collecting police reports, witness statements, photographs of the area and medical records and bills. We also believe in retaining some of the leading experts in the fields of medicine, physical rehabilitation, vocational training and economics as soon as feasible so the experts can advise us and assist with your case as it progresses through litigation.
While some of this work may prove to be unnecessary if the case settles, we are determined to prepare each case as though it will go to trial. When defense attorneys and insurance adjusters see that a case is prepared thoroughly by an attorney who is willing to take the case to trial, we consistently are able to achieve superior results for our clients.
How Long Will my Case Take to Settle?
How long a personal injury takes to settle is typically a function of the complexity of the case and how aggressive an attorney is with settlement discussion and/or litigation. For example, a rear-end collision involving a trucking company with straight forward medical treatment will likely resolve faster than a medical malpractice case involving multiple parties.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is mindful of the emotional and financial stress a case has on the individual and his or her family and works diligently to position each case to potentially resolve. We are aggressive with our litigation and claims handling so each case can be resolved as quickly and as fairly as feasible. The Chicago personal injury lawyer assigned to your case, can give you a better timeframe for resolution as all of the factors in play come to light.
How to Find the Best Attorney Near Me for My Accident Case?
In a big city such as Chicago, there are many accident and injury attorneys to choose from to represent you in a personal injury case. Unfortunately, the glut of attorneys marketing for various types of injury and accident cases, can make selecting an attorney for your case very confusing.
Hiring an attorney best situated for you is a personal decision. Nonetheless, as an informed consumer, you may wish to look for the following:
- Experience with your particular case type
- Recognition in the legal community
- Excelled client reviews and ratings
- Good communication skills
- Quality bed side manner
- Results on similar matters
Meeting with an attorney to discuss your case should give you insight to the above criteria. If the attorney you meet with does not satisfactorily address the above, it may be time to look for a different attorney to represent you in your case.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC welcomes you to contact our office to arrange for a free consultation at your home, hospital room or at our downtown Chicago office conveniently located .5 miles from the Richard J. Daley Center (Cook County Circuit Court), .4 miles from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and .9miles from the Dirksen Federal Building (U.S. District Court). We look forward to meeting with you!
What is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Illinois?
Every legal cause of action is governed by a time constraint for filing a lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations. In Illinois, personal injury and medical malpractice cases are governed by a two-year statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit (See 735 ILCS 5/13/-202 and 735 ILCS 5/13-212. Illinois Workers compensation cases have a three-year time period for filing (See 820 ILCS 305).
If you fail to file a case within the statute of limitations, your case will be forever barred, and you will not be permitted to recover any compensation.
While years may seem like a very generous period for filing a lawsuit, filing a case shortly after an incident occurred by be advantageous to you due to the fact that witnesses and other evidence may be more accessible shortly after an incident compared to a later date. Additionally, initiating a lawsuit as soon as feasible will minimize the financial hardship caused by extensive medical bills and lost income.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC urges any person with questions related to the statute of limitations in a personal injury or civil damage lawsuit to consult with a Chicago injury attorney to discuss their circumstance as there are some exceptions to these general parameters such as disability as well as some of the entities involved with a case.
Hire the Best Chicago Personal Injury Law Firm For Your Case
At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC, our skilled Chicago personal injury attorneys are keenly aware of the impact serious injury and wrongful death cases can have on spouses, children, and relatives. Whatever the circumstance, we are committed to getting you the best possible recovery via settlement, arbitration or trial. Contact us today and let us handle your case, so you can focus on your health and recovery. Every one of our cases is handled by a top-rated attorney who has experience with your particular situation and there is never a legal fee charged until we secure a financial recovery for you.