Personal Injury Lawyer Chicago
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC is a Top-Rated Law Firm With Experience Handling Serious Accident Cases
The Chicago personal injury lawyers of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC are a team of top trial attorneys committed to providing the best representation handling injury cases for individuals and families seriously injured or killed in accidents. If you or your family member need assistance, seek help from one of Chicago's best injury law firms.
The Chicago personal injury lawyers on the team offer superior results to our clients. For nearly 25 years, we have earned respect and an excellent reputation in the legal community for integrity and results.
Our firm has received the following types of legal recognition, memberships, and awards include:
- Over $250 million in settlements for medical malpractice cases and personal injury verdicts for our clients
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Super Lawyers
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Selection among Best Law Firms
- Authored articles in National Law Review
- AVVO Rating of 10/10
- Thousands of satisfied clients
Talk to an experienced Illinois lawyer from the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC team, and learn how we can help you. Call our injury lawyers anytime for a free legal consultation.
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Below are some questions that commonly arise after an accident involving serious injuries or untimely. We appreciate that you may have additional questions related to your situation.
We always welcome you to contact our office for complimentary consultations with one of our Chicago personal injury lawyers.
Is It Worth Hiring an Attorney?
The decision to hire an attorney is a personal decision and is up to the individual. However, from an economic perspective, retaining your own lawyers, may...
dramatically increase the value of your case.
A study conducted by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) revealed that people who hired a lawyer received 3.5 times more compensation for their case compared to those who handled the matter on their own.
Further, another IRC report, “Auto Injuries: Claiming Behavior and Its Impact on Insurance Costs,” revealed that 85% of insurance company settlements related to accidents were made to people who had an attorney representing them.
While other lawyers may work for an hourly rate or for a retainer fee, the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Rosenfeld work on a contingency fee basis. We only win if you win.
What Percentage Do Most Lawyers Take From a Case?
Our law firm handles each case on a contingency fee basis. Our legal fees typically range from 1/3 (33.33%) to 2/5 (40%) of the gross recovery via settlement or trial in an injury or...
medical malpractice case. In workers compensation matters, our fee is 20% of your recovery as controlled by the Illinois Legislature.
For example, in a truck accident case involving multiple broken bones that settles for $1,000,000, the legal fee would typically be $333,333.33. If there are any costs involved (such as court costs, deposition fees, and medical records), these would be deducted from the balance, and the client would receive the remainder.
When you retain our firm, you will receive a written contract setting forth all legal fees and expenses related to your case. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible regarding your legal representation so you have a clear understanding of the legal process and all fees and costs involved.
What Falls Under Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury is a broad area of the law that is designed to provide economic compensation to a person who is injured due to the negligence of another person or...
Sometimes referred to as 'tort law', the law entitles an individual that suffers injuries to recover compensation for all past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and lost wages.
While this area of the law can be complex, most cases involve injuries sustained in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident.
Medical malpractice also falls under the personal injury law umbrella and may involve surgical errors, anesthesia mistakes, and birth injuries that occur during labor and delivery. Medical malpractice lawyers can help you determine if you have a case with your catastrophic injuries.
In the situation where a person dies in an accident, defective product, or due to medical negligence, the surviving family may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Most wrongful death cases involve a recovery for the deceased's medical expenses, loss of economic support, loss of consortium, or loss of emotional support.
Other examples of personal injury claims could include construction accidents, nursing home abuse, dog bites, motor vehicle accidents, birth injuries, premises liability cases, product liability cases, and workplace accidents.
A good source of information about injury law is the National Law Journal, an online news site covering all things law.
What Types of Injuries are Common for Personal Injury Attorneys to Encounter?
The personal injury lawyer team at Rosenfeld has helped thousands of clients be compensated for their injuries, and many of these victims are suffering from similar accidents.
Some of the most common injuries seen in the personal injury claim field include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, birthing injuries, bruises, lacerations, punctures from dog bites, internal bleeding, broken bones, back injuries, bed sores from nursing home abuse or neglect, burn injuries, and internal organ injuries.
The severity can range from incredibly mild to life-threatening injuries and even death.
No matter what type of injury you or your loved one have experienced, our team of Chicago personal injury attorneys is standing by to defend your legal rights and help you move on from the damage caused by someone else's negligence.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Most injury and accident cases are dependent on two factors, the extent of the individuals injuries and the amount of insurance coverage available. The value of a case is...
also dependent on your age and if you will require future medical care.
For example, John Smith and Sally Smith are injured in a rear-end car accident. John injures his back and goes to the emergency room, and undergoes a series of physical therapy sessions, after which his back injuries have resolved.
Meanwhile, his wife Sally suffers spinal cord injuries and a herniated disc in her neck that requires epidural injections and eventually undergoes fusion surgery, after which she has permanent disabilities. In this situation, Sally will likely receive a larger settlement than her husband due to the nature and extent of her catastrophic injury.
Choosing the best Chicago law firm can result in a larger settlement. At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC, our goal is to maximize the value of each Chicago personal injury matter to accommodate the wishes of each client with thorough legal representation.
How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Case?
The time frame for resolving an injury or medical malpractice case will differ considerably for each matter. Factors such as the complexity of the case, the...
law firms involved, the number of defendants involved, and the extent of the injury are some factors that may shorten or extend the settlement process.
Most of our straightforward car accident cases are resolved prior to filing a lawsuit in negotiations with an insurance carrier. In some situations, we can resolve these cases within 90 days of our client's discharge from medical care.
However, more complex medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries may take a personal injury attorney years to resolve. Many cases require extensive litigation and a jury trial.
Similarly, most wrongful death cases tend to take longer to resolve both due to their complexity as well as the need for court oversight in the distribution of funds from a settlement or verdict.
Our Chicago personal injury lawyers are mindful of the time constraints each of our clients faces with their cases. In addition to keeping you apprised of the status of your case, we will also respect your decision as to how you wish for us to handle your case from a settlement or litigation perspective.
How to Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages?
A claim for pain and suffering can be made to compensate an injured person for physical pain, stress, and emotional trauma related to their accident.
There is no set rule for calculating pain and suffering or emotional distress damages in Illinois, though a few methods are commonly used to establish a baseline.
A multiplier method may be used to calculate this number based on the injuries' severity. The more severe the injuries caused by the accident were, the higher the "multiplier" may be between 1 and 5.
For example, if a negligent driver caused a car accident that left you with debilitating spinal injuries, this could be assigned a high multiplier like 4 or 5. That number is then multiplied by the economic losses like lost wages and medical bills to determine the pain and suffering compensation.
This method calculates a number for your daily suffering between 1 and 5. Then that number is multiplied by the number of days the suffering occurred. This calculation is the per diem amount for your pain and suffering compensation.
What Are Punitive Damages in a Chicago Personal Injury Case?
Punitive damages are a tool Chicago personal injury attorneys use to help deter future negligence. They are in addition to the typical economic and non-economic losses that a personal injury victim could sue for.
Punitive damages only come into play if the at-fault party is found to have been outrageously indifferent to the safety of others. For example, if a manufacturer in a product liability case knowingly excludes warning labels from a product that led to physical harm to the consumer.
Additionally, these damages can only be assessed if compensation for other damages has been awarded. The limit for punitive damages in Illinois is three times the amount of the economic damages assessed for the personal injury lawsuit.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Illinois law dictates that victims of personal injuries have two years to file a claim from the date that the injury was sustained.
This rule has a few exceptions, such as with a medical malpractice lawsuit. Since injuries in these cases may not be discovered immediately, the two-year clock starts to run when you become aware of the injury.
Other exceptions or pauses will be made on the two-year timeline if one of the following conditions is present:
- The defendant cannot be found or leaves the state
- The plaintiff is prevented from bringing a claim due to disability
- The victim is a child at the time of the incident
Children who have suffered from personal injuries have until their 20th birthday to seek compensation unless an adult has filed a claim previously on their behalf.
If you have questions about the statute of limitations in Illinois, consult a Chicago personal injury attorney to learn about the exceptions to this rule and what applies to your situation.
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