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Every year in the United States, thousands of people suffer injuries in car accidents, motorcycle crashes, slip and fall incidents, and surgical mistakes. However, not every injury provides the grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Were you injured, or did you lose a loved one through another’s negligence? Do you need legal representation? The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC can ensure that your family receives the fair compensation they deserve.

Contact us today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or through the contact form to schedule a free consultation with an Evanston personal injury lawyer. All information you share with our law office remains confidential through an attorney-client relationship.

Evanston, Illinois: A Beautiful City

The beautiful City of Evanston [1] is located in Cook County, Illinois. According to the 2010 United States Census, approximately 74,450 people live within the city’s boundaries. Situated north of Chicago and bordered by Lake Michigan to the east, Evanston is an excellent place to live, study, and work.

The city is home to the prestigious Northwestern University, renowned as a top US research institution that employs many city residents. Other major employers in the area include NorthShore University Health System, St. Francis Hospital, and the government of Evanston.

Defining Personal Injury

In civil cases, personal injuries refer to civil tort law and are defined as harming a person’s body, emotions, or mind due to another’s carelessness, recklessness, negligence, or wrongful conduct. By law, anyone harmed through another’s negligent or intentional actions can file a compensation claim.

Civil law encompasses many damages from an incident that causes a person harm, including car & boat accidents, truck crashes, medical malpractice, inadequate security, slip and falls, nursing home abuse and neglect, dog bites, and attractive nuisance claims.

Resolving a compensation claim requires the victim (plaintiff) or their lawyer to prove how the defendant’s negligence or reckless action caused harm to someone else. The plaintiff must prove how the defendant’s conduct met the four elements of negligence to prevail in their case. These elements include:

  • The defendant had a duty of care to ensure the victim’s safety, like a driver sharing the road with other motorists or a doctor performing surgery based on acceptable standards
  • The defendant breached their duty of care, creating a dangerous environment, atmosphere, or situation, like a motorist driving drunk
  • The breach of duty led to the victim’s harm, such as a medical device manufacturer selling defective hip implants
  • The victim’s harm is actual and provable in court, like severe injuries, physical disfigurement, or permanent disability like a traumatic brain injury caused in a car crash

Once the final element has been met, the defendant is likely responsible for paying the victim all damages, including actual (medical expenses, hospital bills, lost wages, future lost earnings) and non-tangible (pain, suffering, mental anxiety, and emotional distress) losses.

Our law firm working for the injured party can ensure they receive financial recovery for all damages.

Cases We Handle

The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC handle all personal injury cases involving serious accidents and injuries for citizens and visitors of Evanston. Were you or a family member injured on the job or in an accident?

If so, contact our legal team today to discuss your rights and options for obtaining compensation for your damages.

Our law office represents injured victims injured by:

  • Car accidents
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Medical malpractice
  • Tractor-trailer truck accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian injuries
  • Premises liability
  • Dog bites
  • Workplace Accidents and Workers’ Compensation
  • Other personal injuries

Our Cook County law firm accepts all lawsuits and claims for compensation through a contingency fee arrangement. This agreement will postpone every payment for our legal services until we successfully resolve your case through a negotiated settlement or jury trial award.

Our personal injury law firm provides every client a ‘No Win/No-Fee’ Guarantee, meaning you owe us nothing if we cannot obtain compensation for your family.

Evanston Personal Injury Lawyer

Our Evanston personal injury attorneys know how crucial it is to have legal resources close when injured or suffering from abuse. We are here for you if you need injury lawyers in northeast Illinois. From the first evaluation of your case to the settlement and awarding of damage relief, we will serve as your advocate and legal counsel.

Sustaining a severe injury due to an accident at work, on the road, or in public can be an emotionally confusing and challenging time. You will need an attorney familiar with local statutes and city/state laws.

The injured party may file a personal injury claim if injured on the job and receiving workers’ compensation benefits under certain circumstances.

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Evanston Personal Injury Lawyer FAQs

Our Chicago, IL law firm understands that many families have unanswered questions about resolving a compensation claim by talking directly to the insurance company. Evanston personal injury lawyers have answered some of those questions below.

Contact us at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or through the contact form for additional information or schedule a free case evaluation. Let us discuss all your legal options on how to proceed.

What are the common injuries associated with a car crash?

Our car accident attorneys represent clients who have suffered catastrophic harm in auto crashes, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, punctured lungs, amputation (dismemberment), and emotional trauma and distress that injures the victim’s psychological well-being.

Other common injuries associated with vehicle crashes include internal injury, broken bones, fractured skulls, disfiguring facial injuries, and deep scars.

An Illinois car accident lawyer can achieve the best results when resolving the case by talking directly to all parties, including the defendant’s insurer and health care providers, to ensure their client receives the financial recovery they deserve.

Can a family file a lawsuit if someone else’s negligence caused the preventable death of a loved one?

Personal injury law firms handle cases involving a preventable fatality caused by another’s negligent or reckless actions. Qualified family members can file a wrongful death claim against the person at fault’s insurance company for all medical expenses, property damage, and funeral & burial costs.

An Evanston, Illinois, wrongful death lawyer can do all the legal legwork on behalf of the claimants to ensure a successful outcome.

Wrongful death cases typically involve horrific car collisions, truck crashes, construction site injuries, work-related injuries, or other situations where the defendants failed to follow safety measures and someone suffered severe injuries.

Can a medical professional be held legally liable for making a mistake?

A malpractice lawyer can evaluate the patient’s evidence, review their medical records, and question the doctor/staff about what occurred.

The attorney might find more than one defendant caused the victim’s injuries, including the medical staff, hospital, nursing home, pharmaceutical company, medical device manufacturer, etc.

Family members who lost a loved one through a medical mistake can also file a civil suit on behalf of the decedent to recover losses, including hospital bills, medical expenses, funeral & burial costs, emotional trauma, grief, pain, and suffering caused by the doctor’s failure to provide an acceptable standard of care.

Do personal injury attorneys handle nursing home abuse cases?

Any nursing home resident harmed through abuse or neglect can file a civil lawsuit seeking compensation. A nursing home abuse lawyer can hold the doctor, nurse, nurse assistant, facility, and other third parties legally and financially accountable for causing their client harm.

Many cases involving nursing home neglect are based on the patient falling, often while supervised, leading to severe injuries.

Common injuries in a nursing home include severe head injuries, fractured hips, spinal cord injuries, contagious infections, bedsores, medical mistakes, elopement (wandering away), physical abuse, emotional distress, and sexual assault.

Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney to handle my case?

Many individuals with limited knowledge of the legal system, evidence, and facts can handle a simple accident case without injuries or fatalities. However, professional lawyers can ensure the best results when negotiating settlements or taking cases to trial for more complex issues.

Having an attorney on your side can ensure that they review the case details, evaluate evidential circumstances, assess the extent of your injuries, and build a case that will be hard for the defense to overcome.

Evanston Personal Injury Lawyer

Hiring an Evanston Personal Injury Lawyers

Our accident injury attorneys help clients recover financially, physically, and mentally from their injuries. Each Evanston, IL, personal injury attorney accepts all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay our legal fees if we recover compensation for you.

Call our Evanston personal injury attorneys at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) to schedule a no-obligation, free consultation.

You have so much to gain from fighting for the compensation that is rightfully yours. Click here for more information on accident injury cases, filing a claim against an insurance company, receiving legal advice, our years of experience, and taking immediate legal action on auto collisions and bicycle crashes.

Our Evanston, Illinois, attorneys handle cases in various practice areas, including car accidents, nursing home abuse, product liability, truck driver crashes, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence. For case evaluations, look here.

Resources: [1] City of Evanston

Client Reviews

Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld.

- Michonne Proulx

Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own.

- Ethan Armstrong

Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan!

- Giulia

This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you.

- Daniel Kaim

Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial.

- Lisa
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