Maywood Personal Injury Lawyer
The Maywood personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal representation to residents and visitors of Maywood, Illinois, who suffered severe injuries in an accident or job-related incident.
Was your loved one injured through the negligent actions of others? If so, our legal team urges you to schedule an appointment for a free case consultation to discuss your legal options and rights. Our lawyers accept all claims for compensation and lawsuits through contingency fee agreements.
This arrangement postpones payment for legal services until after your case is resolved through a jury trial award or negotiated settlement. Every client is offered a 'No Win/No-Fee' Guarantee, meaning if we cannot obtain compensation for your family, you owe us nothing.
The village of Maywood, Illinois, was first established in 1869, about 15 miles from the bustling city of Chicago. Today, Maywood thrives, even with its small population of about 27,000 people.
One of the village's main assets is its diversity and the pride of its residents. Maywood is surrounded by Bellwood, Melrose Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Broadview, and Oak Park.
The village hall is located at 40 Madison Street, and the clerk can be reached by calling 708-450-6362 between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. In addition to a diverse, hard-working population, the village of Maywood also boasts many qualified and experienced attorneys.
Specifically, there are many Maywood personal injury lawyers available for hire for those in difficult injury situations. Whether you have been involved in a car accident, a workplace injury, a slip, and fall, or any civil legal matter, you can rely on a local personal injury lawyer to assist you.
Personal Injury Laws Provide Legal Protection
The Illinois State Legislature enacted personal injury laws to protect injured victims' financial futures and rights harmed by another's negligence or intentional actions.
Many personal injury cases involve victims seeking compensation for their medical bills, lost income, future lost wages, emotional stress, pain, and suffering.
Common types of personal injury claims include:
- Motor vehicle accidents - Every year, millions of individuals suffer severe injuries and fatalities in motor vehicle accidents. According to the NHTSA, nearly 35,000 people die every year, and over two million adults and children suffer severe injuries in accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
- Medical malpractice - The negligence of any medical professional, including a doctor, nurse, hospital, or medical center, could cause severe injuries or death. Many medical malpractice cases involve improper treatment, misdiagnoses, delay diagnosis, medication mistakes, surgical mistakes, pharmacy errors, birth injuries, or undiagnosed severe health conditions.
- Workplace accident - Every employer must ensure that their employees remain safe in the workplace. Injured workers are entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits. Additional financial compensation might be available through third parties if they were responsible for causing all or a portion of the victim's damages.
- Premises liability - Any hazardous condition that could endanger visitors on someone else's land could pose a premises liability problem for the property owner. Many liability claims involve slip and fall accidents at restaurants, grocery stores, malls, gas stations, retail stores, swimming pools, or neighbors' homes.
- Product liability - Product designers, manufacturers, and distributors could be held legally liable for any severe injury or fatality associated with their product. Many product liability cases involve dangerous medications, harmful foods, and defective consumer products.
- Nursing home neglect - Doctors, nurses, and nursing assistants have a legal obligation to ensure every resident's safety. Many elder home seniors are severely injured by bedsores, unsupervised falls, elopement (wandering away), medication mistakes, malnutrition, dehydration, and contagious infections.
- Wrongful death - Any careless, reckless, or intentional action of one person who takes another person's life could result in a wrongful death lawsuit. Qualifying family members, including spouses, parents, grandparents, and children, can file a compensation claim seeking justice and payment for all expenses, including funeral & burial costs.
Other common personal injury cases involve dog bites, animal attacks, boating accidents, birth injuries, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury, catastrophic accidents, food poisoning, legal malpractice, mesothelioma, and asbestos exposure.
Typically, it costs nothing to begin a personal injury lawsuit or claim against any party responsible for causing the victim's harm. Personal injury attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that the victim pays nothing up front, and their legal services are paid only if the case is won.
Victim Rights in a Personal Injury Case
Individuals injured by another person's carelessness probably believe that the insurance companies will offer financial compensation to pay their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses from the accident. Surprisingly, insurance companies will often try to settle claims for just a fraction of the case's value.
As a result, the victim pays a substantial portion of their out-of-pocket expenses. How is this fair? In many ways, it is not.
The individual responsible for causing another person harm should be responsible for all related expenses. Often, accident victims have no other choice but to hire a personal injury attorney to handle their case to ensure it is successfully resolved.
Sometimes, it might be necessary to take the case to court and formally present the evidence before a judge and jury. From there, jurors will hear both sides of the case and determine what kind of compensation the victim is indeed entitled to receive.
Maywood Personal Injury Attorney FAQs
Our Illinois law office understands that many families have unanswered questions about filing compensation claims and speaking directly with insurance companies. A Maywood personal injury lawyer has answered some of those questions below.
Contact us today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or through the contact form for more information or schedule a no-obligation, free consultation. All information you share with our law office remains confidential through an attorney-client relationship.
What kind of cases does a personal injury lawyer take?
Maywood personal injury lawyers represent injured people in different practice areas, involved in truck accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, dog bites, fatal cases involving motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
These cases typically involve wrongdoing, where another individual, business, or government agency harmed an individual in an accident, incident, or through exposure to a toxic chemical/substance. All people, commuters, workers, employees, and property owners can take legal action under personal injury law against any individual or entity that caused them harm, injury, or losses.
Who determines which party is at fault for causing a car accident?
In the moments following nearly all car accidents, the driver or bystander will call 911 and ask for an immediate response to the crash scene. Within minutes, law enforcement arrives to help all individuals harmed in the accident and begin an investigation.
The police will gather pertinent information, including everyone's driver's license, registration, insurance policy number, address, phone number, and email address. Next, the officer will evaluate the accident scene, listen to eyewitness accounts, and determine which drivers caused the crash.
In some cases involving car accidents and truck accidents, a victim's personal injury lawyer may conduct an in-house investigation or hire accident reconstructionists to identify which parties caused the accident with injuries, damages, and fatalities.
How much money can victims expect in personal injury settlements?
The circumstances surrounding every case are unique, as is the evidence presented to a claims adjuster or a judge and jury to resolve a case. That said, personal injury lawyers with years of experience can accurately calculate a case's worth to ensure that their clients receive maximum compensation.
Personal injury attorneys perform a comprehensive case evaluation and consider the severity of the victim's injuries, the extent of property damage, or the losses associated with an accident fatality. Persons severely injured in a car accident typically receive more money ($350,000 or more) than individuals involved in a minor fender bender that only dented the vehicles.
What are the most common personal injury cases?
Chicago, IL personal injury attorneys represent more clients involved in car and truck accidents than other civil law practice fields. Additionally, the attorneys serving Maywood, Illinois, represent seriously injured victims through nursing home neglect, bedsores, slip and falls, and a lack of supervision.
Many cases resolved by negotiated settlements and jury verdicts involved car driver error, nursing home fall-related broken hips, workplace injuries, third-party claims, and wrongful fatalities.
Fighting for Your Compensation
A Maywood personal injury lawyer providing legal representation is often the best chance you have to reach a favorable outcome in your case.
Handling your case without an attorney is generally not recommended when you take on a large insurance company with a team of attorneys fighting to ensure that they pay the minimal amount to resolve your claim.
Having a dedicated, experienced personal injury lawyer on your side can provide peace of mind knowing they are fighting on your behalf.
Are you unable to leave the hospital or nursing center? An attorney could make your court appearances on your behalf and expedite the process, allowing you to pursue your compensation without your physical presence.
Furthermore, a personal injury lawyer with specific experience in handling a claim will use the law to your advantage to build a compelling case.
An experienced attorney understands the tactics that an insurance company will use against claimants and is prepared to fight aggressively to protect your rights every step of the way.
Hiring Maywood Personal Injury Attorneys to Resolve a Compensation Case
Were you severely harmed, or did you lose a loved one through another's negligence? Why take on your Mayfield personal injury case alone?
At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, our Maywood personal injury attorneys can serve as your legal advocates to ensure your family receives the compensation they deserve.
Call a personal injury attorney today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) to schedule a free consultation to discuss the merits of your case and provide legal advice. We accept all cases through contingency fee agreements, meaning no upfront fees are paid until we have successfully resolved the claim through a negotiated settlement or jury trial verdict.
Our Cook County law office represents clients in related practice areas, including vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, worker's compensation, motorcycle accidents, truck accident injuries, pedestrian fatalities, premises liability, and wrongful death.