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Were you injured through someone else’s negligence, or did you lose a loved one through a wrongful death caused by another’s mistakes? At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, our personal injury attorneys serve our clients as legal advocates to ensure they get the compensation they deserve.

Contact our legal team at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or use the contact form today to schedule a free consultation. All confidential or sensitive information you share with our law office remains private through an attorney-client relationship.

Negligence is a legal term referring to the failure to act as a reasonable person would. In other words, negligence is when someone fails to take steps they should have taken or not, resulting in harm.

Lots of people suffer personal injury everyday slipping at the grocery store, getting attacked by an animal, crashing into another vehicle, or through a myriad of ways.

Personal injury cases are meant to compensate the plaintiff for the personal injury and expense of the event. A personal injury lawsuit generally allows the plaintiff to seek compensatory damages and punitive damages.

If you file a lawsuit for personal injury and negligence, like after a car accident, then you may have damages awarded for your compensatory damages (economic damages and non economic damages). These are meant to reimburse you for your pain and suffering, medical bills, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, emotional distress, and other tangible and intangible damages

Accidents happen. As tired of a phrase as that is, it is in fact accurate. From a car accident or injury like slip and fall, any accident can pop and change your life forever. That is why the law may compensate a victim and damages are awarded to the plaintiff in certain instances.

When we talk about damages, we normally mean compensatory damages (economic damages and non economic or special damages aka non monetary damages) and punitive damages for all the types of personal injury you may imagine: pain and suffering; emotional distress, medical expenses for medical care, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, physical pain, and other expenses that may be awarded for injuries to the victim.

These compensation damages from court are meant to compensate the injured and attempt to restore them to life before the accident as are all kinds of damages. This is what we mean by compensatory damages in personal injury cases.

Are you a family member, spouse, or domestic partner of a personal injury victim severely injured and killed by someone else’s negligence? At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, our personal injury attorneys can file a loss of consortium claim on your behalf to ensure your family recovers damages.

Contact our legal firm at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form today to schedule a free consultation. Then, let’s discuss how filing a personal injury case can ensure your family receives the monetary recovery you deserve.

A personal injury can occur without warning, leaving victims with extensive injuries or death. In addition, their families often face mounting medical costs and personal expenses, requiring some legal remedy when another’s negligence caused the damage.

You might experience significant personal injury in an accident that requires extensive medical treatment in an emergency room, hospital, or long-term facility.

Medical bills can rack up quickly and you may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit or multiple personal injury cases with a personal injury lawyer to make up the cost of the medical care.

However, if you choose to do that, and if a personal injury settlement materializes, you must know that the insurance or medical provider may have already or may in the future file a medical lien on that compensation.

Accidents are a part of life: bicycle collisions; car accidents; auto accidents; slip and fall incidents; and many more. We take it for granted that we might get hurt when we leave the home or even inside the home from faulty toys, tools, home goods, or home building. However, you may not have to take it on the chin.

You may be able to obtain personal injury damages if you can make a negligence claim in a personal injury lawsuit. To recover damages in injury cases, the legal standards holds that the plaintiff must show the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care or otherwise do what a reasonably prudent person would have.

Then under the law and legal principle in a negligence case you can hold the other person or defendant liable or even insurance companies for your actual damages including personal injuries, medical bills, property damage, pain, suffering, and financial loss.

In personal injury claims and subsequent personal injury cases, damages encompass all of the economic damages and non economic damages that a victim turned plaintiff may be awarded due to the negligent or intentional conduct of the defendant. These are often precipitated by an event like a car accident.

General and special damages compensate the victim for all their injuries and other effects like pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, bodily pain, medical bills, costs, expenses, loss of companionship, emotional distress, and other types of damage.

General damages include the non economic harm a victim may experience and these may be difficult to calculate. Special damages are the out of pocket expenses and costs associated with the same event. Note, these do not relate to punitive damages which are meant to punish the defendant and not to compensate the victim.

An intentional tort occurs when someone wrongfully and purposefully acts and that causes harm to another. They do not necessarily need to intend to cause the eventual outcome for an intentional tort claim to be valid but they need to intend to commit the wrongful act according to most intentional tort cases and civil law doctrine.

The consequences of intentional torts and the intentional infliction of harm can be severe and include bodily harm, emotional distress, real property destruction, harmful contact, offensive contact, personal property loss, and other serious side effects.

Frequent examples of an intentional tort are intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, harmful or offensive contact (i.e. battery), trespass onto someone else’s property, attempted battery or assault), offensive touching like abuse, and if fraud occurs.

UPDATE: Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC is now accepting personal injury cases for victims affected by the Rockton Chemtool blast that led to the evacuation of businesses and homes.

A horrific fire and explosion at the Lubrizol Corporation’s Rockton Chemtool plant released ash plumes and flying debris on Monday, June 14, 2021, covering local businesses and residential homes miles away from the blast. People and businesses in northern Illinois, including Rockton, South Beloit, and Roscoe, were affected.

Local law enforcement evacuated people within a one-mile radius and advised all people within three miles of the plant to wear masks while air quality was measured and water quality monitored. At least a thousand people were evacuated from the one-mile radius evacuation zone.

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