Personal injury occurs when physical or psychological injury is sustained due to accident or medical malpractice.
Auto accidents, injuries sustained on the job, construction injuries, assaults, accidents in the home, tripping accidents, and medical / dental accidents all fall within the realm of personal injury. There are also numerous types of conditions that can be classified as industrial diseases because they result from occupational hazards — these include mesothelioma, emphysema, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, repetition strain, and occupational deafness, just to name a few.
Compensation may be available through litigation if the accident was someone else’s fault or caused by someone else’s negligence. For example, a driver who fails to stop at a red light is negligent because it is reasonable and expected that all drivers stop at red lights. If a person is injured because of this type of negligence, damages may be sought against the driver
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Extreme emotional distress, verbal abuse, or psychological injury may form the basis of personal injury litigation. Damages for wrongful death can also be sought by surviving family members in instances where there are no criminal findings. The legalities of this type of case are extremely complex and often controversial, but substantial monetary damages are sometimes awarded in these types of personal injury cases.
When litigation appears unreasonably expensive or difficult, mediation may be used to settle personal injury cases. Uncertainty of outcome, high legal costs, and a prolonged legal battle may make mediation a much more attractive proposition to both sides than full blown litigation.
We are here to help you with all types of personal injury claims in Crystal Lake, IL. We understand that it’s often difficult, scary, and many times, downright impossible for an ordinary person to delve in the complexities of Illinois personal injury law. But we have the experience and knowledge to fight for you in an effective manner and get you the compensation you deserve. If you’ve sustained a personal injury in the Crystal Lake or Lake in the Hills area are are seeking a personal injury attorney, please don’t hesitate – give us a call today and we will be happy to assist you.