Personal Injury Law is the area of the law that holds people or organizations responsible for the harm they cause to others. Using Illinois personal injury laws, victims of some type of injury -- physical, financial, emotional or cognitive -- may sue the people responsible for their injuries. These lawsuits generally seek to recover the costs victims had to pay because of the accident, which can include medical bills, missed work, funeral bills and more. They usually also seek to recover compensation for damages that are harder to put a dollar amount on, such as financial compensation for a lifelong disability created by an accident or the loss of a deceased family member's care and love. In extreme cases, victims may also be able to recover punitive damages, which seek to punish wrongdoers for deliberate or egregious violations of the law.
Personal Injury Lawsuits often, but not always, arise out of avoidable or foreseeable accidents. Some come from deliberate actions by another that violate the law. And a few come from "strict liability," a legal concept saying that a wrongdoer is legally responsible for harm regardless of the circumstance.
Typical subjects for personal-injury lawsuits include:
- Workplace injuries
- Car, truck and motorcycle accident
- Insurers not paying a legitimate claim (insurance bad faith)
- Violent crimes at a place without enough security (negligent security)
- Construction accident
- Slips and falls at a public place, like a store (premises liability)
- Defective consumer products or tainted foods
If you are a victim of personal injury in Illinois we strongly advise you to speak with attorney Ryan M, Rosenthal as soon as you can. Victims of accidents involving large companies or insurance companies are often subjected to aggressive settlement offers designed to save the company money without compensating victims fully for their injuries. An experienced attorney Ryan M, Rosenthal can give you complete information about your rights, evaluate your claim with an experienced eye and significantly increase the amount of compensation you would otherwise receive.