The impact of an injury that wasn’t your fault is something no one should have to endure. For help recovering your losses from the liable party, call a Cicero injury lawyer.
The effects of any devastating injury, such as a traumatic brain injury, lost limb, spinal cord injury, third-degree burn, or organ damage, can require years of physical and occupational therapy and will likely result in permanent damage.
If you’ve been made to suffer a serious injury because of someone else’s negligent behavior, the negligent party should be made to pay. Your Cicero personal injury lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC will work diligently to ensure that you receive full compensation for your losses.
Cicero personal injury claims can cover a wide range of accidents. Almost any accident that would have otherwise been prevented if it wasn’t for the negligence or carelessness of the at-fault entity can warrant a personal injury claim. Some of the accidents we most frequently help our clients with include the following:
Once we determine the type of accident you’ve been involved in, we can move forward with our investigation process, in which we establish who will be named as the defendant or defendants in your claim. This is where we will obtain evidence, witness statements, and medical documentation to prepare for negotiations with the insurance company and, possibly, your day in court.
The amount of compensation you are entitled to for your injury in Cicero will depend on the severity of your injuries and how impactful they are on your life. First, any areas that surround your finances will be considered. This will include the wages you’ve lost while you’ve been unable to work and the damage to your earning potential (missed wages, bonuses, raises, retirement contributions, and promotions).
In addition, you’ll be entitled to full compensation for your medical costs. Copays, necessary medical equipment, transportation costs to and from doctor visits or therapy, the costs of prescription medications, and your hospital bills should all be included in your compensation award.
Then, we will consider the impacts of your injuries that don’t involve money. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering, emotional distress, the loss of love and companionship, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life can often do more damage than damages that are financial in nature.
With a Cicero injury attorney’s help, you might also receive punitive damages. These are awarded when the judge feels that the behavior of the defendant was egregiously negligent or malicious and warrants punishment. Often greater than the original request, punitive damages are meant to make an example of this behavior in the hopes that this type of accident due to this specific behavior won’t happen again.
When you are in need of experienced legal representation so you can obtain the compensation you deserve, contact a Cicero personal injury lawyer with Lane & Lane, LLC. Our team of highly trained professionals will stop at nothing to win your case. You can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation by filling out our contact form below or giving us a call at 312-332-1400.