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Recent Verdicts & Settlements

59 year old machinist crushed when a semi-truck rolled off hydraulic jacks because the parking brakes were not engaged.

outcome:
$725,000 SETTLEMENT

42 year old mother sustained a torn rotator cuff when she was sideswiped by a defendant truck driver carrying 40,000 lbs. of bricks.

outcome:
$325,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client suffered shoulder and ankle injuries when a teenage driver fell asleep at the wheel and crossed over the yellow line into oncoming traffic.

outcome:
$500,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client sustained aggravation to pre-existing spinal stenosis after being rear ended on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

outcome:
$475,000 SETTLEMENT​

Minor client suffered a knee injury on trampoline due to rocket bouncing requiring ACL reconstruction, medical and lateral meniscus repairs

outcome:
$322,030.70 JUDGEMENT

Client was injured in an extremely complex pedestrian accident

outcome:
$200,000 SETTLEMENT

Recovery made for estate of a talented young comedian who lost control of his vehicle while intoxicated.

outcome:
$225,000 Settlement

Our client suffered a shoulder injury when he tripped over rusty tomato cages in the garage of a general contractor

outcome:
$200,000 Settlement

57 year old mother suffered a fractured hip when she was t-boned by an intoxicated hit-and-run driver.

outcome:
$225,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client tripped over a tablecloth at a municipal building and had been turned down by 3 other firms when she was finally referred to our firm.

outcome:
$105,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client had a surgical tool left inside her body during an invasive surgery.

outcome:
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

Our client was attacked and bitten by a dog while on her postal route.

outcome:
$105,000 SETTLEMENT

We pride ourselves on being responsive to every client’s needs. We understand the challenges faced after being in a serious accident and the importance of attorneys being there for you. At Zayed Law Offices, ensuring every client receives the attention they deserve is our top priority.

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Aurora Personal Injury Lawyers

If you find yourself wondering what a personal injury attorney does, you are not alone. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you might also wonder if you have a personal injury case. The law is so specific, and there are so many details involved in any personal injury case that it’s often the wisest decision to consult with an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases. An attorney can answer your questions, help you understand what’s going to happen if you file a lawsuit, and they can help you determine if you have a case. Here’s a little bit about what you need to know about personal injury cases.

What is Personal Injury?

This is a term that’s used casually in many situations, but it does have a specific meaning. Understanding that meaning can help you figure out what to do next. There is no one type of injury that falls into the category of personal injury.

– Car accidents
– Motorcycle accidents
– Bicycle accidents
– Pedestrian accidents
– Slip and fall accidents
– Dog bite accidents
– Intentional acts
– Defective products
– Defamation

There are more, but this is a general overview of what a personal injury claim might entail. Every personal injury claim, however, must involve some sort of injury. An injury can be physical, financial, or even emotional. In addition to an injury, you must also be able to prove there was negligence involved in the accident.

What is Negligence?

Negligence occurs when someone knowingly acts in a way that causes someone else harm. For example, a person who gets in the car to drive home after a night of drinking knows that it’s illegal to drive after drinking. It’s illegal because it’s unsafe, and they are knowingly putting everyone on the road in exceptional danger. Anyone who is aware that their decision could cause harm is breaching their duty to care. The duty to care is the duty to make decisions that are safe. If someone does something they know is not all that safe, they are breaching their duty to care.

Your attorney must be able to prove the at-fault party was negligent. It must also be proven that you were not aware of the risks. For example, if you decide to get into the car with a friend who has been drinking in front of you all night long, you know you’re getting in the car with a drunk driver. This is a decision you made, so him causing an accident is not entirely his fault. Yes, he was negligent and breached his duty to care, but you were also negligent in that you knew there was a greater risk involved.

What Are Damages?

If you can prove that there was an injury and there was an injury caused by negligence, you can discuss compensation with your attorney. Compensation in a personal injury case is referred to as damages. Damages are not limited to certain things, but many people have to find the right type of damages to ask for when they are filing a personal injury claim.

– Funeral expenses
– Medical bills
– Lost wages
– Diminished earning capacity
– Loss of consortium
– Future medical expenses
– Pain and suffering

You cannot just ask for any and all of these. You have to prove you have medical bills to pay that resulted from the injuries you sustained in the accident. If your case is a defamation case, you have to prove that the injuries caused to you by someone’s words caused pain and suffering. For example, your business suffered because someone spread rumors that your business was laundering money for human traffickers. If your business lost a lot of money because of this rumor spread by a competitor, you are certainly within your rights to ask for lost wages and pain and suffering.

The point is that your attorney will help you with this. Your attorney will walk you through your personal injury case one step at a time to help you decide what decisions you must make. They will help you decide what is important, what is not important, and what you should ask for in terms of damages. They can help you negotiate settlements, and they can help you gather evidence.

You aren’t required to hire an attorney when you file a personal injury claim, but it’s helpful. Your attorney’s knowledge in the legal field increases your chances of winning your case. Your lack of legal knowledge could hinder you, or it could inadvertently cause you to lose your personal injury claim by default.

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The legal team at Zayed Law Offices is committed to achieving extraordinary results for ordinary people. We consistently secure favorable settlements and verdicts for people who have suffered physically, emotionally and financially because of the negligence of others. If you are a victim, call our Chicago personal injury lawyers at (815) 782-0784 or use our free case evaluation form. You will not pay for our legal services unless we obtain compensation for you and your family.

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