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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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Bloomington Personal Injury Lawyers

In Bloomington, Chicago and the rest of the state of Illinois, there are several laws relating to personal injury cases. A person who suffers an injury due to the negligence or intentional act of another deserves to be able to speak with a personal injury lawyer about starting a lawsuit to recover compensation for their medical expenses and damages. There are specific rules regarding personal injury cases whether you are seeking compensation directly from the party at fault or through their insurance company.

Get an Initial Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer

The first thing you should know when you prepare to speak with a personal injury attorney is that the initial consultation is free. You are able to discuss your case with the attorney without having to worry about paying them for their time or services. In general, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they don’t get paid unless you are successful in getting a settlement in your case.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

In Bloomington and elsewhere, there are certain types of cases that encompass the category of personal injury. They include the following:

Construction accidents: Construction accidents are highly dangerous. If you work in the construction field and sustained an injury while on the job, you can file a workers’ compensation claim or go a step further and file a case against a third party to receive compensation for your injuries, lost wages and any other damages suffered.
Dog bites: Dog bites can be very serious and are cause emotional trauma. If you were bitten by a dog, the owner can be held liable for your injuries and other damages.
Nursing home abuse: Nursing home abuse is among the most devastating type of personal injury. If you believe an older loved one in your family has been the victim of abuse in a nursing home, you have the right to sue for compensation.
Premises liability: If you suffered an injury after a slip and fall at someone else’s premises as a result of the property not being properly maintained, you may have a personal injury case. The owner of the property can be held liable and can compensate you for all your medical bills, ongoing treatment, lost wages and other damages.
Product liability: If you were injured after a product failed to meet legal safety standards, you have the right to partake in a product liability class-action lawsuit. These cases frequently require expert witnesses to testify on the victims’ behalf and can be complex.
Toxic torts: If you have been exposed to toxic materials and suffered an injury or illness, it can be absolutely devastating. This type of personal injury is usually sustained due to working with dangerous substances or being exposed to something toxic, such as asbestos, while in your home. You can receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
Wrongful death: Wrongful death cases are often the most tragic. If a loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligence or intentional action, you and your family have a right to bring about a lawsuit. Your attorney will ensure that those responsible will be held accountable for the death of your loved one.

Time Limits for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

In Bloomington and Illinois, in general, there are certain time limits set for when you can file a personal injury lawsuit. This is also known as the statute of limitations, and the amount of time in question is two years from the date of the accident or when the injury was discovered. If your personal injury claim is against the city or a county, the statute of limitations is shorter at only one year.

Comparative Fault Laws in Personal Injury Cases

Illinois also has comparative fault laws for personal injury cases. Comparative fault means that the injured party is also partially responsible for their injury. As per the law, if you are seeking compensation for an injury in a personal injury lawsuit and the jury finds you to be partly responsible for the accident that led to you getting hurt, your compensation will be reduced by that amount. For example, if you get injured in a slip and fall accident at a supermarket but were not paying attention and instead were texting on your smartphone and tripped where there was a broken floor tile, you could be found 10 percent at fault. If you were suing for $10,000 compensation, you would then only receive $9,000 if the case ends up in your favor.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or deliberate actions, you have a right to compensation. Contact a personal injury attorney immediately to discuss your options.

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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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