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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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Elgin nursing home abuse lawyers

When a loved one goes to live in a nursing home, it is often bittersweet for the person and the family. They recall fond memories with happiness, yet feel somewhat sad that the elder will now be placed under the professional care of others. This may be due to the fact that family members have jobs or other responsibilities that hinder their ability to care for an aging family member. Finding a suitable nursing facility, they hope and trust their aging loved one will transition smoothly to the new lifestyle.

Yypes of Nursing Home Abuse

Many elder care nursing facilities bring a strong commitment to caring for aged people. However, some experience problems due to poor administrative management, reduced budget, staffing issues, and facility limitations. Some elderly residents have been victims of neglect or abuse, leading to injury, hospitalization, suffering, or even death. These results can manifest accidentally or intentionally, depending on the nursing home’s management, policies, inspections, and evaluations pertaining to operations, procedures, and staff.

If you believe that your loved one has suffered from a nursing home injury or neglect, it is important to contact personal injury attorneys to learn more about your rights and timelines for filing a lawsuit against the responsible parties.

Examples of neglect include a nursing home resident is not properly fed, leading to dehydration, malnutrition, and pressure sores, among other problems. Unmonitored residents who fall or who are involved in an altercation with another resident or staff member during which someone gets hurt is an example of neglect. Receiving the wrong treatment or medication, or none at all, can lead to life-threatening complications. Seniors whose symptoms or complaints are not taken seriously or acted on responsibly by the staff can be another type of negligence. When you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of actions like these, it is important to consult a personal injury attorney for information about laws pertaining to nursing home care as well as timelines for filing a claim against the nursing home owner, staff, or attending physician, and other culpable entities.

What You Can Do

Discuss your concerns about a loved one’s condition or treatment with the nursing supervisor or program coordinator. Talk with the elder’s doctor, assuming you have the right to do so, about your questions and concerns. Have your loved one evaluated by professionals to determine if problems do exist, and if so, their likely source.

You can also contact personal injury attorneys to find out what the state law says about elder abuse. It will be important to find out what exactly happened to the aging person to cause distress, abuse, or injuries, and then make efforts to find out who is responsible. When you meet with the attorneys, take your questions and detailed descriptions of injuries, as well as a summary of medical treatment provided as a result of the elder’s injuries.

What Attorneys Can Do

When you meet with personal injury attorneys to discuss your prospective case, they can explain the legal perspective on your loved one’s situation. They may ask you questions and request medical documents and other information. You will find out about the likelihood of your case going to trial. Legal fees will be discussed, along with a potential schedule of events that may include a pretrial hearing, providing Answers to Interrogatories, and a possible deposition.

What to Expect

Many claims of this type settle in an agreement arranged by attorneys for both sides of the claim before they reach the court date. The loved one may need to be evaluated for several months or even more than a year to determine the scope and seriousness of the injuries or harm received. Extensive records may need to be collected and reviewed. A personal injury claim often takes time to resolve, so it is important to work closely with the attorneys if you decide to file a lawsuit, and to follow their guidelines for best results.

No one wants to consider the possibility that an elderly family member or close friend may end up seriously injured from negligence in a nursing home. But the law is on your side and will work on your behalf to protect the interests of your loved one, no matter how far you have to go through the legal system to obtain justice. With the help of qualified personal injury attorneys, your aged senior may be compensated for injuries and losses sustained.

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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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