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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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Glenview nursing home abuse lawyers

Nursing homes are a place where the elderly should feel safe and secure. They are where other family members put their loved ones who are not longer able to take care of themselves. They ought to be a place where one can feel confident that their loved one is taken care of. However, it is unfortunately the case that nursing home abuse is a reality of our world.

Types Of Nursing Home Abuse

The variety of types of nursing home abuse is sadly a very long list. Often it is mostly about people who are not receiving the care that they deserve and that their family has paid for. Those are neglect cases, but there are times when the elderly are subjected to physical, verbal, sexual, or psychological abuse. That is something that is almost too much to bare to think about, but these types of things do happen.

The stark reality is that about one in four nursing homes are cited by the federal government every year for their abuses of residents. That is far too high of a percentage to feel comfortable that your own loved one is safe in whichever home you select for them.

Legal Rights For Nursing Home Residents

Nursing home residents have a great number of legal rights outlined in both the United States Constitution as well as in a variety of laws that have been passed to help strengthen their protections.

There was a law passed on the federal level in 1987 to help strengthen the protections that are afforded to residents of nursing homes. It sought to make it clear that just because someone is in a nursing home does not mean that they give up any of the rights and freedoms that they enjoy as an American citizen in general.

Some of the rights outlined in this law are as follows:

  • Freedom from abuse and exploitation
  • Full information about their living arrangements
  • A right to privacy
  • A right to dignity and respect

These are just a handful of the things that the law outlined regarding which rights must be protected in the elderly population. It was the first time that the government had taken the step of clarifying some of these facts in the form of a law. They felt that it was necessary because so many people were falling victim to abuse in the nursing homes all the time. It is truly tragic that it was necessary to put these things into law in the first place, but it is also a blessing that the government has seen the need and has responded.

Hiring An Attorney

The moment that you suspect nursing home abuse is the moment when you need to hire an attorney. The reality is that an attorney can start to work on researching the facts of the case and try to piece together exactly what has happened. He or she can inform you about your odds of winning the case and what evidence they intend to present to the court to help you show the court what you are talking about in terms of your loved one being abused.

It might be difficult at times to listen to some of the facts of what your loved one has had to endure, but it may be the only way in which you are going to be able to get the justice that you need and deserve for your loved one.

An attorney is trained in how to work these types of cases. He or she is going to know exactly what kind of evidence to look for as well as how to put that evidence together in a package that a jury can understand.

Statue Of Limitations

Pay close attention to the statue of limitations in cases like this. It is easy to have these types of things slip by as you are not focused all that closely on how much time has elapsed but rather on getting the justice you deserve. Just remember that it will not be possible to do either one of those things if you allow too much time to go by. There are limits on how much time is allotted for such things, and it is a good idea for you to contact an attorney as soon as you can so that they can start working on the case right away. They will know a lot about the statue of limitations and will know that they must work under that time pressure to get the cases heard.

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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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