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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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Naperville Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal injury lawsuits can be complicated and highly contested legal situations when the claim is not necessarily obvious with clear responsibilities of the opposing respondent. But, regardless of inherent complexities regarding difficulty to receive compensation, personal injury claims can still be prosecuted successfully in a court of law when the plaintiff legal counsel demonstrates the respondent is negligent in a reasonable duty of care based on the facts of the case. While all personal injury claims are centered on negligence, the first step is always to establish that an injury occurred to the plaintiff and that the opposing party is responsible. This can be indirect as well as direct responsibility, and it is especially important in states like Illinois that implement modified comparative negligence law. The potential problems in establishing responsibility on the part of the respondent means that it is always necessary to have an experienced Naperville personal injury lawyer representing your case.

Type of Injury and Case Facts Matter

Most personal injury claims will fall into two categories of premises liability or auto accident liability. The general method of establishing an injury occurred to the plaintiff is similar, but auto accidents are always recontructed and evaluated according to the behavior of each driver. This means that passengers in a vehicle who suffer injuries usually have little comparative fault assignment. However, responsibility for the damages resulting from a passenger injury can be a complicated separate issue in a claim involving several drivers. Premises liability cases are determined in a similar fashion, but accident victims or those injured by attack are still assessed for personal assumption of risk regarding their behavior and contribution to causing the injury. Auto accident injury claims by drivers are reduced by the percentage of contribution they have in causation of the accident. And, this is a vital assessment in Illinois because the percentage threshold for a personal injury damage allowance is 51%, which is exactly the issue the defending insurance company legal team will want to stress. Accidents involving trucks are very complicated and well defended too, and many times both the driver and company will be liable. And, both respondents will have legal teams. This means that the injured plaintiffs also need a Naperville personal injury lawyer who is willing to fight for a reduction in their client’s comparative negligence rating, even if it means taking the case to a full trial.

Claim Negotiation and Legal Recourse

Most personal injuries begin as standard insurance claims unless the injured plaintiff is very seriously injured. Insurance companies will often take time to conduct a thorough investigation into personal injuries that may be catastrophic, and will still take some time evaluating even obvious and simple injury claims. They pay special attention to this detail in Illinois because of the low comparative negligence percentage for a plaintiff that bars any compensation from being paid. Regardless of how bad an accident was, insurance companies are in business for profit and many of them are bad faith operators, especially the bigger companies. They have the resources to defend a claim vigorously and regularly will do exactly that when they think they can prove the 51% comparative negligence claim. These cases are usually the ones that go to court to a jury trial. It is always very important to have an experienced Naperville trial lawyer handling your case because they are trained professional negotiators just like claims adjusters and corporate attorneys and understand when the insurance provider is acting in bad faith, which could result in an additional legal claim separate from the personal injury issue. When the insurance companies and other defendants want to control the legal proceedings, your personal injury attorney can ensure that all rights to whole financial recovery are respected and enforced.

Types of Damages Available

Most personal injury cases only include compensatory pecuniary damages that are general standards in injury claims. Financial recovery for medical bills and lost wages due to the injury are common, which can easily come to a considerable sum. But, the highest amount of damages will usually come from non-economic pain and suffering damages that are calculated by the jury in many instances. This is especially true when the plaintiff attorney thinks they can prove gross negligence that could result in punitive damage awards as well. Punitive damages are only assessed by a jury, but no respondent or their insurance company wants this outcome, especially in situations when there are attachable assets and the insurance protection is extensive in effort to protect personal wealth. This is a regular component of a claim against a trucking company that may be guilty of disregarding big-rig truck rules and regulations or the accident occurred due to a product malfunction, which is an additional liability claim. The amount of insurance coverage for the defendant can matter greatly, but the negligent party can also be pursued for damages when they have a significant level of assets, which can enhance the value of any personal injury claim.

It is never a good decision to attempt dealing with an insurance company or handling a personal injury claim without legal counsel. The claim could be much more valuable than a novice accident victim understands, especially when there are multiple negligent actors involved. Some cases are particularly egregious and punitive damage awards are a real possibility when an accident occurred due to drunk driving or a property owner who has been grossly negligent in failing to meet the the legal standard for reasonable duty of care. Naperville personal injury lawyers will always conduct a full investigation into your personal injury claim and advise on potential damages that may be available based on valid material case evidence.

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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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