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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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What to Know About Injury Cases in Peoria
If you are hurt for any reason, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Compensation may include money to pay medical bills or other costs related to your injuries. Typically, you can get a better result in your case by seeking the help of an attorney.

Why You Should Seek the Help of an Attorney

An attorney will be able to perform a variety of tasks in your case such as taking statements from witnesses or representatives from an insurance company. Legal counsel can also make sure that you don’t accept a settlement or take any other action without knowing the potential consequences.

In many cases, if you accept a settlement, it is not possible to obtain future compensation. The insurance companies and other parties in your case know this, and they will try to use your desperation as a means of getting you to make a poor decision.

What If You Contributed to Your Injuries?

If you contributed to your injuries, it may reduce the amount of money that you receive in a settlement or from a jury. Your attorney will work to show a jury that your had little or no liability in causing a car crash or causing any other accident to occur.

Could Multiple Parties Be At Fault?

Yes, there could be multiple parties who are deemed to be at fault in a personal injury case. Let’s say an individual caused a car accident in an employer’s van. The person who drove the car when the accident occurred may be deemed negligent for his or her actions. However, the employer could also be negligent because company property was involved in hurting another person.

Getting Compensation When Multiple Parties Are Involved

In the event that multiple parties caused your car accident to occur, they will first need to determine how to do so. Your attorney could work with these parties to negotiate a settlement that everyone can agree on. It is important to note that all liable parties have an incentive to pay you as soon as possible. This is because interest may accrue on any unpaid judgment indefinitely.

How Can I Prove Negligence Occurred?

To be entitled to compensation, you must show that negligence occurred and was directly related to the accident. This could be done by introducing cell phone records or a toxicology report into evidence at trial. These pieces of evidence can act as proof that a person was impaired or distracted when a car accident occurred. Witness statements could be important in a workplace accident or in an attack that results in injury.

Is There a Statute of Limitations?

In the state of Illinois, there is a statute of limitations that applies in a personal injury case. You generally have two years from the date of an accident before you must file a lawsuit. In some cases, you have two years from the date that you determine injuries were caused by a specific incident. Minors may have up to 24 months after turning 18 to file a personal injury lawsuit regardless of how old they were when an incident occurred.

How Do I Pay My Attorney?

Your attorney is usually paid a percentage of any award that you receive from the party or parties responsible for your injuries. In some cases, attorney fees may be a part of the overall settlement. That means that you get to keep the full award. It is important to discuss payment options prior to hiring a legal representative. Generally speaking, you don’t have to pay anything if you lose your case.

What Happens If a Case Goes to Trial?

It is possible that settlement talks will break down in your case. While it may be frustrating to see, it simply means that the parties involved with the case will ask a judge for help. However, a settlement can still be reached before a trial ends. In fact, filing a lawsuit on its own could strengthen your position enough to get others to negotiate in good faith.

If you have been hurt and need help protecting your rights, speaking with an attorney can be an effective way to do so. Plaintiffs in a personal injury case generally get to consult with an attorney for free. Therefore, money doesn’t have to influence your choice of legal counsel.

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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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