Protecting Your Rights

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If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have legal remedies under Illinois law. It is important to obtain as much information as possible in order to make an informed decision about your options. Below you will find links to questions we often hear from our personal injury clients organized by practice area including a general personal injury page. Please keep in mind that no two cases are the same, and no two cases will be handled the same way.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can inflict untold catastrophe upon the life of an individual and his or her family. In the event of a truck accident, a personal injury attorney will be able to help victims recover for: pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, medical bills (present and future) and disability.

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Product Liability

Manufacturers of goods like food, medicine, and consumer goods are expected to put their products into the stream of commerce with customer safety in mind. When companies fail to prevent defective products from entering the market, they are responsible for compensating consumers for their losses.

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Personal Injury

When someone is involved in an accident and suffers a personal injury, they feel as though they have been wronged. They may have undergone significant discomfort, inconvenience, and injury. They may have missed significant amounts of work. In the event of a catastrophic injury, they may have even lost their life.

The United States legal system has recognized several means of recovery, some of these “damages” are: lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a term used to describe conduct that deviates from the applicable standard of care. A standard of care is a generally a minimum level of care that should be exercised by a health care provider. A standard of care requires healthcare providers to exercise the same degree of knowledge or care that a reasonably careful healthcare provider would use. Violations of a standard of care occur when a healthcare provider does something that a reasonably careful provider would not do or when a provider fails to do something that a reasonably careful provider would do.

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Wrongful Deaths

When someone is killed due to the negligent conduct of another, the heirs will have the right to file an accidental death lawsuit. Illinois law allows a cause of action to be brought on behalf of family members of the deceased. The pain and suffering caused by a wrongful death is often difficult, even unbearable, and it can take years for a family to recover from the loss. Law Offices of Adam J. Zayed, P.C. will be able to assist your family to recover compensation for medical bills and other expenses. The losses suffered by the deceased prior to their death are compensable under the Illinois Survival Act.

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Motorcycle Accidents

A thorough and immediate investigation of a motorcycle accident is essential to maximizing your recovery if another party is at fault for the accident. Insurance companies are likely to be at the scene of a serious motorcycle accident, and it is important to glean as much information as possible early on in a personal injury case.

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Animal Attacks & Dog Bites

In select states, dog owners will not be held liable for a dog’s first bite attack, often known as the “one bite” rule. In the event a minor child is attacked by an animal, it is the parent’s responsibility to pursue legal action for the child.

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Car Accidents

The type of damages one can claim in the event of a car accident under our legal system are: medical expenses, wage loss, pain and suffering, future medical expenses, future impairment of earning capacity, and future pain and suffering.

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