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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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Rockford Car Accident Lawyers

Rockford Car Accident Lawyers

Car accidents can happen anytime, and they have the power to change your life forever. Even people who are not catastrophically injured might suffer from severe emotional damage following an accident, and their lives change forever. From medical bills to lost wages to funeral expenses if you lose a loved one in an accident, one car accident can cause any number of unfortunate situations. If the accident in which you are involved in was caused by someone else and their own negligence, you might have a personal injury case on your hands. It’s time to call an attorney to discuss your options.

What is Negligence?

The law defines negligence as a breach of duty. When a person is handed a driver’s license, they are agreeing to follow the rules of the road and to make choices that will keep others safe. They agree to take their duty to drive seriously, which means they agree to make the right decisions to avoid putting anyone in danger. If a person breaches this duty of care, they are negligent. For example, someone who drives drunk is negligent. Someone who fails to use their turn signal when changing lanes is negligent.

However, there are various degrees of negligence and blame. A person who is driving their car and their brakes stop working is not negligent when they hit you. However, the manufacturer of the vehicle may be negligent in this situation. The driver didn’t know their brakes didn’t work when they got in the car, so they did not knowingly put anyone’s life in danger. This is not a degree of negligence.

Understanding negligence in a car accident is not always as simple as pointing fingers at the person who caused the accident. This is when it’s important you hire an attorney to work with you. if you plan on filing a personal injury lawsuit to help you collect compensation for your injuries, an attorney must be able to prove there was negligence in some degree.

– Driver negligence
– Manufacturer negligence
– Road construction negligence
– Design defects

These are just a few examples of the many causes of car accidents, and each one is a different degree of negligence. Your attorney is here to help you decide which form of negligence is the one you should pursue in your case.

Understanding the Legalities

If you’re involved in a car accident and someone else caused it, you should know what to expect in terms of the legalities. For example, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will offer you a dollar amount following the accident, and it is not written in stone. You are not required to accept their settlement offer. You are free to negotiate the offer until you reach terms you feel are better.

Another way an attorney is useful is with the documentation you must sign. Your attorney knows which documents are required and which ones are not. The insurance company may not be completely honest with you about what you must sign and what they want you to sign. They want to get away with paying you next to nothing, and that means they will do anything they can to avoid paying you. Be careful what you sign.

Seeking Compensation

If you are involved in a car accident, get medical help right away. Don’t walk away and deny medical assistance if you don’t have any visible injuries. Internal injuries are a real problem, and they must be diagnosed and treated right away. Furthermore, it’s better to document your injuries right after an accident in case you decide to file a personal injury claim later.

Some injuries take longer to appear, and you might end up in need of surgery or living with life-changing injuries that you didn’t know you suffered during the accident. If you file a claim, you want the doctor to be able to prove you were injured after the accident rather than listen to the opposing party’s insurance company argue that you didn’t see a doctor because those injuries didn’t occur in the accident.

Seeking compensation is within your legal rights, but you must know what to seek. Your attorney will help you in that situation, and they will advise you what kind of compensation to ask for. From lost wages because your injuries made it impossible for you to go back to work to medical bills from the accident, you are within your legal right to ask for compensation from the person who caused your injuries. You didn’t ask for this, and you shouldn’t suffer more because someone else breached their duty.

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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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