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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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Waukegan Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers

Slips and falls happen all the time. One minute you’re enjoying life. The second it’s deep in the middle of winter and you’ve tripped on a nasty piece of black ice and you’re flat on your back. Or worse, you’ve fallen forward and hit your head. Many common injuries are associated with slips and falls.

For example, someone can hurt their back or neck. The spinal column is particularly vulnerable to such issues. People can fall on their heads and get a concussion. They may black out for a few moments and not even realize it. A person may sprain their wrist or break an bone in their leg even after a relatively minor fall a short distance from the ground. As you attempt to prevent a fall from happening, you may put your hands out. As you do, you’ll face the possibility of hurting your tendons and spraining the muscles in your hands. Older people and women can also face problems such as issues with their hips. A slip and fall can be very dangerous for a senior. The senior may have a very difficult time in the aftermath, leading to many medical procedures and even the need to give up their home and move to a nursing home for long term care.

Eligible For Compensation

In many instances, people are responsible for their own problems. However, there may be issues that lead to potential compensation from a third party or from the party that might have been responsible for the fall in some way. It’s a good idea to keep this mind in the aftermath of a fall of this type. Waukegan slip and fall accident lawyers can help with this process. They can offer the kind of insights that enable others to determine if they may be eligible for some form of funding to cover any medical bills.

Any lawyer as well as civil court officials will want to answer certain questions after this incident. The ultimate aim is to determine who was really responsible for the accident. One party may be deemed at least partially negligent in some way while another may also face the reality that they helped contribute to the situation. A court ruling can hold that one party is primarily responsible for the accident that caused their own injury. At the same time, the other party that owns the property may also be held responsible financially for the resulting injury.

The court will look at the location of the accident. Both public organizations and private companies can be held liable. The same is true of individual property owners. The law may also hold an employee negligent for not following certain safety procedures and getting injured on the job as a result. A passing pedestrian has a general expectation that nay given walking surface is safe to walk on unless it is deemed otherwise via a sign or other obvious indicator. If the company or the property owner fails to adhere to generally accepted responsibilities and does not maintain the property according to acceptable standards, it is possible to hold them legally liable in the civil court system.

Under law, the focus in on the reasonable individual and their general interpretation of events. The courts are looking to see if the surface would have been obviously hazardous to an ordinary onlooker. The legal system will also ask if the potentially liable party had enough time to remedy the situation and failed to take reasonable efforts to remove any existing hazards. The law may also ask if the properly owner was responsible for the situation in the first place and did not do enough to properly remove a hazard they knew about in advance.

Many Factors

Many factors may contribute to the decision if compensation should be awarded. A property owner may not have provided enough light for people to see where they are going. Companies may existing guidelines to avoid such problems. However, they were not followed at that time, leading to person’s slip and fall. A plaintiff can also have a case against a private individual if they were walking next to their property and the property owners failed to clear out a problem such as a low hanging tree branch. If the tree branch later fell on the person’s head, they may be able to sue if they were injured because of the property owner’s failure. Consultation with a great lawyer can clarify these legal matters more fully.

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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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