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Catastrophic Injury

When a person suffers a serious injury, it can result in the need for lifelong care and huge changes to your daily life.

While nothing can undo the emotional trauma, financial compensation can take the pressure off adjusting to your new normal.

At Rubin & Machado, Ltd. in Chicago, IL, our catastrophic injury lawyers can provide you with trusted legal advice.

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Take the First Step

Our catastrophic injury lawyers in Chicago understand the sudden heartbreak and stress that people feel when their loved one has suffered a serious accident. Contacting a personal injury lawyer in the immediate aftermath can give you some peace of mind as we discuss your legal options, and open up options about how to move forward and look out for your loved one's best interests. 

Do You Have a Case?

Accidents happen everyday. Sometimes, accidents occur due to no fault of another person or party. When this is the case, victims may have no legal recourse. However, in too many cases, accidents are the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person or party; in such a situation, you may file a personal injury claim to seek compensation and hold the liable parties accountable for their actions. If our personal injury lawyers can demonstrate the following, you may have a strong case:

Negligence

To establish your case, we need to show that the other person or party's negligent or reckless actions contributed to the accident that caused your injuries.

Injury

Next, we need to show that you suffered serious injuries that were caused by the accident. This is why evidence such as medical records are so important to your catastrophic injury case.

Damages

Finally, we will seek compensation to cover the cost of the financial and emotional damages you have suffered as the result of the catastrophic injury.

Contact Our Practice
We Have the Skill To Obtain Favorable Results

There are a number of reasons to choose our practice to represent your loved one:

  • Our Chicago catastrophic injury attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience.
  • We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of brain and spinal cord injuries in particular.
  • We offer free consultations so injured victims and their families can learn about their legal options and decide if they should move forward with filing an injury claim.

Contact us online today to ask a question or request a consultation with one of our injury attorneys. You can also reach us by phone in Chicago:

Rubin & Machado, Ltd.
Our Chicago catastrophic injury attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience.

Verdict and Settlements

We have a strong record of success and have achieved multi-million dollar recoveries for our clients.

$12,000,000 Birth Injury Award

A delayed delivery caused oxygen deprivation to a baby's brain, resulting in cerebral palsy, quadriplegia, and near-blindness. We successfully demonstrated that the doctor didn't notice the signs of fetal distress and failed to perform an emergency C-section or delivery by forceps.

$3,000,000 Brain Injury Award

A mother of five suffered seizures in the hours after child birth. We argued that the doctor didn't control her blood pressure during delivery, causing a blood vessel to burst in her brain. This resulted in significant memory loss and other impairments.

$483,000 Award for Torn ACL

A roofer fell from the roof of a two-story house, tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Our Chicago catastrophic injury attorneys were able to obtain a favorable award that enabled him to undergo surgical repair of the ligament and return to roofing work.

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How Compensation Works in Catastrophic Injury Cases 
Chicago Personal Injury Law

Illinois uses the modified comparative fault rule in personal injury cases. According to state law, injured victims can't file a lawsuit to seek compensation if they are more at fault for the accident than the other person or party. For example, if you are found to be 51 percent or more at-fault for the accident, you can't recover damages.

If you are eligible to file a catastrophic injury claim, but you have been found to share some fault for the accident, your damages will be reduced accordingly. For example, if you obtain a $1,000,000 award but were found to be 25 percent at fault for the accident, you would be able to collect $750,000 of the award.

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"We can help you build a strong case and negotiate with the insurance company so that you achieve your best possible outcome."

Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death

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In many cases, catastrophic injuries eventually result in the wrongful death of a loved one. In these cases, our Chicago attorneys will also seek damages for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, future lost income, and other quantitative and emotional losses related to the death of your loved one.

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Rubin & Machado Ltd.

As a leading personal injury firm in Chicago, Rubin & Machado Ltd. is affiliated with: 

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic Lawyers Network
  • Illinois State Bar Association

To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (312) 327-1840.

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