Personal injury litigation covers a broad range of injury types. It can include claims for car accidents, workers' compensation, wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, and many other injury areas. Although the causes of injury may be different, all personal injury cases have one thing in common: the injured person has been hurt through the fault or negligence of someone else. Severe personal injury can be devastating for victims and their families, causing immense physical, emotional, and financial hardship. These victims have the right to seek financial restitution.
Employees injured in work-related accidents, or by working conditions, are entitled to file for workers' compensation. Workers' compensation is a state-required insurance program intended to compensate injured workers for medical expenses and time off work, regardless of whether the worker was at fault for the injury. The system was put in place to ensure workers are quickly and fairly compensated for repetitive stress injuries, overexertion, machinery accidents, and more.
Unfortunately, not all injured workers end up being fairly compensated through this government program.
Financial compensation can never make up for the pain of losing a loved one. However, if you have lost someone you love due to another person’s mistake or wrongful action, you are entitled to financial compensation. This money can be critical for covering unexpected medical and funeral expenses and helping your family cope during this tragedy. Our Chicago wrongful death lawyers are passionate about helping the families of wrongful death victims obtain the compensation they need and deserve.
Catastrophic injury cases involve extensive personal injury that, in most cases, is debilitating and permanent. Catastrophic injury victims may suffer severe pain and require long-term medical treatment for their condition. There are many possible causes of catastrophic injury, including car accident, severe dog bite, slip and fall from a height, construction accidents, and exposure to toxic substances. The law firm of Rubin & Machado is committed to helping victims of catastrophic injury and their families obtain the financial compensation they need.
Although aviation accidents occur less frequently than automobile crashes, when they do take place, these events are traumatic and heartbreaking. Different factors can contribute to an aviation accident, such as faulty equipment, pilot errors, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation violations, among others. With their knowledge of aviation accidents and how to successfully litigate such cases, our attorneys can hold negligent parties accountable and win compensation for aviation accident victims and their families.
Brain injuries can range from a mild concussion that causes short-lived symptoms, to devastating trauma that leads to coma, paralysis, or even death. A victim who survives brain injury may require years of therapy, and still might not recover their full physical or cognitive abilities. If your brain injury is a result of another party's negligence, our attorneys can build the case that delivers the financial restitution you need to heal and live as comfortably as possible.
Depending on where the damage occurs, a spinal cord injury may mean partial paralysis, paralysis in the legs, or even paralysis of all four extremities. Some spinal cord injury victims may not be able to breathe on their own, and may require full-time assistance to perform basic tasks. Overcoming, or learning to live with, these devastating injuries can mean an incredible amount of medical intervention, and extraordinary patience on the part of the victim. The physical and emotional strain on the victim and their family can be overwhelming, but you do not need to suffer alone.
Compared to other industries, construction workers are at a higher risk for on-the-job accidents due to the dangerous nature of their work site. Any number of hazards can cause injury, such as faulty mechanical equipment, slippery or uneven surfaces, or working at an elevated height. Any injury sustained by an employee should immediately be reported to the employer. Although most employers provide workers' compensation, this does not guarantee that the full benefits - including medical coverage and lost wages - will be delivered to victims.
Due to the immense size and weight of commercial trucks, accident repercussions usually involve very serious injury or death. Truck accident lawsuits are far more complex than auto accident cases, as there are several state and federal laws that govern the trucking industry, and many potentially liable parties. An experienced trucking accident attorney can collect the evidence that proves liability, and secure the compensation you need and deserve.
Pedestrian accidents can result in serious, life-altering injuries and in extreme cases, even death. Individuals who are crossing the street or performing other daily activities are vulnerable to the negligent and reckless actions of several types of drivers. Whether you or a loved one was struck by a car, truck, or motorcycle, we understand the effect of substantial medical bills and other costs you may be facing. Our attorneys work swiftly to secure compensation for victims so they can focus on recovery.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you know about the devastating damage and injury that can occur. Motorcycle riders are more exposed than other operators on the road, and can experience spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and even fatal injuries. Whether the crash occurs with a car, truck, or SUV, the consequences for the motorcyclist are dire. Our team of attorneys is dedicated to helping those injured in these accidents, and will ensure you receive justice and proper compensation for your injuries.
Each year in the U.S., more than two million victims are injured in accidents. In addition to pedestrians, trucks, buses, and motorcycles can also be involved in a collision. To secure maximum compensation, a lawyer can establish liability and demonstrate the full extent of your injuries.
If you have suffered an attack by an aggressive dog, a lawyer can help you collect fair compensation while you focus on recovery. State law in Illinois holds the owner responsible for the actions of his or her pet. A lawyer can represent your best interests in the case of a dog bite injury.
Slip and fall accidents can occur when a property owner does not take proper precautions to prevent or address hazards. If you were injured in an accident, a lawyer can prove your injury was the result of another's negligence and help you secure compensation for medical care and lost wages.
Exposure to toxic chemicals such as carbon monoxide, asbestos, and lead can have serious effects on your overall health. Ingestion, inhalation, or contact with these substances can result in catastrophic injuries such as heart failure and death. Injuries can occur suddenly or over a period of time.
In spite of a legal duty to act in good faith, insurance companies can fail to fairly compensate you or deny your claim entirely. If you feel your insurance provider acted in bad faith, you can file a breach of contract claim to hold the company accountable for fees and payments that were promised.
Injuries resulting from unsafe conditions such as flooding, uneven sidewalks, or exposure to dangerous substances can significantly impact your quality of life. In many cases, these accidents can be attributed to the negligent actions of a property owner. We can help you pursue compensation.