You will learn about a variety of options available to make sure you get all of the medical treatment you need and that your bills get paid. Based on the results of the MRI, I was referred to a physiatrist, a specialist in rehabilitation and physical medicine. Belinda jammed her foot on the brake, and the impact was so strong, it literally snapped the bone of her heel. If you’ve ever bought or sold a house, you may have thought to yourself, “I can do this.Read More
Illinois Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Illinois
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving Illinois
- Steven J. Seidman
- Peter K. Berg
- Jack J. Casciato
- Jason A. Marker
- Michael Viglione
- Richard L. Pullano
- Craig J. Squillace
- Joseph Conboy
- Blake T. Hannafan
- Clifford W. Horwitz
- David J. Kupets
- Todd A. Strong
Steven J. Seidman
Steven J. Seidman is the founding attorney of the ,Seidman Law Offices ,in downtown Chicago and Deerfield, Illinois. An experienced trial lawyer, he focuses exclusively on providing dedicated, compassionate representation for ,personal injury, victims and their families. From ,catastrophic accidents ,to ,medical negligence ,cases, he has obtained many million- and multimillion-dollar ,verdicts and settlements ,on behalf of his clients.Mr. Seidman prepares every case as though it will go to trial, in the knowledge that the willingness to go to trial can often lead to a fair settlement without litigation. He has obtained several successful results on behalf of his clients in court. Most recently, the firm obtained a $26 million gross verdict ($23 million net verdict) by jury trial on behalf of an ,injured trucker,.Mr. Seidman is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Workers Compensation Lawyers Association. He is licensed to practice before all state courts in Illinois, the U.S. District Court of Illinois, Northern District, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Peter K. Berg
Attorney Peter K. Berg is a founding partner of Berg & Berg Attorneys at Law in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Berg dedicates his practice to personal injury law and represents clients who have been injured in automobile accidents, drunk driving accidents, slip–and-falls and other types of accidents due to the negligence of others in the Chicago metropolitan area and throughout Cook County.Mr. Berg earned bachelors degrees in English and Spanish literature from Northwestern University before going on to earn his law degree from DePaul University College of Law. He is fluent in Spanish and also spent time studying at Spains Universidad de Sevilla while attending college. He has been admitted to practice law in Illinois since 1991.Mr. Berg previously worked as an attorney in California at a large private law firm. In this role, his practice focused on defending lawyers and doctors in legal and medical malpractice. He also worked in the insurance defense field before founding the Chicago-based Berg & Berg Attorneys at Law with his brother.In addition to personal injury, he has worked in the area of criminal defense, and his firm has developed a successful real estate practice.Along with litigation experience, Mr. Berg has handled all aspects of a case from start to finish. He is familiar with the area of dispute resolution and has defended numerous personal injury clients in arbitration matters, working on many significant cases throughout the course his career.
Jack J. Casciato
Jack J. Casciato joined ,Clifford Law Offices, in 2018 as a partner after working as a partner at a well-respected defense firm in Chicago. As a defense partner, Jack defended truck accident cases, medical malpractice actions, nursing home litigation, and actions against retailers, construction companies, product manufacturers, hotels and sports arenas.Jacks time on the defense side provides him the a unique vantage in representing personal injury clients. Jack recognizes that every personal injury case is personal to our clients. In doing so, Jack believes that the center of a successful case is first building a strong attorney-client relationship with the clients he represents. Jack believes that representing people during the hardest times in their lives is not just a career, but an honor to be entrusted to represent our clients and tell their stories.It is with great pride that Clifford Law Offices welcomes an attorney of Jack J. Casciatos caliber and legal acumen in representing plaintiffs and guiding families through complex tort litigation.To learn more about Jack, click ,here,.
Jason A. Marker
Mr. Marker concentrates his practice on helping persons injured at work or who have other personal injuries. Mr. Marker initially worked for workers compensation defense firms for three years and became uniquely qualified to handle injured workers claims. He chose to represent injured persons to help them during their times of need and to make a difference in their lives. He has successfully tried many claims with various arbitrators and obtained significant jury verdicts in Cook, DuPage, and Will counties. He is an owner/partner of Marker & Crannell, Attorneys at Law, P.C. located in Naperville, Illinois. Mr. Marker is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, The Illinois Bar Association, The DuPage County Bar Association, The Workers Compensation Lawyers Association, and The Will County Bar Association, where he was the past co-chair of the Civil Committee from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Marker feels an attorney can dilligently, promptly, and agressively advocate for his client while doing so in a friendly and respectful manner.
Michael Viglione is a partnerattorney at the Waukegan, and Chicago Illinois, law firm of Ryan, Ryan & Viglione. At the firm, Mr. Viglione focuses his practice entirely on representing clients from the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding Cook and Lake counties who have suffered personal injuries or losses at the hands of negligent individuals. Clients from throughout northeastern Illinois know to turn to Mr. Viglione for assistance after suffering due to one of the following:,• Motor vehicle accidents,• Trucking accidents,• Nursing home negligence,• Traumatic brain injuries,• Wrongful death,Mr. Viglione earned his bachelors degree from Boston College in 2005, and he went on to earn his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2009. Later that same year, the state of Illinois approved him to practice law in its courtrooms.Mr. Viglione has earned a reputation as a dedicated client advocate who has extensive legal knowledge and a long record of success in the courtroom. His success and his dedication to justice have earned him a place among the upcoming attorneys in the Chicago area.Mr. Vigliones focus on the law is not limited to his time in the courtroom. He is also a highly valued member of the legal community. He is a member of a number of legal organizations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, The Chicago Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
Richard L. Pullano
Richard L. Pullanos extensive litigation career began in the Cook County States Attorneys Office where he served as Prosecutor in the Felony Trial Courts and the Gang Crimes Unit. Since 1987, he has worked exclusively in the personal injury field. Mr. Pullano has handled every type of case including transportation liability, medical negligence, product liability, premises liability, aviation liability, construction negligence and general negligence.
Craig J. Squillace
Craig Squillace has worked for a number of years on various cases, particularly vehicular accident cases, at ,Clifford Law Offices,. He also has worked on claims due to medical negligence, product liability, transportation litigation, and municipal liability. In 2000, Craig contributed to writing a chapter for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Product Liability/Premises Liability Seminar on Motor Vehicle Cases, a reference tool used by lawyers across the state. In 2007 and 2008 he also moderated a seminar for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Association.Craig carries a caseload that involves all areas of personal injury work from the wrongful deaths of those killed because of a lack of barriers on Illinois highways to those hurt on unsafe premises to construction accidents as well as many vehicular accidents.Craig is a hard working, bright, young attorney with whom everyone enjoys working. He was named one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company in Chicago in 2008. Craig has been elected to the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Board of Managers. He sits on the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee. He also manages to find time to give back to the community as a part of a dedicated group on the Planning Committee for the March of Dimes Comcast Sportsnet Sports Awards. The annual event raises funds for helping children with birth defects. He also sits on the Economic Development Committee for the village of Western Springs.He is a quick study on numerous issues and is willing to put in the work necessary on a case to ensure that it is fully prepared for trial. Clifford Law Offices is proud Craig Squillace is an attorney at the firm.To learn more about Craig, click ,here,.
Joseph Conboy has been with Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz for his entire legal career, and he clerked with the firm during both college and law school. Located in Chicago, Illinois, he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing aggressive representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, including Kankakee County. Admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts since 2016, Mr. Conboy is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.Mr. Conboy provides advice and counsel to people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has worked on have involved defective products, premises liability, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and federal admiralty law, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation through both jury verdicts and settlements that have been negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance companies.Mr. Conboy started clerking for Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz while he was pursuing his undergraduate education at the University of Colorado Boulder, and in 2013, he received a Bachelor of Arts in economics. He then went on to attend DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, and he continued his clerkship before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2013. In order to stay abreast of current developments in his practice areas as well as to foster connections with his fellow attorneys, Mr. Conboy is a member of several legal organizations, including The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.
Blake T. Hannafan
A principal at Hannafan & Hannafan, Ltd. Blake T. Hannafan represents clients in the Chicago metropolitan area in legal matters of business litigation and appeals, trust and estate litigation, professional malpractice, products liability, personal injury, director and officer liability, antitrust and securities, employment law, patent litigation and white collar criminal defense. Admitted to practice in the state of Illinois, he has two decades of legal experience.Mr. Hannafan is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Past clients include the City of Clinton, Nationwide Holdings, LLC and PIMCO Funds.In 1995, Mr. Hannafan graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts and a major in political science. He then attended Washington University School of Law where he was associate editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly and earned a Juris Doctor in 1998. Currently he is a member of the Chicago Inn of Court, the Washington University School of Law Alumni Executive Committee and The Lawyers Club of Chicago.In 1999, Mr. Hannafan became a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has extensive appellate, arbitration and trial experience and is prepared to take a case as far as needed to obtain a favorable outcome for his clients.
Clifford W. Horwitz
Clifford W. Horwitz is a principal partner at the premier Chicago trial law firm of ,Horwitz Horwitz & Associates,. Cliff possesses over 30 years of experience and an outstanding success record. He won virtually every case he has taken to trial since 1985. In addition to securing what was the ,highest personal injury verdict in Illinois history,, Cliff has also set ,numerous record setting jury verdicts,.Cliff graduated from ,Loyola University College of Law, with a Juris Doctor and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association in 1984. He is licensed to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Cliff has focused his entire career on ,personal injury, law, which includes ,construction accidents,, ,railroad accidents,, ,truck accidents,, ,auto accidents,, ,product liability,, and ,wrongful death,. His success is a result of his focus on his clients and the trusting relationship he builds with each one.In 2012, Clifford Horwitz and the trial team at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates won what was the largest jury verdict in Illinois history for compensatory nondeath. The $64 million verdict was awarded on behalf of an ironworker who fell and was left paralyzed after a jobsite accident. Less than 2 years later, Cliff and the lead trial team secured another record-setting jury verdict - this time on behalf of an injured carpenter. The ,verdict was the highest ever recorded in the state of a non-amputation hand injury,. Another two years passed, and Cliff and the lead trial team won two back-to-back record-setting jury verdicts in 2016. The jury awarded a ,record $10 Million verdict for their client who suffered from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) after being hit by a hand truck,. Less than a month after the award, the trial team secured another record-setting jury verdict on behalf of an injured ironworker. The jurys ,verdict was the highest adult male shoulder injury verdict in Illinois history,.Clifford Horwitzs success has not gone unnoticed by the legal community. In 2017, Clifford Horwitz was named among the Top 100 SuperLawyers for Illinois - an honor and a coveted position that is difficult to achieve. In addition, Cliff has been consistently recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. He was named a Leading Lawyer through a survey of his peers conducted by Leading Leading Lawyers Network, and subsequently added to the ,Leading Lawyers Advisory Board,. Leading Lawyers notes advisory board members are arguably the best of the best as a result of their experience, lawyering skills, professional ethics, and the respect of their peers. Cliff holds the highest rating possible onAVVO, and is Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished. In addition, he is often a guest speaker on legal issues at trade union conferences and has written over 100 articles on various legal matters for multiple publications.Clifford Horwitz has been honored with membership in the American Association for Justice, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Will County Bar Association, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
David J. Kupets
David J. Kupets is a partner with Kupets & DeCaro, P.C. located in Chicago, Illinois. He focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury law, representing plaintiffs throughout the area who have been harmed by the negligence of others in motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, construction accidents, premises liability, workplace accidents, aviation accidents and products liability.Mr. Kupets earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 1988. While in law school, he was a member of Phi Delta Phi, the international legal honor society, and was appointed as the chief justice of the schools moot court program. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Kupets is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois. Early in his career, he became known for his extensive work on behalf of plaintiffs in several airline disasters, and he was appointed a member of the plaintiffs steering committee in multidistrict litigation arising out of a 1994 Flagship Airlines crash.Mr. Kupets has won numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients, including a jury verdict of more than $5 million for a motor vehicle accident involving his client and an on-duty police officer. As a testament to his superb track record and high ethical standards, he has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and the significant awards and settlements he has obtained for his clients has led to his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Active in several professional organizations, Mr. Kupets serves on the board of managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the American Association for Justice.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards. David has been selected as a member of the nations top one percent of lawyers by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel Distinguished and a charter member of the Rue Ratings Best attorneys of America.
Todd A. Strong
An advocate of the injured, Todd A. Strong is the founder of Strong Law Offices in Illinois. He focuses his practice on workers compensation and personal injury cases that involve matters such as the following: car accidents, medical negligence, premises liability, construction accidents and farming accidents.An award-winning attorney, Mr. Strong has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.More important than the honors, however, is the satisfaction Mr. Strong gets from successfully helping someone navigate a difficult time. He has represented clients from all walks of life, including employees from a wide spectrum of injuries and individuals injured in catastrophic events. With more than two decades of experience, Mr. Strong has handled matters in small towns and large cities.There are several ways a case could reach resolution. In many of the issues Mr. Strong handles, effective negotiation often leads to a settlement. However, he routinely takes cases to arbitration and litigation, where his comprehensive preparation results in success.Even outside the specific cases he takes, Mr. Strong remains a true supporter of his practice area. He has lobbied for new laws on behalf of the injured. Additionally, he is an active member of organizations that include the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Workers Compensation Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.Mr. Strong holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University and became a certified public accountant in 1995. He earned a Juris Doctor with honors in 1994 from Valparaiso University Law School.