If you have a fractured spine, internal bleeding, or other types of injuries that are left untreated, you could end up with serious problems. Further, it costs a lot to take a case to trial. Will he empower you to make the important decisions regarding your case? In order to determine whether it has a right of subrogation, your health insurance company might send an accident questionnaire. Some of these insurance company hoops take place while you are still getting treatment, and some take place after you have completed your treatment.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
- Sara M. Salger
- Joshua L. Weisberg
- Kenneth T. Lumb
- Francis Patrick Murphy
- Paul G. Krentz
- Donald J. Nolan
- Keith Sparks
- Thomas W. Dillon
- Ehsan Eftekhari
- Robert A. Clifford
- Kevin J. Frost
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.
Sara M. Salger
As a partner at Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. Sara M. Salger is committed to representing clients in Edwardsville, Illinois, and throughout the United States. She focuses her practice on handling personal injury cases that involve mesothelioma and asbestos exposure.In 2004, Ms. Salger graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 2008.The effects of asbestos exposure can be lifelong, causing victims and their families physical, emotional and financial stress. For years, Ms. Salger has been dedicated to helping people recover compensation to ease the burden of their illnesses. She understands that each case is different, which is why she works closely with her clients, getting to know them and their goals, and keeping in touch about both their case and their welfare.Conducting her own investigation into the situation, Ms. Salger personally ensures that every detail has been covered. She knows that comprehensive representation is key to obtaining top-dollar awards and settlements. Ms. Salger is prepared to tackle even the most complex cases, and she has had a number of successes securing favorable outcomes for her clients. In acknowledgment of her accomplishments, Ms. Salger was listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.Sharing her legal experience with others, Ms. Salger is a frequent guest speaker on asbestos litigation topics, presenting to high school and college students as well as to professional organizations. She also is an active member of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Missouri Bar, the Illinois Trials Lawyers Association, the National Women Trial Lawyers Association, the National Asbestos/Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.
Joshua L. Weisberg
Joshua L. Weisberg is a full time trial lawyer whose practice is dedicated exclusively to representing victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death cases including lawsuits arising out of medical malpractice, semi truck and motor vehicle accidents, work injury and construction accidents, aviation accidents, and product liability. Mr. Weisberg has chosen to dedicate his career solely to representing those harmed by the negligence of others in order to help obtain justice for those who have been wronged, and to help make the community safer by enforcing public safety standards.Mr. Weisberg has recovered millions of dollars for his clients through verdicts and settlements. Mr. Weisbergs most recent trial verdicts include a $4,800,000 verdict as lead trial counsel in a medical malpractice case involving a patient who was not given a blood thinner and died from a pulmonary embolism a week after surgery, a record setting $4,300,000 verdict in a medical malpractice wrongful death case involving a woman who bled to death in the recovery room after surgery in DeKalb County, Illinois, and a record setting $4,160,000 verdict as lead trial attorney on behalf of a 26 year old man who sustained a fractured femur in a fall in Dupage County, Illinois.Mr. Weisberg is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Mr. Weisbergs accomplishments have also been recognized by Thomson Reuters which selected him as a Top Lawyer in its 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions of Illinois Top Lawyers. Mr. Weisberg has received a perfect 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo. Mr. Weisberg has also been named one of Illinois Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.Mr. Weisberg has also had tremendous success in the state and federal appellate courts. In addition to successfully representing the rights of his individual clients, in Bausch v Stryker Corp. Mr. Weisberg briefed, argued, and won a major landmark decision on behalf of victims of defective medical devices in the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.In addition to his successful practice, Mr. Weisberg has published articles on a number of legal topics, and he has given presentations at industry related seminars and events. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Board certification is not required to practice law in Illinois, and the Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize specialties in the practice of law.
Kenneth T. Lumb
Attorney Kenneth T. Lumb is the managing partner of the Corboy & Demetrio law firm in Chicago, Illinois. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial advocates in the country, Mr. Lumb represents the rights of clients throughout the greater Chicago metro region and surrounding areas. He passionately serves those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, pharmaceuticals errors and dangerous mediations, motor vehicle accidents, unsafe property conditions, and more. He is also highly experienced in handling railroad negligence and FELA claims.Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Lumb has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those suffering through the reckless, negligent and unlawful actions of others. Among his most notable successes, he helped secure a verdict of over $11 million for the family of a child who experienced severe brain damage at birth as well as a $10.5 million award for a womans estate — this woman passed away from complications associated with the improper anesthesia she received during hip surgery.Moreover, Mr. Lumb has recovered many awards and settlements well in excess of a million dollars, and in 2005, the Law Bulletin Publishing Company named him as one of the 40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Mr. Lumb also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received designation from The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff Medical Malpractice.In addition, the Leading Lawyers Network voted him among the Top 5% of all attorneys in Illinois, and Lawdragon named him as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Mr. Lumb also received the Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award in 2011 from the Illinois State Bar Association.His devotion to military service members and their families comes largely from his own significant military experience. Mr. Lumb served in the U.S. Armys Judge Advocate Generals Corps, including four years of service as Medical Claims Judge Advocate with the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He also supported the Enduring Freedom operation and was granted the Meritorious Service Medal. Additionally, he has served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and currently, he is a retired major in the U.S. Army Reserve.A 1988 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Lumb obtained his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 1991. He holds his license to practice before all Illinois state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. Army Court of Military Review.A leader in his field, Mr. Lumb is active with several local, state and national legal organizations, including The Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He also chairs the American Association for Justices Federal Torts and Military Advocacy Section, and he is a member of the Medical Negligence Committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
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Francis Patrick Murphy
Attorney Francis Patrick Murphy is a partner at Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Murphy has more than 40 years of experience representing Chicago-area plaintiffs in personal injury cases. He handles matters involving aviation accidents, construction accidents, deck accidents, premises liability, products liability, railroad accidents, automobile accidents and vehicular negligence.Mr. Murphy has secured numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients over the years. He has been involved in high-profile cases featured on national media networks and has served as a legal commentator for Fox 32 Chicago.Mr. Murphy has earned an AV Preeminent peer-review rating with Martindale-Hubbell and the distinction of being named one of the nations top one percentby the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He was also named one of the top 500 lawyers in the nationby Lawdragon.In addition to his practice, Mr. Murphy has spoken for various bar associations and authored many articles. He has served as an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law since 1987.Active in his legal community, Mr. Murphy belongs to the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Society of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program and sits on the board of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.Mr. Murphy received a bachelors degree from Northwestern University and earned his law degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is admitted to practice in all Illinois state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
33 North Dearborn Street, 21st Floor,, Chicago IL 60602
Paul G. Krentz
Paul Krentz practice is primarily concentrated in civil litigation. Approximately one half of his cases are plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death cases. Over the years, he has developed a subspecialty of representing children who were sexually abused.In addition to tort cases, he represents owners and various governmental bodies/utilities in eminent domain cases in which private property is being acquired for public purposes.Mr. Krentz is AV rated.
Donald J. Nolan
Attorney Donald J. Nolan is the founder of Chicagos Nolan Law Group. At his nationally recognized firm, Mr. Nolan focuses his practice on protecting the rights of victims of negligence living in Chicago and surrounding Cook County. Although he has successfully represented victims in a variety of personal injury cases, including those resulting from motor vehicle accidents and product liability, his work on behalf of victims of aviation accidents is what has led to his national recognition.Mr. Nolan began his legal career in 1977 after earning his law degree from DePaul University College of Law and approval to practice law in Illinois. In the nearly 40 years that have passed since his career began, he has earned the respect of his peers and clients. He holds a Superb rating from Avvo, and he has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, The National Trial Lawyers has listed him among its Top 100 Trial Lawyers.Attorney Nolans honors are not only the result of his negotiation and litigation skills, but also the result of his dedication to justice. Throughout his career, he has worked to improve aviation safety. In fact, his efforts have led to safety system redesigns and the identification and rectification of defective parts. His focus on airline safety also led to a position as chair of the American Association for Justices Aviation Law Section and his appointment to a number of plaintiffs steering committees in the aftermath of commercial airline crashes.Mr. Nolan is an active member of the legal community outside of the courtroom. He is a member of several organizations, including the National Air Disaster Alliance and Foundation, the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association and the Association of Transportation Law Professionals.AV Preeminent is a certification mark 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.
An attorney at Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, Keith Sparks divides his practice between workers compensation matters and plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firms office in Chicago, Illinois, he provides representation to clients throughout the state.In his workers compensation practice, Mr. Sparks assists people who have been injured on the job or who have incurred occupational diseases and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employers insurance coverage. He has appeared on their behalf at administrative appeals hearings and in court against entities such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. the Chicago Transit Authority, the city of Chicago, Dollar General, FedEx Corporation, Walgreens, and the state of Illinois. The types of injuries that his clients have suffered have included those to the neck or cervical spine, lower back, carpal tunnel, and shoulder, leg and knee injuries. His personal injury and wrongful death experience have included cases stemming from motor vehicle crashes, construction site accidents, and defective products. Mr. Sparks also has assisted clients who are attempting to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.As an undergraduate, Mr. Sparks attended Pacific Lutheran University, where he was a member of the schools varsity football team before obtaining his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2008. After graduation, he was a paralegal at a Seattle-area law firm for two years before deciding to formally pursue a legal education. To that end, he enrolled at DePaul University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2013. While there, he served a clerkship with his current firm. Mr. Sparks is admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts, and he is a member of The Chicago Bar Association.
Thomas W. Dillon
Thomas W. Dillon has offices in Chicago and Geneva, Illinois. Providing representation to clients throughout Illinois, he focuses his practice on personal injury litigation, helping people who have been harmed by the negligence of others in nursing home neglect and abuse, commercial vehicle crashes, professional liability, and wrongful death claims.Tom attended Northern Illinois University and received a Bachelor of Arts in public law in 1986. He continued his legal education at Northern Illinois University in graduate school and in the College of Law, where he was named to the deans list. He was awarded his Juris Doctor and admitted to practice in Illinois in 1991. Mr. Dillon is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois. He has handled matters in numerous states and multiple federal courts around the country. He is frequently asked to speak before bar associations and attorney groups on ethics, professional liability, nursing home litigation, and advocacy.Toms practice is client-focused, emphasizing the clients objectives at every stage. He takes unique approaches to cases, often finding success in cases other lawyers declined.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Ehsan Eftekhari is an attorney and founder of Eftekhari Law Offices in Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Eftekhari devotes his practice to personal injury law, serving clients in Evanston and the surrounding Chicago metropolitan region. He handles matters involving automobile accidents, boat accidents, construction law, legal malpractice and workers compensation.Mr. Eftekhari wants to be the attorney individuals call after being seriously injured in an accident to seek financial compensation. He has a wide range of legal experience that allows his clients to have peace of mind knowing they are represented by an attorney who can aggressively litigate a case if necessary or negotiate a successful solution outside of the courtroom.Giving each client full and personalized attention, Mr. Eftekhari is always available to answer questions. He works hard to ensure his clients receive necessary financial compensation while recovering from a catastrophic injury.In addition to running his practice, Mr. Eftekhari is active in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and belongs to the amicus curiae and medical negligence committees. He also serves as an arbitrator for Cook County Mandatory Arbitration. He is a former member of The Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.Mr. Eftekhari earned his law degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. He received his Illinois law license in 1999 and is qualified to practice before all Illinois state courts. Before founding Eftekhari Law Offices in 2007, he gained legal experience by practicing for five years as a senior attorney at a private Illinois law firm.
Robert A. Clifford
Robert A. Clifford, is an accomplished litigator and founder of ,Clifford Law Offices,, which concentrates its practice in helping victims of personal injury, medical malpractice, mass torts, consumer and health care fraud, product liability, and aviation and transportation disasters. Bob regularly handles complex damage cases and routinely receives multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.Bob was named by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report as the Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions in 2016 and again in 2019 in the Chicago metropolitan area. He was appointed to serve as co-lead counsel in a case for which several attorneys recently secured a $250 million settlement against State Farm Insurance company. Bob also serves as co-lead counsel in a data breach case filed in state court against Advocate Medical Group, Illinois largest health care system, involving more than four million patients and reportedly the largest health care data breah in the nations history. In addition, Bob was appointed as co-lead counsel in a class action filed against Pella Windows Corporation, a nationwide window manufacturer. U.S. District Court Judge James B. Zagel of the Northern District of Illinois appointed Clifford as class counsel for his demonstrated skills in the field. Most recently, Bob and other attorneys have joined to represent numerous hospitals across the country in their fight against the manufacturers of opioid drugs. Clifford Law Offices also represents numerous women in their allegations against Johnson & Johnson stemming from use of the companys talcum powder products. Just recently, the National Trial Lawyers named Bob Clifford as the Class Action Trial Lawyer of 2018.To read more about Bob, click ,here,.
Kevin J. Frost
Kevin J. Frost is an attorney and the managing partner of Clark Frost Williams Zucchi in Rockford, Illinois. Mr. Frost focuses his practice on personal injury, handling cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and workers compensation. He serves clients in the Rockford, Illinois, metropolitan area and the surrounding Winnebago counties.Mr. Frost has more than 20 years of litigation experience and has recovered multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has represented many high-profile clients and has been involved in significant cases over the course of his career. His former clients include families of the Canadian National Railway train derailment, families of the Rockford Memorial/REACT helicopter crash and individuals who received defective medical devices.Mr. Frost has earned membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He also received a Top 100award from The National Trial Lawyers several years in a row.In addition to his practice, Mr. Frost has lectured on evidence and trial topics for the Winnebago County Bar Association. He enjoys being actively involved in his community, serving on various boards and as the Alderman for the City of Rockford. He has also served on the Alumni Board for the University of Illinois College of Law.Mr. Frost earned a bachelors degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, graduating with high honors, and earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. His legal experience includes clerking for the Cook County States Attorneys Office and the Offices of the United States Attorneys. He is admitted to practice in all Illinois state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.