Our Personal Injury Attorneys Answer Your Questions
At Thomas Law, our personal injury attorneys have helped hundreds of people throughout Chicagoland get the compensation they need to heal from their injuries. Our lawyers’ exclusive practice of law is personal injury and related cases involving wrongful death, medical malpractice, premises liability and workers’ compensation.
The frequently asked questions below address some of the common questions and concerns you may have about motor vehicle accidents and other personal injury claims. For answers to questions about your specific situation and legal advice, we invite you to contact us to arrange a free consultation.
What Can I Get Compensation For After A Motor Vehicle Crash?
If you were injured by the negligence of another, some elements of compensation include: past and future medical bills, lost income or wages, loss of future earning potential, pain and suffering, and loss of normal life such as the inability to do the things you normally enjoyed doing.
I Slipped And Broke My Arm At The Grocery Store. Can I Sue The Store Owner?
You may have a right to file a claim to hold the negligent property owner responsible to pay for your medical expenses, lost and future wages, and pain and suffering. However, it is important to remember that just because an accident or injury occurs on someone else’s property does not make the owner of the property automatically responsible for your injury. Generally, for an owner to be responsible for an injury, there must be a dangerous condition that caused the injury and that the owner failed to use reasonable care to remedy or warn of that condition.
Other premises liability accidents include slip-and-fall accidents, dangerous property accidents, inadequate lighting, open hazards and dog bites. Injuries can include head injuries, back and spine injuries, broken bones, and disfigurement.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations?
The “statute of limitations” is the law that sets the timeframe for filing claims against other parties to seek monetary compensation. If you do not file a claim within the period set under the law, you will lose the right to seek damages. Sometimes, exceptions apply. You have a limited time to file a personal injury claim for compensation. In Illinois, you have up to two years from the date of your accident or death of a family member to file a claim.
How Do I Know If I Have A Case For Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician or another health care staff fails to provide adequate care when treating a patient’s injury or illness. Some medical malpractice injuries force victims to contend with a lifetime of complications or death. However, because medical malpractice deals with the human body, many times what some view as a medical error at first glance may just be a bad result. A bad result is not medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice can result from failure to provide appropriate care, surgical errors, emergency room mistakes, misdiagnosis, neglecting a disease or medical condition diagnosis, and unreasonable delay in treating a medical condition, among others. At Thomas Law, we will help you understand the requirements for filing a medical malpractice action in Illinois, consult with high-quality doctors and other medical professionals to determine the merits of a case, and then let you know our findings.
What Is Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
An unexpected death is always difficult to bear. When the accident was the result of negligent or wrongful conduct, the pain can be intolerable. A wrongful death lawsuit is meant to help a surviving spouse, son, daughter, parent or sibling obtain compensation to cover medical bills, lost income, funeral expenses and other damages. Placing a financial value on the life of a loved one is impossible, but the compensation can allow you to focus on the grieving process.
For these complex cases, you want an experienced attorney who will treat your family with compassion and work hard to recover compensation. Whether caused by a vehicle accident, medical malpractice or another accident, Thomas Law can help.
How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
At Thomas Law, we have had many tough conversations about personal injury claims. We have sat in living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens in the Chicago area and outlined the requirements for filing a successful claim. We will conduct a thorough investigation of what happened in order to prove that the other party was at fault. The full nature and extent of your injuries will be evaluated, and we will help you determine the full value of your claim.