Seeking compensation for personal injury is not an easy or simple process. There are numerous laws in place that add layers of nuance to every case, whether you are pursuing damages after an automobile accident or for medical malpractice. These laws affect when you can file a claim, who you can file it against, and what amounts you’ll be able to recover in damages.
Throughout this process, you need the guidance of skilled personal injury lawyers. Hart & David provides the expertise needed to successfully navigate the legal steps you need to take, all starting with a free consultation to discuss your case. Thorough and well executed investigation, financial analysis, negotiations, and representation are all key to your claim’s success, whether during settlement discussions or in court.
Our attorneys can help you through a variety of claims, including those involving vehicle accidents, workplace and property injuries, product liability, malpractice, and wrongful death, to name a few.
Vehicle accidents occur frequently in Chicago and its surrounding areas, but not all of them involve car crashes. Some more serious accidents involve busses, boats, personal aircraft, motorcycles, and trains, to name a few. Determining liability in these cases is not always straightforward, as the driver who caused the accident may also be a victim of poor vehicle design or maintenance.
Hart & David evaluates vehicle accident cases and represents those who have suffered personal injury due to the neglectful operation, design, or manufacture of motor vehicles. Cases we can handle include:
- Car crashes and accidents
- Aircraft accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accidents involving a corporate vehicle
- Train accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck and trailer accidents
For the legal assistance and representation you need in these cases, call Hart & David. We’ll get started by evaluating your case and investigating the root causes of the accident. After that, we can determine liability and help you pursue your claim.
Mistakes in the medical field are more common than people usually like to think about. These can range from fairly harmless cases—such as easily reversible errors in minor procedures—to the bizarre and horrifying—including anesthesia awareness or leaving foreign objects in patients. These errors can have lasting effects on patients, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Birth injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lifelong psychological damage
- Permanent disability
- General pain and suffering
An error in a medical procedure can result from medical malpractice. If you believe you have a malpractice claim, contact Hart & David as soon as possible to get the complex process of filing these claims underway.
A workplace injury may result from failure to adhere to established safety protocols. If you are a victim of negligence in the workplace, and that negligence resulted in your injury, you’re entitled to monetary compensation.
- Common workplace-related accidents and injuries include:
- Hospital injuries
- Corporate vehicle accidents
- Falling and slipping
- Construction accidents
- Burn accidents
These can result in long-term disability, such as when the spinal cord or brain is injured. These make it difficult, if not impossible, to continue earning an income, so you may be due damages for lost wages. In addition, you can be compensated for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost quality of life.
Property owners have a duty to prevent hazards in their facilities, whether that means cleaning up spills promptly, repairing cracks or holes in the ground, or maintaining security. If you are injured on someone else’s property while a guest there, and if that injury was due to the property owner’s negligence, you can recover damages. Common property liability situations we handle at Hart & David include:
- Slips and falls
- Burn injuries
- Inadequate security and resultant assaults
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Broken stairs, elevators, or escalators
- Construction accidents
To qualify as a premises liability case, the property owner must have owed you a duty of care (i.e. had a duty to make sure you were safe on their property) and been neglectful in fulfilling that duty. To determine whether your case qualifies as a premises liability claim, contact our attorneys as soon as possible.
Cars, bikes, children’s toys, car seats, cleaning products, machinery, and other products need to designed and produced in a way that ensures their safe use. If there is any neglect along the line from design to manufacture to marketing, a case of product liability might arise. Product liability cases could involve the following:
- Burn injuries
- Automobile accidents
- Failure to adhere to design standards
- Errors in manufacturing
- Failure to provide adequate usage instructions and warning labels
Pursuing a product liability claim is not only important to securing the compensation you deserve for your injuries, but also for protecting others from the same painful results of using defective products. Let our attorneys get you the compensation you need and help protect the public by handling your product liability claim.
When accidents due to neglect or property/product defects result in the death of a loved one, the party responsible becomes liable for wrongful death. Wrongful death charges are serious civil cases that require extensive legal expertise to pursue effectively. Part of the difficulty of these cases is proving negligence on the part of those responsible, not to mention pinning down exactly who is responsible for the accident in the first place.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is a profoundly sorrowful process, so let our attorneys shoulder some of the burden. We can help you get the compensation you need to handle the expenses that come with the loss of a loved one.
Seeking Legal Help
At Hart & David, our attorneys have handled numerous personal injury claims and successfully recovered millions in damages for our clients. The process begins with a consultation in which we assess your claim and determine the best course of action. From there, we investigate the particulars of your case and use financial analysis to determine who is at fault and how much you are owed in damages.
Our attorneys are skilled, aggressive negotiators who can get you the maximum amount of compensation possible, whether that’s during settlement negotiations or in court. To learn more or get a free consultation, contact Hart & David today.