Most of us take our daily lives in stride. We easily fall into our routines of going to work, or dropping the children off at school; we shop, go to restaurants, stroll through Chicago streets; we visit family and friends on the weekends. Yet despite the way we accept our ability to do these things for granted, every now and then, something comes along to seriously disrupt our expectations.
Every single day, people who are doing routine, normal activities encounter accidents and mishaps: car accidents; motorcycle collisions; workplace injuries; encountering an unsafe or defective product; slipping, falling or tripping on an unknown hazard; receiving the wrong medication from a doctor or a pharmacy. Frequently, these incidents cause only minor damage or injury, and can be handled by putting up with just a little inconvenience or aggravation. But at other times, the consequences are more serious, and can result in grave injury, or even death.
When this happens, your serious injury can be a grueling, life-altering experience. It can cause you to lose your good health for an extended period of time—perhaps even permanently—and seriously hamper your ability to enjoy everyday life. It can cause upheavals not only to your own life, but to those who love you, care for you, or depend upon you. And in addition to the physical and emotional turmoil caused by the injury, it can cause a financial crisis in your life: you may have massive medical bills, lose your ability to earn an income, or require costly care and medical supplies that endure for a lifetime.
After you have suffered such a catastrophe, it is natural for you to experiences feelings of being lost, overwhelmed, isolated, and uncertain. It is difficult to know what to expect, what you should do, and what your rights are, particularly when confronted by insurance companies, employers, businesses, and others who hire professionals and lawyers to represent their interests and to protect their rights and limit their exposure to liability.
But you do not have to go through your predicament alone and defenseless. We can help.
When you work with the Chicago personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C., we will explain to you your legal rights, take proactive steps to protect your rights and interests, and serve as your representative in working out all of the aggravating details of dealing with other parties. We can give you the help you need to cope with this difficult time, and let you concentrate on healing and getting your life back on track as soon as possible.Car Accidents
Car accidents can occur in an almost limitless range of situations and cause an equally broad range of injuries. Victims may suffer lasting and even permanent harm, ranging from spinal cord injuries like paralysis to brain trauma and severe burns. Illinois drivers who fail to act safely behind the wheel should be held accountable for the consequences of their actions. Our car accident attorneys can help Chicago victims and their families take legal action to pursue the compensation to which they are entitled.
A personal injury claim after a car accident usually consists of proving that the other driver acted carelessly and that this lapse led to the accident in which the victim was injured. For example, drivers often speed through intersections rather than yielding as appropriate. They may also check their phones for text messages or get distracted in other ways, and some Illinois residents make the inexcusable decision to get behind the wheel while drunk. In any of these situations, a victim likely can recover compensation for their damages.
Damages in car accident cases may take both economic and non-economic forms. Victims typically can recover reimbursement for their medical bills, the costs of any future treatment that they need, any lost income and earning capacity, and the damage that their vehicle or other property suffered in the crash. But these are not the only types of damages that may be available. In addition, injured people often can recover compensation for their pain and suffering and other subjective forms of harm that reflect the impact of the accident on their quality of life.
Like other personal injury claims, car accident cases must be pursued within a certain statute of limitations. Illinois residents have two years to bring a claim, which makes it important to consult an attorney promptly. A skilled Chicago car accident lawyer will carefully gather witness testimony, photographs, police reports, medical documentation, any relevant expert testimony, and other evidence to present a comprehensive picture of the harm that you suffered.
Often, accidents and injuries are the fault of others, caused by people or businesses which have behaved negligently or recklessly, or by individuals who maliciously abuse or mistreat others in vulnerable positions.
And when you have been injured—or someone you love has been maimed or killed—by someone who has failed to take the basic degree of care necessary to avoid causing serious injury to others, you need to take action. You need the help and advice of an experienced personal injury attorney to make sure that the party or parties responsible for the harm they have caused compensate you for the damages. In some cases, it is also important for you to take steps to make sure that the individual or business that has hurt you cannot not victimize others in the future.
If you have sustained a personal injury in Chicago or any of the surrounding communities from the negligence, recklessness, or even intentional conduct of another, contact the Chicago personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C., right away. We have extensive experience handling a wide variety of personal injury cases, and have a proven track record of helping our clients to protect their rights and to obtain the maximum damage benefits to which they are legally entitled, whether those damages are in the form of reimbursed medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, punitive damages, or any other applicable losses.
The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C., are dedicated to helping clients in Chicago, Illinois recover from injuries suffered as a result of:
We can help clients deal with simple injuries, such as broken bones or property damage, as well as more complex injuries, such as traumatic spinal and head injuries, birth injuries, burns and other permanent scarring, in which damage calculations are complex due to factors such as loss of income, loss of income potential, long-term care, loss of companionship, and so on.
If you need the help of an experienced, qualified, and knowledgeable personal injury attorney, call Abels & Annes, P.C. for a consultation. When you deal with Abels & Annes, P.C., there is no pressure and no up front fees. Your initial consultation is completely free and there is no obligation to pursue a case. Our attorneys will listen to your situation, and evaluate whether you may have a valid personal injury claim. If we think we can help you, we will explain to you how our firm may be able to assist you.
To set up an initial consultation, either at our office or on the phone—or at your home or even at a hospital room if you or your loved one are too injured to travel—you may call us at our toll-free number (855) LAW-CHICAGO, (529-2442), or you may use the online form right here on this website, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are ready to listen to you.
If we agree to proceed on your behalf, you will never pay any up-front legal fees. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means it does not cost you anything to hire us and we only earn an attorney’s fee if a financial recovery is made on your behalf. At Abels & Annes, P.C, we believe this distinction is important: the case is about you, not us; our goal is to help you put your life back together.
And because we earn no fee unless you win, you can rest assured knowing that we have confidence in the merits of your case, and that we are committed to providing you with tough, experienced, and aggressive legal representation.Personal Injury Attorney Case Consultation
If you or someone you love has been injured, seriously hurt, or killed in an accident, or has any other personal injury case in the Chicago metropolitan area, request your free individualized case consultation by calling (855) LAW-CHICAGO (529-2442) or (312) 924-7575, to speak with a Chicago personal injury lawyer right now, or you may use the online form right here on this website.