Accidents can range from the minor to the severe and even the fatal in the worst case scenarios. Along with the nature of the accident, the nature of the injuries that result can vary as well.
In the best case scenario, no injuries will result from an accident and those involved will be able to move forward with their lives. But too often, it is innocent victims of an incident that are forced to bear the burden of injuries and the expenses that go with them.
Every year, thousands of residents and visitors in Chicago are victimized and injured in accidents, whether they are car accidents, bus accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, bicycle accident, or other type of incident. Though nothing can reverse these accidents once they have occurred, relief can be sought and obtained so that victims can receive the medical help they need and deserve.
Common Types of Accidents Causing Injuries in Chicago
One of the most common reasons that injuries occur in Chicago is the prevalence of car accidents across the city. In 2012 alone, 274,111 motor vehicle collisions took place in Illinois with 131,402 occurring in Cook County. As the most densely populated county in the state, Cook County tops the number of collisions every year with its citizens suffering the consequences.
Motor vehicle collisions place not only motorists but also bicyclists and pedestrians in the area at risk. Collisions can cause cuts and lacerations as well as more severe injuries like fractures and broken bones. Head injuries, including contusions and concussions, are also common in car accidents.
Another common cause of numerous injuries in Chicago are slip and fall accidents. Slip and falls occur when a victim stumbles, trips, slips, or otherwise loses balance due to a condition on the floor. Whether it is pooling liquid or a broken stair, slip and fall accidents commonly cause back and neck injuries, shoulder damage including rotator cuff tears, injuries to the wrists and hands, and dislocations in the extremities.
Any type of incident, including on-the-job accidents, can result in the death of a victim involved. In these instances, the right to seek a recovery may pass to a victim’s surviving family members including a spouse or children. Though no amount of compensation can every adequately cover these loses, it can help ease the financial burden imposed by a loved one’s passing.
Legal Relief for Injury Victims in Chicago
If you have been hurt in an accident in Chicago, the legal team at Abels & Annes, P.C. want to help you understand your legal options, including whether you have a valid claim for relief. We make ourselves available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call and provide you with answers whenever you need them.
We offer a free case consultation to all injury victims who contact us toll free at (855) LAW-CHICAGO (529-2442) or locally at (312) 924-7575. If you prefer to meet with us in person but you are too injured to travel to our offices, we also offer free in-home and in-hospital consultations. If you have been victimized due to the actions of another, call us now and let us help you seek a recovery you deserve.
If you are an injury victim and you were hurt in Chicago, call us toll free at (855) LAW-CHICAGO or Contact Us online for a free consultation.