Personal Injury Law In Illinois
A personal injury claim arises when a person has been injured as a result of another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. Negligence is the failure to exercise the care a reasonable person would use under the same or similar circumstances. Reckless disregard for the safety of others is the standard which may permit punitive damages in a personal injury case. Intentional tort cases include those based on assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and defamation of character. The vast majority of the personal injury cases we prosecute are based on negligence (and, on occasion, recklessness).
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Viewed broadly, personal injury claims can take a variety of forms including:
- Auto Accidents
- Airplane Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Liability
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Transportation Accidents
- Truck Accidents
For further information on a specific type of personal injury case, select the corresponding link above.
Damages in Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury claims allow the injured party to seek compensation for their injuries. Depending upon the injuries, this may include compensation for pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, medical expenses, and lost wages. If death results, the heirs of the decedent may seek compensation for pain and suffering the decedent may have experienced before death. The heirs may recover other damages including grief and sorrow, loss of companionship, moral guidance, and financial support. In exceptional cases, where the defendant acted in reckless disregard for the safety of another, punitive damages may be permitted to punish the defendant and to deter future similar misconduct.
Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer
In deciding how to proceed, it is critical to choose a personal injury attorney with the knowledge, skill, and dedication to prosecute your case effectively. Chicago personal injury lawyer Jason M. Kroot has successfully recovered over 25 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, while providing the highest degree of personal service. In the event you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury or death, we invite you to contact Kroot Law, LLC for a free consultation.