Chicago, Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers
I've been injured in an accident in Chicago. What options do I have?
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, a Chicago injury attorney can help you determine whether you may be entitled to compensation for your harm.
Illinois personal injury law covers many different types of accidents including, but not limited to: automobile accidents, construction accidents, slip and falls, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, defective products and wrongful death.
How much compensation am I entitled to?
Negligence is the legal theory that is typically used to determine who is at fault for an accident. Illinois follows the comparative negligence rule, which designates a certain percentage of fault to the plaintiff and reduces the plaintiff’s overall damages accordingly. For example, if the plaintiff is deemed to be 10 percent at fault for the accident and his or her total damages are $10,000, that amount will be reduced by 10 percent (i.e., plaintiff’s degree of fault) and the plaintiff will ultimately be awarded $9,000.
Can I get compensation for a family member killed in an accident?
If your loved one has been killed due to the negligence of another, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. Wrongful death claims are complex and can typically only be filed by family members or beneficiaries of the deceased. Wrongful death damages generally include expenses associated with the death, such as medical bills, burial and funeral costs, loss of companionship, loss of inheritance from an untimely death, pain and suffering of the surviving family members and more.
A Chicago personal injury lawyer will be able to assess your claim for damages and determine how much you might reasonably expect to recover.
Mike is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Illinois Trial...
Waukegan, IL 60085
Prior to joining the firm, Jaime clerked for a personal injury and medical malpractice firm, and this experience sparked her desire to advocate for those seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligence of others. Jaime is committed to reaching the best results for her each of her clients, and realizes that most victims and families have never been involved in a lawsuit. Therefore, Jaime understands the importance of frequent communication with her clients and makes a...
John has an excellent record of success representing clients in injury, elder abuse and wrongful death cases. He is nationally recognized as one of the country’s leading medical malpractice attorneys because of his extensive experience in...
During her time at Levin & Perconti, Daisy has worked on an array of cases, including a defamation lawsuit, a case involving a mental-health patient who was negligently discharged from a hospital and later jumped from her balcony and eventually died, and several other elder abuse, nursing home and medical malpractice cases. “This is an area of the law where one is constantly reminded of how the justice system impacts people in a...
In October 2015, Marvet was named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's list of "40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" in Illinois for 2015.
As an associate attorney, Marvet concentrates her practice in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, and catastrophic personal injury cases. Since joining the firm, she has played an integral role as Director of Intake and Case Management for a number of personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
In 2015, Marvet was elected to the board...
Margaret has played a key role in a number of nursing home and medical malpractice cases. Margaret is well-regarded by her clients and peers alike, and was honored by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of the 2011 "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch." This award is given to 40 outstanding attorneys throughout the state for their achievements on behalf of their clients, their communities, and the legal profession.
Margaret is active in the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, the...
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
As an associate attorney at Levin & Perconti, Megan now works in nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, birth injury, and personal...
Chicago, IL 60654
Frankfort, IL 60423
Prior to becoming an associate, Cari was a clerk at Levin & Perconti in the Summer 2010. Since she joined the firm...
Waukegan, IL 60085
Chesterton, IN 46304