Since 1973, the Chicago injury lawyers at the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. have represented clients in connection with serious personal injury accidents. We focus on handling accident cases with skill, knowledge, and deliberation. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers are committed to getting our clients the most favorable outcome possible. We pride ourselves on our dedication to client service and personal attention, responding quickly and effectively to our clients’ individual needs.
Our firm gives each client and case the consideration and attention that it deserves, never rushing to hasty judgments or hurried actions. Since we are committed to representing each client and case with the highest level of time, energy, and skill, we only take those cases to which we can devote our full and complete attention. When you work with the Chicago personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., you can be confident that we will work tirelessly to protect your legal rights and interests.
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An accident can occur under a variety of circumstances. However, certain types of accidents are more likely to lead to a
personal injury claim. At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., we have a thorough understanding of the legal theories
and procedures involved with the following types of cases:
Often, injury accidents result from some form of negligence. Negligent driving behaviors, such as drunk or distracted driving, often cause traffic crashes. Inattentive property owners who fail to remove hazards or warn patrons of hazards can cause injury accidents. Workplace hazards, such as faulty equipment, unattended spills, or toxic chemicals can lead to injured workers. In medical facilities, overworked staff can lead to a variety of injuries in patients.
Under tort law, a person can be held liable for any act or omission that causes undue harm to a victim. Also known as the law of wrongful injuries, tort law allows victims to seek compensation when they are injured by another party’s recklessness or negligence. It also covers injuries from unsafe or defective products. Tort law generally covers three types of personal injury claims, including those based on intentional acts of harm, negligent acts, or strict liability.
If you have been injured or a loved one has died as a result of someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to money damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
It is important to act quickly to protect your rights and legal remedies. Statutes of limitations place time limits on when a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can be filed. Accordingly, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney as quickly as possible to launch an accident investigation, preserve evidence, and evaluate case strategies.
Ken Fishman owner of Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. has extensive experience practicing in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and civil litigation. A third generation lawyer, Ken Fishman has known many of his clients since 1990. Ken prides himself on his loyal client base, many of whom first came to him on the strong recommendation of friends, family members of former clients, and clients of his father and grandfather.
In addition to taking quick action, there are other steps victims can take to preserve their rights to compensation. Following an injury accident, a victim should:
Victims should seek medical treatment immediately after an accident occurs. This helps to ensure that all injuries are accounted for and treatment plans can begin. Pain from certain injuries may not be immediately apparent after the accident. Seeking medical attention can help these injuries be detected more quickly.
Documentation of medical reports, bills, costs for equipment and prescriptions, accident reports, witness accounts, and photos of the accident scene can serve as evidence in a claim. In addition, a record of costs can provide guidance when accounting for damages.
Victims should follow through with treatment plans, even after symptoms begin to alleviate. Ending treatment early could misrepresent the seriousness of injuries and affect the outcome of a claim.
An injury attorney can help victims successfully navigate a personal injury claim. Attorneys have experience with calculating damages, working with insurance, and navigating the applicable laws.
Sustaining a personal injury places a financial strain on victims during an already stressful recovery. Filing a personal injury claim can help victims recover costs and avoid undue hardship.
People often fear that the costs and difficulties associated with hiring a lawyer preclude them from retaining a personal injury attorney following an accident or injury. At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our Chicago personal injury lawyers promptly alleviate concerns about costs and complications. The initial consultation is always free, and all fees and costs are discussed up front so that there is no guesswork involved with the process. Personal injury cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, which means that you only pay a portion of your final settlement or judgment in legal fees. In other words, you don’t pay anything until you collect money damages.