The Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. is dedicated to protecting the rights of injury victims throughout Illinois. Our extensive experience and considerable legal knowledge allow our team to effectively and efficiently represent our clients’ interests. We focus on complex personal injury cases and are dedicated to giving each of our clients the time, attention, and service that they deserve.
If you have been in a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to contact the Chicago personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. at (312) 346-8990 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about getting on the road to financial recovery.
Victims of injury accidents often face significant medical treatment costs and recovery time. An injury accident may cost a person the ability to earn a living, or the ability to reach his or her full working capacity. Accidents can leave victims temporarily or permanently disabled, disfigured, or impaired. In severe cases, an injury accident can result in loss of enjoyment of life or wrongful death.
Though accidents can happen under any circumstance, injury accidents often occur as the result of negligence. Whether an auto accident involving an impaired driver or a medical accident caused by a negligent healthcare provider, the financial consequences of sustaining a personal injury can be severe. Filing a personal injury claim with the help of an experienced attorney can help a victim get his or her life back on track. Recovering damages can reimburse victims for medical treatment and lost wages. In some cases, filing a claim can help hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.
Personal injury law, or tort law, states that a negligent party is liable for any damages and injuries caused by his or her actions. At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our legal team handles a wide variety of personal injury cases, including:
Accidents like these can cause injuries ranging in severity. Common injuries from personal injury accidents include head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord and neck injuries, broken or fractured bones, bruising and lacerations, disability, loss of limb, and, in cases of medical malpractice, significant progression of untreated diseases or illnesses.
At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., we take great care to keep our clients informed throughout the entire personal injury lawsuit process. We provide clients with information regarding the legal theories and standards, the investigation and discovery process, and the strengths and weaknesses of their claim. If you would like additional information regarding personal injury law, please see the following pages on our website:
Victims of personal injury accidents may be entitled to compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are meant to compensate the victim for his or her injuries and may include money damages for medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, disfigurement, disability, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are intended to punish the negligent party for his or her wrongdoing and deter future misconduct.
Illinois law follows a modified comparative fault model of damage assessment, whereby personal injury damages are calculated based on how much a party is at fault for an accident. In other words, if a defendant is at least 51% at fault for a personal injury accident, the plaintiff will not be obligated to pay damages to the defendant even if the plaintiff was partially responsible for the accident. Other states apply a comparative negligence model of assessing liability and damages. A few states follow the contributory negligence model.
If you have been the victim of a personal injury accident, such as medical malpractice, auto accident, product liability, or a slip and fall accident, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights. All personal injury claims must be filed within the applicable statute of limitations. Although statute of limitations differ depending on jurisdiction and cause of action, in Illinois a personal injury lawsuit generally must be filed within two years of the date of the incident.
At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our Chicago personal injury attorneys are committed to getting our clients full and fair recovery. Because we offer contingent fee arrangements, you don’t pay legal fees unless you obtain financial compensation. If we agree to take your case, we will immediately undergo a comprehensive legal and factual analysis to assess all possible causes of action and develop the appropriate legal strategy.