Personal Injury Lawyers in Schaumburg
Even if we are very careful, accidents can still occur. While car accidents are the most common type of personal injury cases, injuries can happen in other ways. They can be caused by slips and falls, dog bites, workplace accidents, medical malpractice and defective products.
An injury accident can lead to a wide range of injuries. They may include bruises, scars, broken bones, neck and back injuries, amputation, brain injuries and paralysis. Some are serious enough to cause death.
Personal injury cases generally focus on one main element – negligence. In cases in which you are injured, receiving compensation normally requires you to prove that some form of negligence occurred. Negligence is the basis for liability. If you can prove that someone other than yourself caused your accident and subsequent injuries, then you may be able to seek financial recovery.
Determining liability is not an easy task and is often extremely difficult for an ordinary person with no legal experience to do on their own. It helps to have the legal experience that a personal injury attorney can offer. LaPapa Law Group may be able to help if you have been involved in an injury accident.
Four elements must be present to prove negligence, which include:
- Duty of care. The negligent party must have had a duty of care to the victim. For example, a motorist has a duty of care to others who share the roadway. A doctor has a duty of care to patients. However, a doctor does not have a duty of care to people to random people who are not patients under his care.
- Breach of duty of care. When a person does not act like a normal person would under the circumstances, they have breached their duty of care. For example, a drunk driver who runs a red light has breached their duty of care.
- The breach caused an accident. If the person’s negligence directly led to an accident, then they could be held liable.
- The accident resulted in injuries. If a driver runs a red light but does not cause a crash, then they cannot be held liable for a personal injury claim. However, if a doctor accidentally punctures an organ during surgery and the patient suffers a serious medical condition or dies, the doctor can be held liable.
Work with an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
A person can suffer a life-changing injury at any moment. Such an injury can cause numerous damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of mobility, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. An accident victim may no longer be able to work or earn income.
If your injury was caused by someone’s negligence, make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in Illinois, seek legal help from Greg R. LaPapa. He will fight aggressively for your rights, so you receive the compensation you deserve. To schedule a consultation, contact LaPapa Law Group today. Fill out the online form or call (773) 779-9090.