Evanston Personal Injury Lawyer
Effective Legal Representation in All Cases
A personal injury, whether from a car accident or nursing home neglect
or abuse, causes physical, emotional, and financial damage. In the most
severe cases, that damage can be astronomical due to the high cost of
hospitalizations and medical care, additional therapies, property damage,
and more. Furthermore, these injuries can sideline you for extended time
periods, putting your livelihood at risk, as well as cause enormous physical
and emotional trauma that may be difficult to overcome.
For all these reasons and more, you need the services of an aggressive
and effective legal representative who has the know-how and experience
to fight for fair compensation. This often involves going up against large
corporate insurance companies that will fight equally hard to reduce their
liability and your claim. At The Rooth Law Firm, we handle these issues
all day every day in battling for maximum compensation for our clients.
Our Evanston personal injury attorney has over three decades of experience
in the legal arena. He knows how to hold negligent parties and their insurers
accountable for the injured and their families.
Connect with The Rooth Law Firm at (800) 350-0646 or through our online
contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case.
Personal Injury Cases in Evanston, IL
Personal injuries can vary in severity and in their causes. No matter how
they occur, however, they involve some type of negligence, carelessness,
or wrongdoing on the part of someone else. That other party can be an
individual, a corporation, or even a government entity that owed you a
duty of care. Holding them responsible involves proving their fault and
the fact that their fault caused your injuries. Personal injury claims
of this nature are most often settled outside of court through negotiation.
In cases where that does not lead to a fair and just settlement, however,
you will need an attorney to take your case to court.
At the Rooth Law Firm, we handle all types of serious and catastrophic
person injury cases. These can be the result of the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents and other premises liability injuries
- Defective or dangerous products (product liability)
- Dog bites/attacks
- Medical malpractice
We also focus much of our practice on nursing home abuse and neglect. In
these cases, we take pride in providing a voice for those most underserved
in our community, the elderly and vulnerable individuals residing in these
facilities who are often totally dependent on others for their care and
wellbeing. We dig deep into investigating these and all personal injury
cases so as to find the truth, to build our clients’ claims, and
to pursue the justice they deserve.
How Do You Know You Have a Claim?
The first question potential clients ask us is how to know if they have
a valid legal claim.
When it comes to personal injury cases, there are two basic elements you
- You suffered injuries
- Someone else’s negligence caused your injuries
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines negligence as the “failure to
exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like
circumstances.” Instances of negligence can include texting while
driving, making mistakes during an operation, or failing to provide necessary
care for a nursing home resident.
Modified Comparative Fault in Illinois
The State of Illinois enacted modified comparative fault in personal injury
cases. This means that a plaintiff’s portion of fault in the accident
or incident affects his or her financial recovery. A plaintiff will recover
nothing if she or he is more than 50 percent at fault. This means that
you could receive no compensation for your injuries if a court of law
finds you 51 percent responsible. For this reason alone, it is important
to work with our Evanston personal injury attorney who understands the
nuances involved with Illinois negligence law.
Valuing Your Case
Another question that comes up often is, “How much is my personal
injury claim worth?” The answer to this question depends on a number
of variables such as the severity of your injury, the extent of your existing
medical bills, expected medical needs in the future, lost wages and loss
of potential income. We will work hard to assess these and other factors
to ensure that we are seeking a financial recovery that addresses your
current and future losses.
Time Matters in Personal Injury Cases
Time is of the essence when it comes to bringing a personal injury claim.
You want to ensure that you see a doctor immediately after sustaining
your injury and start to build a medical record. Follow your doctor’s
instructions as stated. Moreover, you will want to seek out legal representation
to protect any evidence that may affect your claim.
Why Choose The Rooth Law Firm?
We understand that you have a choice when making a law firm selection.
Our firm provides sincere care, deep empathy, and an unrelenting commitment
to achieving maximum compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering,
emotional trauma, lost income, and more. Our passion is to right the wrongs
that our clients have suffered.
Contact us at (800) 350-0646 to make arrangements to discuss your case
with our attorney today.