Injury Lawyer in Evanston, IL
A personal injury causes physical, emotional and financial damage. If your injury was the result of another person’s actions, then you should take immediate steps to protect your potential legal claim.
We Handle All Variety of Injury Claims
At The Rooth Law Firm, we fight hard on our clients’ behalf to hold negligent parties accountable and to make maximum recoveries in most types of personal injury cases, including:
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Bicycle Accidents
- Burn Injuries
- Closed Head Injuries (TBI)
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Trucking Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Product Liability
- Plane Accidents
- Dog Bites
Over the past 28-plus years, we have gained significant experience and knowledge handling these and other cases, including wrongful death claims. Whether you have sustained a closed head injury or lost a loved one due to nursing home negligence, we can help.
How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury 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 must prove:
- 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 a 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 want to seek out legal representation to protect any evidence that may affect your claim.
Contact the Experienced Attorneys at The Rooth Law Firm
Call our Evanston Personal Injury law firm today at 877-356-3007 to schedule a time to meet with one of our personal injury lawyers. During your free initial consultation, we will ask you questions about your experience and provide you with options for moving forward. You can also contact The Rooth Law Firm via email.