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When it comes to personal injury law, we have lawyers that will be with you every step of the way to help you pick up the pieces and protect your future. In the past, we have secured tens of millions of dollars in recovery for personal injury victims. Our personal injury lawyers serving Libertyville are here to answer your questions.

About personal injury

Personal injury law covers a variety of situations. In general, it encompasses any situation in which someone negligently causes injury to another person. The cases are solved through litigation or outside of the courtroom. Did you know that only 2 percent of personal injury tort cases make it to trial? Depending on where you live, personal injury cases have a specific time limit that allows you to file a claim against a defendant within a specific time frame. It’s important to have time and patience when dealing with a personal injury lawsuit because it can be time-consuming. Planning and documentation of the injury go into a case in order to make it successful.

What is the process of a personal injury case?

While all personal injury cases are different, it’s important to be aware of the standard steps taking for all of them.
– First, a defendant has to have a duty towards the plaintiff. For example, car drivers have a duty of reasonable care that they owe to other drivers on the road. In medicine, physicians and medical providers have a duty to comply with the standard of care, which is the care that a reasonably competent doctor or nurse would provide under the circumstances.
– Second, a defendant must have breached their duty to the plaintiff. For example, a general contractor can breach its obligation to ensure construction site safety by allowing heavy machinery to operate in the immediate vicinity of unprotected workers.
– Third, the defendant’s breach of duty must proximately cause harm to the plaintiff. This involves examining whether it was reasonably foreseeable that the defendant’s conduct would result in harm. For example, it is reasonably foreseeable that driving while intoxicated can cause injury or death to other drivers on the road.
– Fourth, the plaintiff must be injured. Evaluation of the extent of a plaintiff’s injury turns on evaluating past/future medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of normal life, disability, disfigurement, and emotional distress caused by the injury.

Types of personal injury

There is an extensive list of personal injuries. Some, but not all, examples are:

– Car and truck accidents
– Vehicle equipment failures
– Medical malpractice
– Product liability cases
– Work-related accidents

The attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Viglione represent clients in Chicago and the surrounding area. As personal injury lawyers service Libertyville, we keep our clients informed concerning their case and litigation strategy. We understand you come to us in your greatest time of need. As experienced lawyers, we are compassionate and work to stop creditors calling you, locate all available insurance coverage, and resolve your case as quickly as possible. Contact us today.

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