The reality is that no matter how careful you are, accidents can and do occur.
Being hurt in an accident can change your life. Along with physical injuries, you may face financial stress from having to take time off work. Whether you were involved in a car crash or had a slip and fall accident, the personal injury law firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg is here to help you. We recover compensation for clients in the Gurnee area who have been injured in life-altering accidents caused by someone else’s negligence.
For over 30 years, our dedicated team of personal injury advocates has followed the motto “we’re on your side.” Our family-owned law firm prides itself on providing personalized service to our clients, treating them with the same level of care as family. Your case is in good hands.
The reality is that no matter how careful you are, accidents can and do occur.
In addition to auto accidents, at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we represent clients in a wide range of personal injury cases in Gurnee, including:
Gurnee draws millions of visitors each year with sites like Six Flags Great America and Gurnee Mills shopping center. While this Lake County village is home to popular attractions, it can also be a place where residents and tourists can suffer personal injuries. For example, you may slip and fall on a wet floor in a restaurant or get hurt by a distracted driver while crossing a street.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Lake County had 13,565 crashes in 2019, of which 35 were fatal, and 3,287 resulted in injuries. In 2020, 52 people died in the county, marking an increase from 43 traffic deaths in 2019.
Data from 2018 shows that 298 collisions in Gurnee resulted in injuries. The most common causes of crashes were rear-ending and turning, accounting for 455 and 206 collisions, respectively.
You might have a personal injury claim if you suffered injuries in an accident because of another party’s negligence. A speeding driver who caused a collision, a company that sold defective items or a doctor who performed a botched surgery are examples of parties that can be held liable in a personal injury lawsuit. Not all accidents, however, are grounds for a personal injury claim.
A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether your situation meets the standards for pursuing legal action:
Another important point to note is that Illinois uses comparative fault laws to determine the amount of compensation an injured person receives in a personal injury claim. This means that damages can be reduced depending on the accident victim’s share of fault. State law permits injured parties to bring a claim only when their share of liability is under 50 percent.
If these rules seem overwhelming or confusing, do not worry. The personal injury lawyers at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg will explain the legal process to you and make sure you understand what to expect when filing a personal injury lawsuit.
After an accident, you are likely to incur medical bills and other costs such as property damage or lost earnings. Unless you file a personal injury claim, you may be left with the burden of these expenses even though the injuries you sustained were someone else’s fault.
A personal injury lawsuit allows you to recover a fair settlement, either in or out of court. Here are some types of damages you may be awarded:
While some damages such as medical expenses are straightforward to calculate, others like emotional distress are harder to quantify. A personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case and determine the value of the compensation you deserve.
Gurnee personal injury claims must be filed according to Illinois law, which sets a strict time limit for taking legal action. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. The state’s statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the injury date or from when the harm was discovered. Injury victims have one year to file claims in which a government agency is involved.
If you fail to meet the deadline, you may no longer have the right to seek damages for your losses. One of the many things a personal injury lawyer can help you with is ensuring all your paperwork is filed correctly and on time.
After an accident, you may expect the process of getting compensation to be straightforward. Unfortunately, negligent parties do not have your best interests in mind.
Insurance companies are known to try to reduce the amount of money they pay to injured individuals. They may try to use comparative negligence to show that you were responsible for your injuries or take advantage of your inexperience with Illinois laws by using your own words against you.
Building a strong personal injury case involves conducting investigations, negotiating with insurance companies and protecting the rights of accident victims. When you hire the right personal injury law firm, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while your lawyer takes care of everything.
At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our focus is always on how we can help you get your life back on track after a debilitating accident. Whether you suffered injuries because of a motorcycle accident, medical malpractice or defective product, our personal injury lawyers are ready to provide personalized service with the utmost care and attention. As a family-owned, family-oriented law firm, we value the relationships we form with each of our clients. Our priority is to secure the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible so that you can recover from your injuries and move forward from the accident.
With over 30 years of experience helping injury victims, we have a deep understanding of Illinois laws and what is needed for a successful outcome in a personal injury claim. When you hire us, our personal injury attorneys make sure to keep you updated every step of the legal process.
You will receive a free consultation with an experienced attorney.
You have the right to a free consultation during which you can evaluate the attorney who will handle your case. We promise that we will never charge you to consult with us, and we welcome an open dialogue with any of our experienced attorneys.
You will never have to pay a fee unless your case is successful.
We handle all cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not owe any fees unless we make a financial recovery for you. We promise we will only accept payment if we are successful in getting compensation for you or your family.
We will keep you advised of all significant developments in your case.
You have the right to have all your questions answered and always know the status of your case. An experienced attorney will handle every important aspect of your case, and our dedication to answering all your questions will give you peace of mind.
We do not use call screeners. You will speak with an attorney.
At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we build one-on-one relationships. Your case will be reviewed by an experienced attorney, often one of the firm’s principals. We will listen carefully to your situation and answer all of your questions.
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident in Gurnee, our personal injury attorneys can help. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us when we successfully obtain an award or settlement in your case. As part of the Briskman guarantee, we offer a free initial consultation. To learn more, call 1-877-595-4878 and schedule a free consultation today.
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If you were injured or lost a loved one in a car accident because of the carelessness of another, you may be able to receive compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
When you call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg for a free consultation, you will speak directly to an experienced attorney in Chicago, usually one of the firm’s principals, who will assess the facts of your situation and advise you of your rights. Don’t delay getting your free legal consultation: if you fail to pursue your claim in a timely fashion, you could forever lose your rights.