Insurance company representatives frequently convey lowball settlement offers to accident victims in hopes of settling the case for a fraction of the accident victim’s total damages.
Accidents are unexpected, but they are also often preventable. If you have been injured in a Lake County accident, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation to help you cover the costs of your accident-related damages. However, at the same time, this is an overwhelming experience, especially if you have never been through the personal injury process before. The Lake County personal injury lawyers at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, are here to help. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we represent clients in Waukegan and throughout Lake County in all types of injury cases, helping you and your family obtain the compensation you need to start to move on with your lives.
Insurance company representatives frequently convey lowball settlement offers to accident victims in hopes of settling the case for a fraction of the accident victim’s total damages.
One of the most important things to realize about a personal injury case is that your case is almost certainly not going to be defended by the at-fault party. Instead, their insurance company will step in to defend the case. On the one hand, this is a good thing because it ensures that there are adequate assets to pay any award you receive. However, on the other hand, insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with as they want to minimize the amount of money they need to pay out in every claim.
Insurance company representatives frequently convey lowball settlement offers to accident victims in hopes of settling the case for a fraction of the accident victim’s total damages. Unfortunately, many accident victims fall into this trap, giving up their right to pursue fair compensation for their injuries. Rather than take an insurance company’s word about what your case is worth, reach out to a dedicated Lake County personal injury lawyer to schedule a free consultation.
A personal injury lawsuit is a civil claim brought by an injured party against the person they believe to be responsible for their injuries. Personal injury cases are based on the legal theory of negligence. To succeed in a personal injury case, you must show that the other party was negligent. Courts break down a negligence case into four elements, and you must present evidence to prove each of these elements. While this may seem straightforward in theory, in practice, accident victims often face several hurdles along the way.
The other party owed you a duty of care.
The other party violated the duty of care they owed to you.
The other party’s breach resulted in your injuries.
You suffered legally recognizable damages due to the accident.
At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our dedicated team of Lake County personal injury lawyers represents individuals in the following types of cases.
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of preventable injury in Lake County. According to the most recent data, there are nearly 320,000 Illinois car accidents each year. These collisions are responsible for more than 1,000 deaths and nearly 68,000 injuries. More specifically, there are about 14,000 Lake County car accidents, resulting in about 40 deaths and 3,400 injuries.
However, if drivers were to take the necessary precautions when behind the wheel, almost all of these accidents could be avoided. The most common causes of car crashes include distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving and traffic violations.
Each year, there are more than 120 fatalities and 2,200 deaths caused by Illinois truck accidents. Ninety percent of those killed or hurt in a truck accident are other drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Truck drivers have a legal duty to drive safely. However, they also face significant pressure from their employers to travel as many miles per day as possible. This creates tension between safety and efficiency, and truck drivers too often prioritize the latter. Drowsy driving, drunk driving and distracted driving are all common causes of Lake County truck accidents.
Motorcycle accidents make up only about three percent of all traffic accidents; however, they are responsible for nearly ten percent of traffic-related fatalities. Motorcycle accident victims face some significant hurdles when bringing a Lake County personal injury lawsuit, not the least of which is the misplaced belief that motorcyclists are aggressive drivers who are frequently at fault for an accident. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we are prepared to negate this untrue assumption and show that your injuries were the result of another driver’s negligence and not your own.
Walking and cycling are common forms of transportation in Lake County. However, pedestrians and bicyclists have virtually no protection in the event of an accident and often suffer some of the worst injuries when struck by a car or truck. While pedestrian and cycling accidents make up less than three percent of all Illinois traffic accident victims, they represent nearly 20 percent of all fatal accident victims. If you have been injured in a Lake County pedestrian or bicycle accident, you need an attorney who is prepared to seek maximum compensation for your injuries.
When you go to the doctor, you assume that you will leave in better health than you arrived. However, that is unfortunately not always the case. Doctors are human and make mistakes. When a doctor’s mistake harms a patient, they can pursue a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice cases involve the professional negligence of doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses or other healthcare professionals.
Property owners have a legal responsibility to provide a safe location for their invited guests. This includes taking the necessary steps to fix any known hazards and, in some cases, conducting regular inspections of the premises to identify unknown hazards. Slip and fall cases occur in many ways. Some of the most common causes include wet floors, uneven or cracked pavement, defective stairs, accumulations of snow or ice, electrical wires or other debris, poor lighting and bunched-up carpeting
When you purchase a product, you reasonably assume that it will be safe as long as you follow the instructions. However, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed each year due to dangerous and defective products. Product liability cases allow accident victims and their families to pursue compensation from manufacturers after their dangerous or defective product causes an injury. Often, these cases do not require you to prove that the manufacturer was negligent, only that their product suffered a design flaw or manufacturing defect. You can also succeed in a Lake County product liability claim by establishing that the manufacturer failed to include the necessary warnings with the product.
Each day when you get up and go to work, you assume that your employer is doing everything possible to ensure a safe workplace. Sometimes, however, Lake County workplace accidents are due to the negligence of someone other than your employer. For example, independent contractors, customers, product manufacturers, vendors or negligent drivers can cause a workplace accident. If you were injured in an on-the-job accident caused by someone other than your employer, you can pursue a third-party workplace injury claim against them. These cases fall outside the scope of the Illinois workers’ compensation system, meaning you are not limited to pursuing a workers’ comp claim, as you would be if your employer was responsible for the accident.
Wrongful death claims are brought by the personal representative of the accident victim on behalf of the accident victim’s surviving family members. Under Illinois law, a wrongful death occurs whenever someone dies as a result of another’s “wrongful act, neglect, or default.” This means that the accident victim’s death was caused by another person’s negligent act or failure to act.
Wrongful death lawsuits are a type of personal injury claim. However, because a deceased accident victim cannot bring a case themselves, wrongful death cases are brought by the personal representative of the accident victim’s estate. A personal representative is a person named in the accident victim’s will whom they designate to take care of their affairs after they die. If an accident victim did not name a personal representative, the court will appoint one. Wrongful death claims are brought by the personal representative of the accident victim on behalf of the accident victim’s surviving family members. Wrongful death cases can arise from any accident, including:
If you recently lost a loved one in an accident, the Lake County wrongful death lawyers at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg can help you understand how to hold the at-fault party responsible.
After an accident, it may feel like your life was suddenly turned upside-down. Accidents take a tremendous toll on your life. Through a Lake County personal injury lawsuit, you can pursue a claim against the at-fault party to help you cover all your accident-related expenses. While every case is different, Illinois law allows accident victims to obtain two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are the out-of-pocket expenses you incur as a result of the accident. They also include the money that you would have expected to earn, but for the accident. Economic damages include:
Non-economic damages compensate you for the emotional and psychological effect the accident had on your life. While these damages are harder to quantify because they are subjective. For example, common types of non-economic damages are:
Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages cannot be proven by presenting medical bills and paychecks. Instead, these damages require you to present a compelling case to the judge or jury explaining how the accident changed your life. For example, did your injuries leave you unable to play with your children or grandchildren? Were you forced to miss a child’s wedding due to surgery? Are you facing a lifetime of lingering pain? These are some of the questions that go into a non-economic damages award.
At the Lake County personal injury law firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our compassionate lawyers have over a century of combined experience helping accident victims recover full and fair compensation. We will help you identify the full extent of your damages, so you know what a fair settlement offer looks like.
As experienced litigators, if the insurance company refuses to compensate you fairly, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial.
In general, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Illinois is two years from the date of the accident. However, there are a few exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations, some providing more time to file a case and others providing less time. If you were injured in a Lake County accident, reach out to an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Yes, depending on your level of responsibility. Illinois is a “modified comparative negligence” state, which means that a judge or jury will examine the facts of your case and assess each party’s relative fault.
As long as you are no more than 50 percent at fault for your injuries, you are entitled to recover damages. Your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you were awarded $300,000 in damages, but were found to be 20 percent at fault for your injuries, then your damages would be reduced by 20 percent, or $60,000, and your total recovery would be $240,000.
Determining your role in an accident is crucial to securing a full and fair recovery. An experienced attorney can help you understand how your actions may play into a jury’s damages calculation, so you can make an informed decision on how best to proceed.
If you or a loved one was recently injured in an accident, you should not be responsible for your accident-related expenses. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we can help. Our attorneys will meet with you to answer your questions, review the recovery process and help you determine the best course of action. If you decide to bring us onto your team, we will immediately get to work preparing your claim.
Since 1987, Briskman Briskman & Greenberg lawyers have developed a reputation for being compassionate advocates who aggressively seek maximum compensation on behalf of every client we serve. We recognize the challenges that you are your family go through after an accident and cater our representation according to your unique needs. To learn more and schedule a free consultation with one of our Lake County personal injury lawyers, give us a call at 877-595-4878. You can also reach us through our online contact form.
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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.