Around 400,000 personal injury claims are made every year in the United States. These cases represent everything from car accidents to workplace injuries to medical malpractice. It is extremely difficult to recover after an injury. Not only is there physical pain and disability, but it can be tough to overcome the financial damage caused by the accident. This is why personal injury lawsuits and attorneys exist — to help accident victims get the compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one has been hurt by the careless behavior of another person, company or party in North Chicago, you need the personal injury attorneys of Briskman, Briskman & Greenberg. Our motto is “we’re on your side,” and this mantra has guided the way we do business and work for our clients for over 30 years. Let us fight for you too.
According to the American Bar Association, a personal injury occurs when someone is injured as a result of the negligence, carelessness or wrongful conduct of another person. More than half of all personal injury cases (52 percent) result from motor vehicle accidents. Fifteen percent stem from medical malpractice, five percent from faulty products and the rest from other types of accidents.
Briskman, Briskman & Greenberg represents clients in personal injury cases involving:
• Car Accidents
• Truck Accidents
• Motorcycle Accidents
• Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
• Wrongful Death Cases
• Medical Malpractice
• Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
• Slip-and-Fall Accidents
• Product Liability
• Unsafe Premises
• Workplace Accidents
The law allows injured people to pursue compensation from the negligent party in a personal injury case. There are two types of damages available special damages and general damages.
Companionship or intimacy shared by spouses or partners.
Calculating the value of special damages is straightforward because they have a dollar value attached. General damages are not as clearly defined and are hard to evaluate. A personal injury attorney can accurately and fully assess your case based on the details of your injuries and find its potential worth.
Illinois follows a comparative fault rule in personal injury cases, which means that the injured person could share some liability for their injury depending on what happened. This affects the amount of compensation received by the injured person in their lawsuit. Comparative fault is sometimes also used by insurance companies when determining the amount of money a person should receive in a settlement.
For example, Carolyn is struck by another driver who ran a stop sign at an intersection. She was going ten miles per hour over the speed limit at the time of the accident, so it is determined that she shares 20 percent of the fault for the accident, while the driver who hit her bears 80 percent.
Because of this, whatever amount of money Carolyn receives in a settlement or award will be reduced by 20 percent. Illinois law does not permit accident victims who bear more than 50 percent of the liability for their injuries to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
Injury victims who get a lawyer fare better than those who do not.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer to work for you will keep insurance companies from taking advantage of you. It levels the playing field and shows that you are taking your claim seriously.
Knowing the full worth of your personal injury claim keeps you from taking less than you deserve.
Personal injury claims are easily derailed by small mistakes, such as missing a deadline or saying the wrong thing. Insurance companies love using these mistakes against you to reduce the amount of compensation they pay. With the help of a personal injury lawyer on your side, you can rest easy knowing we are fighting for your right to compensation. The attorneys at Briskman, Briskman & Greenberg work on a contingency fee basis. You will pay us only when we secure your settlement or award, and we can begin working on your case with no upfront costs. If we do not win your case, you pay nothing at all.
Protect Yourself from Predatory Insurance Companies
Personal injury claims rarely make it to trial. Ninety-six percent of all injury claims are settled out of court, usually with an insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies are notorious for their difficulty and unwillingness to pay accident victims fairly. Insurance companies use the vulnerability of accident victims against them. They hope that you are not familiar with your rights under the law. These huge companies have many employees trained to act in the company’s favor.
The amount of time allowed to file a personal injury claim is known as the statute of limitations. A claim only needs to be filed within the statute of limitations, not fully resolved, but failure to meet this deadline will usually result in the case being thrown out and a chance at compensation lost.
Illinois grants two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim. In cases where the harm was not discovered immediately, the statute of limitations begins upon the date of discovery of the injury. Claims against an Illinois city, county or state government agency must be filed within one year of the injury.
It is crucial to act quickly. Consult a North Chicago personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to avoid missing your chance to recover money for your injury. The prep work involved with filing a personal injury claim takes time to do well and make a strong case in your favor.
At Briskman, Briskman & Greenberg, we know you have a choice when selecting a personal injury or workers’ compensation attorney. That is why we have created the Briskman guarantee, which is a six-part promise that we make to each of our clients:
The Briskman guarantee represents our firm’s commitment to our clients and their families. Other firms may claim to put their clients first, but our testimonials and track record of success speak for themselves.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured or killed in an accident, the dedicated Illinois personal injury lawyers at Briskman, Briskman & Greenberg can help. With over 30 years of experience advocating on behalf of injury victims, we know what it takes to succeed on behalf of our clients. When you invite us to work on your case, we begin working diligently for you and will keep you informed every step of the way. As a part of the Briskman Guarantee, your initial consultation is free. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay us when we are successful in getting compensation for you or your family. To learn more, call 1-877-595-4878 to schedule a free consultation today.
Will call them up if I need them again.
I was skeptical at first but I came to know that in Illinois, workers comp cases are difficult, long, and frustrating. I was helping my cousin watch over the details of the case after he had a serious injury at work. Paul, Gavin and Richard really cared, stayed with the case and never gave up. ...
Briskman Briskman & Greenberg are GREAT people to deal with, someone you can trust to take care of things!
They kept us updated throughout the case and most importantly they got him a great settlement.
From the moment I contacted this law firm. I was treated like family. Gavin Pearlman was honest and upfront with me throughout the process. No surprises and never kept me hanging. I strongly recommend These attorneys for your needs.
When I saw their commercials I wasn’t sure what to expect but they were professional, courteous and effective. Highly recommend this firm!
Found them online and talk over the phone & e-mail gave all the information they need. From there they took care of my case professionally. Would highly recommend they know what they are doing and been in the business for a long time.
Not everyone in that office exhibits these Qualities. I would also like to Thank Mr. Greenberg for Handling my case in a Graceful manner and understanding my concerns and difficulties in trying to heal from my unfortunate incident. This entire situation leading to this case was one of the most painful and scary things to ...
You were prompt, aggressive, you treated my case as if I was your family member and for that I feel blessed to have called BB&G. Thanks again and Hope you all are safe during this unfortunate times
Furthermore, Richard Victor Esq did an amazing job on my case. He went above and beyond his duties as my attorney. Very professional, respectful, and amazing at explaining everything to his clients in its entirety without leaving one stone untouched. I couldn’t of asked for anything else. I highly recommend Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. Would ...
BB&G is the greatest and will be recommending BB&G to friends and family. I am very grateful for the work BB&G has done for me
They were professional and very attractive. They always made sure to keep me updated on how my case was going. Today I had the pleasure to meet Sandra at the Hubbard office. She has great customer service and was really concerned about my situation. Thank you very much for your services. I truly recommend that ...
He made sure he was and effective in describing my case to me. The entire atmosphere of the office appeared to have good workmanship. Thanks to everyone!☺
They have help me in every blessing way a person could be help when it comes to taking care of bussiness. Thank You so much Briskman and Briskman for everything.
My case (and pain) lasted a couple years, but by the time it was over I was no longer in pain and Richard made sure I was made whole financially. 10/10 would recommend.
After my son was injured in a car accident, we had no idea what steps to take. We contacted Briskman, Briskman and Greenberg and within minutes I was speaking to a lawyer. Susan was not only our guide through my son’s lawsuit; she was our support and our rock through the entire process. She cared ...
Excellent at follow up and keeping us updated on the progress of our case. We felt very secure and confident with their representation. Highly recommend!!
Then this attorney brought me a check for $1,000 dollars He told me he had bad news and good news. The bad news was he did not file my case. He apologized said he was a stellar attorney and this has never happened to him before and he feels bad and since he is a ...
and they care about you as a person thanks for this great settlement
I loved how Gavin and Sandra was able to be reached without having to leave tons of voicemails trying to get in contact with them . I would highly suggest this Firm for any needs that someone may have they will get you going and squared away!!
I was in pain. I began collecting medical bills, unable to function at work properly, my vehicle was wrecked, and I was unsure what to do. I was referred by a relative to Briskman & Briskman. When I spoke to Susan from then on she put me at ease. Throughout my entire process I was ...
The lawyer I worked with at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg provided me great advice and guided me well through my unique situation. I highly recommend their counsel to advocate on your behalf!
Paul Greenberg and his staff did an excellent job of representing me. I was called weekly and ask about my injuries and if I was getting good treatment. They took care of everything while I recovered.
After my car accident the attorneys at this firm really stood behind me and represented me so well. My attorney Maria Merman was amazing. She went above and beyond to ensure that the entire process remained stress free. Thank you Maria for your dedication, professionalism and hard work.
I had a great experience with this law firm. My attorney was Maria, she handled a car accident case for me.
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you what a thoroughly outstanding job she did me on my slip and fall case. I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Susan Fransen. Throughout my case, she was always very quick to respond, made herself available during times that most ...
I have known them for several years now. Not only are they an effective, comprehensive group, they are a legal force to be reckoned with. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone needing legal representation.
My friend recommended Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. It was one of the best choices I made in 2015. Maria Merman was my lawyer and boy she was amazing, I will recommend this law firm to all my friends and family.
My old firm compared to BB&G was like night and day. When I called BB&G I was surprised to see that the attorney that was gonna substitute my case was Robert Briskman himself. When the insurance company saw that my firm was changed to BB&G they shaped up quickly.
Unlike the car accident, it was a painless process. They followed up with me often keeping me up to date on the progress. The case was settled and I was provided with a check for my damages. It was friendly and professional, and they took the time to explain everything.
We feel fortunate to have met you and we are thankful you represented us. In truth, we feel blessed you were able to take up our case and ensure that justice is done. In the future, we will make sure to refer any of our friends to you because we know they will get the ...
I was hit by a car, and my life changed in an instant. I was in pain, confused, and overwhelmed with medical bills. A friend told me not to settle with the insurance company, and she recommended I talk to Bob Briskman (of BB&G) about starting a law suit. From the minute we met, I ...
Hello my name is Evelynne Roth, I met Robert Briskman thru a lady on the airport bus that recommended him. I called him to tell him that I had fallen down the steps at school. I had broken my ankleand fractured my left and right foot. He was terrific with me and his legal expertise ...
I just wanted to thank you both for helping me through this process! I appreciate everything more than you know. You both are great, and were a pleasure to work with.
We think you have done a great job capturing what we went through and the general anguish and uncertainty we dealt with from the time of the accident on April 7 until our daughter was born on May 28. It is natural that our focus has been on raising our daughter this past year but ...
I just wanted to thank you for taking my case so late in the game and for trying to get everything that was so messed up, back on track. I’ve been struggling, stressed out, and depressed while dealing with this insurance company but now I can sleep just a little better knowing you have my ...
My husband was in a severe accident at work. We have been dealing with workers comp for over two years. I don’t know what we would have done without Robert Briskman and his team! They have been there for us every step of the way! Mr. Briskman understands every aspect of workers comp and personal ...
I just want to wish you and the team of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I want to thank you one more time for the great job you and your team did for me. God bless you all.
I would recommend Briskman Briskman & Greenberg to anyone who has Suffered an accident and sustained life threatening injuries. Thank you for all off your sincere tenderness and patients over the years and for listening when you could have been talking. Thanks again for setting the standard for great counsel.
I hurt my back at work in late 2008. My injury was so serious it required surgery. Before I knew what happen, my benefits were denied, I was out of work and my surgery was denied. I've seen Briskman & Briskman commercials for years - thank goodness for that - so I gave them a call.
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.