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Being involved in a major accident can suddenly change your life in many ways. Initially, your concerns may focus on your physical injuries – an emergency room visit followed by a lengthy hospital stay. But, as your physical wounds heal, the enormity of the accident’s impact on your life becomes apparent. You are likely out of work, and you are not sure you can go back due to your accident-related limitations. Simultaneously, the medical bills are piling up, as is the financial stress of running a household without a steady stream of income. This is a reality for many Chicago accident victims. At the Chicago personal injury law firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we help the injured obtain financial compensation after life-altering accidents. Founded in 1987, Briskman Briskman & Greenberg has unceasingly followed its motto: “we’re on your side.” We treat our clients as more than cases, but as family, building one-on-one relationships that are meant to last well beyond a case. With our team of dedicated personal injury advocates on your side, you can rest assured that you, your case, and your family, are all in good hands.

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We take pride in providing the level of attention you would expect from a family-owned, family-oriented law firm. We treat every one of our clients with the same level of care and attention that we would expect if we were facing your same situation. Regardless of whether you have suffered bumps and bruises in a car accident or have been paralyzed by an act of medical malpractice, the personal injury attorneys and staff at will make it clear that we care about you. We’re on your side. Contact us to arrange a free consultation to talk about how we can help.

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Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Claims

Sometimes, a personal injury case is not simply a personal injury case. From time to time, other avenues of compensation open up as well. When a personal injury is the result of an accident in the workplace, there may be a personal injury claim and a workers’ compensation claim. Such a situation often arises when a person is in a car accident while on the job. Likewise, construction accident cases often involve both workers’ compensation claims and personal injury claims against a negligent third party. Almost all employers (99.7 percent) are covered under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation system. Common types of workers’ compensation accidents include repetitive stress, vehicle accidents, equipment mishaps, construction accidents, and neck and back injuries.

Dutifully Representing Clients in Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Matters 

Regardless of how or where an accident occurs, in many cases, someone’s life will never be the same. At the Chicago personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we proudly represent those who have suffered a severe injury, and the families of those who have been killed, as the result of another’s negligence. We understand accidents often affect more than a person’s physical health, but also their emotional and financial health, not to mention the happiness and wellbeing of their family.

Losing a loved one in any preventable accident is a tragedy beyond comparison. In many cases, the financial impact of losing a loved one only adds to a family’s grief. Of course, nothing can bring back a loved one who was lost in a Chicago car accident or workplace accident; however, a wrongful death claim can help families cope with the financial aspect of their loss. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our dedicated team of Chicago wrongful death attorneys understands the challenging time families go through after a fatal accident and makes every effort to lessen their burdens while helping them obtain fair compensation for their losses. Through our unique form of client-centered representation, we have successfully represented clients in the following types of cases:

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
Workplace Accidents:

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Car Accidents

Vigilant Advocates for Car Accident Victims

Nobody gets behind the wheel thinking that they will get into an accident. Each year, however, there are more than 300,000 Illinois car accidents. As a result, over 66,000 people are injured and nearly 1,000 killed. Despite the efforts of the state and federal governments, and the many non-profit organizations dedicated to safe driving, motorists continue to make poor choices. The most common negligent driving behaviors are:

Distracted Driving

Studies have shown that between 25 and 50 percent of all traffic accidents involve some level of distraction. Most often, cell phones are responsible, as many drivers continue to talk and text while driving despite the state’s ban on using handheld devices while driving. Other distractions may include talking to passengers, eating, grooming, changing the radio station or daydreaming.

Drowsy Driving

Perhaps in response to the escalating responsibilities many have taken on in recent years, the instances of drowsy driving across Illinois have steadily increased. Motorists who get behind the wheel while fatigued are making a conscious decision to drive in a compromised condition and should be held accountable when their negligence results in another’s injury.

Intoxicated Driving

Anyone who has a driver’s license knows that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous – and illegal. Drunk and drugged driving continue to be a major cause of traffic accidents in Illinois. Each year, over 300 fatal Illinois drunk driving accidents occur, and hundreds of others that cause serious injury.

Aggressive Driving

Speeding, running stop signs and frequently changing lanes are all types of aggressive driving. Aggressive drivers often think that they are better drivers than everyone else on the road. Of course, that simply is not the case. By engaging in aggressive driving behavior, a motorist puts everyone on the road at risk.

Incapacitating Injuries from Car Accidents

Car Accidents and Duty of care

Illinois motorists have a duty to always drive in a safe and responsible manner. Those who are injured as a result of another driver’s negligence can pursue a claim for compensation against that driver. Often, these claims are defended by the insurance company that holds the at-fault driver’s policy. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we routinely handle cases against the nation’s largest insurance companies. With over 30 years of experience handling Illinois car accident cases, we can confidently help you navigate this complicated process, vigilantly advocating on your behalf at every step of the way.

Additional Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Truck Accidents

Truck crashes are some of the most dangerous accidents. When fully loaded, a semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Given the size and weight of these vehicles, they are difficult to steer and stop. It may take a fully loaded semi-truck the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop when traveling at highway speeds, assuming ideal road and weather conditions. Illinois trucking accidents comprised 3.5 percent of all traffic accidents but resulted in 9.6 percent of fatal crashes. One of the unique issues in truck accident cases is that of employer liability. Most truck drivers are employed by a trucking company, which may be liable for the truck driver’s negligent actions. If so, this can significantly increase an accident victim’s chance of recovering full compensation for their injuries.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists know that they accept a certain amount of managed risk when they get onto the bike. However, most motorcyclists mitigate against these risks by driving carefully and wearing a helmet. However, even when a motorcyclist takes all the safety precautions available, they cannot stop accidents caused by another party’s negligent driving. While Illinois motorcycle accidents accounted for only about one percent of all accidents, they were responsible for over 15 percent of the traffic-related deaths. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we have a long history of successfully representing motorcycle accident victims and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death claims.

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

The last thing anyone thinks about when going out for a stroll or a casual bike ride is getting into a life-changing accident. However, each year thousands of people are seriously injured or killed in Illinois pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents. In 2020, there have been over 114 pedestrian deaths and 21 bicyclist deaths on Illinois roads. Pedestrian-related accidents accounted for 1.4 percent of all car accidents, while bicycle-involved accidents resulted in less than one percent of all car accidents. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we proudly represent pedestrians, bicyclists and their families in cases against those responsible for their injures. Our skilled attorneys are prepared to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf or take your case to trial if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement offer.

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Injuries Caused by Professional or Product Liability

Medical Malpractice

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals all owe a duty of care to their patients. This duty does not guarantee medical treatment success, but it does require healthcare professionals to make rational and thoughtful decisions about a patient’s health. When a patient suffers from a healthcare worker’s negligence, the patient can pursue a Chicago medical malpractice claim. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers command an in-depth understanding of this complex area of the law and work with a respected team of expert witnesses to help prove our client’s cases.

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

The decision to have a loved one live at a Chicago nursing home is not an easy one. Ideally, families would have space, time, skills and resources to care for aging loved ones in their own home; however, given the realities most families face these days, such an option is unrealistic. While most nursing homes hire caring staff and implement strict procedures to ensure residents’ safety, that is not always the case. Indeed, a recent national survey indicates that over one-third of all nursing home residents have witnessed some form of nursing home abuse within the past year. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys stand up for the rights of seniors and individuals with disabilities who have been harmed by abusive or neglectful staff members. When possible, we also pursue claims against the facilities themselves.

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Dangerous Products

Dangerous products or those that suffer a manufacturing or design flaw place consumers at significant risk. Manufacturers have a legal duty to create safe products for their intended use and must warn customers about the unavoidable dangers of their products. When a manufacturer fails to live up to these duties, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries through an Illinois product liability lawsuit. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we understand the complex legal doctrines that often arise when pursuing a product liability claim. When necessary, we connect our clients with well-respected experts who can help them prove their case and recover for their injuries.

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Workplace Accidents

Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Claims

When it comes to recovering after an Illinois on-the-job accident, most employees can pursue a workers’ compensation claim. While a workers’ compensation claim can provide an injured employee with benefits that cover medical expenses and lost wages, compensation for non-economic damages is not available.

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Of course, nothing can bring back a loved one who was lost in a Chicago car accident or workplace accident; however, a wrongful death claim can help families cope with the financial aspect of their loss.

Common Causes of Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents are a significant cause of injury and illness in Illinois, especially in and around the Chicago metropolitan area. When discussing workplace accidents, certain types of incidents come to mind like a manufacturing employee being injured by a malfunctioning piece of equipment; however, employees in many industries face unique hazards associated with their job. Common causes of workplace accidents include:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Drowning
  • Electrical accidents
  • Being struck by or against an object
  • Fires
  • Chemical injuries
  • Occupational diseases

Sometimes, an injured employee may be able to bring a third-party liability claim. These claims are named third-party claims because they are brought against a non-employer who was responsible for, or contributed to, the employee’s injury. Non-economic damages are available in Illinois third-party liability claims. For example, an injured worker who successfully brings a third-party liability claim against a non-employer may recover compensation for the following:

Pain and Suffering

These damages compensate injury victims for the emotional and physical pain caused by an accident, including emotional trauma, new mental health diagnoses, or any other change to a person’s emotional wellbeing. In some cases, damages for future pain and suffering are also available.

Loss of Normal Life

Workplace accidents that result in severe injury routinely impact a person’s ability to carry on with the life they once knew. For example, an injury victim may not be able to partake in the hobbies they once enjoyed or may not be capable of deriving joy from what used to be their favorite activities.

Disability and Disfigurement

Many on-the-job accidents cause permanent changes to a person’s body. This may be the result of burns, scars, broken bones, amputations or skin grafts. Naturally, these changes can serve as a constant reminder of the accident and negatively impact a person’s life.

Recovering After a Workplace Accident

Workplace accidents can raise various complex and difficult issues

Chief among these issues is the availability of a third-party claim against a non-employer. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our dedicated team of Illinois personal injury lawyers is exclusively dedicated to helping injury victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. From the moment you allow us to work on your case, we will unceasingly investigate and litigate your claim to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Falls are one of the leading causes of emergency room visits in Illinois and across the country. Falls can occur anywhere, including in the hardware store, at the library, or on the job. Under Illinois premises liability law, property owners owe a duty to those whom they invite onto their land.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Many Chicago slip-and-fall cases involve the presence of an environmental factor, including:

◦ Loose carpets
◦ Unstable rugs
◦ Slippery floors
◦ Uneven pavement
◦ Lack of a handrail
◦ Poor lighting
◦ Uneven stairs
◦ The presence of clutter or other potentially hazardous objects

While a landowner does not guarantee the safety of invited guests, they must take reasonable care, based on the circumstances. Typically, to succeed in bringing a Chicago premise liability case, a plaintiff must prove three elements:

1. The landowner knew of the dangerous condition or should have known about it through the exercise of reasonable care;

2. The visitor could not have reasonably been expected to recognize the hazard; and

3. The landowner failed to take reasonable steps to fix the dangerous condition of their property.

Illinois premises liability cases may seem straightforward; however, property owners often claim that the person who was injured on their property was partially or solely responsible for their own injuries. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we have over 30 years of experience handling all types of slip-and-fall claims and can anticipate what a defense will be before the case is even filed, giving you a major advantage.

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Working With a Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Personal Injury Lawyer

At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we know you have a choice when it comes to 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:

1. You will receive a free consultation with an experienced attorney.
2. Because we do not use call screeners, when you call our office you will speak with an attorney.
3. You will never have to pay a fee unless we can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
4. We will always treat you with courtesy and respect.
5. We will keep you advised of all significant developments in your case.
6. We will promptly return your calls and emails.

The Briskman guarantee embodies our firm’s unwavering commitment to our clients and their families. While other firms may claim to put their clients first, our client testimonials and track record of success speak for themselves. We believe in the importance of forming one-on-one relationships with each of our clients, and as a family-owned law firm, we treat each of our clients as a valued member of our family. When you choose Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we will take over the process, allowing you to focus on what is important – spending time with your family and concentrating on your recovery.

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