When a serious injury strikes you or a loved one, many people either hesitate or don’t realize they can file personal injury litigation against the party or parties who caused their injuries. At Sherinian Law, we understand that it is natural to feel vulnerable when you are dealing with a serious injury and all the stress that injury can cause.
Often, an injury results in substantial medical expenses and a long period of missed work. In some cases, injuries can leave you or your loved one with a permanent disability and crippling pain. While such an injury naturally leads to feelings of anger and helplessness, when the injury is the fault of another, the result can be emotionally devastating for your entire family.
If you have been injured as a result of another’s negligence, Sherinian Law can help. Our attorneys handle personal injury litigation and wrongful death matters of all kinds, including medical malpractice. Victims who seek financial damages are often able to obtain financial compensation for many different types of losses they have suffered due to the injury. Some of these losses include:
- Medical expenses: Under the law, the costs of medical treatment for the injuries – both past and future – is the responsibility of the at-fault party. Some of these expenses can include emergency room care, hospitalizations, doctors’ visits, surgeries, physical therapy, mental health therapy, medical devices and equipment, medications, and the cost of travel to get back and forth for medical care. If the injuries have left a victim with permanent disabilities, the at-fault party can also be liable for the costs of any modifications needed to the victim’s home, such as wheelchair ramps and widened doorways, or vehicle in order to accommodate that disability.
- Loss of income: If the injuries have caused the victim to lose time from work, they can receive compensation for those lost wages. They are also entitled to be compensated for any benefits they have lost or were forced to use, such as vacation or sick time. If the injury is so severe that it has left the victim unable to go back to their old job or unable to work, they are entitled to receive what their projected future income would have been, as well as any vocational therapy and training costs.
- Non-economic losses: There are some losses that a victim suffers that there is not a real dollar amount, such as medical bills or wages, however, the law allows victim to be compensated for those losses. These can include pain and suffering, emotional and mental anguish, the loss of companionship, and the loss of life enjoyment.
- Wrongful death: When a victim dies because of the injury they sustained, the law allows the family or other representative to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. In addition to the types of damages the victim could have received in personal injury lawsuit if they had survived, compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit can also include many other damages. This includes funeral and burial expenses, loss of the benefits and future income the victim would have provided for their family, loss of services the victim provided for their family, and the loss of companionship and guidance the victim provided to his or her loved ones.
When you meet with us, we can take the time to explain the legal process, answer your questions, and help you determine the right course of action for you. When personal injury litigation is the right solution, we can make sure that you will be ready the entire process, so that when the difficult parts of the case arise, you will be ready for them.
It is important for potential clients to know and be assured that all of our attorneys have extensive personal injury litigation experience and a superb track record of obtaining excellent results for our clients.
Our general practice is to handle every case as if it will go to trial. This means that before filing a lawsuit or sending a settlement demand, we know the facts better than most personal injury firms know them when the case comes up for trial.
We apply pressure on the defendant or their insurance company early, and we don’t let up until a recovery is obtained. And, unlike many firms, when it becomes clear that a case cannot be settled for what our client is due, we are not afraid to push the case to trial. Our reputation for taking cases deep, and not settling for pennies on the dollar helps our clients get the recoveries they deserve. Not only does our firm have a stellar reputation for being skilled negotiators, we also have a reputation for being seasoned trial attorneys who are not afraid to litigate a case to a jury.
Contact a Compassionate Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the actions of another, and you would like to speak with an Illinois personal injury attorney, contact Sherinian Law today.
Contact us today at (630) 318-2606 if you would like to discuss how personal injury litigation may be able to help you get the financial compensation you deserve.