Oak Lawn Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys
If you’ve been in an accident in Oak Lawn, Illinois, you need the assistance of an accident attorney. Although Oak Lawn is a beautiful suburb of Chicago and is home to almost 60,000 residents, looks can be deceiving. In 1967, an enormous tornado devastated Oak Law. The damages were assessed at more than $50 million and dozens of people were killed. Although that was what is commonly known as an act of God, it also proves to show you that an accident can happen to you at any time.
If you’re involved in a car accident or if you believe that you’ve been injured as a result of medical malpractice, you should consult with an Oak Lawn accident attorney to learn more about your legal rights and to get the compensation that you deserve.
The Elements of Negligence
Many accidents that occur in Oak Lawn are a result of negligence. Regardless of whether it is a car accident, a slip and fall, a dog bite, or other accident, it may be the result of negligence by another person. If your accident meets the following four elements, call Malman Law right away to set up a free consultation. It’s imperative that you call right away so that you don’t run out of time. Each state limits how long you can wait after your accident and still be able to recover. In Illinois, the statute of limitations for personal injury is just two years. So, call us right away if:
- A duty is owed. For instance, people who drive vehicles have a duty to have a driver’s license, insurance, and to drive in a safe manner. It is their duty to drive the speed limit.
- The duty must be breached. For example, all drivers have a duty of stopping at a red light. Running a red light is a breach of a legal duty.
- The accident must cause an actual injury. An accident that causes no injury, either personal or to property, doesn’t require going to court. However, if someone runs a red light and hits your vehicle, you may suffer actual injuries. These injuries will likely be physical, and your car will be damaged. Maybe you’re lucky and have no physical injuries, but your car is totaled. That’s still considered an actual injury. In these instances, you need an Oak Lawn accident attorney.
- There must be proximate cause. That means that the facts satisfy the ‘but-for’ test in order to be eligible to receive compensation for damages. “But-for the defendant running a red light and hitting the passenger side of the plaintiff’s vehicle, the plaintiff would not have suffered from broken ribs and sustained $5,000 in damages to their vehicle.” In short, you wouldn’t have been injured and your car wouldn’t have been damaged if it weren’t for the defendant running a red light and hitting your vehicle.
These elements are extremely important. During our consultation with you, we’ll help you determine if the other party who caused the accident was negligent. If so, you may be entitled to receive compensatory damages, pain and suffering, lost wages, and to have your medical expenses and the cost of repairing your vehicle paid.
Malman Law provides Oak Lawn clients with affordable and zealous representation. With more than 25 years of experience, we can help you with your legal needs. We’ve helped more than 5,000 clients during the last 25 years in medical malpractice, police brutality, nursing home neglect, car accidents, slip and falls, and other civil personal injury matters. And we can help you, too.
Don’t Wait – Call The Accident and Injury Lawyers of Oak Lawn Today
Call us now. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can answer your questions. Many of our clients were able to settle their claims before going to trial. However, it’s important that you don’t try to settle your accident claim on your own. You need the attorneys at Malman Law to help you get what you deserve and to protect your legal rights.
Remember, you only have a limited amount of time that you can file your Oak Lawn accident claim. Call us right away before you lose your legal right to recover. The call is free and so is the initial consultation. We’re here to help.
Book your free consultation today by calling our offices. You can also use our convenient online consultation request form. Don’t wait. Contact us now.