Orland Park Dedicated Accident Attorney
Just 25 miles southwest of Chicago is the beautiful suburban community of Orland Park. With its thriving economy, activities, and sports facilities, Money Magazine rated Orland Park as one of best places to live in 2006. Orland Park provides an amazing and much-sought-after quiet small town living with big city amenities.
Despite Orland Park’s beauty and it being a wonderful place to live and raise a family, no town is perfect. Orland Park residents and visitors are at risk of suffering from a debilitating accident. These accidents often fall under the broad umbrella of personal injury law. Regardless of whether it is a slip and fall on a public sidewalk or at the ice arena, food poisoning from a restaurant, or a car wreck, these accidents can change your life. Devastating medical bills, unimaginable pain and suffering, lost wages, anxiety and depression, and dealing with an insurance company can make an accident victim’s life nearly unbearable.
Do You Need an Accident Lawyer?
If you or someone you love was hurt while in Orland Park, you may benefit from the experience of an Orland Park accident lawyer. Accident lawyers specialize in helping personal injury victims get the compensation that they need and deserve. Often, insurance companies and the person responsible for causing an injury simply don’t care what happened and they want to do as little as possible to help. Many accident victims think that they can’t afford to hire an Orland Park accident attorney.
You Only Have a Short Time to File Your Claim
If you’ve been hurt in Orland Park, you should know that you only have a short amount of time in which you can file a legal claim. This is called the statute of limitations. In Illinois, you only have two years after the accident happens. If you’ve been hurt, you should call Malman Law right away.
Being Hurt Because of Someone’s Negligence
Most accidents occur because someone was negligence. Negligence is a legal concept that means someone did or didn’t do something and it caused someone else to be personally injured or caused damage to their property. In order for you to file a legal claim of negligence, your claim must meet the following for requirements:
- A duty is owed by one person to another person. Think about driving. Drivers owe a legal duty to drive the speed limit and pay attention to the road. Businesses have a duty to keep their floors reasonably safe for their shoppers.
- The legal duty must be breached. If someone is driving and using a handheld cell phone, this is a breach of the legal duty of paying attention to the road. If a business owner knew there was a slick spot on the floor and did not put out signs to warn others and try to clean it, that may be a breach of duty.
- An actual injury must occur. An actual injury can be physical, mental, or damage to property. A breach on its own is not enough because the goal of a lawsuit for an accident is to compensate the victim for what happened to them. So, the use of the handheld electronic device while driving would need to cause a crash that causes an actual injury. Someone must actually slip, fall, and get injured at the business for a cause of action to exist.
- The accident must be the actual cause of the injuries. For instance, if you had a broken wrist and you were in your car, being in an accident (even if it is the fault of someone else) isn’t the cause of your broken wrist. However, if you suffered from whiplash and your car was damaged, those things may be seen as actual cause.
Know Your Legal Rights as an Accident Victim in Orland Park
You have legal rights as an accident victims and justice is within reach. Malman Law takes cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t get paid unless we successfully settle your claim or win at trial. We also provide free and confidential consultations. We can help you get the compensation that you deserve and we can help you hold people accountable for your injuries.
To learn more and to discuss your case, call us now. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so call us today. You can also use our convenient online form to send the details of your case to one of our Oak Park accident lawyers. Don’t wait. Your rights depend on it.