A personal injury due to an accident or negligence can be emotionally and physically painful, as well as financially devastating. Our goal is always to quickly resolve each case so our clients can recover the compensation they need to get back on their feet and move forward. Personal injury law seeks legal remedies and resolutions to claims arising from negligent, reckless, or wrongful conduct, and the dedicated Chicago attorneys and support staff of The Law Offices of Joseph Younes, P.C. work tirelessly for all their clients. Our goal is to provide exceptional legal representation and rapid resolution to each client and their personal injury claim.
A personal injury case can be brought against an individual, business or organization after damages caused by, but not limited to the following types of situations:
- Car Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Animal and Dog Bite
- Assault, Battery and Other Intentional Physical Injury
- Defective or Dangerous Products
- Toxins and Other Chemicals
- Defamation, Libel, and Slander
- Wrongful Death
- Constructions Accidents
- Sports and Recreational Accidents
- Claims Against the Government
Most personal injury cases are brought about due to acts of negligence, whether intentional or unintentional. When a person or organization does not act responsibly and puts individuals or the general public at risk, the law allows for the recovery of damages—specifically, physical and emotional pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of a normal life and disability, and in some case, even punitive damages—and if a settlement is not reached, the responsible party can be forced by a court to pay these damages to the injured party, known as a plaintiff.
Certain types of damages, such as medical bills and property damage, are relatively easy to calculate. Emotional distress, loss of earning capacity and disability, is more difficult to determine and may require expert testimony. In some cases, punitive damages, which punish particularly reckless conduct, may be awarded.