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The Healy Scanlon Law Firm’s personal injury lawyers in Chicago first priority is to help you recover after a serious accident or injury. While financial compensation is important to pay medical bills and provide financial support for your family, the most important task at hand is to help you get your life back as much as possible.
Our personal injury attorneys in Chicago are known as among the best personal injury attorneys who represent people who have been hurt or injured due to the negligence of another party. We will fight for you to help you get the justice and compensation that you or your loved one deserves!
Healy Scanlon has built a reputation as one of Chicago’s top personal injury law firms. The trial attorneys at Healy Scanlon are dedicated to helping the seriously injured and their families. They have the skill, resources and experience to go up against even the largest multi-billion dollar corporations and their insurance companies to get full & fair compensation on behalf of their clients.
Car accidents, truck accidents and other incidents can leave injured parties unable to work and facing a mountain of bills. If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, it makes sense that the at-fault party’s insurance company compensates you for lost wages, medical bills and other damages. Unfortunately, it’s rarely as easy as submitting a claim and getting reimbursed.
Insurance companies are skilled at protecting their profits by minimizing claims from injured individuals or denying legitimate claims completely. At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, we represent injured clients in a wide range of personal injury lawsuits.
Regardless of how you have been hurt or injured – serious or catastrophic – we FIGHT FOR YOU! We work hard to get YOU the JUSTICE & COMPENSATION that you or your loved one deserves.
Our success comes from hard work and our commitment to each client – many of our most successful cases involve catastrophic injuries and contested liability. It gives us great satisfaction to come through for our clients when the odds are stacked against them. Sometimes, we are able to reach agreement without the need to litigate. However, if a fair offer is not on the table, our lawyers are always prepared to go to trial to recover the full amount our clients deserve. We have successfully litigated cases in courts throughout Illinois and the Federal System as well as Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Nebraska and Colorado.
We have successfully argued in the Illinois Supreme Court, helping to create precedent to enable fair recovery for injured plaintiffs.
We are located in downtown Chicago overlooking the Daley Plaza and Daley Center, one of the largest litigation centers in the country.
We only collect if you do!
There is never a charge to discuss your case with one of our attorneys. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we recover a settlement or verdict for you. Evening and weekend consultations are available.
WHY CHOOSE US TO REPRESENT YOU?
At our law firm – our clients come first. We care about the individuals we represent and work hard so victims of personal injuries and their families can obtain the compensation and justice they deserve. We are proud to have obtained more than 50 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1,000,000.00 for our clients. We have also obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts and judgements for our clients. We have a track record of success, and have established a reputation by recovering RECORD SETTING JURY VERDICTS/JUDGMENTS for our clients.
We can help you whith all types of personal injury law cases:
Our personal injury attorneys in Chicago are proud of the verdicts and settlements we have obtained for our seriously injured clients. However, even more important is the work we do at the beginning of a case ensuring that our clients obtain the best possible medical care.
Our personal injury advocates are often asked – what is my case worth? Unfortunately the answer to this question is not always an easy and simple answer.
First, your attorney must understand all the facts and circumstances of each individual case and situation. We also need to understand exactly what expenses and damages have been incurred due to the negligence of others. In addition, we often times need to gather other outside information such as police reports and medical records. As you can imagine this can sometimes be a complex process. Only then can we examine and determine what the economic losses and non-economic damages are for a case.
Economic losses usually include medical and hospital bills, loss of income, and can include property damage, etc… Basically these losses include anything that caused you to incur costs or financial liability due to the negligence of others.
These are damages that caused you pain and suffering due to the negligence of another party. A serious accident or injury can cause both mental trauma as well as physical trauma that can last a lifetime after the accident or injury has occurred. In addition, the severity of each personal injury case is different. Again, understanding what the value should be in each individual case can be extremely complex.
We hire experts to help us calculate damages. We use vocational experts (occupation / employment), medical professionals and doctors, economists, and others to understand the true value of each case. We work with and have relationships with vocational experts. These people are experts in occupation and employment, and can help us understand if you will be able to perform the same type of work you did before your accident and injury. They also help us understand if you will be able to work again in the future, or if a vocational job change may be required. For example, an electrician who was severely physically injured may never be able to perform the type of labor they before the accident or injury occurred.
After understanding the economic losses, and the non-economic damages – we can then understand what the true and full value of an accident or injury law case is. Attorneyds and law firms that do not regularly practice within personal injury and accident law often times do not understand the importance of utilizing the assistance of outside professionals to maximize the true and full value of a personal injury or accident law case.
There are several reasons that you should hire an attorney to represent you if you have been hurt or injured due to someone else’s negligence.
A personal injury attorney can insure that you do not make a mistake and make sure that your rights are protected!
2) Establishing Negligence Can Be Challenging – for example, if liability after a motor vehicle accident is contested, an investigation may become necessary to establish negligence. An experienced accident and injury attorney will know where and how to look for evidence that supports your case, and know how to gather important information such as police reports, etc.
3) Save Time & Money – a lawyer will make sure you correctly complete the required legal procedures the first time around. Avoiding mistakes while filing your claim can eliminate back and forth between you and the insurance company. You may also earn more money by using a lawyer to negotiate a settlement for you. A lawyer will not accept a lowball settlement offer from an insurance carrier. Instead, your lawyer will argue for maximum compensation for your damages, helping you get the justice and compensation that you deserve!
4) Court – hiring a personal injury attorney shows an insurance company that you will go to court for fair and just compensation. The ability to go to trial alone can be enough to convince an insurance company to offer a greater settlement. Additionally, an insurance company will see your lawyer’s history of going to trial and verdicts won and may make a better settlement offer to avoid the expense and inconvenience of court a battle. If your insurance carrier does not offer enough money to settle your case, your attorney can take them to trial to fight for a better outcome from a judge or jury.
A personal injury lawyer can help guide and educate you to help you objectively make an informed decision so that your rights are protected.
There is never a charge to discuss your case with a Chicago personal injury lawyer at our firm. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To schedule a meeting, call 312-226-4236 or use our online contact form.
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