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Elk Grove Village Personal Injury Lawyer

Elk Grove Village Personal Injury Attorney

What Do I Do After an Accident Caused by Negligence?

Nobody expects to be involved in an accident or to be seriously injured, and in fact, many people go out of their way to behave safely and avoid situations where they could suffer bodily harm. Unfortunately, accidents still occur, and they can lead to multiple types of serious injuries. When an accident occurs because of someone else's negligence, a victim and their family may be harmed in multiple ways. Recovering from a serious injury can often be a long, difficult, and expensive process. To address the financial losses they have experienced and the impact an injury has had on their personal life, a victim may pursue compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

The attorneys of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC understand the difficulties that can affect a family after a serious injury, and we are dedicated to helping injury victims pursue justice. We provide representation for clients in Elk Grove Village and throughout Chicago's northwest suburbs, and we work to ensure that the people or companies who were responsible for dangerous accidents and serious injuries are held liable for the harm victims have suffered. We fight to protect the rights of injury victims and ensure that they will receive compensation that will allow them to make a full recovery and avoid financial problems in the future.

Assistance With Car and Truck Accidents in Elk Grove Village

As is true throughout the Chicago area, Elk Grove Village sees a great deal of heavy traffic. People often travel through the area on their way to O'Hare International Airport or when commuting to and from the city of Chicago or other surrounding suburbs. With so many vehicles on local roads, as well as high-speed traffic on major highways such as I-90, I-290, and Highway 83, automobile accidents take place frequently. Most of the time, negligent drivers are to blame for collisions, and victims may be able to receive compensation by filing insurance claims or pursuing lawsuits against these drivers or others who were at fault for their injuries.

More serious injuries can occur in truck accidents. Collisions involving 18-wheeler trucks or other commercial vehicles can be devastating, and drivers, passengers, or pedestrians are likely to suffer severe bodily harm in these situations. In many cases, these accidents are caused by factors such as driver fatigue affecting truck drivers who have spent long hours on the road, equipment failures due to improperly maintained trucks, unsecured cargo that shifts during travel or falls from a truck into the road, or traffic violations by truck drivers such as speeding or tailgating. Victims may be able to hold a negligent truck driver responsible for their injuries and recover compensation from a trucking company that failed to take the proper steps to maintain roadway safety.

Legal Representation for Victims of Other Types of Personal Injuries

In addition to helping victims address the effects of motor vehicle accidents, our firm can also assist with injury cases involving:

  • Premises liability - Property owners have a legal duty to protect the safety of visitors. Owners of retail stores or other public buildings may be held liable for injuries affecting customers or other visitors that occurred because of hazards on the premises. Visitors to private homes may also take action to recover compensation for injuries that were caused by the homeowner's negligence.
  • Slips and falls - Wet floors, dangerous sidewalks or parking lots, damaged stairways, or other hazards on a property can lead to fall injuries, and victims may be able to receive compensation from a property owner that did not take steps to address these issues.
  • Dog bites and animal attacks - A dog's owner or the person who is in control of a dog may be held liable for injuries the animal inflicted when it attacked someone without being provoked. In Illinois, "strict liability" will apply in these cases, meaning that an owner may be held liable even if they were unaware that their animal was aggressive or dangerous.
  • Wrongful death - The family of a person who was killed because of someone else's actions or negligence may pursue compensation for their financial losses and the ways they have been emotionally and personally affected by their loss.

Contact Our Elk Grove Village Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have suffered a serious injury, Grauer & Kriegel, LLC can help you determine your best options for receiving financial compensation, and we will provide you with legal representation to ensure that you will be made whole. In addition to pursuing personal injury lawsuits when appropriate, we can help you pursue uninsured claims in situations where the person who was responsible for your injuries did not have insurance coverage. To learn more about how we can help with your case, contact our office at 847-240-9010 and schedule a free consultation.

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