What Should You Do If Seriously Injured in an Accident?
If you or a loved one is seriously injured in an accident, then you should consult with a catastrophic injury lawyer Chicago, IL trusts who can guide you through the legal process. The first step though is always your health. Catastrophic injuries can involve serious bone breaks, embolic events, loss of limbs, paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputations, and events leading up to and including death. Of course, the firs priority is not your accident attorney, but your physician who needs to help you heal. But during that trying time of recovery, you need to make sure someone has your economic interests at heart, since you may be missing work, have mounting medical and other bills, and no end of the suffocating physical and financial pain that an accident can bring.
One of the interesting facets of most Chicago catastrophic injury lawyers is that they are only paid if they win your case and they are paid a percentage of the recovery if successful. Thus, a contingency basis attorney is incentivized to obtain for you every penny you deserve, because more money for you is more money for them as well. But its not just about the money, its about justice too.
Many catastrophic injuries occur as a result of the negligence or gross negligence of someone or a company. Some dovetail into other areas of law such as mass torts, when multiple people are injured by the same product. For example, some of the more prevalent mass tort injuries right now are:
- Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
- Benzene-related Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
- Benzene-induced Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
- Benzene Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Asbestos Mesothelioma
- IVC injuries -shattered, broken or displaced Inferior Vena Cava Filters
- Roundup Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
Think of these mass torts what you may, but you have to understand that the big companies may have you believing talcum powder is safe, but as of this writing over three different juries awarded women with ovarian cancer over $100 million dollars when after reviewing the objective evidence concluded there was a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Further, a recent jury in New Jersey concluded there was a link to talcum powder and mesothelioma. These subtle issues, but difficult and expensive proofs are why you need a catastrophic injury lawyer in Chicago, IL who has a track record of litigating against these big companies, just like Jason T. Brown, the head of the firm and former FBI Special Agent has.
Other injuries that qualify as catastrophic often involve trucking accidents – based on the weight of those vehicles and the almost immediate representation a trucker has a truck accident lawyer should be retained for your side as well. Other motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, serious slip, and falls can all have catastrophic consequences as well. Almost any accident may be actionable under the law, but a Chicago, IL catastrophic injury lawyer at Brown, LLC, only handles cases for the seriously injured – but we still would provide free consultations if you have a case or think you have a case.
Oftentimes, we’re contacted to find out if we handle property damage cases, and the short answer is no, we don’t. The firm does handle other high-profile litigation such as qui tam, also known as whistleblower litigation, sexual harassment lawsuits, and commercial litigation.
If you were seriously injured time is not on your side. Evidence disappears and the wrongdoer will have a head start while you’re recovering the hospital. You should speak with a catastrophic injury lawyer Chicago, IL trust who can guide you in your time of need and help you obtain the recovery you deserve.