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Matteson IL Personal Injury Lawyer

Michael J. Brennan Injury & Accident Lawyer stands up for the rights of personal injury accident victims in Matteson. We take on at-fault individuals and business owners to demand full compensation for our clients. We make sure victims have everything they need to make a full recovery. We offer a free and confidential case consultation to all Cook County victims. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation appointment with a real lawyer.

How Do I Know If I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

When your accident involves only very minor injuries or just property damage, a personal injury lawyer may not be able to improve the outcome of your case for you. It’s when your injuries are more serious that having a Matteson personal injury lawyer can make a huge difference.

When insurance companies for at-fault parties see hospital bills piling up, they shift from being helpful to looking for ways to avoid liability. They’ll attempt to twist the evidence to make it look like you caused your own accident. They may also cast doubt on the severity of your injuries so they can get away with offering you less in support. Your attorney is your shield against these unfair insurance tactics. MJB Law fully investigates your case and then demands the maximum compensation for your injury.

What Kinds of Personal Injury Dangers Are Found in Matteson?

A personal injury is any injury caused by someone else’s mistake. These types of injuries are usually preventable, but because of someone’s recklessness or carelessness, an accident occurs and someone gets hurt. In a busy place like Matteson, there are many hazards you and your family face every day that you may not notice.

The most common examples are the risks we encounter on major roadways like I-57 or in the lanes of Cicero Avenue. A commute into Chicago or just a drive to the store can put our SUVs in the path of speeding motorists, drunk drivers, or just distracted drivers looking at cell phones. Those drivers owe all of us a “duty of care” to avoid decisions that put other motorists in danger. When they don’t show this care and someone gets hurt, car insurance companies are liable and should support victims in recovery.

A similar “duty of care” is expected from property owners and business owners. If employees at Pete’s Market or Walmart leave a broken jar of juice along an aisle, and you come along and slip and hit your head, the store owner, or parent corporation is liable. Landlords are also liable when you are hurt by hazards at rental properties and apartments.

These cases may leave you asking unhelpful insurance adjusters or corporate lawyers for help. It’s critical to have a legal representative of your own to watch over your interests and hold these parties accountable.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Win For Clients

Michael J. Brennan Injury & Accident Lawyer helps victims of many different types of personal injury accidents file strong claims and win their cases. These are just a few of the types of claims we help victims with:

Car Accidents – Careless drivers cause the most injuries of any personal injury threat. Your lawyer collects evidence to prove who was at fault and then holds a driver’s auto insurer fully responsible for all damages.

Truck Accidents – Big rigs travel in and out of Chicago and pass through Matteson to take up more than one lane. These heavy trucks can cause much more damage in a collision. Fully loaded delivery vans from companies like Amazon and FedEx also cause extreme damage. Your Michael J. Brennan Injury & Accident Lawyer would hold the truck driver responsible and the driver’s employer.

Pedestrian Accidents – Pedestrians sometimes have to risk their lives passing in front of distracted drivers at busy intersections. Some local intersections don’t even have pedestrian signals. The responsibility lies with the motorist. MJB Law is ready to seek support from careless drivers for victims’ current hardships and the injury complications they may face down the road.

Bicycle Accidents — Matteson has several bike trails, but there are times cyclists will get out on roads to get exercise, or to trek to work or school. They deserve the full attention of drivers, but reckless motorists still hit riders too often. MJB Law is an advocate for injured riders and demands the support needed so they can heal and get back on their bikes.

Motorcycle Accidents – There are plenty of straightaways for local motorcyclists to enjoy some fresh air on, but inattentive drivers cause far too many devastating collisions. Our lawyers make sure car insurance companies don’t get away with blaming motorcyclists for every crash. We also make sure victims receive the compensation and care they need to get back to their rides.

Workplace Accidents – Your employer owes you a safe work environment. When you are hurt on the job MJB Law looks into support beyond Worker’s Compensation. We represent construction workers, farm workers, office workers, and other all workers. We stand by injured victims and see that their families are supported while patients are out of work and missing paychecks.

Slip-And-Fall Accidents – Grocery stores and other businesses must keep customers, clients, tenants, and other visitors fully protected from puddles and tripping hazards. Even parking lots must be free of these dangers. When you fall and hurt a knee or fracture a hip, our lawyers rush to your aid so you can focus on healing, while we work to get the most support for your injury.

Premises Liability – The owners and operators of businesses and properties are also responsible for other hazards that arise. They must protect victims from falling objects and shock risks. Landlords and hotel owners must protect tenants and guests from drowning dangers in pools and collapse dangers on unmaintained decks. Our lawyers can hold businesses and their corporate owners responsible.

Dog Bites – Chicago is a “strict-liability” dog bite state. It means that dog owners are almost always held responsible when people get bit and suffer serious injuries. We hold dog owners and their insurers fully responsible for all medical bills and the physical therapy dog bite victims may need.

City, County, and State Government-Involved Accidents – An accident experienced while on a Pace bus or a head-on collision caused by a county utility worker might leave you filing a lawsuit against the local government. A fall in a public building could also leave you having to sue the Village of Matteson, Cook County, Chicago, or the State of Illinois. Government agencies enjoy special protections against litigation and also limit the amount of time you can file a claim after an accident. It’s best to trust your case to a skilled Matteson Personal Injury Attorney so you don’t forfeit the support you need.

Wrongful Death Cases – Our wrongful death lawyers compassionately represent families who have lost a loved one to a tragic accident. We allow families time to grieve while we take aggressive action against individuals or companies that create deadly risks.

What Is My Personal Injury Accident Worth?

It’s hard to place an accurate estimate on your injury claim until a skilled and experienced lawyer sits down with you to hear about what happened. Then your MJB lawyer needs to fully investigate your accident and the at-fault party before determining how much you should be demanding.

Certain factors in your case will greatly affect how much you receive in a personal injury settlement check. The time it takes you to heal will be one important detail. The length of time you are unable to work will be another.

These are some of the biggest factors that will determine the size of a personal injury settlement check:

  • Totals on current medical bills and estimates on any care expected to be necessary in the future.
  • Estimates on a lifetime of support if the victim endures a permanent physical disability.
  • Support determined to be fair for the physical pain the victim endures.
  • Support for the emotional trauma the victim endures.
  • Support for the victim’s loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Support for the victim’s loss of consortium (loss of intimacy with a spouse).
  • Totals on travel costs as the victim must attend doctor’s appointments while unable to drive.
  • Totals on the income and benefits lost while the victim is unable to work.
  • Totals on property damage. Money for a new car, motorcycle, or bike.
  • Wrongful death benefits. Benefits for family members after a loved one has been lost in a tragic personal injury accident.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to file an accident claim in Illinois?

Illinois allows personal injury victims up to two years to file claims. You shouldn’t wait years to file though. Take action quickly to allow your lawyer to capture fresh evidence and keep track of witnesses.

Will I have to go to court to get compensation for my injury?

Not usually. Most personal injury cases are resolved through negotiations resulting in an accident settlement. Insurance companies do their best to avoid the costs of going to trial and the embarrassment.

What if I can’t afford a Matteson personal injury lawyer?

Michael J. Brennan works on a contingency basis. It means you won’t owe anything unless he wins your case for you. Then his attorney fee comes out of the settlement money you and your family are awarded.

Contact a Matteson Personal Injury Lawyer

Illinois personal injury attorney, Michael J. Brennan serves victims in Matteson and across Cook County. He has over 35 years of legal experience and is a former State’s Attorney for Cook County. He has earned his reputation as a fierce negotiator and an aggressive trial lawyer.

If you or a loved one were forced into an accident due to someone’s negligence, you do not have to face your physical or financial issues alone. Contact MJB Law to schedule a case consultation that’s free and comes with no obligation for you. It’s a way to stay informed of every benefit available to you and your family before an insurance company tries to limit the support you receive.

Mr. Brennan is ready to ensure your rights are honored, you receive a fair financial recovery, and justice is served for your injuries and losses.

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