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Illinois Personal Injury Cases - An Overview

 Posted on February 28, 2024 in Personal Injury

IL injury lawyerA personal injury case is one in which someone is harmed in some way as a result of someone else’s actions, whether they were negligent or intentional. If you were injured as a result of another person’s actions, it can be not only frustrating but also traumatizing. And since someone else was responsible, it might feel overwhelming to get them to pay for the costs of what they did, whether that means medical bills, the costs of repairs, or costs associated with your inability to go to work. In this article, we will explore some common aspects of a personal injury case. Of course, if you have been injured as a result of someone else’s actions, an experienced Glenview, IL personal injury attorney can review the specifics of your case and advise you on how to proceed.

What Is Involved in a Personal Injury Case?

When arguing a personal injury case, you will have to show that the following conditions exist in your case:

  • Duty of care: You will need to show that the person you are bringing the claim against, or the defendant, was legally obligated to do whatever they could to avoid harming you, the plaintiff. Drivers need to abide by traffic laws, places of work need to abide by rules and regulations ensuring that they are providing their employees with a safe place to work, and businesses need to abide by standards to ensure that the products they sell are safe.
  • Breach of duty: This refers to proof you would need to provide that the defendant violated their obligation to “care,” in other words, to act in such a way as not to harm you. Running through a red light and causing an accident, letting a leaky pipe at work go unfixed until it ultimately caused someone to slip and get injured, or continuing to sell a product even after being shown evidence that it was faulty are all examples of this breach.
  • Causation: You need to prove that the defendant’s breach of their duty caused your injuries or other damages. You might use medical history and medical records, pay stubs and bank account statements, or a property evaluation before and after an incident to try to prove this.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney in the North Shore, IL

If you were involved in an accident and believe you have a personal injury claim, you should speak with a knowledgeable Glenview, IL personal injury lawyer. At Gruzmark Law, Ltd., we offer free consultations so call us at 847-729-7660.

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