Downers Grove Personal Injury Lawyers

When you get injured in an accident, it’s a traumatic experience that can leave you suffering with long-term consequences. During the recovery period, you may be feeling confused, frustrated, and uncertain about your future as well as that of your loved ones. Your injuries have decreased your quality of life, the medical bills keep piling up, and worst of all, you feel as though your world is spinning out of control. With all of this on your mind, the last thing you need trying to figure out what your legal options are.

This is when you need a Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyer in your corner to help shoulder those burdens and provide you with sound legal advice. Our personal injury lawyers and their legal teams are always ready to help residents of Downers Grove whenever they’ve suffered injuries in an accident that was caused by someone’s negligence. We specialize in assisting individuals with personal injury claims by fighting to get them the compensation they deserve and guiding them through the legal process.

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Personal Injury Lawsuits

A personal injury lawsuit typically comes about when an individual gets injured in an accident that is caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person or entity. In most cases, personal injury claims are settled out of court. However, sometimes the insurance companies want to “play hardball” and make an unacceptable settlement offer or deny a claim altogether. When this happens, the Makarone Law Firm legal team will always be prepared to take your case in front of a judge and jury.

Our Areas of Practice

Unlike many legal firms in the greater Chicago area that only specialize in a few areas of personal injury law, our areas of practice a much broader range of cases including:

  • Defective product injuries (product liability)
  • Dog bites / animal attacks
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Public transit accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip or trip and fall accidents (premises liability)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Some cases can be extremely complex, and a settlement can only be reached in front of a judge and jury. We do everything in our power to expedite your case and avoid a lengthy courtroom battle. However, our goal is to serve the client’s best interests and maximize their settlement in the process.

Determining the Value of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

As an injury victim, you may be wondering what your case is worth in terms of dollars and cents. The value of a personal injury claim is calculated in terms of damages or what your injuries have cost you emotionally and financially as well as physically. In accident injury cases, damages are classified as compensatory or punitive. In other words, compensatory damages are intended to make the injury victim financially whole again and return them to the position, they would’ve been in, had they not been injured.

Punitive damages are rare and awarded by the court with a dual purpose in mind. First, these damages are intended to punish the at-fault party when the actions or behavior that caused the accident were outrageously egregious. Second, punitive damages are also intended to deter the individual from causing harm to others in the future. If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Emotional distress / mental anguish
  • Hospital ER and medical expenses (including any future treatment that may be required)
  • Loss of companionship
  • Lost income and loss of future earnings potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Keep in mind that in order to win a personal injury lawsuit based on negligence, you and your personal injury lawyer must prove:

  • That the defendant owed you a specific duty of care
  • They breached that duty of care
  • Your injuries resulted from that breach

We know that there are many aspects of the case that has to be professionally handled so that you get a fair amount as compensation. For more information about the personal injury cases we handle or to schedule a FREE evaluation consultation with a personal injury lawyer, call the Makarone Law Firm legal firm today.

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To learn more, call the Makarone Law Firm and talk to a personal injury lawyer today.

Makarone Law Firm – Downers Grove

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935 Curtiss St Suite 3
Downers Grove, IL 60515
  (331) 244-8601  Downers Grove