Injury lawyer Michael A. Shammas has recovered millions for injured victims in Illinois. With the highest level of care and dedication, he guides clients through the legal system during some of the most vulnerable times in their lives.

Sustaining an injury can lead to lifelong disability and significant financial losses. Often, these injuries are caused by another party’s negligence, whether resulting from a car crash, truck accident, workplace accident, or a slip and fall. Neck and back injuries, head injuries, and traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious ways victims are hurt in an accident. In some cases, accidental injuries result in death. In fact, accidents rank as the third-highest cause of death in the United States.

If you or a loved one have suffered due to another party’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages for medical treatment costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Contact personal injury lawyer Michael A. Shammas at 312-971-5959 for help.


People get injured in a number of ways. Car accidents, pedestrian accidents, trucking accidents, workplace injuries, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and defective products leave millions of Americans out of work and needing treatment each year.

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents are the most common personal injury case, with nearly 6 million crashes occurring annually. Motor vehicle accidents often result from negligent driving behaviors, such as texting while driving, drunk driving, and other forms of distracted driving. These accidents can involve pedestrians, passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, rideshare vehicles, and motorcyclists.

Workplace Injuries

Workers have a right to a safe and healthy work environment. When employers overlook safety protocols or provide faulty equipment, workers suffer the consequences. Workplace injuries can commonly occur as slip and fall incidents, toxic chemical and fume exposure, muscle strains, repetitive strains, crashes and collisions, loud noise exposure, lacerations and cuts, and getting struck by falling objects.

Slip and Fall

Across all age groups, slip and fall accidents are one of the leading cause of injury. Slip and fall incidents can happen as a result of workplace negligence, or while on the property of a business. In some cases, elderly patients may experience serious injuries from slip and falls while in the care of a nursing home facility. These accidents can lead to serious brain injuries, broken bones, hip fractures, and other head injuries.

Truck Accidents

Trucking accidents are different from car accidents because the trucking industry is regulated by the Federal and State governments. Many truck accidents occur because of driver fatigue, improper loading techniques, negligent truck maintenance, improper training, and other acts of negligence.

Compensation in
Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury accidents can lead to a number of physical, emotional, and financial losses. It can also lead to death. It is important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who understands how to get maximum compensation for all of your losses.

Examples of some common items of measurable damages recovered in personal injury cases are the following:

  • Total medical bills (past and future)
  • Lost earnings (past and future)
  • Property damage
  • Medical equipment

Examples of recovery that can be obtained that are not easily measured but have significant value are the following:

  • Pain & Suffering
  • Loss of your normal life
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional damage

Of course, the most devastating loss after an accident is death or paralysis. In cases of wrongful death, a victim’s family can recover damages for grief and loss of financial support.

Sustaining an injury can lead to lifelong disability and costly recovery. For help, contact personal
injury attorney Michael A. Shammas at 312-971-5959.
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