A car accident can be a traumatic event. It can also be an overwhelming experience to deal with insurance companies, figuring out who will pay medical bills, property damage, lost time from work, and more.
Victims can become injured in a variety of settings. Car accidents, workplace injuries, slip and fall incidents, medical malpractice, and defective products leave millions of Americans out of work and needing treatment each year.
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.
Pedestrian accidents are especially high in a busy city like Chicago. With heavy vehicle, taxi, bus, bike, and train traffic, pedestrians are often forgotten or just not seen and become the victims of awful injuries as a result.
Injuries sustained in rideshare accidents can leave victims facing long recovery processes, expensive medical treatment, and loss of income. Rideshare companies carry liability insurance to help cover costs for other passenger vehicles or consumers. How much coverage is offered depends on the circumstances of the accident.
Losing a loved one is difficult. It can be especially difficult when the death comes unexpectedly due to the careless acts of another. Often times, a family is not only losing a loved one, but also a provider of income, and a provider of care and companionship. The family of a person killed due to the wrongful conduct of another is eligible to receive money damages for economic loss, pain and suffering, grief, sorrow, and loss of companionship.
Motorcycles are no exception to the rules of the road. Whether you were hurt while riding the motorcycle, or hurt by an individual riding the motorcycle, your rights are the same and you should follow the same steps as with car accidents.
Construction workers perform their jobs in an environment where slight carelessness or oversight can lead to disastrous consequences. This is because oftentimes construction projects involve heavy machinery, several different types of equipment and other objects in the area, and various individuals from several trades working in coordination at the same time.
Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be the most difficult choice a person has to make. You place your trust in the nursing facility to care for your loved one with dignity and to follow the plan of care to ensure they are treated and monitored properly. Nursing home cases can be brought for many different types of situations.
We place our trust in doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals to use their education, training, skills, and judgment when providing care. Many times doctors and other health care professionals fail to provide the “standard of care” required when providing treatment.
Many injuries occur because of a dangerous condition on a property. Whether somebody slips on a liquid substance or trips over an object or other dangerous condition, usually the injured person can recover if they can establish that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, and failed to take the appropriate steps to fix it.
Companies that design and manufacture products have a responsibility to make sure that the products are free from defects in the design and manufacturing of the product. Usually, these cases are proved by showing that the company designed or manufactured a product that was unfit for its intended purpose.
Employees who sustain a serious injury on the job often face financial hardship following the accident. Shammas law office can help you recover compensation and, in some cases, hold negligent third-parties accountable for their actions.
Living in Chicago presents a higher risk of injury due to bus and train accidents. CTA bus and train operators are held to an even higher standard because they transport the public. Injuries can be sustained whether a bus or train operator is guilty of negligent driving, or if the bus or train has not been maintained properly. Because of the size of buses and trains, the resulting injuries can be very extensive.
Chicago personal injury attorney Michael A. Shammas fights for the rights of accident victims and helps them recover compensation for their losses. Michael understands how injuries can impact the lives of his clients and their families, and offers the highest level of care and availability to help them cope during difficult times.