Personal Injury

At Kasan Law, we are committed to providing personalized and compassionate representation to those who have suffered severe or fatal personal injuries due to the negligent conduct of others. We are dedicated to helping individuals and their families obtain the compensation they deserve for the personal injuries they have suffered.

We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we have secured financial compensation for your losses. Common types of personal injury matters that we handle include:

Premises Liability

  • Slip & Fall Injury
  • Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
  • Dangerous Property Conditions
  • Inadequate Maintenance
  • Negligent and Inadequate Security
  • Restaurant Liability
  • Retail Store Liability
  • Sidewalk Accidents
  • Stair Accidents

Medical Malpractice

  • Surgical Malpractice
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Emergency Room Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Medication Errors
  • Medical Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to Diagnosis
  • Dental Malpractice

Nursing Home Negligence

  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Bed Sores
  • Sepsis
  • Patient Falls & Fractures
  • Malnutrition
  • Physical Abuse
  • Wandering Patients
  • Dropped Patients
  • Medication Errors
  • Patient Choking

Public Transportation Accidents

  • Train Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Metra Accidents
  • Amtrak Accident
  • Pace Bus Accidents
  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Accidents

Wrongful Death

  • Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Wrongful Death
  • Fatal Vehicle Accidents
  • Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
  • Fatal Truck Accidents

Catastrophic Injury

  • Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Burn Injury
  • Amputations
  • Fractures & Paralysis

What is a personal injury case?

Personal injury refers to situations in which an individual or corporation causes temporary or permanent physical injury through their wrongful, negligent, or reckless conduct. Personal injury law is designed to provide monetary compensation to those that have been injured. Personal injury encompasses a broad area of law that covers many types of injuries, including accidents, negligent acts, medical errors, or nursing homes negligence.

In a personal injury case, the injured party is seeking compensation for all of the losses they have experienced and will continue to experience as a result of that injury is called the “plaintiff,” and the person or entity allegedly responsible for the injury is called the “defendant.” In fatal accidents, the family of the loved one may bring a wrongful death suit against the person or entity responsible for the loss.

What must be proven to receive compensation?

Personal injury cases arise out of many circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, professional malpractice, or nursing home negligence. Generally, negligence is the basis for most personal injury cases. In order to prevail in a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff must establish the following elements of negligence:

  • A legal duty of care – A duty to use reasonable care to avoid the risk of foreseeable injuries to others under the specific circumstances and standards of behavior
  • A breach of the applicable legal duty – A failure to conform their action with the standard of care owed under the specific circumstances
  • Causation – A deviation from the legal duty owed caused the other person to suffer injuries
  • Damages – Actual injury or damages suffered due to the failure to use reasonable care

For example, motorists have a legal duty to follow the laws applicable to operating a vehicle and conduct themselves according to the standards. If a driver is rear-ended and injured, they will have to establish that the at-fault driver violated the applicable standard of care owed, such as disobeying a red light. Additionally, the driver that was rear-ended must establish their injuries and damages were caused by the at-fault driver’s failure to comply with the applicable standard of care.

What types of compensation is available?

A personal injury victim may recover economic and non-economic compensatory damages. Economic damages are tangible damages that can be quantified easily and may include past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, household services, vocational rehabilitation, property damages, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost earning capacity. Non-economic damages may include pain, emotional anguish, humiliation, reputational damage, loss of enjoyment of activities, or worsening of prior injuries.

However, compensation for personal injuries heavily depends on specific facts, including the nature of the injuries and damages that each individual suffers. In general, personal injury victims are entitled to compensatory damages for the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages lost wages
  • Physical disability or disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Out of pocket expenses

Free Consultation

At Kasan Law, we take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay any legal fees unless we get you compensation for your case. Our consultations are free and carry no obligations.

As with any personal injury case, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. If you or a family member has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact our Chicago and Illinois personal injury attorneys to schedule your free consultation by calling (312) 300-6724, e-mailing us at [email protected], or schedule your consultation online.

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