Car accidents can be devastating for people, both physically and financially. Injuries may never heal due to carelessness, recklessness, drunk driving, distracted or drowsy drivers, or just negligent drivers. Medical bills may pile up because of someone else’s negligence. Kaplan Law Offices, P.C. has been a champion of those injured as a result of negligent drivers. We pride ourselves on consistently getting substantive results for injured clients to bring relief and compensation to them.
Accidents involving commercial vehicles need to be addressed immediately, because they usually involve out-of-state drivers, and more complex insurance carriers than what is seen in conventional vehicles. Also, there are different laws which govern commercial insurance carriers. The impact of being involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer can be severe. Immediate legal attention to the matter is essential.
Motorcycle accidents are usually the result of drivers who fail to share the road with motorcyclists. They just don’t appreciate the inherent dangers involving motorcyclists, which makes them careless while driving. Such negligence leads to serious accidents with motorcyclists, which could be devastating.
Under Illinois Law, bicycles have the same rights as do automobiles or motorcycles. Those laws are in place to protect the rights of bicyclists on the road. A transgression of those laws can cause serious injuries.
Many boating or jet-ski accidents occur when the operator of the watercraft is under the influence of alcohol, or is distracted by others. Most insurance carriers will cover boating accidents in a similar fashion as car accidents. If you are the victim of a reckless or negligent act by an operator of a watercraft, Kaplan Law Offices, P.C. can help. We will protect your rights to compensation as a result of such negligent action.
Bus or Public Transportation Accidents
Bus accidents, especially those involving public transportation (such as the CTA, Metra, or other common carriers) need immediate attention. People put their trust into public transpiration to get them to their destination without incident. The laws regarding suits and/or claims against these quasi-governmental public transpiration carriers are strictly regulated. Kaplan Law Offices, P.C. has the knowledge and experience to generate the maximum amount of compensation against these carriers.
Slip and Falls/Premises Liability
Private and public organizations are required by law to keep their premises safe and free of hazards that could cause you harm. People are often injured as a result of negligent maintenance, repair, or design of property. Look for things like:
- -Wet, slippery, or unlevel surfaces
- -Improper lighting
- -Falling merchandise
- -Broken or uneven pavement
Nursing Home/Assisted-Living Negligence
Many elderly individuals and their families, who entrust the care of their elderly loved-ones, find that sometimes the caretakers are their worst enemy. Elderly abuse, or negligence on the part of nursing home employees, is too often ignored or excused. Kaplan Law Offices, P.C. is a strong advocate for the elderly who find themselves neglected, injured, or abused.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to follow professional standards of medical care, and an injury occurs as a result. Not all medical mistakes constitute medical malpractice. Instead, medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to do what a reasonable medical professional would have done if facing the same situation.
A bite from a dog can be a simple pinch, or a more serious gash. Dog owners can be held accountable for injuries suffered from such attacks. Damages can include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Injuries occurring on the job are governed by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation laws, which permit an individual who is injured at work, or while performing duties for his/her employer, to obtain lost wages and get other compensation.