The effects of an accident can be devastating: pain, injury, medical expenses, property damage, financial concerns, an inability to work, and even the possibility of death. Thankfully, the law protects you if you’ve been injured due to the carelessness, negligence or wrongful conduct of others.
Choosing an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Don’t let the legal and financial burdens overwhelm you. If you or someone you know has suffered an accident, CALL us NOW to find a helping hand.
Hiring the right Personal Injury Law Firm to represent your interests and navigate the complexities of your claim can mean the difference between just compensation and financial hardship or even ruin. When you know someone is fighting on your behalf, you’re free to concentrate on the important things—healing your body and putting the pieces of your life back together again.
Experience Meets Compassion
After being involved in an accident, you need legal counsel that delivers results while offering compassion. At Marc J. Shuman & Associates, LTD., you’ll get both.
Accidents are traumatic enough. The last thing you need after suffering an injury is to feel slighted by your personal injury attorney or insecure in your legal claims. That’s where we come in. We are a highly experienced yet small personal injury firm located in Northern Illinois. We’re big enough to get results and modest enough to give you the individual attention you need.
At the Law Offices of Marc J. Shuman & Associates, LTD., you’ll never feel like just another case.
With a track record of success assisting victims of bodily injury, negligence and wrongful death cases, you know you’re in good hands with Marc J. Shuman & Associates, LTD. We provide high quality, results-driven legal services to injured clients and their families. No matter what stage of the legal process you happen to be in, we can help you achieve your goals.
Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer
We provide Personal Injury services throughout Chicago, the State of Illinois, and Northwest Indiana.
Our goal is to negotiate the best possible settlement for you. If the negotiation of a settlement is not possible, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf. Our firm is known for dedicated service and successful results in even the most difficult and complex matters.
We have successfully represented more than 10,000 injured clients and their families throughout the State of Illinois, helping them recover millions of dollars in Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation claims for pain, physical and emotional suffering, as well as disfigurement, lost wages, property damage, and medical bills.
An Experienced Personal Injury Law Firm
Unlike larger law firms which simultaneously practice many areas of law, our practice is strictly dedicated to Personal Injury related law. Our injury focus covers any type of accident and any size accident. Whether you’ve tripped on a slippery surface and suffered a broken bone, been bitten by a neighbor’s dog, or suffered traumatic brain injury as the result of a car accident, we can help you evaluate your legal options and pursue a compensation claim.
No case is too large or too small for our law firm to manage on your behalf. We invite you to complete our absolutely FREE case review form. You can also Call Us Now Toll FREE at (800) 722-9744 for a FREE consultation with one of our experienced injury attorneys today.
Auto Accident Lawyer
Whether you were a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian, it’s important to seek legal advice from a seasoned car accident lawyer after being involved in an auto crash. At Marc J. Shuman & Associates, LTD., we will give first-class legal counsel and representation no matter what type of vehicle—car, truck, motorcycle, boat, bicycle—or victim—adult, child, dog—is involved. If you need an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer, we can help.
Workers’ Comp Lawyers
Injuries sustained at work can be devastating, reducing your ability to earn a living. Thankfully, there are laws designed to help you recover from such trauma. If you’ve been injured at work, we can help you maximize your workers’ compensation settlement. No matter who was at fault for the accident or illness, you have a right under the law to request compensation. Contact us today to if you need professional help pursuing your workers’ compensation claim.
Wrongful Death Suits
Nothing is worse than losing a loved one. While nothing can bring them back, a wrongful death suit can help family members obtain justice, secure acknowledgement for the wrongdoing, and recover damages through negotiated settlements or litigation. Only then can family members begin to move forward with their lives.
Nursing Home Abuse
The exploitation of vulnerable individuals is particularly heartrending. When nursing home staff violate the trust placed in them by abusing or neglecting their elderly residents, it may be time to pursue legal action. If someone you love has suffered at the hands of a nursing home near Chicago, IL, call Marc J. Shuman & Associates, LTD. to explore your options.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider provides substandard care that results in injury or damage to a patient. The law also provides recompense in the event that a faulty medical device caused harm. Contacting an experienced malpractice attorney is the first step toward obtaining justice.
Product Liability Lawyers
Faulty or unsafe products can lead to injury or illness. Fortunately, the law holds manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers responsible for the products they sell. If a faulty product has hurt you or someone you love, Marc J. Shuman & Associates, LTD. can help you evaluate your legal options and advocate on your behalf.
Know Your Rights
If you’ve suffered harm due to the negligence of another, you have the right to seek legal help. In many cases, you may be able to pursue a negotiated settlement or even file a lawsuit against the other party, whether that be an individual or a multinational corporation. As well as knowing your rights, you should be familiar with your responsibilities under the law. That means understanding what steps you’ll need to take after suffering an injury.
What should I do if I was hurt in an accident?
Step #1: Seek Immediate Medical Help
Before you do anything else, you should handle any and all medical emergencies. Even if you believe your injuries are minor, you should always seek the advice of a healthcare professional after being involved in an accident. In the first place, your injuries may be more critical than you believe. Secondly, you’ll need a physician’s expert opinion and an official medical record in order to successfully pursue a legal claim.
Step #2: Gather Evidence
If you’re going to pursue legal action, you’ll need to collect as much evidence as possible. While an attorney can help you by investigating your claim, it’s your responsibility to begin gathering the pieces. That means taking photographs, if possible, of the accident scene, of your injuries, and of any important signs or roadway hazards.
Step #3: Call a Personal Injury Lawyer
Unfortunately, there is a narrow window in which you can successfully file a lawsuit against a guilty party. In order to increase your chances of receiving a settlement or jury award, you should initiate proceedings as soon as possible after the accident. That means calling a personal injury attorney immediately after securing medical help. A seasoned attorney will not only advocate on your behalf when the time comes, but will also give you valuable advice about how to proceed and whether you have a chance of success.
Step #4: Secure Contact Information
No matter what type of accident you’ve been in, you should always obtain contact information for relevant parties. That means getting the name, address, and insurance information of the other driver in an auto accident. It also means securing the contact information of any witnesses, including coworkers who might be relevant to a workers’ compensation claim.
Step #5: Keep a Record
Start a journal and keep a detailed file of all proceedings. Write down any witness statements, any communications made by the other party, any medical symptoms, and any lost wages. You should also keep a copy of your medical records, expense receipts, and any other documentation relating to the accident and its aftermath.
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Marc J. Shuman & Associates, LTD. opened its doors in 1996, and has successfully represented more than five thousand injured victims, with millions of dollars in recoveries in excess of $50,000,000.
Allow our experienced personal injury lawyers to explain your legal options and remedies when you or a loved one has been injured. At Marc J. Shuman & Associates, LTD, we understand that a favorable outcome is of utmost importance to our personal injury clients.