Personal Injury

Lots of people suffer personal injury everyday slipping at the grocery store, getting attacked by an animal, crashing into another vehicle, or through a myriad of ways. Personal injury cases are meant to compensate the plaintiff for the personal injury and expense of the event. A personal injury lawsuit generally allows the plaintiff to seek compensatory damages and punitive damages. If you file a lawsuit for personal injury and negligence, like after a car accident, then you may have damages awarded for your compensatory damages (economic damages and non economic damages). These are meant to reimburse you for your…
 Car accidents often result in property damage, serious injuries, or even death. Victims and their families may be left with significant medical bills, repair costs, and other expenses. They may also be unable to work or complete daily responsibilities while recovering from car crash injuries. Fortunately, compensation for these costs and other damages may be available through a personal injury case. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident in Illinois, it is important to understand how Illinois handles shared fault accidents.  Modified Comparative Negligence If you cannot reach a settlement with the insurance company, you…
Premises liability injuries are not uncommon, coming in many different forms and arising from many different circumstances. Included in premises liability is negligent security. Crimes fall under the category of negligent security when they could have been prevented or made the criminal act less likely by the use of sufficient security measures. When an individual suffers from an injury on private property due to substandard safety measures, they may be interested in pursuing damages from the property owner or tenants.  What Constitutes Negligent Security? When an owner or tenant of a property fails to install reasonable security measures to…
In a major move, the third week of the ongoing New York State opioid trial saw the three largest U.S. drug distributors — McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation — agree mid-trial to settle claims with New York State, including both Suffolk County and Nassau County. If approved by the state and county legislatures, the agreement will require the three companies to pay a combined $1.18 billion over the next 17 years. The distributors’ decision to settle claims follows Johnson & Johnson’s $230 million settlement, which Suffolk and Nassau County general legislatures approved. The settlement includes a…
The COVID-19 pandemic not only changed the way Americans live their lives, but it also created many opportunities for committing fraud. Many of these schemes involved the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, and Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged hundreds of defendants with crimes that were based on these schemes. The FBI recently announced a new fraudulent scheme they are cracking down on – counterfeit COVID-19 vaccine cards. The agency has also declared that anyone who is charged and convicted of this crime faces harsh penalties. And…
Labor and childbirth is an extremely stressful process, with a variety of possible risks of injury to the mother and child. In some cases, the risk of injury or health complications may still be present after the birth is complete. Doctors and other healthcare professionals are responsible for keeping a close eye on new mothers and babies to provide any necessary care and treatment. However, these professionals sometimes make mistakes, and unfortunately, medical negligence can have long-lasting consequences. Medical Errors Soon After Childbirth It is not uncommon for a mother or newborn to experience some health complications after childbirth,…
Harmful Medication Overuse Often First Line of Defense for Managing Behaviorally Challenged Nursing Home Residents There is excessive and unnecessary use of antipsychotics and psychoactive medications in U.S. nursing homes. These powerful drugs are sometimes given to patients living in long-term care facilities to calm behaviors associated with behavior disruptions and mental health illnesses. Antipsychotics can be so powerful that they sedate residents to the point where they become listless and unresponsive. Residents may be slumped in chairs or unable to get up from bed; they may no longer participate in activities like feeding themselves or engaging in routines they…
When you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, there are a number of possible defendants in the lawsuit. In the best-case scenario, there is a company that can be held liable for the wrongful acts of their employees. The legal doctrine of respondeat superior could help families recover for their injuries from a company that has deeper pockets to pay for their legal liability than an individual defendant. The Legal Doctrine of Respondeat Superior Continue reading ›
The statistics regarding sexual abuse are shocking: The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that someone is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds in the United States. Sadly, many victims of sexual assault, rape, and sexual abuse are children. If you were sexually assaulted or abused by a caretaker, teacher, religious authority, or another individual, you should know that you have options for holding the liable person or organization accountable. Understanding the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Sex Abuse Cases When most people think about taking legal action against a sex predator, they assume that the action is being…
Back injuries, neck injuries, and spine injuries can be excruciating and debilitating. When a person suffers a back injury resulting from another party’s recklessness or negligence, the injured person may be entitled to damages. They may recover compensation for the financial losses they suffered due to the injury, such as medical bills and non-financial losses like their lost quality of life. However, successfully recovering money for a back injury can be challenging. To do so, you and your attorney will need to prove several elements. Do I Have a Valid Back Injury Lawsuit? A personal injury lawsuit is used to…
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a 59-year-old man named Thomas Travers passed away on Monday July 26, 2021 after being struck by a van on North Milwaukee Avenue. The collision occurred in the northwest side neighborhood of Jefferson Park. Mr. Travers spent two days at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois after the crash where he sadly passed away due to the multiple injuries he sustained from the accident. The crash occurred in the afternoon of July 24, 2021, on the busy road of the 5300 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. Milwaukee Avenue is a popular street among cyclists in…
Were you involved in an auto collision with another driver? Did the accident cause property damage, injuries, or fatality? At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, our experienced personal injury attorneys can represent your best interest to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your damages. Call our auto accident injury attorneys at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or use the contact form today to schedule a free consultation. We can ensure that the other driver’s insurance company will provide sufficient coverage for all of your medical bills, lost wages, future earning capacity, emotional distress, pain, and suffering. No one ever…
Accidents between a large commercial truck and passenger cars can often result in catastrophic injuries. Worse, many of these crashes end in fatalities. Passenger vehicle occupants are the most likely victims of these fatalities. Truck drivers and their employers face much stricter standards since large commercial trucks pose a much bigger threat on the roads. When these standards are not met, it is more likely that tragedies will occur. If your loved one died in a truck crash, you may be interested in pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit.  Fatal Trucking Accidents in Illinois  Catastrophic injuries and fatalities are…
To operate a motor vehicle safely, one must think clearly, reason responsibility, and maintain muscle coordination. Alcohol consumption weakens all of these functions. Any injury caused by a car accident can be devastating and the injuries caused by a drunk driving accident are often preventable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that nearly half of the vehicle fatalities in Illinois involve alcohol. Unfortunately, drunk driving is even more prominent during the summer months. Illinois Drunk Driving Accidents Across the nation, summer accounts for the highest level of drunk driving-related fatalities. This increase in deadly accidents makes it imperative to…
Identifying Heat-Related Stress and Dehydration Injuries in Nursing Home Populations During the Summer Months When you help your loved one find a nursing home, you should feel it is a safe place no matter their risk factors for injury and illness. The facility staff members should be trusted to care for your relatives and friends and protect them from harm. However, extreme weather events, including high temperatures, can be particularly tough on a neglected senior population. And unfortunately, it is not uncommon to hear stories of elderly individuals in dire situations who face severe injury or even die due to…