Accidents happen every day throughout the greater Chicagoland area. From slips on the sidewalk to trips at the grocery store, some people even find themselves facing personal injuries when malfunctions in products and utilities cause them to suffer harm in their own homes. The many ways that a person can hurt himself or herself are addressed in a variety of personal injury laws, also known as tort laws.
In some cases, a wrongdoer can be within the vicinity of his victim, but in other cases, the offender may be completely separated from the injury-causing act. For instance, products liability cases can arise when people are harmed by the poorly designed or badly manufactured products that they buy. In such cases, a wrongdoer may be hundreds or even thousands of miles away, depending upon where the product came from and where the victim lives.
Conversely, car accidents can literally smash victims and wrongdoers together in the blink of an eye. Though hit-and-run accidents do happen, in many motor vehicle accidents, a victim can easily identify the party that caused his or her harm.
There are many other types of torts that can result in compensable injuries to innocent parties. Construction accidents, medical malpractice and other torts may all cause individuals to suffer harm due to the wrongdoing of others. When accidents affect your ability to function, you may choose to pursue your rights under personal injury law.
The Law Firm of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish can help you investigate the law related to your particular form of personal injury. Whether your damages arose from one of the frequent car accidents that plague Chicago streets or from a bizarre product-based incident in your home, our firm can help you better understand the tort claims related to your case. Please visit our personal injury website for more information on our services.