Sometimes individuals in Chicago suffer injuries that are not the fault of any one person, but are due to mere clumsiness or happenstance. Unfortunately, there are times a person suffers an injury due to the actions or inactions of another individual. When these injuries are severe, victims can rack up significant medical bills, not to mention the pain and suffering they endure.
Harm and injuries that a person suffers as a result of other people’s actions may be compensable when the responsible parties failed to act responsibly given the circumstances of the situations. Reasonableness can be as straightforward as putting out a “slippery when wet” sign on a floor that was recently washed or as farsighted as putting up signage warning of latent dangers on a property that may or may not be visited by others.
The judicial system can assess if an individual’s conduct was reasonable in a given factual scenario, and if it was not then the victims of that individual’s actions may be able to seek compensation for the pain and suffering that they suffered. Getting to the point where a judge will consider a personal injury case, however, requires a victim to file a lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit can be a complex process, but there are Chicago-based attorneys like those of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish who can provide assistance along the way.
From initiating an initial pleading and deciding in which court to file the lawsuit to completing discovery and providing representation at trial, the firm’s attorneys are ready to help injured persons pursue compensation for their injuries. Personal injuries caused by other people do not have to be silently borne by victims. Their pain and suffering is often acknowledged through the awarding of damages in personal injury cases.