Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer
Connolly Injury Law is a full-service law firm helping injury victims throughout Chicagoland recover compensation for the harm done to them by the negligence of another. Financial recovery after an accident isn’t automatic. The injured victim has to either negotiate an appropriate settlement amount with the insurance company or take them to court, where the victim will have to prove all the elements of a negligence claim – that the defendant breached a duty of care to the plaintiff, and that failure caused injury to the plaintiff that requires payment for the plaintiff’s medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent disability.
Insurance companies try to protect their bottom line by low settlements to get rid of claims or by challenging the plaintiff’s case. They’ll dispute that their insured was responsible for the injury, or they’ll argue the plaintiff isn’t seriously injured at all. They might also allege the victim’s own negligence is at least partly to blame. In Illinois, being found partially to blame for an accident reduces your claim proportionately, and persons found to be more than 50% at fault can’t recover anything at all from the other party.
At Connolly Injury Law, we know from experience how much your case is worth and how much you should settle for. We also know all the insurance company tricks they use to get out of paying, and we know how to deal with their tactics and prove your case in or out of court. If you’ve been injured because of another’s negligence in Cook County or surrounding areas, let Chicago personal injury lawyer Mark Connolly help you get the medical care and compensation you need.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Mark Connolly has a long history of representing motor vehicle accident victims and has amassed a record of substantial results for people hurt in Chicagoland car and truck crashes. Connolly Injury Law handles all kinds of motor vehicle accidents in communities in and around Cook County, including pedestrian accidents, motorcycle crashes, bicycle accidents, rideshare collisions, and more.
Mark has the experience and wherewithal to obtain all of the crucial evidence that will help to prove your case. This includes accident reports, red light camera video, social media documentation, emergency calls, witnesses statements, among others. Mark has worked with numerous experts throughout the years that will assist in interpreting this data and winning your case.
The loss of a loved one as a result of the negligence of someone else can be one of the most devastating and traumatic experiences for a family. Their grief is overwhelming and they are simply looking for answers. Mark Connolly has recovered millions of dollars for families that have gone through these tragedies.
Families of wrongful death victims are entitled to recover damages that take into consideration numerous factors including the loss of affection, money, goods, and society from their loved one as well as their own grief and sorrow and mental suffering.
Mark will pursue all responsible parties and seek out every avenue of recovery on behalf of his clients. No amount of money will ever fill that void that a family will experience in these heartbreaking situations. Connolly Injury Law will be there for your family and seek justice for these heartbreaking events.
Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
The Illinois Premises Liability Act requires property owners to exercise reasonable care in maintaining a safe premises for customers, guests, delivery persons and others who might enter their property. Depending on the circumstances, “reasonable care” might include making periodic inspections of the property and promptly cleaning up spills or repairing defects, and putting up warnings about hazards until the condition can be fixed. When a person does slip and fall, store owners and their insurers are either quick with a lowball settlement, or they will claim the victim wasn’t watching where they were going, or employees didn’t have a reasonable time to clean up the spill before the accident happened and therefore shouldn’t be liable.
In addition to maintaining floors, stairs and entrances safe and free of hazards, property owners are obliged to provide adequate security to prevent robberies and sexual assaults on their premises. Connolly Injury Law represents victims of assaults in apartment complexes, parking garages and stairwells when the owner or property manager failed to take reasonable steps to keep the area well-lit and secure.
Premises liability cases can be difficult to prove, but Chicago injury lawyer Mark Connolly has successfully represented individuals injured in slip and fall accidents and other premises liability injuries both on and off the job. He will always pursue creative and resourceful means of obtaining evidence to prove these difficult cases and maximize the recovery for his clients.
Dog bites and animal attacks can result in deep cuts, serious infections, broken bones and disfigurement, in addition to being emotionally terrifying and traumatic events. Tragically, dozens of people lose their lives every year after being mauled by another person’s pet.
Illinois law holds dog owners strictly liable for harm caused by their pets. It is irrelevant whether the owner was careful or negligent in keeping the animal or had any reason to expect the dog might bite. So long as the victim was lawfully on the premises where the attack occurred and did not provoke the animal, the owner can be held liable for the harm suffered.
Connolly Injury Law can help make sure you get adequately compensated for the serious damages caused by a dog bite, even if the dog’s owner was a friend or family member. Homeowner’s insurance and other policies are often available to cover these claims.
Most people would be shocked at how often medical mistakes happen, from cancer misdiagnoses and medication errors to surgeons operating on the wrong part of the body. Some errors go unnoticed, and patients don’t know whether a bad outcome was due to medical error or bad luck. But research has shown medical malpractice is so bad that it is actually a leading cause of death in the U.S.
It takes a lot of work and the help of medical experts to uncover and prove medical malpractice. Doctors need to be held accountable for the sake of the injured patient and to improve future outcomes for others. If you think something went wrong in the treatment of yourself or a loved one, it’s worth talking to a Chicago personal injury lawyer to see if you might have a case.
Justice for Victims of Personal Injury or Wrongful Death in Chicago
Connolly Injury Law works skillfully and diligently to get the full amount of compensation for accident victims and their families in cases of personal injury or wrongful death, including fighting for punitive damages in appropriate damages. If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of another, call the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Connolly Injury Law at 312-780-0819. Your call is free, and there’s no fee if we don’t win your case.