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Product liability refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacturing or distribution of a particular product for any damage caused by that product. This will apply to the manufacturer of individual component parts, or the assembling manufacturer, the designer, the wholesaler, and even the retail store owner. Product liability covers both the consumer of the product and also anyone to whom the product was given or loaned.
The first step in proving landlord negligence is creating documentation of your safety or security complaints that went unresolved, or even building code violations, particularly if fines were assessed. Safety concerns and building code violations often overlap, particularly when it comes to unsafe stairs or balconies, missing or damaged handrails, faulty wiring, and dangerous conditions in swimming pool areas. When it comes to premises liability and the negligent landlord, an experienced landlord negligence lawyer will need to help sift through the details to determine whether you have a reasonable chance to execute a claim against the landlord.
Like any personal injury lawsuit, you’ll first need to prove that another person or business entity is responsible for your injuries and was negligent. Where a case becomes more complicated for a self-employed person is in the calculation of lost wages. If you work for someone else, either as an hourly or salaried employee, it is rather straightforward to calculate how many hours or days of work you lost due to your injuries and provide a letter stating what regular compensation and bonuses, commissions, or other forms of compensation you missed out on. You can also include any sick, vacation, or bonus days you had to use during your hospitalization and recovery. If you are self-employed, the process becomes more complicated.
If you were injured in a trucking accident in Chicago, Berwyn, Oak Lawn, Cicero, or a nearby community, call the injury attorneys at Lloyd Miller Law for a free consultation.

Personal Injury: Will I Have to Go to Trial?

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Warehouse worker sitting on the floor after an accident

Almost all personal injury cases are settled out of court and before trial begins, some are settled after the start of a trial but before its conclusion. It is always better and faster to avoid a  trial but not always the best course to recovering the most in damages for a client.

That’s where our extensive 25 year plus experience as Chicago’s personal injury attorneys becomes very important in assessing whether the settlement you have been offered is fair of if you are likely to receive a better settlement if your case is tried.

Grazian and Volpe will never take your case to trial unless we have discussed all the options with you.  If your Grazian and Volpe lawyer and you decide trial is the best course of action, we will be there to hold your hand…..every step of the way. Our successful history as prepared, experienced and aggressive personal injury lawyers means that you can  put your trust in us and we will honor that trust by fighting hard and tirelessly to get you your best result, whether your case is resolved before, during or after trial.

Your South Chicago injury attorneys at Grazian and Volpe love to talk personal injury and workers’ compensation law and consultations are always free. We also make monthly appearances on WCIU, You and Me in the Morning and utilize Twitter, our website (grazianandvolpe.com) and LinkedIn to answer legal questions and educate the public on current law. Please feel free to contact us or view us the first Tuesday of every month on WCIU, You and Me in the Morning.

About the Author

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Law Group, Ltd.

Chicago accident lawyer Kurt D. Lloyd