Our Areas of Legal Practice at Fitz Law Group
Everyone knows the saying—“accidents happen.” But what happens when that accident happens to you as a result of a construction site mishap? Construction site accidents can occur in various places in Chicago and Illinois, from residential homes, commercial properties, and industrial construction sites in city and suburban areas. Construction site accidents can be extremely serious, resulting in permanent disability, loss of limbs, head injuries, broken bones, and even wrongful death. Whether your injury is temporary or permanent, the experienced lawyers at The Fitz Law Group will help you receive the compensation you deserve for your large medical bills and lost wages. From your initial free consultation to your settlement, you will receive personalized attention and honest communication about your legal options.
Although health insurance may help with the medical expenses and financial debt you incur after a life-changing personal injury, it does not cover emotional trauma and lifestyle changes. The Fitz Law Group will be there to fight for justice and your future by holding the negligent party accountable for your injury.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
When you get behind the wheel of any type of vehicle, you are trusting that the other drivers around you are going to obey the law and help keep everyone safe. Unfortunately, there is a significant amount of motor vehicle accidents that occur every day, and the negligent driver must be held responsible for their actions. Our motor vehicle accident attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of a motor vehicle accident get the compensation they deserve.
Being injured on the job can be a very overwhelming, complicated time for you and your family, as workers’ compensation cases can be complex legal claims. It is best to leave your Chicago workers’ compensation cases to qualified lawyers you can trust after you suffered an injury or illness as a result of your work. We are here to listen to your unique case and present a legal strategy specifically to address your needs and what will benefit you most.
You may not even realize the vast variety of products that everyone comes in contact with. Every day, people interact with various products, from car seats and toys to electronics and medication, and we trust that the products we use are safe. Unfortunately, many injuries or even wrongful deaths occur due to improper design or failure of proper warnings on seemingly safe products.
Owners of both personal and commercial property have a responsibility to keep their property safe from hazards and defects. If there are unsafe conditions on their property and someone is injured because of it, they can be held responsible for the injuries.
When you are harmed or become ill as a result of the workplace, the cause and damage may not be readily noticeable, which is why occupational disease cases can be complicated and stressful for clients. The attorneys at The Fitz Law Group will be there for you and your loved ones who suffered from occupational diseases to support for your rights and fight for the full reimbursement you deserve.
It can happen when you least expect it—dog bites and attacks can be terrifying and dangerous, often causing serious injuries to their victims. People may have prolonged hospital stays, incredible medical expenses, disfigurement, and lost wages after a dog bite or attack. Did you know that in Illinois, a dog owner may be held liable for a dog bite or attack for all physical and financial damages? At The Fitz Law Group, we know your rights and will inform you of animal control laws, what you are entitled to, and represent you while you recover.
Injuries and illnesses caused by exposure to toxic chemicals in and outside the workplace can be extremely hazardous, often leading to respiratory problems and neurological disorders. The Fitz Law Group represents clients who suffer from occupational diseases caused by harmful chemicals and improper exposure to dangerous substances.
Putting your life and health into the hands of a doctor seems simple; if you are sick, you visit a doctor to be treated and trust him or her completely. When you experience unnecessary pain, suffering, or loss as a result of medical malpractice, the physical and emotional effects are devastating. The Fitz Law Group handles medical malpractice cases in Chicago for a variety of causes, including improper diagnosis and surgery, failure to correctly diagnose, erroneous treatment, wrongful death, emergency room errors, and incorrect prescriptions.
Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
When you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you are entrusting their life to the care of the nursing home staff. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse/neglect is fairly common in nursing homes and there are many victims. There are many different forms of nursing home abuse/neglect which threaten the health, safety, and well-being of our loved ones. If you believe that your loved one is suffering from abuse or neglect, our Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys are here to make sure the party responsible for their suffering is held accountable for their actions.
If a baby is injured either before or after birth due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or another medical professional, you can file a birth injury lawsuit. The devastation that a family can feel if a medical error or oversight occurred during the pregnancy or delivery can be further burdened by mounting medical bills, and our Chicago birth injury attorneys are here to help you with your case.
In the United States, it is estimated that there are 1.5 million brain injuries that occur each year. Although many of these injuries are relatively minor because of the skull’s protection, over 500,000 require hospitalization. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), are a blow or jolt to your head, which can cause the function of your brain to be disrupted. TBIs can range from a minor concussion to a coma or in some cases, even death.
As private citizens, we put a great deal of trust into the police officers who are sworn to protect us. Unfortunately, there are times where police officers take advantage of their position of power and use excessive or unnecessary force while on the job. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a false arrest, police assault, or the victim of excessive force, you can seek financial compensation.
Hazing and Bullying
There are many different forms of bullying, including verbal, physical, sexual, or psychological. There are laws in place that schools are required to follow regarding bullying, but unfortunately, it does not always stop the attacks. Hazing can cause serious injury or even wrongful death in some cases. Protecting our children from bullying and hazing is so important, and if your child has been bullied or hazed, you may be entitled to compensation.
Daycare Injury Lawsuits
Finding the best daycare for your children can be very stressful since there are so many options, and parents always want what is best for their children. When you put your child into the care of someone else, you give them your highest trust that they will protect and care for your child. Unfortunately, it is too common to hear about injuries and accidents that occur at daycare centers. There are a few reasons that most accidents and injuries occur, including employee negligence, unsafe environment for children, or insufficient staff.
If you have suffered a serious or debilitating injury or illness and are not able to work, our social security disability attorneys can help you file a claim for social security disability. If you have not been able to work for at least 12 months in a row due to an illness or injury, there are social security benefits that are available for you. There are federal programs under the Social Security Administration, which include Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplementary Security Income Benefits (SSI). These programs may be available to you, based on your situation.
Slip and Fall Accidents
If you have suffered a serious injury due to a slip or fall accident on someone else’s property, the owner of the property or the management company could be held legally responsible for the accident. If there is proof that the property or management owner’s negligence or irresponsibility caused the accident, you may be able to seek compensation.
If you have been the victim of intentional tort, or an intentional act that resulted in your injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Intentional tort cases involve the plaintiff claiming the defendant participated in intentional wrongdoing that resulted in their injury. Intentional tort cases are considered to be civil cases, but criminal cases can precede them for the same offense.