Palatine, IL

Palatine Personal Injury Lawyer

The Law Office of Jack M. Shapiro, P.C. in Palatine, IL represents injured clients who have suffered losses after a car crash, dog bite injury, premises liability case, construction accident, or slip and fall. Mr. Shapiro personally answers your questions and walks you through the process of filing your personal injury claim. 

Hiring Palatine Personal Injury Lawyers

These are some common questions to ask a Palatine personal injury lawyer during your initial consultation:

  • What are your attorney’s fees?
  • Are you going to be the attorney personally handling my case?
  • Will you take the case all the way to trial if needed?
  • Can I contact you directly if I have questions about my case?
  • What level of participation do you need from me? 

Our Cases

Each of our cases is handled individually. In some big law firms, junior lawyers or legal aides work on cases and communicate with clients rather than the partners, who spend most of their time marketing their firm. When your attorney gets to know you, he can speak with credibility about your injuries and their effect on your life. We leave no stone unturned when developing a legal strategy for our clients.

Usually, in personal injury cases, the damages are paid out by the insurance company rather than the defendant, though in some circumstances, the defendant may have to pay personally. Because medical bills can be extremely high, as well as lost wages and other damages, insurance companies have lawyers who look for ways to prove that the injured victim shares some responsibility for the accident.

We provide aggressive representation against the insurance company while providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal counsel to you. The goal of every personal injury lawsuit is to obtain the maximum settlement and help you to put the accident behind you.

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About The Lawyer

Jack M. Shapiro moved to Chicago, Illinois, and began his legal career as a volunteer attorney for the Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services as a legal aid after graduating from Brooklyn Law School. As a former defense attorney for insurance companies, Mr. Shapiro understands the legal challenges you will face in your personal injury case.

You will receive personal care in your injury case. Clients who work with Mr. Shapiro are welcome to reach him by cell phone anytime. 

About The Firm

Call the Law Office of Jack M. Shapiro, P.C. in Palatine, IL at 847-243-8917 today to schedule your free consultation with a personal injury lawyer. You can learn more about the process of filing your claim and the next steps you should take. 

Common Personal Injury Accidents in Palatine

The most common types of accidents in Palatine, IL that a personal injury lawyer can help you with are:

Car Accidents

The Law Office of Jack M. Shapiro, P.C. specializes in helping victims of car accidents and motor vehicle accidents recover compensation. If a distracted driver, drunk driver, or reckless driver caused you to suffer losses after a crash, then call now to talk to Palatine car accident attorneys.

What To Do After An Accident

You should always report the accident to the appropriate party; a car accident must be reported to the police, but a premises liability or slip and fall accident must be reported to the property owner or manager. If there were any injuries, then call 911.

Get the other driver’s name and exchange your names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and insurance information. Ask any witnesses for their contact information. If the accident happened on someone’s property, then they should fill out an incident report and give you a copy. For a car accident, the police generate a report and you must be sure to get a copy.

Take pictures of where the accident happened and the conditions that contributed to the event. This is the only time that the scene of the accident will look this way, so get as many photos and videos as possible.

Never admit fault, take responsibility or apologize for an accident. Such statements can jeopardize your case. There may be more than one liable party in your accident, which an investigation can reveal. If you admit fault, it can harm your chances of recovering damages.

You should always get checked by a physician after an accident to be sure that you are not suffering from any injuries. Even if you feel fine, a doctor could find an injury before it progresses. You deserve to know whether the accident has done any damage to your nerves, bones, soft tissues, or organs.

You should talk to a Palatine personal injury lawyer within 24 hours after your auto accident and before you speak to the insurance company. The Law Office of Jack M. Shapiro, P.C. has extensive experience helping victims of motor vehicle accidents get the compensation they deserve.

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Common Injuries in Personal Injury Cases

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are some of the most common types of injuries across all injury cases. Because TBI is caused by a sudden force or blow to the head, a wide range of accidents can cause it. Motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, premises liability accidents, and construction accidents can all result in a wide range of TBI, including diffuse axonal injury, brain contusions, concussion, and coma.

Likewise, spinal cord injuries are caused by a sudden force to the back or from the victim being flung or contorted after impact. A range of accidents can lead to complete or partial paralysis. An accident victim with catastrophic spinal cord injuries could need $1,000,000 worth of medical treatment in the course of their lifetime.

Why Choose Us

The Law Office of Jack M. Shapiro, P.C. in Palatine, IL handles all aspects of your car accident and personal injury claim. We get to know you and the effect of the accident and your injuries have had on your relationships and life. We hear your story firsthand and are prepared to take your case all the way to trial. Call us now at 847-243-8917.

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