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The question for us today is from Gloria who passed out and fell downat a funeral home. Here is Gloria’s question:

“I was at a funeral and all of a sudden, I felt a sharp pain and I had to be rushed to the hospital. Now I have medical bills that I cannot pay. Is there anything you can do for me?”

Thank you for the question, Gloria. I am sorry to hear that you got hurt. You know, in every kind of injury case, we have to prove that the other person or company that we are trying to sue did something wrong and what they did wrong caused your injury.

Based on the information you gave me, it sounds like you were at a funeral, you became light headed, you passed out and you fell down.

So the question is, under that situation, who is really at fault for causing you to pass out and fall down?

It would be a completely different circumstance if you were walking and tripped on a loose stair or loose carpeting. Since in every kind of case we have to prove that someone did something wrong and what they did wrong caused your injury, I don’t think you have a case.

Now, there is a big exception: that exception is in workers compensation cases.

In workers compensation cases in the state of Illinois, all we really have to prove is that you were employed and you were doing your job when you got hurt.

In a workers comp case, we don’t have to prove that your employer did anything wrong. We don’t have to prove an unsafe condition. We don’t have to prove a dangerous work environment.

All we have to prove is that you were employed and that you were hurt while on the job and the case is actionable.

But in every third-party case – whether it was a car crash, a fall down, any kind of injury case that goes to court not at the workers comp commission – we have to sue somebody that was legally responsible for your injuries.

I am sorry I cannot help you with this one, but if you have more information and want to call my office, by all means give me a call. Sometimes, the news that I give clients or potential clients is not great news.

However, it is better that you know the truth early on than have false hope for a case that we cannot recover on.

Hiring the Right Injury Lawyer

Now, in this section, I want to share with you the right way to hire an injury lawyer in Chicago. Not all lawyers are equally qualified to do a great job in your case. For example, if you wanted work on a copyright or a patent, I am not your guy.

But in injury cases, I am your guy! That is because I’ve chosen to help injured people in my law practice and that is what I have focused on.

If you are considering hiring an injury lawyer, there are a few things that you should know to make sure that the injury lawyer you hire is the right one for you. The last thing you want to do is to hire a lawyer to solve a problem then find out you hired the wrong person for the job.

depressed and worriedThe first thing I tell people is hire a specialist. Now, technically, lawyers in Illinois are not allowed to call themselves specialists. But you want a lawyer who does a lot of what you’re hiring him or her to do.

You don’t want a real estate lawyer or an insurance defense lawyer doing your injury case. You want someone who spends a big amount of their time in their law practice focused on helping injured people.

I will put it this way: if my car needed a brake job, I would not want to hire a mechanic who never did a brake job before.

The second thing to look out for is the lawyer’s fee. In workers comp cases, the lawyers fee is usually 20% of what is recovered. In typical personal injury cases, the case is usually 1/3 or 40%.

If a lawyer gives you different numbers or doesn’t want to put your deal in writing, turn around and walk away. In fact, it is ethically required for a lawyer to put his injury representation in writing for you.

Third, if the lawyer gets good reviews from people who have injury cases with them. If you get referred to a lawyer from a former client, then they were probably pretty happy with the lawyer’s work. Don’t be afraid to ask for testimonials or a summary of what former clients had to say.IMG_1136-header

Check out a lawyers website for this sort of information. Just hiring a guy because you saw him on TV or a billboard is not necessarily a good indication whether he’s going to be the right lawyer for you.

If the lawyer has good reviews and takes time to answer your questions to talk to you, you probably got a good one. Take a little time to make sure you hired the right lawyer the first time.

Chicago Personal Injury Law Office Of Scott D. DeSalvo

After you are involved in an accident, you may feel overwhelmed and be in a state of shock. If you’ve been injured, you may not know what to do or where to turn. Regardless of the severity of the accident, the pain you suffer and any uncertainty you may feel may be too stressful.

It doesn’t matter what kind of accident it was or where it happened, we are by your side. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Illinois, we offer the help you need. Whether you have a case or not, you deserve answers to your questions and some peace of mind.

Why Choose DeSalvo As Your Personal Injury Lawyer?

  • Free Case Evaluation In-Person, By Phone Or By Email, YOUR CHOICE!
  • Chicago Injury Lawyers Available 24/7/365 to Provide Help and Answers.
  • Injury DVD and Book For All Callers Which Explains the Secrets of Injury Cases (How They Really Work).
  • 100% Honesty and Great Communication, You Understand What Is Happening Every Step of The Way.
  • Approaching Second Decade Of Practice Dedicated To Helping The Wrongfully Injured.
  • Thousands of Cases Handled, Millions Recovered For Clients.
  • Son of A Disabled Truck Driver and Victim of Medical Malpractice, Takes YOUR Case Personally.
  • All Kinds of Injury Cases and Claims.
  • Actual Trial Lawyer Who Takes Cases to Court.
  • Member In Good Standing: Illinois Trial Lawyer Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association.
  • Treats Clients Like Friends, Will Fight To The End.

Why Hire DeSalvo As Your Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer?

When I was 8 years old, my father, a Truck Driver and a Teamster, was severely hurt at work.   He was still a young man at the time, but that injury took everything from him. The injuries to his neck, back and spine were permanent and they changed his life forever.

He was never the same. After being hurt, he hired the wrong personal injury law firm to handle his case. They were rude to him, didn’t explain things and did not pursue his third-party case — leaving money on the table without explaining it to him.  

His case went on for 17 years and it ended in a fee dispute with his old personal injury lawyer.  The injury lawyer wanted more of my father’s settlement money.

Dedication to Victims of Personal Injury

We grew up poor, once my father could no longer work. My father had to wait 17 years for his case to end. As a result, I worked during high school and put myself through college and law school so that what happened to my family NEVER happens to YOU or YOUR FAMILY.  

I have dedicated my personal injury law firm to help normal people like me, my family and YOU, and YOUR FAMILY. This is so that victims of personal injury do not get worked over by the legal system, rich insurance companies and lawyers who only think of themselves.

Your Fight is My Fight

I only represent injured people, NEVER Defense or Insurance companies and I even take the tougher cases other lawyers turn their noses up at.  

That’s because I have not just dedicated my injury law firm, but my very life, to representing injured people who otherwise would be acting without the information and help they need after being hurt at work, in a car crash, or no matter how they suffered an injury.

l-Pedestrian-InjuryI spend thousands of dollars and dozens of hours every year, (more than any other lawyer I know and far more than I am required to) flying across the country, learning the latest trial and case strategy techniques with one goal in mind: doing whatever it takes to give you the best legal representation you can find anywhere.

If you need more proof, check out my reviews. My personal injury clients know that I treat everyone with respect and take the time to make sure your concerns are addressed every step of the way after an injury.  

I am so committed to helping and educating people who have suffered personal injury that I wrote an “Injury Book and DVD“ that explains and shows you how personal injury cases work. What’s more, I give it away FOR FREE to anyone who wants it, at my expense.

Your fight is my fight. You can count on my team to help you in your time of need. We can help you seek the compensation you deserve. I will fight for your rights.

Contact us 24 hours a day at our toll-free number, 1-888-HURT-318, to get a free DVD and book which explains your rights. You can also call us directly at the office at 312-895-0545 to speak with a lawyer right away or you can contact me at calls@desalvolaw.com.

The call is free, the consultation is free, but the peace of mind of having your questions answered is priceless.

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