Personal Injury Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois
Law Firm OverviewCary J. Wintroub & Associates, L.L.C. is a personal injury law firm located in Chicago, Illinois. We pride ourselves on being available to answer your questions and concerns. We listen to you, we thoroughly explain your rights and legal options, and we utilize our knowledge, experience and skill to obtain the best results for you.
Some insurance companies attempt to discourage accident victims from hiring an attorney. They try to obtain recorded statements while an accident victim is without counsel or they try to tempt accident victims with small and quick settlement offers. These tactics are designed to prevent accident victims from receiving the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled. However, our involvement has consistently created significant value for our clients. Please make certain that your rights are protected and maximized by seeking our advice as soon as possible.
We will negotiate full and fair compensation for your injuries. In the event that your matter is not settled before litigation, we will file suit, litigate and go to trial on your behalf. We are dedicated personal injury lawyers, who understand the difficulties that arise when one has become a victim of an accident. When you choose us to handle your case, you can rest assured that your case will receive the personal attention it deserves.
We are committed to devoting the necessary time and preparation that your case requires, in order to obtain the best recovery possible for you. We never settle a case without your approval. We have a successful track record for negotiating settlements and winning substantial lawsuits for accident victims. We are conveniently located in downtown Chicago, just blocks from the courthouse. Free parking is available and public transportation is a short distance away. We are Chicago personal injury attorneys, who have served the Chicagoland area for over 25 years.
Languages: Spanish; English.
Areas of Law
- Failure to Diagnose
- FELA Railroad Injuries
- Industrial Injuries
- Informed Consent
- Mass Tort
- Medical Malpractice
- Medication Errors
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motor Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accident
- Personal Injury
- Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Premises Liability
Areas of Law Description
At Cary J. Wintroub & Associates, L.L.C., we represent clients for their personal injury concerns in the following areas:
- Car Accidents
Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in Chicago and throughout Illinois. If you have been injured in a car accident, you must first prove that either a person negligently operated a vehicle that caused the accident or that some defect involving the vehicle or the roadway was the cause. In some instances there may be multiple causes that contribute to a single accident. These causes may include: careless driving, driver distraction, driver impairment, poor road conditions, poor road design and/or mechanical failure.
- Truck Accidents
The majority of injury and death that occur in truck accidents, are suffered by the occupants of the smaller vehicles involved in these accidents. Truck litigation involves claims against negligent truck drivers and the companies that hire them. Generally, truck negligence falls into two categories: driver error and poor vehicle maintenance. Examples of driver error can include: fatigue, inexperience, poor training and/or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Additionally, overloaded and oversized trucks can be other possible causes of such accidents.
- Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents occur when a victim falls on someone’s property, due to the negligence of the property owner. Every property owner has a duty to keep his/her property in a safe condition, free from defects and problems that may cause a person to fall. Slip and fall accidents can cause victims to sustain physical injuries, pain and suffering, emotional injuries and can cause victims to incur significant medical bills and lost wages. Even accidents that seem relatively small in nature can produce injuries with severe consequences.
- Premises Liability
Owners of commercial, residential or industrial property are legally obligated to make certain that their premises are free from any safety hazards. Additionally, maintenance companies and contractors that perform services at commercial properties may bear some responsibility in creating the hazard or permitting the hazard to remain upon the premises. In the event that you have been injured on someone’s property, photograph the condition of the property in a manner that will show the height, width, depth and nature of the substance or danger that caused the injury, before someone removes or repairs that dangerous condition.
- Wrongful Death
The Wrongful Death Act creates a cause of action in the name of the representative of the estate of the decedent, for the benefit of the next of kin. Next of kin can include the widow, surviving children, parents or siblings of the decedent. Such a claim can be utilized to recover damages for pecuniary injuries, specifically: loss of companionship, mental anguish, and potential financial contributions of the deceased. Surviving children may recover damages for the loss of instruction, moral training and education that they would have otherwise received had the parent lived. The Illinois Survival Act permits the next of kin to recover damages for the pain and suffering of the decedent from the time of injury until the time of death. These damages are allowed if it can be proven that the decedent suffered.
- Workers’ Compensation
The Workers’ Compensation Act was passed to provide compensation for your injuries on the job. The Act also provides for payment of your medical bills and lost wages. We can provide you with experienced workers’ compensation attorneys to help you obtain the money and benefits that you are owed. Even accidents that seem relatively small in nature can produce injuries with severe consequences.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries occur when a traumatic event results in damage to the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals up and down the spinal cord. The most common types of spinal cord injuries include contusions (bruising of the spinal cord) and compressions (caused by pressure on the spinal cord). Other types of injuries include lacerations (severing or tearing of nerve fibers), and central cord syndrome (specific damage to the corticospinal tracts of the cervical region of the spinal cord). Severe spinal cord injuries often cause paralysis (loss of control over voluntary movement and muscles of the body) and loss of sensation and reflex function below the point of injury, including autonomic activity such as breathing and other activities such as bowel and bladder control.
- Medical Malpractice
While we place our trust in the hands of medical professionals to provide quality, timely and meticulous medical care, such care is not always provided. In fact, sometimes healthcare professionals deviate from the standard of care that is required of them. Proving that a deviation from the standard of care has occurred and is the cause of injury to an individual can be both difficult and costly. When malpractice occurs, many healthcare professionals refuse to admit their wrongdoing. In other cases, the insurance companies who represent the healthcare professionals choose to fight the victim rather than help the victim or the victim's family receives compensation for their losses.
- Construction Accidents
Construction sites are often busy and dangerous. Failure to utilize proper care and follow safety procedures can be extremely dangerous for the construction worker and those in his or her vicinity. Construction accidents injuries can be caused by a number of different things, which may include: unsafe workplaces, unstable scaffolds, water, unseen holes, dangerous spots, falling equipment, electrocution, vehicle crashes, slips and falls, and injury due to machinery. Also, chemical exposure and many other hazards create construction accident injuries with severe consequences.
- Nursing Home Cases
Unfortunately, older people are often the victims of nursing home neglect or abuse. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities do not always provide to their residents adequate food, medication, hygiene or attention. Sometimes, caretakers in nursing homes physically or emotionally neglect or abuse older adults. These issues are compounded by the fact that many victims of elder neglect or abuse have difficulty communicating their experiences to family or friends. Family and friends can protect the ones they love by being on guard for signs of neglect or abuse. Signs of potential nursing home neglect include: bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, uncleanliness and bruises or other marks.
- Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can occur when a mere jolt to the head results in the disruption of the function of the brain. The severity of such injuries can range from a mild concussion to coma or death. The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are: motor vehicle accidents, birth injuries and slip and fall accidents. Brain injury accidents can cause victims to sustain physical injuries, pain and suffering, emotional injuries and can cause victims to incur significant medical bills and lost wages. Even accidents that seem relatively small in nature can produce injuries with severe consequences.
- Product Liability
In the event that a defective product causes injury or death, the manufacturer of the product is liable to the victim or his/her family for the damages that the product has caused. A manufacturer has a legal and ethical obligation to make certain that the products that it makes will not harm the people who use them. Product liability accidents can cause victims to sustain physical injuries, pain and suffering, emotional injuries and can cause victims to incur significant medical bills and lost wages. Even accidents that seem relatively small in nature can produce injuries with severe consequences.
- Dog Bites
Dogs instinctively protect their owners and perceived territory with their only means of defense – their teeth. Dog bites are painful and traumatic, and often require emergency medical care involving sutures. Damaged nerves require lengthy recovery time, fear of dogs and emotional trauma can be long lasting, and scars from the injury may be permanent and can require a plastic surgeon to minimize their appearance.
- Bus Accidents
Whether it is a school bus, city bus or charter bus, bus accidents typically result in significant physical and emotional injuries to victims. School bus accidents can be particularly devastating because the victims are innocent children. Bus drivers owe their passengers the highest duty of care. Bus accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including: negligent driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, weather conditions, defective equipment, improper maintenance and dangerous roadways.
- Motorcycle Accidents
While riding a motorcycle may be an enjoyable recreational activity, it carries with it great dangers. Motorcycle accidents are usually caused by someone other than the motorcycle operator. In light of the relatively small size of motorcycles, motorcycle collisions usually end with the operator sustaining severe injury. Often, these injuries are permanent and result in saddling victims with large medical bills. Many accidents involving motorcycles occur at intersections. Other scenarios include: where a motorist’s line of sight is obstructed, where a motorist turns or pulls out into the path of a motorcycle and/or where a motorist strikes a motorcycle from behind because the motorist was unable to brake in time.
- Railroad / FELA Accidents
Railroads have a duty to exercise reasonable care in the operation of their trains and in making crossings safe. This may require proceeding at reasonable speeds in light of load and weather conditions, checking to make certain passengers enter and exit the train safely, providing gates, lights or other warnings to motorists. Accidents that result due to the negligence of railroads for these occurrences and others generally result in severe injuries or death. Separately, when a railroad worker is injured on the job, the right to compensation is governed by a Federal law known as the Federal Employers' Liability Act, or FELA. To recover under the FELA, one must establish that the railroad failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work. The FELA was intended to provide injured workers and their families with fair and manageable compensation for injuries.
- Aircraft Accidents
While flying may be statistically safer than driving your car, aircraft do not always arrive at their destinations safely. Aircraft accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, which include: pilot error, poor weather, faulty equipment, FAA regulation violations, structural or design problems, negligence of flight service station employee, negligence of federal air traffic controllers and/or dangerous or defective aircraft design or manufacture.
Mr. Sheldon J. Aberman
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Mr. Michael A. Hume
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Mr. Cary J. Wintroub
Animal Bites, Asbestos Mesothelioma, Back and Neck Injury, Bad Faith Insurance, Bicycle Accident
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