Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Chicago, Illinois
Woodruff Johnson & Palermo1 E Main Street Suite 200, 1 Main Plaza
Champaign, Illinois 61820
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONWoodruff Johnson & Palermo, founded in December, 1999 provides outstanding legal representation to people who have been injured in Illinois. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, we have recovered substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients through hard work and dedicated service. We take an aggressive and results-oriented approach to our work.
At Woodruff Johnson & Palermo, our lawyers have more than 60 years of combined legal experience handling personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation cases. We are a results-oriented firm that takes an aggressive approach to our work. Cases do not sit around unattended. We work hard for you, the client, and never forget that your future health and financial security often hang in the balance. We will help.
We have recovered financial compensation for 99% of the people we represent. While we cannot promise you a specific result, we believe strongly in our track record, and we handle every aspect of the case from start to finish. We will help you file the accident report, negotiate a settlement, and, when necessary, take your case to trial to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Many of our clients come to us through referrals from satisfied current and former clients, other attorneys who respect our legal skills and integrity, and even several major labor unions. Our firm's lawyers train other lawyers by providing continuing education to attorneys on legal topics within personal injury and workers' compensation law.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
- Car Accident
When drivers are careless and negligent, other people on the road have to deal with the consequences. More than one thousand people lose their lives each year on Illinois roads and highways in motor vehicle accidents; thousands more are seriously injured. At the law offices of Woodruff & Johnson, we believe that negligent parties should be held accountable for their actions. We provide effective legal help for the victims of carelessness, including accidents caused by cell phones and distracted driving.
- Semi Tractor Trailer Accident
When tractor trailers collide with passenger vehicles, the results can be devastating. Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and even fatalities. If you have been injured or a loved one was killed in a trucking accident, come to the law offices of Woodruff & Johnson. Our injury attorneys have extensive experience handling truck accidents claims. We understand the trucking industry and we know how to get results for you. Our attorneys have recovered financial compensation for clients injured in all types of car-truck collisions, including those involving: driver fatigue, violations of federal transportation regulations, improperly completed log books, improper loading and improper service and maintenance.
- Mass Transit Accident
While buses are used frequently by many people in Chicago and throughout Illinois as a dependable means of transportation, unfortunately, buses may be involved in accidents that leave passengers and other motorists injured. Our firm has handled a wide range of bus accident cases, including those involving city buses, school buses, Greyhound and other coach buses. Our firm has represented both bus drivers, including school bus drivers, who have been injured in accidents, as well as commercial passengers injured in accidents and motorists who have been hurt in collisions with buses. Accidents can occur for a wide range of reasons. Rollovers. A driver — whether the bus driver or a different motorist on the road — not paying attention to the road. Cell phone use and texting while driving.
- Bicycle Accident Injury
A bicyclist has a standard of operating a bicycle responsibly and safely under the circumstances. This means that if a bicycle is going at excessive speeds around a lakefront or on a city street and runs into a pedestrian, a motor vehicle or another bicycle, the bicyclist may be found negligent and responsible for providing compensation. Of course, many bicycle accidents involve motor vehicles. Given the lack of protection for bicycles, these accidents often have catastrophic results and may require extensive medical treatment for weeks, months or years into the future.
- Motorcycle Accidents
After a motorcycle accident that leaves you, or a member of your family, injured, it is not always easy to know what your options are, what to say to the insurance company and what compensation you may be entitled to for your medical treatment, lost wages and other expenses. It is important to speak with an experienced lawyer to get the help you deserve after a serious motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are far too frequently catastrophic or fatal due to a lack of protection. There are no restraints, no air bags and no protective carriage, which puts bikers at significant risk. Our firm has the experience to defend the rights of those who have been harmed in motorcycle accidents and require compensation.
- Swimming Pool Accident
Swimming pool accidents typically happen for one of two reasons. The first is when property owners fail to provide proper safety features for their pools. This includes both home owners and business owners where pools are present. Gates should be locked, pool deck areas should be safe and uncluttered and warnings should be posted where necessary. The second is when pool equipment manufacturers have built or installed defective drains, diving boards or other pieces of pool equipment.
- Boating Injury / Jet Ski Accidents
Recreational boating, on Lake Michigan or elsewhere throughout the state of Illinois, is enjoyed by thousands of people every year on boats, Jet Skis and other personal watercraft. While these activities can be fun for adults and children of every age, when proper safety precautions are not taken by everyone on the water, accidents can result that cause passengers and others to suffer serious injuries. Factors that commonly lead to boating accidents in Illinois may include: inexperienced boat operators, inattentive driving, poorly maintained boats and boat engines, weather conditions, alcohol and drugs, improper lighting and other safety features.
- Product Liability
Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed by dangerous or defective products that never should have reached the marketplace. If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be able to collect monetary damages for your injury, lost work time, pain and suffering, medical bills, and more. We are skilled at helping injured people get the maximum financial settlement they deserve. You can rely on our attorneys for knowledgeable, effective representation in all types of products liability claims, including those involving: defective automobiles, defective car parts, including air bags, tires, and seat belts, manufacturing equipment, power tools, ladders, car seats, bassinets and other products for children.
- Premises Liability
Property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition so it doesn't pose a danger to others. Homeowners need to keep their sidewalks shoveled and free of ice in the winter and repair broken or crumbling stairs. Municipalities need to maintain public sidewalks, roadways, and the playground equipment in parks so they don't risk injuring people. Owners of retail stores, shopping malls, office buildings, sports arenas, and anywhere else open to the public must keep their property well lit and safe. If there is a broken railing, a wet floor, or a sidewalk trip hazard, the property owner must fix it or warn people of the danger. Otherwise, the hazard can result in a retail accident, pedestrian accident, or other type of premises accident that can cause serious injury.
- Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you deserve financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering and more. Please contact a medical malpractice attorney at Casey Woodruff & Johnson today to discuss the specifics of your case. Our attorneys have successfully represented people in all types of medical malpractice claims, including those involving: incorrect medication, birth injury, including cerebral palsy, failure to perform a C-section, failure to monitor the fetal heart rate, surgery error, emergency room error, instruments left behind, failure to diagnose diseases, including cancer and diabetes, misdiagnosis, operating on the wrong body part and wrongful death.
- Workers' Compensation
When you have been injured on the job, you need an attorney you can trust. Come to the law firm of Woodruff & Johnson. We are authorities on Illinois workers' compensation law. You can depend on our comprehensive knowledge of the law to help resolve your workers' compensation benefits issues as quickly and effectively as possible. Our firm provides assistance for the families of workers involved in fatal accidents that include: construction accidents, electrical accidents, industrial accidents, auto accidents on the job, defective machinery and toxic substances and exposure.
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