If you have been injured in an auto accident we can help you receive all the compensation you're entitled to. Statistically, the possibility of being injured in an auto accident is higher than ever. In fact, over 400,000 people die each year (115 per day) from an auto accident in the United States.
The most important factor in auto accident injury claims is time. If you have been injured in an auto accident, you need to contact an experienced auto accident lawyer immediately. The amount of time between the moment the accident occurred and the time you seek medical attention will play a key role in the success of your claim.
Contact us today to discuss your injuries with an experienced auto accident lawyer with over a twenty five years experience representing victims in Illinois and throughout the United States of America. While an attorney at a large firm might pass your case on to a paralegal or law clerk, Mark Vajdik will personally handle your case from start to finish to ensure you get the best representation possible. Contact us immediately if you have been injured in an auto accident.
The loss of a loved one can be a confusing and painful time, which is intensified when the loss was caused by another person’s negligence or wrongdoing. If someone you love has suffered a fatal injury because of someone else’s tortious conduct, we can help. We understand the delicacy of this type of litigation and we will handle your case with personalized care, while fighting hard to ensure the guilty party is held responsible for damages. A doctor who fails to diagnose cancer or a drunk driver who kills another driver or passenger are examples of wrongful death claims. Damages caused from wrongful death cases include medical, hospital, and funeral bills, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering. We will help your family receive compensation for these damages and help your family get their lives back on track so you can focus on recovering from this traumatic experience.
Wrongful death claims often require expert testimony and extensive research. We use the latest advanced computer databases and research to make your claim a success.
Due to the statute of limitations in wrongful death claims, it is vital that you contact us as soon as possible to protect your rights and the rights of your loved ones.
When a doctor causes an injury to a patient because of negligent actions, or inaction, medical malpractice may have occurred and you should contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer immediately. If you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice we are always available to discuss your situation. Formerly working for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation in medical licensing prosecutions, Mark Vajdik has specific expertise in all types of medical malpractice cases.
Medical malpractice encompasses many types of negligent situations, including misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, surgical errors, failure to gain patient consent, improper treatment, prescribing the wrong medication, failure to provide adequate care in nursing home and hospitals and others. Medical malpractice is a very complicated area of litigation and it unfortunately often results in devastating injuries. If you’ve been injured, you need a medical malpractice lawyer with the experience, knowledge, and technology necessary to successfully handle your case.
If you have been injured by medical malpractice, it is vital that you contact a medical malpractice lawyer immediately. Please fill out our short online contact form or call us directly at (312) 883-9500.
Workers' compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses. Each state has its own laws and programs for workers' compensation. The federal government also has a separate workers' comp program, mostly for federal employees. Workers’ compensation basically provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee's right to sue their employer for the tort of negligence. The trade-off between assured, limited coverage and lack of recourse outside the worker compensation system is known as "the compensation bargain".The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) is the government agency that handles workers’ compensation claims between employees and employers in Illinois. The IWCC acts as an impartial administrative court that answers these claims.
Class Actions and Mass Torts are two separate types of litigations that provide similar relief. Because of similarities. they are often confused. For example, in both class action and mass tort cases the plaintiffs are made up of a large group of people who have been injured by a common defendant or defendants. In both class action and mass tort, the lawsuits are consolidated into one action rather than allow for each plaintiff to maintain an individual lawsuit.
The key difference between mass torts and class actions is HOW the groups of plaintiffs are treated. In a class action, the suit is filed on behalf of an entire group of people who suffered similar harm as a result of a defendant’s actions. Here, all the plaintiffs involved in the class action are treated as one plaintiff, and the lead plaintiff sues the defendant on behalf of the entire class. In mass tort cases, each plaintiff in the group is treated as an individual. Therefore, each plaintiff must prove certain facts establishing the specific ways that person was harmed by the defendant’s action.
The number of plaintiffs in a mass tort is usually smaller than those of a class action. The plaintiffs in mass torts typically involve injuries to a distinct group of people who reside in the same geographic area.
Mass torts are broader than class actions and may involve various types of injuries resulted in the action or inaction of a defendant or several corporate defendants. Common examples of mass torts include lawsuits against manufacturers of defective drugs or defective products.
Business torts, also called "economic torts," are wrongful acts committed against business entities -- often intentional but sometimes due to negligence or recklessness -- that cause (or are likely to cause in the future) some kind of financial loss. They are not criminal offenses, although some business torts also may be charged as such (including restraint of trade in some cases). Businesses that are financially injured through the intentional or negligent act of another business or individual may seek monetary damages in civil court, although sometimes courts will issue injunctions ordering the defendant to cease certain unlawful activities. Common forms of business torts include: tortious interference with business or contract; theft of trade secrets; fraud; restraint of trade; trade libel; commercial disparagement; breach of fiduciary duty; unfair competition and shareholder rights and derivative actions.
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While contracts are a part of our daily lives, the area of contracts law can be very complex. If you’re employed, you probably have a contract. When you buy house insurance, or buy the house itself, or a car, there will be a contract. Even when you're buying a bottle of water or a newspaper from the grocery store you are entering into an agreement which will be governed by contract law.
Basically, any agreement that is enforceable in a court of law is a contract. What makes an agreement enforceable is the subject of numerous law suits.
The main areas which give rise to contract disputes include:
- Formation of contract (offer, acceptance, consideration, intention)
- Capacity to form contract
- Contents (terms, exclusions, privity)
- Vitiating factors (misrepresentation, mistake, duress, illegality, etc.)
- Discharge (performance agreement, breach, frustration); and
- Remedies (damages, performance, injunction, etc).
If you've paid for something and haven't received it, been fired in violation of your company policy or fallen subject to false advertisements - you may very well have a case for a breach of contract. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your potential case.
Benjamin Franklin once said the only certain things in life are death and taxes. We think there should be a third category added to that list - tax appeals. Whether you are trying to resolve a matter with the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of Revenue, we can help. If you've received a notice from either - YOU MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY! Every day that you don't interest and penalties may be accruing which will dwarf the original amount you owe.
We can also help prepare your state and federal taxes for both yourself AND your business.
How Do I Know If I Need an Entertainment Lawyer?
If you’re involved in the entertainment industry (or want to sue someone who is) you may want to hire an entertainment lawyer if:
- You’re entering into or negotiating terms of a contract
- Someone else has violated a contract
- Someone stole your intellectual property
- You’re figuring out publication or distribution rights
- You’re being sued for any of the above
If you’re at all confused about your rights or obligations, an entertainment lawyer will be able to advise you and point you in the right direction.
How Much Does an Entertainment Lawyer Cost?
Entertainment lawyers use different methods of billing for different services. Many attorneys charge an hourly rate for court representation, advisement, and document creation and review. Some also use flat rates as well. Contingency rates are also used, either when your lawyer thinks you have a strong case and you’re asking for compensation, or for long term representation. For long term representation a lawyer will generally charge a percentage of your earnings, though only if you have a steady income. The rate you pay will vary depending on the complexity of your needs and where you live. Be sure to talk about the billing structure your attorney uses before entering into any agreements.
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