Attorneys can and do commit malpractice. This article discusses legal malpractice in general, as well as an example in which our firm successfully obtained a jury verdict for thousands of dollars against Rock Island, IL lawyer Jack A. Schwartz for his malpractice and breach of contract.
Personal Injury and Torts and Disability
Navigating the process of obtaining Social Security Disability benefits can be time-consuming, confusing, and stressful — and often for individuals who experiencing the worst hardship of their lives. This is, in part, because (in order to qualify for benefits) a person must demonstrate that he or she is disabled.
Both Iowa and Illinois recognize an individual’s right to file a medical malpractice claim against entities and individuals who provide inadequate care. A lawsuit may be filed against a health care provider for medical malpractice when the treatment falls below a standard of care generally practiced by the medical community. That means that if a health care provider makes a mistake
Both Iowa and Illinois allow for an individual to bring a lawsuit against an intentional tortfeasor for any damages caused by the wrongdoer’s intentional actions. Intentional torts tend to involve behavior that is more egregious than simple negligence, as the tortfeasor in intentional tort claims intentionally does an act that causes harm to the Plaintiff.
Property owners must make a reasonable effort to maintain their property and to keep it safe from any dangerous conditions on the land. They must also warn others of any defective conditions with which the property owner should reasonably know about.
Any civil lawsuit can also include a wrongful death claim when the defendant’s actions or inactions resulted in the death of a loved one. When an individual dies as a result of the negligence or wrongful act of another, the victim’s close family may bring a wrongful death claim against that individual.
An individual injured by a dog bite may have a cause of action against the dog’s owner.
Although “slip and fall” personal injury accidents are the butt of many jokes on TV and the internet, such accidents are no laughing matter in real life. A person who experiences a slip and fall accident may suffer significant harm. That harm often includes medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Such matters should be properly addressed through the legal system in Iowa and Illinois.
When a person is hit by a car, it can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. That is true whether the injured person is a pedestrian or is in a car themselves.