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A Chicago personal injury lawyer provides vital services to those trying to recover a sense of stability after a serious injury or loss has occurred. This service is more than legal counsel; it is the feeling of calm that results from knowing that a powerful team of advocates is completely focused on making those responsible pay for their errors.

Representing injured clients across the United States

Meyers & Flowers, headquartered in Chicago, has built a nationwide legal advocacy practice on the foundation of seeing that our clients obtain full financial compensation for many classes of preventable injuries. 

Our Chicago personal injury lawyers have a formidable reputation for taking on huge multinational corporations, insurance companies and employers. 

We have won large settlements and trial awards that not only benefit individuals, but often result in wide sweeping improvements in safety procedures connected with the defendant industry.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What should I do after an accident?

The first and most important action after an injury accident is to get medical attention and follow the prescribed therapy. The second action is to engage the services of a qualified personal injury attorney. Do not provide a statement to an insurance company, lawyer, or party representing the at-fault party as you may damage your case.

Why should I choose Meyers & Flowers?

Our litigation team represents the injured in a wide range of injury cases, including vehicle accidents, defective product cases, malpractice, abuse, workers’ compensation, consumer fraud, and others. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, or if a family member passed away due to the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you can trust our Chicago personal injury lawyers to pursue justice and full compensation for you.

What is personal injury?

Personal injury is defined as any physical or emotional injury sustained by an individual through the negligent or reckless act of another party. The bottom line for personal injury is that individuals, employees, businesses, governments and other entities have a legal role to ensure an environment under their control is reasonably safe, or the products they manufacture are safe for consumers. Meyers & Flowers has the experienced Chicago personal injury lawyers and resources to aggressively investigate the details of every case and pursue just compensation for our clients, no matter what it takes.

Removing the Stress of Seeking Compensation

We are proud of our record of wins for our clients. Many of them come to us feeling hopeless at the thought of confronting a team of hard core opposition attorneys, thinking they are on their own after an injury has completely changed their lives. Our clients are relieved to learn they have a world class personal injury law firm backing their claim.

How Do You Decide Whether or Not a Case Goes to Court?

At Meyers & Flowers, we have deep trial experience, and in negotiating settlements with the opposing party’s defense lawyers. You can be completely confident that your rights and interests will be protected. With the assistance of our litigation team at Meyers & Flowers, the value of your claim will be carefully and thoroughly evaluated to determine the actual value, including:

  • Economic Damages: Financial losses associated with the injury, including medical costs, rehabilitation, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and other losses.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These damages are typically the largest portion of a personal injury claim, and relate to pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, emotional anguish, etc.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, the actions of the responsible party were so outrageously reckless, lacking any regard for the safety of others, that compensatory damages can be pursued as punishment for those actions.
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The Fundamentals of a Personal Injury Case

Personal injury covers a wide range of injuries including physical damage and emotional stress. This body of the law allows individuals to seek financial compensation for damages caused by intentional or unintentional negligence.

The basic premise is that individuals, corporations, medical personnel and many others have an acknowledged duty to provide a safe environment or to provide services that cause no harm.

While money alone cannot fully compensate for pain, emotional stress, loss of a loved one, or an altered lifestyle, it can help to get one’s life back on track.

A Look at the Personal Injury Process

When you’re seeking justice in a personal injury case, you deserve to trust that you’re in the right hands. At Meyers & Flowers, we have extensive experience with personal injury suits, having successfully argued hundreds of cases. We’ll walk you through every step of the process:

Your Consultation

This is our first meeting, during which we’ll get to know the details of your case and begin to formulate a specific plan for moving forward. We’ll help you figure out what types of compensation you might be entitled to, and get you started down the road to justice.

Document Filing

Filing all of the necessary documents is the first proper step in the suit process, which we’ll take care of on your behalf.

Discovery

This is the part of the process during which the plaintiff (you) and the defendant (the other party) will formally exchange evidence. We’ll send the other party a list of questions, requests for documents, and so forth. This helps us build our case.

Motions and Hearings

Before the trial properly starts, both sides have a chance to file for motions and hearings that might impact the outcome of the trial, or the process by which it proceeds altogether. An example of this might be one side arguing that certain evidence be deemed inadmissible, or arguing that there’s not enough evidence to bring the case to trial altogether.

Negotiations

In most cases, attorneys will attempt at reaching a settlement before the trial actually begins. If both parties can come to an agreement, the trial can potentially be avoided. If not, the trial proceeds.

Trial

During your trial, we’ll argue your case compellingly, doing our best to convince a jury that the defendant is liable for the damages and owe you the compensation we’re demanding.

Collections and Appeals

When a settlement or verdict is reached, your attorneys will then set about collecting and distributing the compensation from the defendant. In some cases, the defendant can also file post-trial motions, or appeals, each of which can potentially change the outcome of the trial after the fact.

Tireless representation for every client

Meyers & Flowers is serious about obtaining fair and meaningful financial compensation and aggressively prosecutes each personal injury case to a satisfactory conclusion. Many cases are settled out of court particularly when it is clear that the defendant was negligent. Our Chicago case preparation team is considered among the best in the preliminary steps leading up to trial. While we try to avoid expensive trial costs, we are always fully prepared and willing to escalate to trial. A Meyers & Flowers Chicago personal injury lawyer is fully equipped to confront an opponent of any size including managing large class action and mass tort actions from our Chicago base, representing thousands of clients across the United States.

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Personal injury cases

Every personal injury case arriving at our office is unique and our personal injury attorneys in Chicago are fully versed in all aspects of the laws governing these types of cases. We routinely represent clients, individually and also through large group legal suits for injuries arising from:

Defective medical products including:

Every year, thousands of people are injured by defective medical devices and products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posts yearly lists and summaries of the most serious recalls of defective medical products with a reasonable chance of causing serious health problems or death. Consumers who have been injured by defective medical products may be eligible to recover compensation for their losses.

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Defective prescription drugs:

A defective prescription drug is one that causes physical, psychological, or emotional harm. Drugs can be defective due to improper labeling, insufficient warning, or a defect in the drug itself. Unfortunately, it can take years to discover that a drug is dangerous, at which point many people have already suffered harm.

Auto and truck accidents:

  • Often requires identification of multiple defendants

When a large commercial truck collides with a much smaller passenger vehicle, it can cause serious or fatal injuries for the passenger vehicle occupants. Truck accidents are complex cases involving federal regulations and multiple potentially responsible parties, which may include the truck driver, the trucking company, a truck parts manufacturer, or a company responsible for maintenance of the truck. Learn more about truck accident legal coverage here, or car accident legal coverage here.

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Aviation accidents:

Aviation accidents occur much less frequently than auto accidents. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports a total of only 808 aviation accidents nationwide in 2016. When they occur, however, plane crashes can cause serious or fatal injuries. After a tragic aviation accident, it is important to have an attorney with experience representing your interests. Airlines and their insurance companies have their own best interests at heart.

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Workplace injuries:

If you are covered by workers’ compensation (as most workers are), you should receive benefits for a work-related injury, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. If should be a simple matter to receive your benefits after an on-the-job injury, but, unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Our dedicated legal team has years of experience and a successful track record handling workers’ comp cases. You can rely on us for assistance if things don’t go smoothly with your workers’ compensation claim.

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Sexual abuse:

  • Employer or co-worker abuse
  • Teacher abuse
  • Clergy abuse

Sexual abuse is becoming an increasingly serious problem. The Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that someone in America is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. An average of 321,500 people age 12 and older become victims of sexual assault or rape every year. Sexual abuse victims have a right to seek compensation in a court of law, even if they were too afraid to report the abuse when it occurred. Learn about sexual abuse legal coverage here.

Train and cruise ship accidents:

  • Collisions
  • Food poisoning
  • Assault

Hard-working people go on cruises and travel to relax, unwind, and get away from it all. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries often occur on cruise ships and trains. Train accidents are caused by human factors, track defects, equipment defects, and signal defects. As trains are powerful machines with tons of fast-moving iron and steel, collisions can have devastating consequences.

Personal injury on a cruise ship can result from loss of power, fires, food-borne illnesses, slip and fall accidents, crime and assault, or full or partial sinking of the ship. Cruise ship accidents and injuries are complex cases governed by maritime law, which includes federal regulations, international treaties, and case law.

If you have been hurt on the job or suffered injury caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, Meyers & Flowers is here to help. Our team of seasoned trial lawyers has a history of success recovering substantial awards and settlements for our clients.

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