Answers To Key Questions About Personal Injury & Ozmon Law
WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE?
Negligence is defined as doing something a reasonably careful person would not do or failing to do something that a reasonably careful person would do under the circumstances, which proximately results in damages to a person. These damages usually include pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, medical expenses and wage loss.
If a negotiated settlement cannot be achieved a lawsuit may be filed, and if the matter is still un-resolved it will be set for trial where liability and damages are ultimately determined by a jury.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM IN AN ACCIDENT?
- Seek Medical Attention
Seek medical treatment for your injuries as quickly as possible. This will also be important documentation of your injuries when it comes time to present your case to the insurance company or eventually a jury. After seeking initial treatment, contact Ozmon Law Personal Injury before speaking with insurance companies. Do not give a recorded statement to a wrongdoers insurance company.
- Preserve Evidence, Gather Facts and Documentation
Preserve all evidence from the accident that you can. Take Photographs of any serious injury or damage. Write down a summary of facts of the accident how and when it occurred, the time, type of injury, insurance information, and expenses lost and medical costs. Were there any witnesses to the accident? Request a copy of the police report if applicable. This will all aid Laird Ozmon in building your case.
- Contact Personal Injury Lawyer Laird Ozmon
A retained lawyer ultimately refers many serious personal injury cases to another law firm because that lawyer or firm doesn’t have the experience to properly handle that case. Ozmon Law has been dedicated solely to the representation of seriously and catastrophically injured victims and their families for over 30 years. Laird Ozmon personally handles and or manages every aspect of your case and will fight to obtain fair compensation. If a negotiated settlement cannot be achieved, Laird is a top trial lawyer and has experience to take your case to trial and fight to establish liability and recover the maximum award of damages from the jury.
Laird Ozmon believes that “wrongful Conduct Deserves Rightful Compensation”. Get the compensation you deserve by retaining Ozmon Law.
WHAT ARE TYPES OF DAMAGES AND COMPENSATION?
Each case is different and compensation will depend on your type of injury, the negligence of the others involved and the impact it will have on your future ability to work or your quality of life. Depending on the case criteria you may be able to receive compensation for the following.
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Disability/Loss of a normal life
- Emotional distress
- Lost past and future wages
- Property damage
DOES OZMON LAW PRACTICE IN MY AREA?
Ozmon Law has over 30 years of extensive experience as a Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, having handled serious cases in State and Federal Courts in Illinois and the U.S. Laird Ozmon can see that your case is prosecuted anywhere in the U.S.
- Will County: Joliet, Plainfield, Romeoville, Lockport, Crest Hill. Shorewood, Minooka, Channahon, Elwood, Manhattan, New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort, Peotone, Manhattan and Braidwood.
- Grundy County: Coal City, Morris, Mazon, Verona, Gardner and Kinsman.
- Cook County: Chicago, Cicero, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Blue Island, Harvey, Calumet, Countryside, Bridgeview, Matteson, Chicago Heights, Calumet, Evanston, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Glenview, Northbrook, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village and Rosemont.
- DuPage County: Naperville, Wheaton, Lisle, Warrenville, Glen Ellyn, Oakbrook, Downers Grove, Westmont, Hindsdale, Darien, Woodridge, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Addison, Wood Dale, Itasca, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, West Chicago, Roselle, Wayne, Winfield, Warrenville, Eola and Bensenville.
WHAT TYPES OF CASES DOES OZMON LAW REPRESENT?
Ozmon Law represents seriously or catastrophic patients that are victims to the following negligence.
- Auto Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Boating or Recreational Accidents
- Slip and fall Accidents
- Dog Bite Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Work-Related Accidents
WHAT SHOULD I NOT DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
- Do NOT Delay medical treatment. If your injuries are not serious enough to see a doctor then your injuries will not appear to deserve serious compensation.
- Do NOT exaggerate facts about your accident or your injuries, if your doctors reports don’t match your accident report or your type of injuries it will cast doubt on you and your case.
- Do NOT ignore your medical treatments or doctor’s visits. Follow the treatment and medication plan given. Otherwise it may appear that your condition is due in part to your failure to follow medical advice. This can negatively impact your recovery.
- Do NOT give any recorded or written statements without the consent or presence of your personal Injury lawyer to the negligent parties insurance company. However, you are obligated to communicate and give statement to your insurance company about the accident.
- Do NOT sign any legal and or medical documents prepared by the insurance company without the consent or presence of a lawyer.
- Do NOT discuss the accident or any details of it with the negligent parties lawyer, insurance company, adjusters, or investigators.
- Do NOT post images or discuss your accident or the case on social media. Any posts and or images can be requested by the negligent parties lawyer and be used against you in the case.
- Do NOT try to negotiate a settlement with an insurance company or the negligent party in any serious injury case.
WHY SHOULD I CONSULT OZMON LAW?
Experience, Trust and Compassion are Ozmon Law principles. Laird Ozmon has a proven track record of obtaining high dollar value settlements and jury verdicts involving personal injury law cases. While Ozmon Law is handling your case, Laird will always try to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. However, if a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, Laird’s 30 years of trial experience will work for you in attempting to recover maximum compensation from the jury.
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