The attorneys at Cooney & Conway have been representing victims of serious injuries caused by the negligence of others for decades. We have successfully represented thousands of people who have been injured through no fault of their own and provided justice to our clients in their moment of need. The attorneys at Cooney & Conway are with our clients every step of the way and strive to provide vigorous and ethical representation to help our clients rebuild their lives.
Serious Injury Attorneys in Chicago, IL
Cooney & Conway is a leading Chicago law firm that represents victims of:
- Automobile accidents
- Boating accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Construction accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall
- Drowning accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Professional malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- ...and more
Our lawyers have decades of experience and a long history of successful representation in many different practice areas.
What is a Serious Injury?
A serious injury is defined legally as a personal injury that results in particular outcomes such as disfigurement, dismemberment, death, or other injuries (including those listed below). The serious injury legal definition covers some of the possible outcomes, including permanent issues as well as non-permanent injuries that significantly impact the injured party's daily life.
Under the law, non-permanent injuries must affect the injured person's day-to-day life and functionality for a specific duration of time. The best way to know whether a non-permanent injury might be covered in a claim is to talk with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Types of Serious Injuries
While this list is not comprehensive, here are some of the types of injuries that are commonly seen in serious injury claims:
- Brain injuries
- Injuries to the head, neck, or spine
- Loss of a fetus
- Broken bones or fractures
- Loss or limitation of an organ or member
- Eye injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Knee, hip, and joint injuries
Should You File a Claim or Lawsuit?
Serious injuries are costly in a number of ways, including medical expenses and loss of income, and when the injury is caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Possible outcomes in a personal injury case include financial compensation commensurate with the injury, its impact and longevity, and other factors that vary on a case by case basis.
It can be difficult to work with insurance companies on your own in order to receive compensation, as insurance companies often dispute the severity of injuries and who is at fault. You also have to prove the other party's negligence. For these reasons, it is advisable to seek counsel for your serious injury. Your attorney can determine whether you have a case or not, and help you with your claim or lawsuit.
Illinois Serious Injury Claims
If you or a loved one has been injured by the actions or negligence of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the experts at Cooney & Conway for a free case consultation to determine your legal rights.