Advocates For Injured People And Their Families
Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish was founded in 1931 as Steinberg & Polacek. We have been serving the needs of injury victims longer than most plaintiffs’ law firms in Illinois. Our firm handles serious injury claims arising from medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and abuse, auto accidents, truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe or defective products, construction accidents, and unsafe premises.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a catastrophic injury due to another’s negligence, please contact us online to schedule your free consultation. You can also contact us by phone at (312) 782-1386.
Guidance For Those Seriously Hurt In An Accident
We seek full and fair compensation on behalf of our seriously injured clients. Our goal is to obtain compensation for you through settlements or verdicts to provide for the financial needs of your new circumstances. These needs may include medical care, future surgeries, physical therapy, and accommodations to homes and vehicles.
Some of the serious injuries we assist clients through include:
- Brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries can take years to fully recover from. Our lawyers can help you get the full compensation you need for long-term recovery.
- Spinal cord injuries: Injuries to your spine can cause paralysis and other life-altering damages.
- Burn injuries: If you have suffered from severe burns due to another party’s negligent acts, our lawyers can help you have your medical bills and other expenses paid by the at-fault individuals.
- Slip-and-fall injuries: We handle slip-and-fall accidents that could have been prevented by a property owner’s or municipality’s adequate maintenance or warning of a dangerous property condition.
- Amputations: The loss of a limb can prevent you from being able to perform your job anymore, as well as participate in daily activities. We help you recover the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
- Workplace Injuries: Third-party injury claims after a workplace accident can help you recover the compensation you need from the negligent party. We can help you assert your rights.
We also help families through times of need when they have lost a loved one. Our attorneys are dedicated to representing family members in wrongful death lawsuits. We provide compassionate and knowledgeable help to spouses, parents and children who have lost loved ones through various types of negligence.
Serving The Needs Of Individuals Catastrophically Hurt By Doctors
We handle medical malpractice cases arising from the negligence of physicians, surgeons, obstetricians, nurses, hospitals, and other health care professionals and entities. From serious injuries during surgery to life-threatening infections acquired while in a hospital, we assist with all types of malpractice cases.
We also represent victims of nursing home neglect and abuse involving a failure to properly monitor patients, bedsores, ulcers, falls, malnutrition, physical assault, and other types of abuse and neglect.
Chicago Personal Injury, Slip-And-Fall Injury And Products Liability
Our personal injury lawyers have the experience and the dedication to help you build a strong case, and we will ensure that you receive just compensation for your injuries.
We encourage you to contact our firm today to schedule your free initial consultation. We also invite you to review our information provided below in order to help you understand your situation.
Personal injury is a broad area of law that is intended to compensate victims who have been injured by another person’s negligent or wrongful act. Personal injury covers a wide range of incidents, including slip and fall, products liability, car accidents, nursing home abuse, birth injury, such as cerebral palsy, and medical malpractice.
Every personal injury case focuses on two important elements: liability and damages. Liability and damages can be established on negligence, strict liability or intentional wrong. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers can advise you on how to file your claim and will help you build the strongest case possible.
- Negligence: When a personal injury claim is filed under negligence, the claimant is accusing the defendant of causing personal injury by failing to prevent it. An example of negligence is a store owner failing to post warnings for a wet floor, resulting in a slip and fall.
- Strict liability: Strict liability applies to products liability law. Under this area of personal injury law, manufacturers are held liable if a defective product enters the market and injures a consumer.
- Intentional wrong: In cases of intentional wrong, the claimant can pursue a civil lawsuit in addition to filing criminal charges. An example of this form of personal injury claim is assault and battery.
Victims of personal injury may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, loss of income, permanent disability, emotional distress, pain and suffering, property damages, and other damages. If you have suffered personal injury in Chicago or the surrounding area as the result of another person’s or entity’s negligence, it is important to seek counsel from the personal injury attorneys of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish. We have the experience and expertise to help you successfully litigate your personal injury case.
Each year thousands of people suffer personal injury from slip-and-fall accidents – some very seriously – as the result of another person’s negligence. The personal injury lawyers of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish represent victims of slip and fall in Chicago and the surrounding area, ensuring that victims and their families receive just compensation for injuries suffered.
The term slip and fall, also known as trip and fall, refers to a situation in which a person slips and falls due to a dangerous or hazardous condition and suffers an injury. Slip-and-fall accidents can occur inside or outside a building and can be caused by various conditions, including water on the floor, badly lit stairs, loose rugs, holes in the sidewalk or icy spots on the pavement.
Slip and fall is covered under premises liability law. Under premises liability law, property owners have a duty of care to ensure that their premises are safe and free of hazards. If you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident due to a dangerous condition that the owner knew, or should have known about, he or she can be held legally liable.
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident in Chicago, there are several things you can do to help strengthen your case. Get the names and numbers of any witnesses to the slip and fall, as well as people who were there after the accident. It is also helpful to take photographs of the dangerous condition as soon as possible before the property owner has a chance to fix it. Finally, you should contact the Chicago personal injury attorneys of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish. Slip-and-fall cases can be hard to prove, so it is important to have experienced representation that can help you gather the necessary evidence as soon as possible. If you have suffered a slip and fall in Chicago or the surrounding area, contact our personal injury lawyers today to schedule a consultation.
Manufacturers have a duty to the public to ensure that their products are neither defective nor inherently dangerous. When a dangerous or defective product enters the market and injures a consumer, everyone along the manufacturing chain, including the manufacturer, wholesaler and store owner, can be held legally responsible for products liability. If you have been injured by a defective or dangerous product, our Chicago products liability lawyers can help you sort through the facts of your case and determine what type of defect caused your injuries.
In order to have a successful products liability case in Chicago, you must prove that the product is defective and that the defect caused your injury. There are three types of defects that incur products liability: design defects, which exist before the product is manufactured; manufacturing defects, which occur during the production of the product; and marketing defects, which include inadequate warnings and improper instructions. In general, victims of defective products are entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
If you believe that you have a products liability case in Chicago or the surrounding area, contact the products liability lawyers of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish today. We can help you gather the evidence you need to prove your products liability case and advise you of your legal right to compensation. It is imperative that you contact us immediately because if too much time is taken, crucial evidence can be altered or destroyed.
If you would like to learn more about products liability or personal injury in Chicago, contact our lawyers today to schedule a consultation.
Reach Out To Our Attorneys After A Serious Injury In Chicago
Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish looks forward to helping you through your recovery. To schedule a complimentary case evaluation with a serious injury attorney at our firm, call us at (312) 782-1386.