Lake County Personal Injury Attorney

Residents of Lake County can depend on the experienced attorneys at Stein & Shulman when they have suffered a serious injury or even wrongful death. Our team has helped Lake County residents and people from all over the Chicagoland area recover millions of dollars in compensation. We work hard to ensure our clients get the money they need to recover from their injuries and get on with their lives. 

All of the attorneys at our firm graduated from John Marshall Law School in downtown Chicago, and have dedicated their careers to serving clients in the Chicagoland area. We frequently try cases in the Lake County courthouse in Waukegan, and regularly travel to meet with clients from Highland Park to Antioch, Winthrop Harbor to Lake Zurich, and everywhere in between. 

Personal Injury Lawsuits

When one of our beloved Cubbies gets hit by a pitch, they wince in pain and hobble down the line. The fans in the Friendly Confines boo the pitcher and gasp at the replay. We are relieved when we find out the batter is okay because we know if we took a similar hit we would be in serious trouble. 

Although more than a few of us wish we had made it to the Big Leagues, it is a relief that most of us have jobs and hobbies that do not involve the risk of serious bodily injury. Unfortunately, that does not mean that we all live accident-free lives. 

When a Lake County resident is injured through no fault of their own, they know they can turn to the Stein & Shulman team for help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys aggressively advocate for the compensation our clients need in order to fully recover from their injuries. 

While our clients concentrate on recovering from their injures, we get to work: 

  • Investigating and photographing the site of the accident;
  • Interviewing any and all witnesses;
  • Gathering information about the negligent party’s actions;
  • Examining police reports and medical data; and 
  • Consulting with medical specialists or other experts to validate our findings.

We also become the point person for all of our client’s interactions with their insurance company. These companies like to pretend like their policyholders can trust them to do the right thing and pay up when an accident occurs, but the truth is they often have to be pushed hard in order to open their wallets. 

Three of the most common types of personal injury accidents we see in Lake County are automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, and dog bites. In some of the most serious cases, these injuries can result in wrongful death as well.

Automobile Accidents 

Many Lake County residents travel into Chicago on a daily basis. Some are able to take a Metra train or bus to work, but many people rely on automobiles to get them to and from their office. 

The heavy weekday traffic, the mass exodus of Chicagoans to second homes and resorts in Lake County, and our cheese-loving neighbor to the North on nice weekends means the local roads are always jam-packed. This congestion causes a lot of car accidents. Distracted drivers and near-constant road construction don’t help. 

When an accident occurs, the Stein & Shulman team is ready to lend a hand. We help our clients deal with the other driver or drivers involved in the accident, and negotiate with all the insurance companies, so our clients can focus on healing. We make sure our clients don’t get pushed around or low-balled so they get the compensation they need to fully recover and get on with their lives. If you have unfortunately lost a loved one in a wrongful death during a Lake County automobile accident, contact Stein & Shulman immediately. Although no money can bring back the life of your loved one, holding the right parties accountable is important in order to move on.

Slip & Fall Accidents 

Lake County is one of the only counties in the country that is more water than land. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,368 square miles, of which 935 square miles or 67.6% is water. Most of this is Lake Michigan, but the county also boasts 170 other lakes and rivers, along with 400 miles of streams, and thousands of acres of wetlands. Perhaps a permanent “slippery when wet” sign should be displayed where 294 becomes I-94!

Slip and Fall accidents are quite common in Lake County, but it has very little to do with the wet environs. Lake County has a very active population that likes to get out of the house to shop, participate in leisure activities, or simply visit with friends and family members. When a Lake County resident slips and falls outside of their home, and they need money to help pay the resulting medical bills, our team is ready to assist. 

We manage the request for compensation in slip and fall cases on behalf of our clients so they can focus their attention on recovering from their injury. Using us as a go-between can also ease tensions, and allow our clients to preserve the personal relationship they have with the owner of the property where they were hurt. It is important to remember in these cases that compensation typically comes from the property owner’s insurance company, which is why the property owner has insurance in the first place. 

Dog Bites 

Residents of Lake County treat their dogs like members of the family. Unfortunately, even the most mild-mannered dog may one day attack. When this happens, the Stein & Shulman team can step in and make sure the case is handled appropriately. 

Our team can work with the pet owner, other attorneys, and all the insurance companies involved to sort things out and get our Lake County clients the compensation they deserve for the injury they have suffered. If you are a resident of Lake County who has suffered a dog bit injury, contact us today.

We Fight For Your Full Monetary Compensation 

At Stein & Shulman, we provide advice, counsel, and aggressive representation to Lake County residents who have suffered a serious personal injury from being involved in a car accident, injuring themselves in a slip and fall accident, being bitten by a dog, or having been harmed in some other way that was no fault of your own. 

We know that no matter what type of injury you have suffered, from a “simple” fracture to a spinal cord injury, the pain you have gone through and continue to endure is almost always accompanied by financial difficulties. Our goal is to obtain damages to cover your costs, both calculable and intangible, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income, present and future
  • Property damage
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional anguish
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If we can prove that the accused acted with disregard for human safety or engaged in criminal behavior, Illinois law allows us to seek punitive damages. 

Contact Our Lake County Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have suffered an injury in Lake County, or anywhere else in the Chicagoland area, or know a loved one who passed away due to wrongful death, the Stein & Shulman law firm is here to help. Whether you are ready to take legal action to seek compensation, or are just curious about what options are available to you, we are ready to take your call. Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.