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Trent Law’s Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys has successfully represented countless numbers of clients and even more cases, with a near-complete success rate and over $100 million recovered for our clients. We believe in handling cases in a way that minimizes stress and maximizes compensation. If you or a family member were seriously injured and think you have a case for personal injury court, we invite you to connect with us for a free consultation.
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Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys
At Trent Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys fight for clients who have been injured and act on behalf of the families of those who have been killed or seriously injured as the result of the negligence of another person or business. We handle any personal injury case and we guarantee a fair fight at the compensation you deserve in the court of personal injury.
Dangerous and Unsafe Premises Injury
An injury where a person has been injured due to their surrounding conditions can be dangerous or unsafe due to a variety of factors. At Trent Law Firm, P.C., our Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys handle these types of cases such as injuries due to unsafe construction zones, defective buildings or sidewalks, spills on the floor, where the property owner has been proven to have been negligent to the circumstances of their property. Property or business owners have the duty to maintain their premises in a safe condition for both business and social guests.
Slip and Fall Injury
A slip and fall accident can have a huge impact on a person’s life. The injuries involved in a slip and fall accident can be immensely painful and cause temporary or permanent damage to a person’s body. These types of accidents can completely change a person’s lifestyle or work capacity. If you are in the area of Chicago and looking for help for your slip and fall case, you are in the right place.
Personal Injury Litigation
We’re well-versed in performing and fighting for fair-compensation cases for our clients. Our Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys fight for those injured and act on behalf of families for those who have been killed as the result of negligence from another person or business. We handle wrongful death cases or cases involving serious injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents or dangerous and unsafe work environments.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury due to a personal injury incident, you can receive rightful compensation. At Trent Law Firm, P.C., we get invested in the right to justice for our clients. We understand how injuries can bring a stressful and uncertain moment into a person’s life and we want to be there to ease the most difficult moments.
Chicago Employment Discrimination
From the most common types of employment discrimination areas like gender discrimination, racial discrimination, and retaliation to more complicated types of employment discrimination, our attorneys at Trent Law Firm, P.C. have handled many discrimination claims. From areas of discrimination that can include age, religion, disability status, national origin, and sexual orientation, no matter what, you can expect an experienced employment discrimination attorney to handle your claim.
While tackling serious personal injury cases of any nature, our clients expect fair and deserving compensation. As Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys, we commit ourselves entirely to exceptional resolutions. Our commitment to clients equates to skillful settlements and positive verdicts that make a case an easy process and set an individual or family on the path to health and recovery.
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Were you injured at work?
Our personal injury attorneys consistently help clients who have experienced personal injury or wrongful death matters involving workplace accidents, car or truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, birth-related injury, dangerous products and recalls, and medical injuries such as spinal cord or brain injuries.
Losing a loved one causes an extreme amount of stress on parties involved and we’re committed to providing a personalized experience for each client or family to reduce stress and provide fair compensation while likely in the stages of grief. We help recover compensation for the loss of a loved one that has resulted in millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.
It is not uncommon for workers’ compensation insurance companies to deny a legitimate claim, as these businesses make money through collecting premiums. We can fight your fair compensation and file an appeal or provide the fair representation needed if you were injured on the job.
We know that clients may currently be undergoing extreme cases of stress or grief, even before seeking representation. We know you may have questions and concerns and we’re confident we can evaluate your case based on our initial consultation with one of our trusted attorneys.
The Trent Law Firm Advantage
We are highly experienced
Consistently ranked as a top Chicago Law Firm and beyond, personal injury law, family law, and more, you can expect consistent results and a professional and supportive experience throughout the entire process.
A dedicated team that cares
We have the experience to protect your interests and help you seek the fair compensation you deserve. Our extensive experience from personal injury law to martial cases means we’re prepared to deal with all types of situations.
We deliver results
Our peers and fellow attorneys routinely send us their more complex cases as we’re trusted in our fields of law. When you’re working with us, you’re working with a trusted resource who will deliver a fair return for any type of case.
We fight for you
We’re a compassionate group to have on your side, and understand that many courts of law cover sensitive matters. Our talented team of Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys will cut through the fog to provide a safe environment and invaluable results for your case.
Attorneys at Trent Law Firm
Partner and Attorney at Law
As a prior business owner with extensive experience in the global import and export industry, as well as working as a consultant and senior vice president in the financial services industry, Marc Trent brings a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience to his current role as an attorney and partner at Trent Law Firm, P.C.
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Frequently asked questions in personal injury
Seek medical attention.
The standard statute of limitations is two years, however, this can vary. For example, a suit against the government may fall under the Tort Immunity Act, which reduces the statute of limitations to one year.
Any information regarding your insurance terms, vehicle pictures, including the damage, and any medical records that prove that you went to the Emergency Room or hospital after your accident. Additionally, you should bring all other records regarding the incident, for example, the accident report or police report.
Immediately following an accident, the most important thing is to get the car moved to the side of the road. Then, if someone needs medical attention, is trapped, or the vehicles cannot be moved off the road, call 911. Finally, ensure that you have traded information, including driver’s licenses, addresses, and insurance from the other drivers involved.
It is advisable to go to either the emergency room or an urgent care clinic to be checked out, even if you don’t believe you have any severe injuries. Also, be sure to have a follow-up visit with your primary care doctor. Seeking medical attention can help you win your lawsuit quicker if there is one. Finally, be sure to contact the Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys of Trent Law Firm to assist you in navigating your personal injury claim.
The first thing you should do is contact your auto insurance company. They will determine if your vehicle is repairable or if it should be junked. You should seek any additional medical attention you may need. Then contact the attorneys at Trent Law Firm to discuss the viability of your case. If the case is viable, we’ll take it from there.
That decision ultimately falls to you. When you contact us, we will advise you on the viability of your case based on immediate medical injuries, vehicle damages, and the possibility of long-term medical treatment that may be needed. We work with excellent medical professionals, including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and pain management doctors. They analyze and provide advice on any injuries received in the accident.
Yes! This is why we recommend that you seek medical attention, whether or not you believe you have injuries. Frequently, you may not feel any pain at first, but injuries may reveal themselves later. Your doctor may want to perform x-rays, an MRI, or another scan to see if there are any injuries caused by the accident that may appear later.
You shouldn’t talk with or provide an insurance adjuster with any information. Tell them they need to talk to your attorney and get their contact information. Give them Trent Law Firm’s office contact information or the contact information of your Chicago Personal Injury Attorney, then hang up and call the office immediately. We will take it from there.
Usually, the most important item is your initial medical bills, especially those that exceed your insurance policy. We add any costs for evaluations and then determine a cost for pain and suffering. Damages for the vehicle are maximized. If the other party doesn’t have insurance, we file suit against the client’s insurance policy. Our goal is to not leave any money on the table and maximize the funds collected from the insurance company.
There are two things we can’t tell you. One, how much money we are going to get you. Two, we can’t tell you how long it will take. Every case is different. We know the medical bills and the long-term prognosis. We can use that information to calculate an estimate, but settlements vary from case to case. We can guarantee that we are very good at maximizing the settlement. We never leave any money on the table.
The insurance company will consider any pre-existing conditions. It will attempt to use those as a reason to reduce their payment. we had one client who had had previous back surgery. Her back was re-injured in an accident, and she required another surgery. We were able to get her a settlement of $95,000 out of the $100,000 requested, which was a phenomenal result. She didn’t get the total amount because of her previous surgery. So, there is room for receiving some payment despite having a pre-existing condition.
First, the client should not be the one to determine who was at fault for an accident. Leave that to the police. If the client bears some responsibility, we produce a case value by looking at the damages.
That’s a question we really can’t answer. You may be undergoing medical treatment for several months. You may have to have surgery, followed by months of physical therapy. Cases can take anywhere from nine to twenty-four months. We try to finalize cases as quickly as possible. Occasionally, we have a case that takes up to thirty-six months.
A release is a legal document in which a person gives up some legal right, in this case, to end the lawsuit. After we settle on an acceptable amount, the other attorney will send a release for you to sign. Basically, it means that you accept their offer and will no longer pursue damages against them.
After the release is signed, it typically takes a few weeks to receive the fund. The payment schedule may be set by the court. The check is deposited in an attorney trust account. We must wait for the check to clear before making any withdrawals.
The next step is to deal with any liens for doctor’s fees or other specialists. The entire process takes several weeks to finalize.
That’s an excellent question. Our Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys work with many doctors who treat patients who know that there is a personal injury case and that they may not be paid until settlement. These doctors do not send bills to the client. Therefore we tell you to contact us immediately after an accident. We can advise you as to which doctors will work off of a lien.
If you seek medical treatment on your own, you may be required to make payment immediately.
Lost wages will be included in the damages sought in the suit, but that doesn’t help you get by while waiting for your suit to be finalized. One option is to take out a loan from a third party. We don’t recommend this due to the high-interest rates involved, which can quickly eat up any remaining settlement balance you may have accrued.
Well, then it’s not a personal injury case; it’s a workers’ compensation case. We do handle those cases, and they require a different approach. If you are injured at work, you are eligible for TTD, which is two-thirds of the lost wages when the doctor indicates that you cannot work.
It is not advisable to bring a personal injury case without an attorney. An attorney can help you get a higher settlement. So no, you don’t have to have a lawyer, but you should most definitely have an experienced Chicago Personal Injury Attorney from Trent Law Firm.
There is no fee until we settle the case. The personal injury attorneys at Trent Law Firm work off of contingency fees, or percentage payouts of the total settlement. The typical contingency fee rate is 33 and ⅓ %. If you don’t win, we don’t win.
Hiring Trent Law Firm’s experienced personal injury attorneys costs you nothing upfront. Our attorneys work off of contingency fees, meaning that we take a percentage of the final settlement we gain on your behalf.
You will receive the settlement of funds from the insurance company. If we go to trial, you will receive the funds determined by the verdict.
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