The most common Personal Injury claims arise from negligent torts where the wrongful acts of one person or company cause injury to another. Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis and advance you all costs of litigation – if you don’t win at trial or settle out of court, we don’t get paid. Alfred D. Stavros & Associates handle various Personal Injury Matters and complex civil litigation. Mr. Stavros has personally obtained settlements and verdicts totaling in excess of over $90 million on behalf of his clients.
Under Illinois law, you may have the right to recover monetary damages if you have been injured in a car accident as result of the negligence or recklessness of another person. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for: Medical Costs, Property Loss, Lost Wages, Pain and Suffering, Permanency and Disability and Loss of Normal Life. In addition, your spouse may have a claim for loss of consortium.
Our attorneys have handled motorcycle accident cases arising out of a wide variety of circumstances. Our lawyers are experienced, not only in the courtroom, but on the road as well; being motorcycle enthusiasts ourselves, we understand the challenges and dangers motorcyclists face and are dedicated to helping those wrongfully injured. We understand the laws enacted to protect motorcyclists and have years of experience building successful cases for motorcyclists injured due to the negligence and recklessness of others.
Large truck or tractor-trailer accidents can be devastating, life changing events. We are familiar with the federal and state laws as well as the federal regulations which control the trucking industry. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling lawsuits for clients who have been seriously injured in accidents involving large trucks.
Pedestrians who walk along roads and sidewalks do not have the physical protection afforded motorists, and are especially vulnerable to accidents which can cause severe injuries or death. If you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident through no fault of their own, we will provide you the legal advice and counsel needed to recover just compensation for: medical bills, injuries and permanent disabilities you may endure for a lifetime.
Premises Liability (Slip and Fall) Accidents
Lawsuits arising out of the negligent construction and maintenance of property are referred to as premises liability cases. These accidents happen under a variety of circumstances where customers or guests visiting public, or private property, are injured through the negligence of property owners, property managers, or business owners. We have extensive experience representing clients who have been hurt due to negligently maintained property; our trained investigators know how to investigate premises liability cases and gather the evidence necessary to prove your case.
Our attorneys know the Illinois laws and ordinances which impose liability on negligent animal owners for injuries their animals inflict on innocent victims. Mr. Stavros has been very successful prosecuting and settling Personal Injury claims arising under the Illinois Animal Control Act. Animal bites can leave children and adults with severe scars and nerve damage that remain for a lifetime. Emotional injuries, infection, painful lacerations, punctures, abrasions, facial and other fractures are common in dog bite cases. Victims of an animal attack may incur substantial medical bills and may need plastic or cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of scars. Our attorneys can review the facts of your case and evaluate whether there is an actionable claim against the animal owner or caretaker.
These accidents often result in severe injuries, unpaid medical bills, lost wages, permanent disabilities and even death. We are experienced in handling cases arising from boating accidents as well as personal water-craft accidents. If you have been injured in a boating accident or if a relative has been injured or killed in a boating accident, our law firm stands ready to help you.
Bicycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries or death. Our attorneys know the Illinois laws and ordinances which apply to the operation and use of bikes as well as those applicable to motor vehicles. We visit the accident scene and take photographs and measurements to help gather important information about how your accident happened.
The federal government considers commercial jets and propeller airplanes, which transport persons or cargo for compensation, to be common carriers. The activities of common carriers are controlled by federal laws and regulations which generally hold them to a higher standard of care than private parties or entities which own and operate smaller aircraft. We know the aviation law and regulations that apply in cases involving both common carriers and general aviation (private) aircraft and can explain the impact that relevant federal law and regulations may have in your case.
Accidental Injury Through use of a Defective Product (Products Liability)
If you or a family member has suffered a severe personal injury because of a defective product, or has died in an accident involving a defective product, the experienced product liability attorneys at Alfred D. Stavros & Associates can help.