The Question of Liability

Motor vehicle liability

A large number of claims occur because of negligence in the use of a truck or a car. We recommend that if you are involved in a vehicle accident that you speak to an attorney before talking to the insurance company or the other driver. In a trucking litigation case, J. Carlson was awarded $5.5 million for a man injured when his vehicle was hit by an 18 wheeler.

Product Liability

These cases involve people that are injured by products at home or at work. The Carlson firm successfully challenged and the Illinois Supreme Court overturned the Civil Justice Reform Act that limited certain damages to $500,000.00 in Best v. Taylor Machine Works, Inc. (Ill. 1997). This case involved a defectively designed forklift and settled for $2.3 million.

Medical Negligence

Malpractice occurs when a medical professional negligently or intentionally makes an error or mistake in treating a patient. These cases are extremely complicated and nearly always require other medical professionals to prove negligence occurred.

Premises Liability

Premises liability concerns accidents that occur on a person’s business or personal property. A victim can recover if her injuries were caused by a dangerous or negligent condition on that property.