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What Do Personal Injury Lawyers Do?

Published on July 13th, 2015

Personal injury lawyers are lawyers that specialize in cases where someone has suffered some unjust harm from another party, often as a result of some negligent act. This harm can range from physical damage to psychological damage to monetary damages.


In law, the term “negligent” means that a party failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent harm. The party could be an individual, a business, an organization, or any other sort of entity. As members of society, we all have a duty to prevent reasonably foreseeable harm. When we fail to take the necessary steps to prevent harm that we are expected to prevent, we are, in the eyes of the law, considered negligent. This negligence ranges in severity. It can be irrelevant, but it can also be criminal. In cases where this negligence causes harm to another, there is room for legal action.

Role of Personal Injury Lawyers

This is where personal injury lawyers come in. These lawyers are well-versed in the areas of law that deal with negligence. They know how to handle cases that deal with incidences that fall under this category such as car accidents, medical malpractice, slips and falls, dog bites, workers’ compensation, and many, many more. The goal of personal injury claims is to attempt to right the wrong done unto a person who has suffered harm from some negligent act. Personal injury lawyers examine each case and identify exactly how much your claim is worth, and fight to make sure that the party at fault pays.

Shea Law Group

Lawyers at Shea Law Group are available for legal consultation which could be just legal advice, advocacy, counseling, dealing with the other party’s attorney, arriving at a settlement outside of court, or bringing the case all the way to a courtroom. Each case is unique and may require a different level of time and action. We strive to offer the best personal injury attorney services in Chicago. Our lawyers are experienced and have a solid track record of getting our clients the compensation they deserve for the harm they have suffered. If you think that you may have a claim that falls under the scope of personal injury, please call! (877) 365 0040

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