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Makarone Law Firm

Mount Prospect, Carol Stream, and Rock Island Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal injury lawsuits in cities like Mount Prospect , Carol Stream, and Rock Island typically arise when someone suffers damages and/or injuries in an accident caused by the carelessness or negligence of another individual. At the Makarone Law Firm personal injury legal firm, we are proud to be a part of the greater Chicago area and its many suburbs. At our firm, the #1 priority is the client and getting them the compensation, they deserve plus ensuring that their rights are protected throughout the legal process. As one of the top-ranked personal injury firms in the state of Illinois, we are unique in the fact that we only represent the injury victim, not the big insurance companies or the large corporations. So, you can be assured that we always have your best interests in mind, not our company’s bottom line. From the moment we agree to represent you and your personal injury claim, the Makarone Law Firm legal firm’s entire focus is on achieving the best outcome and handling your case compassionately and knowledgeably.

Areas of Practice

  • Defective Product Injuries
  • Product Liability
  • Dog Bites
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Public Transit Accidents
  • Slip And Fall Accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The value of any personal injury lawsuit that the Makarone Law Firm legal firm handles comes down to a single word – “damages” or the emotional, mental, and physical cost of the victim’s injuries.  These are known as “compensatory” or “economic” damages.  Compensatory damages are intended to make the victim financially whole again and put them into the position they would have been in had they not been injured in the accident

Damages are classified in two categories –

Economic And Non-economic.  Economic Damages Are Those That Have A Monetary Value Such As:

  • Attendant care
  • Home maintenance expenses
  • Home maintenance expenses
  • Home maintenance expenses
  • Occupational therapy
  • Potential loss of earnings
  • Property loss
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

With non-economic damages, it is difficult to place a dollar value on them.  The more common non-economic damages in a personal injury lawsuit include emotional distress, loss of relationship, pain and suffering, etc. On rare occasions, there may be “punitive” damages awarded in a personal injury lawsuit.  Punitive damages are intended to punish the at-fault party when their actions or behavior that caused your injuries were especially egregious.  They are also intended to act as a deterrent and prevent them from causing harm to anyone again in the future.  The Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyer that is assigned to your case will evaluate your case and determine what it is worth in terms of damages and compensation.

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Our personal injury lawyers are familiar with how the insurance companies operate and are extremely familiar with their adjusters’ and lawyers’ tactics where personal injury cases are concerned.  Having the Makarone Law Firm legal team on your side increases the chance of winning your case.  But most importantly, you will have the best legal options for your case and be assured of having your rights protected during the legal process.  For more information, schedule a FREE consultation today.

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