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Andrew Hamilton is a trial lawyer advocating for justice and providing superior work on behalf of his clients. He has extensive experience with jury trials, pre-trial conferences, arbitrations, mediations, and pre-lawsuit settlements.

Regardless of the size of your matter,Andrew Hamilton is the lawyer for you because he will diligently and competently provide you with superior services to ensure the best resolution for your circumstances.

Andrew has handled a wide range of cases that resolved for over $1,000,000.00 dollars to matters that resolved for under $10,000.00 dollars. Each client is important to Andrew.

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Personal Injury

Get honest and professional legal help for all your personal injury cases, including auto accidents, slip and falls, pedestrian injuries, and more.

Contact and get trustworthy legal assistance for all your personal injury matters, including slip and fall accidents, trip and fall, and other similar cases.

If your loved one suffered a brain or head injury, catastrophic injury, or wrongful death, our attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Personal injury accidents happen every day.   As a result, people are at risk of life-altering injuries that can lead to financial trouble, as well as hardships in their personal and professional lives. If an accident caused you injuries by the recklessness or negligence of another person, you may have a claim to seek money damages or compensation.

At the Law Office of M. Andrew Hamilton, P.C., we understand that devastating injuries can have an impact on a person’s life. Our Chicago personal injury attorney, led by top-rated attorney Andrew Hamilton and staff, will work diligently to defend our clients’ rights to the maximum compensation possible under the law.

To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at (312) 999-7890 to schedule a free consultation.

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Compassionate Legal Assistance on Your Personal Injury Case

As one of the busiest cities in the United States, Chicago sees a lot of car and foot traffic. Chicago is also one of the country’s biggest economic hubs.  Due to its hectic nature, Chicago also sees a high number of accidents each year, with almost 100,000 road crashes per day in 2021. 

Being involved in a sudden accident can be a traumatic event for the injured person, and even their family. While some injuries from accidents can be minor and require minimal medical attention, serious injuries can leave a person with mounting medical bills, loss of a normal life, pain & suffering, lost wages, permanent scarring or disfigurement, and even wrongful death.

If you have been injured in an accident in Chicago, your primary focus should be on your recovery.  With the help of a skilled Chicago personal injury lawyer, you can have a sense of security that your case will be handled competently. 

At the Law Office of M. Andrew Hamilton, P.C., we diligently work hard to investigate all avenues to seek the maximum compensation possible for our clients.  Our team tirelessly investigates the available evidence in a case and consults experts to prove our clients’ rights to compensation.  We offer legal assistance to those who have been injured through the negligence or recklessness of others.

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Negligence and Personal Injury Cases in Chicago

When an accident is caused by the negligence of a person, the injured party has a way to seek damages from the at-fault party. Personal injury law allows individuals to get compensation by filing an injury lawsuit or claim against the at-fault party. 

Negligence is defined as a the failure of someone or entity (through its employees) to do something which a reasonably careful person would do or would not do, under the same or circumstances similar to those shown by the evidence.  In Illinois, the law does not say how a reasonable careful personal should act under the same or similar circumstances.  It’s for a jury or a factfinder to decide.  Negligence can also result from the omission or failing to do act.  In some circumstances, the law requires people to act.   Failing to act when you have a duty to act or duty may cause someone to be responsible for personal injuries.  Someone can also be negligent by violating or disobeying a law (Negligence Per Se).

Car Accidents in Chicago, Illinois

With millions of people living in Chicago, it’s inevitable that there will be multiple car accidents a day.  With the weather conditions (such as ice, snow, and rain) contributing, any kind of motor vehicle accident can cause severe injuries.   Even if you have been exercising your utmost care, an accident can still happen due to a negligent driver. 

Car accident attorneys in Chicago can handle the following types of car accidents:

  • Rear-end car accidents
  • T-bone car accidents
  • Head-on accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Angle or side impact accidents
  • Fatal car accidents
  • Ridesharing accidents
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Accidents caused by road rage and aggressive driving
  • Speeding accidents
  • Accidents due traffic law disobedience
  • Failure to yield accidents
  • Fender benders due to reckless driving
  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Drunk and impaired driving accidents
  • Public transportation collision
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle and bicycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • 18 wheeler or Semi accidents 
  • And many more collisions

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Chicago Pedestrian and Nursing Home Slip and Fall Accidents

When someone is injured from a slip and fall, whether it’s at a retail store or at a nursing home,  property owners and managers in Chicago have a responsibility to ensure their properties are reasonably safe.  If an accident happens on the premises due to the negligence of the property manager’s or owner’s negligence, the property owner or manager may be held liable to pay damages in a slip and fall personal injury claim.

Unfortunately, there are many ways to slip and fall.  Very common slip and fall injuries occur at nursing homes.  Slip and fall accidents can be embarrassing at best, however, they can also result in life-threatening injuries, especially for senior adults whether at home or in nursing home facilities. Depending on the facts and circumstances, if someone slips and falls in a nursing home, then it could be responsible, even under the Nursing Home Care Act.  Nursing homes, like many other medical facilities in Illinois, have the responsibility to look after their patients’ well-being. 

Nursing home claims are different than your typical slip and fall injuries.  As to nursing home claims, negligence on the part of nursing home staff can have severe consequences for elderly residents in case of slip and fall accidents as older adults are at higher risk of sustaining serious injuries due to falls.  Fall accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the elderly population.  When families entrust the care of their loved ones to a nursing home or elderly care facility, their loved one getting injured or a wrongful death scenario is the last thing that they expect to happen. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall personal injury case caused by the negligence of another party, you may be able to file a claim for damages. With the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer in Chicago, you can get compensation for any injuries you may have sustained and avoid financial hardship due to medical expenses and other costs.

Call the Law Office of M. Andrew Hamilton, P.C. today at (312) 999-7890 to schedule a free consultation about your case.

Proving Fault in a Personal Injury Case

An important factor to consider when discussing personal injury case is determining whether the accident caused by the person happened due to conduct that the person was supposed to have exercised.  A negligent claim is the most common claim to pursue for a personal injury case.

If someone was negligent, there are four elements to prove: duty, breach, causation, and damages.  All 4 elements must be proven when determining negligence in a personal injury claim:

  1. Proof that there is a duty of ordinary care owed by the at-fault party to the injured person;
  2. Proof of the breach of this duty by the at-fault party;
  3. Proof that the injury was a proximate cause by the at-fault party’s breach of their duty of care; and
  4. Proof that the complainant suffered an injury or damages.

In order to prove negligence, the complainant or the injured party must establish, more probably true than not, that the at-fault party was negligent.  This is the burden of proof for negligence claims.  With some exceptions, the general rule for the duty and breach elements, you must prove the at-fault party had a duty to exercise ordinary care and that it was breached by the at-fault party.  As to proximate cause, you must show that the cause, in natural or in the ordinary course of events, created an injury.  As to the final element, damages, after the previous elements have been establish, you must show that you were injured.  An injury can be established with medical expenses (past, present, and future), pain & suffering (past, present, and future), loss of a normal life (past, present, and future)), and wage loss (past, present, and future).  If you can establish all 4 elements, a factfinder may award you.

While car accidents are the most common, personal injury covers a wide variety of practice areas such as the following:

  • Car, truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Defective products/Products liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Construction accidents
  • Nursing Home accidents
  • Premises liability cases such as slip and falls and trip and falls
  • Pedestrian/sidewalk accidents
  • Airplane accidents
  • Uninsured and/or underinsured motorist claims
  • Dog bites
  • Fire accidents
  • Dram shop (alcohol) bar owner
  • And more

While many of the above listed personal injury claims require the 4 elements to prove a negligence claim, some specific personal injury claims have additional elements in order to establish a claim.  For example, when it comes to premises liability, there are more elements to establish, such as the notice element.  You must establish that the store owner or manager knew or should have known of the unreasonably dangerous condition on the premises.   Due to these complexities, you should consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in this field.  

Contacting a personal injury attorney after an accident ensures that you would be able to get the maximum benefit of an injury lawyer’s legal knowledge and counsel. An attorney can also advise you on how to preserve evidence and discourage insurance companies from taking advantage of your vulnerable situation and offering you a lower settlement than what the fact demonstrate.

Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Andrew Hamilton Discusses the Illinois Comparative Negligence Act

Sometimes a percentage of fault can be distributed to even the injured party.  An injured person has a duty to mitigate the injured party’s own damages.  Illinois has a modified comparative negligence law.  The injured party can still claim compensation as long as you can prove that the at-fault party was 50% or more at fault to receive a verdict in your favor.  Even if you attempt to settle before trial, the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster sometimes will make an offer of a settlement to the injured party.  Personal injury claims are driven by facts.   Each case is different.  Depending on your facts and circumstances and your own culpability, they could reduce the value of your matter by the degree of fault.  It’s also possible the insurance company will not offer anything to you if it believes their insured is not responsible for your injuries.  

Before you make any decisions and entertaining degrees of fault, consulting an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney can assist you in dealing with insurance adjusters and can help determine the actual worth of your claim. Your attorney can look at the circumstances of your case and determine your share of the fault and how it can affect your case. An attorney can also assist you in filing a lawsuit in the event that negotiations break down and you need to take the matter to court.

Filing a personal injury claim immediately is crucial to preserving your claim and maximizing the best possibility of getting a favorable verdict.  In Illinois, the general rule is that you must file your claim within two years of the date of the accident or risk having your case barred forever.  In Illinois, the two-year statute of limitations applies to almost all types of personal injury cases against private at-fault parties.  However, there are exceptions for minors and disabled persons.  There is also only a one-year statute of limitations for injuries caused by a municipality or local government entity.  More importantly, there are even more exceptions, shorter statute of limitations time frames, and additional requirements to the Illinois personal injury statute of limitations that are not listed on this website and depend on specific facts and circumstances.  As such, you should immediately consult an attorney about your case to ensure you are within the correct timeframe to file a claim.

Seeing a case to completion may take years and this could be time the injured party cannot afford to dedicate to filing a lawsuit.  Knowing this part, insurance companies may try to offer a low settlement amount as an easy way out to avoid the costs of having to file a suit in civil court.  But this convenience can come at a higher detriment to the injured party.  As such, working with a skilled attorney can prevent attempts from insurance companies trying to settle your case for a lesser amount than it may be worth.  A qualified injury lawyer would also be able to provide you with legal counsel that can be helpful in evaluating and advancing your case in a timely manner.

You may be able to file a case for the following and get compensation in a successful personal injury claim. 

  • Medical expenses (past, present, and future) – Expenses incurred for hospital’s or doctor’s visits and any other treatments.  
  • Lost wages (past, present, and future) – Lost income due to the injured party not being able to come to work. In some cases, it may also be possible to make a claim for loss of future earnings if the injury caused a permanent disability.
  • Pain and suffering (past, present, and future) – the discomfort experienced through a duration of time.   
  • Loss of a normal life (past, present, and future)- the diminished ability to enjoy life the inability to pursue the pleasurable aspects of life. 
  • Rehabilitative medical expenses – These kinds of damages are meant to compensate future medical expenses the injured party is expected to incur as a result of their injury to regain as close to the quality of life they had before the accident.
  • Punitive damages – Damages imposed on an at-fault party aimed to deter or prevent future negligent behavior. 
  • Wrongful death – Compensation awarded to the family whose loved one passed away due to an accident caused by negligence or due to injuries caused by such an accident.

To maximize your chances of getting the maximum compensation possible, it is important to work with an attorney with a proven track record of success. Our team of skilled personal injury attorney and staff at the Law Office of M. Andrew Hamilton, P.C. has assisted many Chicago residents and their families in seeking compensation for the troubles they have experienced at the hands of negligent parties. Our competent attorneys are ready to help you.

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Choosing Your Personal Injury Attorney

Selecting an attorney to represent your rights at such a vulnerable time can be a daunting task. There are injury lawyers who pride themselves on being able to detach themselves from the cases they handle and say that this is the only way to be professional when handling a case.

At the Law Office of M. Andrew Hamilton, P.C., our practice is built upon extending compassion to our clients and diligently advocating for their rights in and out of court. We will work hard with you to establish the facts of your case, use our years of legal experience to negotiate with the at-fault party or their insurer, and aggressively represent your rights in court, if negotiations break down. 

We understand the financial hardship involved with getting injured in an accident caused by negligence in Chicago. Our trial-ready personal injury lawyer, led by top-rated Chicago injury lawyer Andrew Hamilton, has proven time and again that we have the clients’ best interests at heart. Regardless of the amount at stake, our attorneys exercise the same high standards of professionalism and advocacy toward the goal of obtaining a successful verdict or settlement for the injured party’s claim. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our Chicago attorneys.

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Understandably, many people are reluctant or unsure when to hire an injury attorney. There is a common notion that dealing with insurance companies by yourself is more efficient, saves you money, and would be the best way forward after an injury case.  Remember, insurance companies are in the business, have shareholders to report to, and need to make profits to survive.  By doing so, they may use underhanded methods to get you to agree to settle your claim.  Insurance companies can take advantage and undervalue your claim, leaving you unable to file a suit.  In fact, they know that being involved in an accident can be life-altering, especially in your pocket.  Many times, an insurance company will act as if they are your friend, but will only delay until you cannot wait any longer and give you a low-ball amount that, due to your financial circumstances, you’re forced to accept.

Accordingly, you should consider hiring a Chicago injury lawyer the moment you realize you have been injured due to the actions of another person.  More importantly, most attorneys operate on a contingency basis taking a percentage out of the settlement or award.  Meaning, an attorney gets paid, only if you get paid.  Hiring a lawyer as soon as you can after an accident can significantly increase your chances of a successful claim. An attorney can gather and preserve crucial information and evidence that may be useful in your case and can prevent you from your case being undervalued by insurance adjusters as well as being tempted into settling your claim too early.

If you have entered negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company, an attorney can still help.  A critical thing to keep in mind is to ensure that you are not signing away your rights to file a claim for compensation without experienced legal counsel by your side.

When you hire an Illinois personal injury lawyer, their job will be to evaluate the details of the case, conduct an independent investigation of the facts, and even consult with industry professionals when necessary. These actions are done to establish the grounds for negligence and to determine the share of liability to each party in the accident. Hiring a lawyer can also help determine the maximum value of the compensation the injured party is eligible to file a claim for, making sure that the amount of damages will be enough to cover any medical expenses incurred by the injuries they sustained.

Aside from having the necessary knowledge of personal injury law required to file a claim, an attorney also carries a fiduciary duty and the irreplaceable service of being an advocate for their client to allow them to prioritize their recovery. At the Law Office of M. Andrew Hamilton, P.C., the goal of our practice is to help our clients in their legal battles to secure the compensation they deserve and allow them to move forward with their life.

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Getting the Help of Our Top-Rated Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys at The Law Office of M. Andrew Hamilton, P.C.

Getting the support of a trial-ready injury lawyer in Chicago can be an invaluable step in ensuring that your personal injury case can be successful. Our Chicago injury lawyer and team are ready to assist you on each step of the process, from negotiating a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company to aggressively representing you and advocating for your rights in court.

Contact us for a free consultation on how we can assist you in your personal injury claim and what we can do to get you the compensation you deserve.

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