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Zayed Law Offices

195 Springfield Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
Driving Directions

815.726.1616

Office Hours

MON – FRI: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
SAT: 8:30 AM – 12 PM (by appointment)
SUN: CLOSED

WE HELP ACCIDENT VICTIMS RECOVER THE COMPENSATION THEY DESERVE

Adam J Zayed, Founder & Trial Attorney

Joliet Personal Injury Lawyers

Recent Verdicts & Settlements

Case

Zayed Law Offices secured $1.3 million for the estate of our client in case that involved a Wrongful Death. Our client was killed during the repair of a Commercial Vehicle.

Practice Area

Wrongful Death

Amount

$1,300,000

Case

Our client was injured in a crash caused by a Cook County Forest Preserve Officer. Our settlement is more than 17x medical bills.

Practice Area

Vehicle Accident

Amount

$1,770,000

Recent Client Reviews

5/5
I’ve heard nothing but good things about this law firm. My best friend’s mom came here to get help and Adam Zayed has really changed her life. Here they really care about the Joliet community and their clients! I’m very happy with the help she received from this firm, I️ would definitely recommend anyone looking for a dedicated team that would work hard for you to come here.
-F. E.
5/5
After my accident, I was at a loss of what to do next. I spoke with Adam and was not disappointed. He was able to help me with my lawsuit and kept me informed the entire time. I will refer his services to any who ask. I am completely satisified with the service he provided. Thanks again!
-C. H.

Joliet Personal Injury Lawyer

Joliet, Illinois, is a beautiful city with a rich history and fascinating cultural background. The citizens of Joliet are proud to be a part of a city with a fascinating Slovenian heritage and many beautiful old buildings and sites to explore. Joliet’s proximity to attractions such as Channahon State Park, the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, and the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area makes it a popular tourist destination for many.

However, just like other Illinois cities, Joliet is no stranger to accidents. As a big manufacturing hub, Joliet is not always safe for workers and travelers. In Illinois, falls account for the state’s second-largest incidence of deaths, with motor vehicle accidents coming in not far behind. On dangerous roadways like Interstate 80 or Interstate 55, multiple car accidents occur yearly, leading to a total of around 3,000 crashes each year in Joliet.

If you have been in a car accident or some other personal injury accident in or near Joliet, Illinois, you are not alone. Many have suffered the same fate before you, and there are many people eager and willing to help you get on the road to recovery. After your accident, reach out to a Joliet personal injury lawyer at Zayed Law Offices who can help you get back on your feet and find the justice you deserve.

Zayed Law Offices is Here to Help

Since 2009, the Zayed Law Offices have provided legal services in Chicago and the surrounding areas in Illinois. Our team is dedicated to helping victims overcome their misfortunes and get back to their lives.

Led by Adam J. Zayed, the firm has made a name for itself with a record of success that spans personal injury law.

Some of our case results include:

  • $1.77 million for a commercial vehicle accident
  • $1.30 million wrongful death recovery
  • $500 thousand for a rideshare accident
  • $725 thousand in recovery after a truck accident

Call for a free consultation after your accident. We’re here to help.

Common Joliet Personal Injury Accidents

The category of personal injury accidents can cover a wide variety of accidents. While car accidents are probably the most common type of personal injury accidents, there are many other ways you can be injured by someone’s carelessness and forced to seek compensation for your injuries.

In general, there are four main criteria for proving that you have been in a personal injury accident.

  1. Prove that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care (basically the care that any reasonable person should have provided to prevent injury to another).
  2. Prove that the at-fault party breached their duty of care.
  3. Prove that their negligence resulted in an accident and injury.
  4. Prove that the accident and subsequent injury have had a seriously harmful impact on your life.

If you can prove that these four criteria are met, you will be able to pursue a personal injury claim against whoever hurt you.

The common types of accidents that usually lead to personal injury claims include:

 

In each of these accidents, you should be able to prove that someone else acted negligently in their care for you and allowed you to suffer an accident and injury.

Joliet’s Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims

In every state, legislatures set a statute of limitations on how long you can wait before bringing a personal injury claim against another. The main purpose of setting such a limitation is to prevent fraud. When people wait a long time before pursuing a claim, they are liable to forget or misremember essential details for pursuing a just claim.

In Illinois, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim against the responsible party with the court. If you do not bring your claim within that time, you will no longer be able to pursue compensation from the at-fault party.

Two years may seem like a long time, but it will go by pretty quickly. You will have to spend a lot of time seeking medical treatment, gathering evidence, and negotiating with the insurance company of the responsible party (i.e., the defendant). To make sure you do not miss any deadlines, you need a Joliet personal injury lawyer right away after your accident.

Frequently Asked Questions About Joliet Personal Injury Accidents

Since Zayed Law Offices opened in 2009, we have helped hundreds of clients who were victims of personal injury accidents pursue just compensation from those who injured them. Over those years, we have encountered several frequently asked questions about how the law works in personal injury claims.

Any personal injury accident you may be involved in is sure to cause you stress. Most people do not plan for a personal injury accident, which can leave them feeling confused and frightened when one does happen to them. If you feel confused about what evidence you need to gather, you are not alone.

Your lawyer may put together this evidence to help your claim go smoothly:

As you may know, the law allows you to collect compensation for economic and non-economic losses, also called damages, after an accident. There are many categories of damages that you can collect compensation for, depending on the circumstances in your case.

The common damages in personal injury claims include:

  • Medical costs, including emergency room visits, surgeries, ongoing therapy, medication prescriptions, and the purchase of medical equipment.
  • Property damage repair expenses to fix your car or other property.
  • Loss of income from initial time taken off work to recover.
  • Loss of earning capacity if you cannot return to your job due to injury or can no longer work in the same position or for the same amount of time.
  • Pain and suffering, generally.
  • Emotional trauma or distress, including things like recurring nightmares or PTSD.
  • Loss of consortium if you endured a broken relationship after your accident.
  • Loss of life enjoyment from your inability to perform activities you used to love with the same freedom because of your injuries.
  • Scarring or disfigurement, as well as any humiliation such conditions may cause.

If you lost a loved one in the accident, you could also add damages applicable to wrongful death claims. These include loss of companionship, loss of support, loss of services, etc. To know what damages you can claim in your specific case, it is best to talk to a lawyer right away. Personal injury lawyers can help you decide what damages apply in your claim and how to gather the evidence you need to prove your losses. Contact Zayed Law Offices today.

Unfortunately, if a personal injury accident harmed you, you cannot automatically pursue legal action for your losses.

In truth, many factors that go into determining whether you have a viable injury claim, including:

  • The severity and the extent of your injuries
  • Whether another person was responsible for your accident and injuries
  • Whether there is any insurance available following the accident
  • Whether you still have time to file your claim in Wheaton

Consequently, if you suffered harm in a personal injury accident and want to know if you can file a lawsuit, you should reach out to an experienced Wheaton personal injury attorney at Zayed Law Offices, as soon as possible. Our legal team can not only review what happened and figure out if you can pursue a legal case, but we can also help you fight for the damages you deserve.

In most situations, the defendant’s insurance company will start with a lowball settlement offer for you to consider. Insurance companies earn more from the premium their customers pay than they give out in settlements. Therefore, they may start with the lowest offer possible and hope you accept it so that you can get on with your healing.

However, this is often not the best option for you. Instead of accepting an initial settlement offer, you should talk to a personal injury lawyer who can help you set an appropriate estimate for how much you should be able to earn. Usually, the first settlement offer is on the low end of a wide range of possible acceptable offers. With legal help, you can figure out how much you really deserve and negotiate for that higher settlement amount.

In the past, we have helped clients like you earn hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars in settlements. Our goal is to help victims of accidents like you get the justice they deserve and earn the highest settlement possible.

Call Zayed Law Office’s Joliet Personal Injury Lawyers

If you were in an accident in Joliet, you are not alone. Do not try to pursue justice on your own against people who are trying to cheat you of the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers are dedicated to supporting you throughout your healing process and helping you efficiently and quickly pursue a claim to recover the compensation that should be yours.

After a personal injury accident, Contact a lawyer at Zayed Law Offices or call (815) 726-1616 for a free consultation. We can help you pursue a just resolution to your claim right away.

Zayed Law Offices – Joliet
195 Springfield Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
Driving Directions
815.726.1616

Service Areas

Joliet, New Lenox, Frankfort, Lockport, Homer Glen, Bolingbrook, Plainfield

Joliet Practice areas

Joan Steigert

5/5
I found Adam after searching reviews for someone to represent me after an accident. I met with him and decided on his law firm. I mainly worked with Jeremy Lee. He always kept me up to date, answered all my questions. He worked hard for me and was very happy with the outcome. If you’re looking for a lawyer I would highly recommend Zayad Law firm.

Alicia Reyna

5/5
My name Alicia and I was recently represented by Zayed Law Firm. They demonstrated a high level of professionalism and knowledge and were always quick to respond to any questions that I had. They always kept me updated and helped my through my troubles every step of the way. Client interest is among their top priorities. I strongly recommend representation from the people at Zayed Law firm and I will ask for them to represent me again in the future.

Nicholas Such

5/5
Excellent service, A+, highly recommended, I will be using this same firm in the future for all my legal needs, thanks!

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If you or a loved one has been a victim of a personal injury or medical malpractice, contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.