Personal Injury

Personal Injury Attorneys in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Dedicated Negligence and Malpractice Lawyers Serving Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties and Federal Courts

Every personal injury case is a serious one. Most arise by way of someone’s negligence, when someone is negligent, causing harm to someone else, although they can also involve intentional acts to do harm (such as assault) and injuries on the job–sometimes even resulting in wrongful death claims. When someone is responsible (liable) for your injuries, they are responsible to compensating you for medical expenses, lost time from work, pain and suffering, disability, emotional distress and, at times, other damages.

At the Law Office of Martin L. Glink, we provide personalized, high quality legal representation in protecting the rights of our clients who are victimized in personal injury cases. Aggressively fighting to protect injured victims with over 50 years combined experience, we understand what it takes to ensure that your rights are protected.

With over 50 years combined experience, the Law Office of Martin L. Glink, provides personalized, high quality legal representation to aggressively protect the rights of our clients who are victimized in personal injury cases.

Types of Personal Injury Claims

At the Law Office of Martin L. Glink, we handle all types of personal injury cases including:

  • Motor Vehicle accidents: The most common personal injury cases, the negligent driver can be held responsible for the accident. However, in Illinois, any percentage of fault that the plaintiff shares (for example, if you were rear-ended, but the driver responsible claims that it was in part because one or both of your taillights were out and they could not tell you were stopped), reduces their compensation, and if they are more than 50 percent responsible, they are barred from recovery (735 ILCS 5/2-1116).
  • Premises Liability and Slip and Fall cases: Property owners have a duty to keep any premises (hotels, grocery stores, etc.) reasonably safe.
  • Medical malpractice: Arises when a doctor or health care professional provides treatment that falls beneath the standard of care resulting in injury.
  • Nursing home neglect & abuse: We entrust nursing homes with our loved ones, yet many nursing home residents develop injuries such as pressure ulcers, malnutrition, weight loss, adverse effects from medication, falls, fractured bones, and some also face outright abuse resulting in injury and/or wrongful death.
  • Assault and Other Intentional Torts: Not based on negligence/accidents, these are based on a person intentionally hurting someone else (for example, being hit, shot or intentionally killed).
  • Dog bites: Illinois law covers injuries due to dog bites as long as you are not the owner of the dog, you were legally on the property where you were bitten and you did not provoke the animal (510 ILCS 5/16).
  • Jail-related injuries: More and more we hear of individuals who are negligently (or even intentionally) injured or killed after they are taken into police custody. Under the 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution, it can be cruel and unusual punishment to not provide for necessary medical care, especially urgent care.  In addition, we represent clients, who have been wrongfully arrested, in §1983 suits against Police and Sheriff Departments.
  • Construction injuries; & related compensation are the most common work-related accidents.
  • Workers Compensation Case: Many employees are injured on the job performing duties  for their employers.  Employees are entitled to certain statutory benefits for these injuries, including but not limited to, wage loss, medical expenses and compensation for their resultant disability.
  • Wrongful death: When the death of a loved one is caused by someone else.

Expenses and Compensation

Personal injury victims incur significant expenses, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and emotional distress. Calculated damages are usually related to medical bills and lost wages. Sometimes we are able to obtain punitive damages–financial costs intended to punish the defendant’s gross recklessness or wrongdoing in order to deter this behavior in the future.

At the Law Office of Martin L. Glink, we have the extensive courtroom, negotiation, and mediation experience to provide high quality legal representation to our clients. We will discuss your options extensively with you, work with the appropriate insurance companies, and bring justice against any responsible parties to obtain just compensation for you.

The Law Office of Martin L. Glink

If you have been injured, contact our Arlington Heights Personal Injury firm at (847) 394-4900 or online for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. You can also learn more about our firm here. We are here to listen and help.