Practice Areas

Our Experienced Attorneys’ Areas of Legal Practice

Medical Malpractice

Your health is the most valuable thing you own. It’s all too common for doctors, nurses and hospitals to provide inadequate treatment or prescribe the wrong medications. As a patient you never think it will happen to you- until it does. Whether you’re suffering as a result of a surgical error, prescription error or a failure to diagnose, let us help you. You’ve been through enough already. Now you need a lawyer who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss how your injuries have affected your life, your family, and your ability to earn a living. All medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we recover a settlement for you.

We have experience with all types of medical malpractice injuries including:

  • Hospital error
  • Surgical error
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Prescription error
Wrongful Death- An Overview

Over 90,000 wrongful deaths occur every year as a result negligence. Sometimes it’s as a result of injuries sustained while on unsafe premises and sometimes it’s due to product malfunction. There are numerous possible causes. Unfortunately, accidental deaths have a ripple effect. Most often, family members are severely impacted both financially and emotionally by their loss. Laws have been put in place specifically to hold both individuals and organizations accountable in cases where there was negligence on their part. These laws also entitle suffering parties to compensation.

Due to varying statutes of limitations, obtaining legal counsel as soon as possible is particularly important in a wrongful death case. Wrongful death cases can also be highly emotional making it difficult for victim’s family to maintain perspective. There are also the matters of gathering and preserving evidence, collecting research, vetting experts and gathering witnesses. Without these key components and an experienced lawyer, a wrongful death can be very difficult to try in a court of law.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is one of the most devastating experiences a person can live through. Oftentimes the emotional injury is worse than the physical injury.  Victims of sexual assault can suffer from anxiety, paranoia, fear, embarrassment, guilt, and memory loss, amongst other feelings. At Trauma Lawyers we are sensitive to your feelings and your stages of recovery.  We provide you with personal, confidential and caring representation.  

Trucking Collisions

Today more than ever, our interstates are lined with large trucks.  We must rely on the truck drivers and the trucking companies to follow the rules of the road and the trucking industry standards.  When there are violations of these standards, the consequences can be disastrous. In order to obtain full and fair compensation we fully investigate the driver, the company, the broker, the shipper and the receiver.  Some or all of them may be liable for your injuries. Call us today at 312-781-0082 for a free consultation.

Birth Related Injuries

The birth of a new child is supposed to be a time of joy. However, injuries that occur during labor can affect your baby, and you, for the rest of your lives. Birth related injury cases demand legal counsel with compassion and expertise. Battling doctors and hospitals is not something you can do alone- especially while trying to care for an injured child. We’ll hold those responsible for the injuries accountable and see to it that you receive the settlement necessary to care for your child and their future. Contact us today to discuss any injuries you or your child experienced during labor. All birth related injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we recover a settlement for you.

We have experience with all types of birth related injuries including:

  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Umbilical cord injuries
  • C-section injuries
  • Fetal Demis

Motor Vehicle Collisions

While this may be your first serious Collisions, it’s definitely not ours. More than 85,000 individuals were injured or killed as a result of motor vehicle Collisions in 2011. If you’ve been seriously injured in a car Collisions owing to the fault of another driver, there are laws established to help get you the medical care and financial compensation you deserve. However, the insurance industry will make it extremely difficult for you to receive this compensation on your own. They’re looking out for their own best interests which may lead to their denial, payment delay or a fast, small settlement that doesn’t adequately compensate you. You need an experienced car Collisionslawyer who understands how to manage these obstacles and can be your advocate. Contact us today to discuss how your car Collisionshas affected your life, your family, and your ability to earn a living. All car Collisions cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we recover a settlement for you.

We have experience with all types of motor vehicle Collisions including:

  • Fatal car Collisions
  • Motorcycle Collisions
  • Boating Collisions
  • ATV Collisions
  • Metra & CTA Collisions
  • Bicycle Collisions
  • Aviation Collisions
  • Drunk driving

Personal Injury

We are experienced in all areas of personal injury. We will represent you in court if you have been injured in an automobile accident, in a trucking accident, or from a slip and fall you sustained while at your workplace. Our team will also assist you if you have suffered injuries as a result of faulty machinery or medical equipment. Contact us today to discuss how your injuries have affected your life, your family, and your ability to earn a living. All injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we recover a settlement for you. 

Worker’s Compensation- An Overview

US employers and their employees rely on our dependable workers’ compensation system to resolve disputes about vocational injuries and disease and to provide for related worker needs. Workers’ compensation benefits are commonly awarded for work-related injury, illness and death, helping to meet the needs of injured workers and their families even when faced with overwhelming situations. If you have been injured on the job, you have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Some of these benefits include paid medical expenses, continuing to receive a percentage of your earnings while you are recovering, and a lump sum settlement based upon the severity of your injury. Because there are numerous complex factors involved it’s best for an experienced and skilled workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm to assess your potential workers’ compensation claim.

Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

In addition to workers’ compensation benefits for workers for their job-related injuries and illnesses, if such maladies ultimately result in death, certain survivors have the right to receive death benefits through their states’ workers’ compensation systems. If you are the family member or dependent of an employee who died from an injury or sickness incurred in the course of his or her employment, a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney can advise you about workers’ compensation death benefits.

Rather Than Collecting Workers’ Compensation, May I Bring a Lawsuit Against My Employer?

Workers’ compensation is usually the only legal remedy for an employee injured or sickened in the course of employment. The public policy behind workers’ compensation envisions a bargain between employers and employees in which workers give up the right to sue their employers in court in exchange for the guaranty of workers’ compensation benefits. This reduces tension in the workplace by creating a predictable method for resolving employer-employee conflict. Although workers’ compensation awards tend to be smaller than those in lawsuits, employees are not left without support during drawn-out court proceedings with unsure outcomes. In some unique circumstances some injured persons may have both a workers’ compensation case and a negligence case against a third party. The attorneys at Lucas & Cárdenas can review the facts of your injury and advise you as to your rights.