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At Wilkins Schneller Law, we know the impact of your personal injury not only affects you—it affects your family, too. Our team of professionals are here to relieve the stress and pressure of dealing with a personal injury lawsuit, so you can focus on getting your life back to normal.
If you are the victim of an accident, you may not be aware of your rights or of how the legal process works. Don’t be rushed into a decision to settle by an insurance company, or fail to get the medical attention you need. At Wilkins Schneller Law, we put our experience, dedication, and superior legal knowledge to work in helping victims and their families receive the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered any physical, emotional, or financial damages as the result of another's negligence, you need experienced personal injury attorneys who are willing to fight for your rights and take your case all the way to trial, if necessary. At Wilkins Schnelller Law, we represents victims throughout the Midwest and are experienced handling a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
As one of the leading causes of personal injury and fatality incidents in the U.S., car accidents have numerous causes and can result in a variety of injuries. Negligent drivers, distracted drivers, and anyone who fails to drive responsibly can be held liable for their actions behind the wheel and victims can recover damages through personal injury claims. Insurance companies have trained professionals whose sole job is to limit the amount that you recover for your injuries. If you were in a car accident, you should consult with the experienced personal injury attorneys at Wilkins Schneller Law.
Approximately every 16 seconds in the U.S., someone is injured or killed in a truck accident. Commercial trucks are massive machines that pose significant dangers to others on public roads and highways. Although the trucking industry is heavily regulated, truck drivers still run the risk of driving tired, under the influence, distracted, and recklessly. Any mistake made by truck drivers can lead to devastating consequences for victims, and the trucking company must be held liable for their negligence. Our lawyers are familiar with the various federal trucking laws and regulations and passionate about fighting on behalf of injured truck accident victims.
Every day skilled workers head off to work in factories and construction sites with the goal of putting in a full day's worth of work and helping support their families. In the industrial setting, when corporations put a premium on profits over employee safety, basic safeguards and basic common sense may be ignored resulting in situations where workers are seriously injured. When a worker is injured on the job, the impact is felt on both the individual and his or her family. Our personal injury lawyers appreciate the broad impact a work accident can have on a family and do everything possible to secure a recovery for the immediate and future costs related to: medical bills, lost wages, disability and pain.
Unsafe products injure and kill numerous consumers each year. By filing a personal injury claim on the basis on product liability law, injured consumers and their families can hold manufacturers, marketers, and / or retailers liable and recover damages that resulted from using an unsafe product.
Medical malpractice still routinely occurs in America, and it can cause serious physical injuries, illnesses, and debilitating emotional strain. When doctors, medical personnel, and other health care providers fail to act according to the accepted standards of their profession, medical malpractice claims can hold them liable for their negligence and can allow victims to receive monetary compensation.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can take the form of physical, emotional, or psychological abuse or neglect, and no form of nursing home abuse should be tolerated. Cases often go unreported because elderly victims are frequently unable or unwilling to speak up about abuse. Nursing homes must provide the highest level of care to patients to achieve their highest level of functioning. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are more focused on maximizing their profitability rather than providing the care that their patients' require. Staffing levels are regularly reduced and inexperienced employees may be providing care to patients with comprehensive medical needs. Consequently, vulnerable nursing home patients may be victims of nursing home negligence and suffer a serious injury or death as a result.
Family members and loved ones can take an active role in protecting their elderly relatives and receiving compensation for the damages they suffered. At Wilkins Schneller Law, our attorneys have prosecuted all type of nursing home injury cases and stand ready to fight for the rights of you and your loved ones.
Premises liability is an area of law that hold premises owners accountable for the injuries visitors and guests suffer while on their property, including those arising from slip and fall accidents. For a premises claim to be effective, it must show that a premises owner failed to keep guest free from preventable harm. Land, property, and business owners are obligated to provide their guests with a property that is well-maintained and safe from preventable harm. When building codes are not followed and maintenance is avoided dangerous conditions can develop which may cause injury. When visitors or guests suffer injuries or illnesses as a direct result of premises owner negligence, they need an experienced premises liability lawyer to pursue their claim. In order for an injured person to recover damages for their injuries under a premises liability theory, they generally must establish that the landowner had knowledge of the condition or defect which caused their injury. The premises liability attorneys at Wilkins Schneller Law have successful prosecuted premises liability cases against: landlords, owners, architects, property maintenance contractors and even municipalities.
By law, bicyclists are considered vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of automobiles. When bicyclists obey the rules of the road yet still suffer injuries in accidents caused by careless drivers, they have a right to pursue compensation. Bicyclists also wear little protection and are extremely vulnerable to suffering injuries caused by motorists who fail to see them, obey traffic laws, or drive safely. When driver negligence causes a bicycle rider to be injured, personal injury claims can be filed.
Motorcycle riders face extremely high risks of suffering injury and death during a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle riders wear little protection and have an overwhelming potential for suffering injuries and fatalities. Other motorists who fail to drive safely can easily cause collisions or traffic incidents involving motorcycle riders. By helping riders prove the negligence of other drivers and fighting aggressively against insurance companies that aim to pay victims as little as possible, our lawyers can secure the compensation injured riders need to receive the medical treatment their injuries require.
There are few words to describe how unfortunate an experience the untimely death of a loved one or family member can be. When the negligence, carelessness, or misconduct of another causes death, certain surviving family members have a right to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages and obtain justice. Our lawyers compassionately guide families through these difficult experiences and fight to hold responsible parties liable for their actions.