Injured in a car accident and getting the run around from the insurance company? You are in the right place because these legal issues won’t solve themselves. At O’Connor Cadiz Accident and Injury Law, we are prepared to fight the insurance company. We handle personal injury cases. We cannot help everyone, but if we are able to help you, we take your injury case personally.
No one wants to have to hire a lawyer. But life happens and you need to be prepared. We understand that lawyers have a bad rap, but we want to show you that dealing with a lawyer can actually be a good experience. Having the right lawyer on your side will make it easier. At O’Connor Cadiz Accident and Injury Law, we handle our cases with compassion and skill.
We believe in educating our clients about what is going on. Problems are less stressful when you understand what is happening and can take control. We try to post a ton of information on this website. You can also call if you are ready to speak to a lawyer. Once you know your legal options, you will feel better.
What We Do
We handle serious cases of personal injury.
Our injury practices includes car accidents, wrongful death cases, bike and motorcycle accidents, accidents involving the CTA, pedestrian accidents, falls and premises liability cases, dog bites, food poisoning, and accidents involving ride share companies (Uber and Lyft). You can read more about each type of case from the links below.
Most personal injury cases involve an insurance company early on. Please understand that their interests are different than yours. They will try to get rid of you quickly. If they offer you any money at all, remember that they are a business. They will try to get rid of you cheaply. They are also difficult to deal with. This is usually done behind a mask of kindness. What we do is handle the insurance company for you. Later on, if a lawsuit is needed, the insurance company will hire a lawyer. We sue the person or company responsible for your injury. The insurance company will still be involved They hire the lawyer. We will deal with that lawyer for you.
If we cannot help you with a particular type of case, it is possible that we can help you find a trustworthy attorney. Do not be shy about giving us a call to ask if we know someone who can help outside of personal injury. Many people call us for referrals on medical malpractice cases or worker’s compensation cases, a subset of personal injury law that we do not handle. That is because medical malpractice and workplace injuries have an entirely different set of rules and procedures. We prefer to excel at only one thing.
Personal Injury cases mean that someone has been hurt and it was not their fault. Usually this is the result of an accident. Car accident cases make up a large part of cases we work on. Perhaps you fell down at a store or were hit while riding a bike. These are some of the kinds of cases we handle.
When you’ve been injured, the last thing you feel like dealing with is insurance companies and the legal aspect of your personal injury. We are here to take much of the worry away from you. To begin with, you will want to know if you even need a lawyer and what happens after you’ve been hurt. It is crucial that you speak to a lawyer as early in the process as possible, before you make a mistake that can’t be undone. The insurance company is not your friend. Their interests are opposed to yours. It is extremely important to work with your own lawyer, who understands the process and can be sure that you are treated fairly.
We not only make sure that we treat our clients fairly, but we believe that everyone is entitled to be treated with the utmost respect, empathy, and understanding. You will never be treated as just another personal injury case. We do not accept all cases and deliberately limit the number of cases that we handle, in order to make sure that every case is treated with the utmost care and attention.
Personal Injury Cases that we handle:
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents in and around Chicago
- Food Poisoning
- Car Accident Injuries
- Slip and Fall/ Premises Liability
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Uber and Lyft Accidents
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
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We are conveniently located in Elgin, serving Kane, Cook , DuPage, McHenry and Lake Counties – in and around Chicago.
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