Representing Victims of Personal Injury Accidents Throughout Illinois

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Millions of Dollars Recovered for Accident Victims in Chicago

Accidents happen, but when they are caused by another person’s negligence or misconduct, it’s important to hold the responsible party accountable for their wrongdoings. Injuries can range from fractures to brain damage to amputations, all of which can devastate a victim’s livelihood. Accidents can cause victims to lose their jobs, require long-term physical therapy, suffer physical and emotional distress, and much more.

As advocates for victims who suffered injuries through no fault of their own, our Chicago personal injury attorneys provide powerhouse representation for every client we serve. We understand the short-term and long-term impacts of injuries like yours, which is why we won’t settle for anything short of what you deserve. Through strategic negotiation and fierce litigation, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. You could potentially be next when you retain Cogan & Power, P.C. for all your personal injury needs.

Get honest, uncompromising representation today. For more information, schedule your free consultation online or at (312) 477-2500!

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    • Railroad Accident $33 Million

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    • Birth Injury $30 Million

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    • Medical Malpractice $16.3 Million

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    • Truck Accident $11.1 Million

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    Personal Injury Services in Chicago

    Our experienced and knowledgeable injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting your legal rights and championing your best interests, no matter how complex your situation may be. We believe in the power of a collaborative approach to personal injury cases, as it allows us to provide our clients with a wealth of insights and skillsets found in big firms while maintaining a small-firm level of client service and attention.

    That being said, we represent victims of a broad spectrum of accidents and wrongdoings, including:

    Depending on the type of accident, a person can suffer a great deal of short-term and long-term pain, distress, and other losses. Although anyone can suffer any type of injury from any type of accident, the most common types of injuries include:

    • Chronic pain injuries
    • Head and brain injuries
    • Orthopedic injuries
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Back and neck injuries
    • Burns
    • Internal injuries
    • Disfigurement and scarring
    • Amputation

    We can fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet and recover from these debilitating injuries. No one should get away with causing your injuries because they acted out of negligence or malice, so you can count on our high-caliber team of lawyers to stand up for your rights every step of the way.

    What Types of Damages Are Available in Personal Injury Cases?

    Damages refer to the money awarded to plaintiffs in a personal injury case. Damages are generally broken down into compensatory and punitive, each of which cover different losses. Compensatory damages, also known as actual damages, compensate victims for their injuries and losses caused by their accident. Compensatory damages are broken down into general and special damages, both of which account for different losses, which you can below:

    Special compensatory damages (also known as economic damages)

    • Medical expenses
    • Transportation costs
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Property damage
    • Legal fees

    General compensatory damages (also known as non-economic damages)

    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional distress
    • PTSD
    • Scarring and disfigurement
    • Loss of companionship
    • Loss of enjoyment of life

    Special compensatory damages are typically easier to identify because you can place a dollar amount on these types of losses. For example, if you broke your arm in a car accident, you can show evidence such as medical bills, therapy expenses, lost income, and other losses in order to obtain compensation. On the other hand, general compensatory damages are intangible, making them more difficult to value. Think about it ― placing a dollar value on someone’s pain and emotional distress is far from simple. But these are the decisions a judge will have to make.

    Another type of damage in personal injury cases is punitive damages. However, punitive damages are rarely awarded because they are available only in cases involving particularly harmful conduct. The purpose of these damages is to deter the defendant from committing the act that injured the plaintiff and set an example of the penalties that others could face if they commit the same actions. With this in mind, a court will only award punitive damages if the judge finds the defendant’s conduct to be intentional or grossly negligent.

    How We Can Help

    When you turn to Cogan & Power, P.C. to represent you, you will get to work directly with one of our partners rather than an associate. Believe it or not, it is common for victims to get stuck with inexperienced staff at law firms rather than the attorneys themselves, but that’s not how we operate here. Our injury lawyers work as a team because the more brainpower we get on your case, the better. With a track record for achieving high settlements and verdicts, there is no better firm to help resolve our situation than ours.

    Get started by scheduling a consultation online or at (312) 477-2500!

    Free Consultation

    If you have been injured in a personal injury incident caused by the negligence of another, contact the Chicago personal injury law firm of Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your personal injury rights and remedies. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.

    • “Cogan & Power surpassed all of my expectations.”

      - Stephen D.
    • “She was also sincerely concerned about my well being during one of the most difficult times of my life.”

      - Guy W.
    • “They had good attention to detail and had the ability to negotiate to the highest settlement in my case.”

      - Amit T.

    What Sets Us Apart

    • Collaborative Approach to Legal Representation
    • Invested in Your Overall Well-Being
    • If You Can't Come to Us, We Will Come To You
    • You'll Communicate Directly With Our Partners
    • Record-Setting Achievements Recovering Millions for Our Clients
    • Nearly 200 Years of Combined Experience

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