Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers

If someone else’s negligence caused your injury or a family member’s death, contact Wallace Miller immediately to discuss your available legal options. You might be entitled to financial compensation from the negligent party.

Wallace Miller understands the emotional toll an unexpected accident can take. It can cause physical pain, psychological trauma, and financial burdens. Many people can’t afford the expenses required to treat an injury or pay for a funeral when a loved one dies. Dealing with the aftermath of a devastating incident someone else caused can be overwhelming.

You should not face the negligent party alone. We can take on the responsibility for your case and handle every step of the process. We will investigate the accident to determine who we can hold liable and gather the available evidence. We are aggressive in our settlement negotiations and while litigating cases in court. You can count on our legal team to fight for the justice you deserve.

For a free consultation with one of our experienced and dedicated personal injury and wrongful death lawyers, call Wallace Miller at (312) 261-6193 today.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases We Handle

Wallace Miller can represent you in a wrongful death or personal injury case involving various circumstances, such as:

  • Offshore injuries – Maritime employees can suffer injuries and fatalities on the job. Various scenarios can arise that put their health and safety at risk. Under maritime law, eligible workers can pursue compensation for their medical care and other expenses. Surviving family members also have a right to recover benefits for the death of a maritime employee.
  • Car accidents – Car accidents commonly occur when a driver doesn’t pay attention to the road ahead or makes an error at the wheel. Traffic-related crashes can have fatal consequences. In 2020, 38,824 people died in car accidents in the United States.
  • Mass tort litigation – Mass tort cases allow multiple plaintiffs to consolidate their lawsuits into a single legal action to bring against the same defendant. A large group of people can sustain injuries due to a company’s negligence, such as a drug manufacturer or consumer product distributor.
  • Nursing home abuse – Residents in nursing homes can sustain severe and life-threatening injuries from abuse and neglect. Since dependent adults can’t care for themselves, defending against an attack is typically challenging. Many have cognitive impairments and don’t remember what happened, so reporting the abuse isn’t possible.
  • Motorcycle accidents – Motorcyclists bear a stigma given them by movie portrayals. Despite the fact that most motorcycle drivers are law-abiding, many people think riders are irresponsible and engage in reckless behavior. However, motorcycle accidents can result from someone else’s negligence. A driver might change lanes without checking their blind spot and sideswipe a motorcyclist or run a red light and collide with a rider in the middle of the intersection.
  • Workplace injuries – Occupational injuries and fatalities can occur in any job industry. In 2020, there were 3,229,200 recordable cases of nonfatal injuries and illnesses. You could file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits if you get hurt while performing your work-related tasks.
  • Pedestrian accidents – Pedestrians are at a higher risk of death than motor vehicle occupants during accidents. Pedestrians don’t have the same protections, such as an airbag or seatbelt, and suffer the full force of an impact. Accidents often occur when drivers ignore right-of-way laws or speed through parking lots.
  • Product defects – Medical devices, consumer products, and prescription drugs can contain defects that make them inherently unsafe for use. Manufacturers can be liable for placing dangerous products on the market. If you sustain an injury or develop a medical condition from a defective product, you could pursue compensation from the negligent manufacturer.
  • Bicycle accidents – Bicyclists often use designated bike lanes. Bike lanes keep cyclists separate from cars and trucks, so they don’t have to share the road. Unfortunately, inattentive motorists can drift into the bike lane or fail to yield the right of way and crash into a biker.
  • Truck accidents – Commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers, are massive. They can cause significant damage during collisions with small cars and life-threatening injuries to the occupants. According to statistics, large truck accidents caused 78,691 injuries in 2021.

If you suffered injuries or lost a family member in any type of accident due to someone else’s negligent actions, do not hesitate to contact Wallace Miller. Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers have decades of experience handling these types of cases and holding individuals and companies accountable for their wrongdoing.

Anyone can get hurt in an accident. Whether you’re driving your car, at work, or using a consumer product, you can suffer an injury requiring medical treatment.

The most common causes of accidents are below.

Offshore Injuries

Various types of offshore workers can get hurt in an offshore accident. The most common causes of injuries include:

  • Inadequate training
  • Vessel collisions
  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Handling faulty electrical components

Car Accidents

Human error is one of the most common contributing factors to car crashes. Examples of human error include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to yield
  • Driving under the influence

Mass Tort Cases

You might be eligible to participate in a mass tort lawsuit if a large group of people suffered the same or similar injuries due to the same defendant’s negligence. Common types of mass tort cases include:

  • Dangerous drugs
  • Defective medical devices
  • Consumer product defects
  • Exposure to toxic substances or environmental hazards

Common Causes of Injuries and Fatalities in Personal Injury Cases

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home residents can sustain injuries during instances of abuse or neglect. A nurse or another staff member might place patients in harm’s way by physically abusing them, leaving them unattended for hours, or inadequately treating an injury.

The most common reasons nursing home abuse and neglect occur include:

  • Staffing shortage
  • Inadequate training and supervision
  • Underpaid nurses
  • The facility negligently hired inexperienced or unqualified staff

Motorcycle Accidents

Since motorcycles are much smaller than most other vehicles, drivers have difficulty seeing them on the road. Motorcycle accidents can occur for multiple reasons, including:

  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Running a stop sign or red light
  • Tailgating
  • Driving under the influence
  • Changing lanes without checking blind spots

Workplace Injuries

Work-related injuries can happen under a range of circumstances, such as:

  • Vehicle collisions
  • Fall from heights
  • Slip and fall
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Overexertion
  • Malfunctioning equipment or machinery

Common Causes of Injuries and Fatalities in Personal Injury Cases

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians can sustain an injury during an accident with a motor vehicle and subsequent injuries from getting run over or hit by flying debris. The most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Passing a crosswalk without stopping for someone already in the middle of the street
  • Backing out of a parking space without checking behind the car
  • Distracted driving
  • Turning at a red light without looking for crossing pedestrians

Product Defects

Products that contain defects increase the risk of injury despite consumers using them as intended. Dangerous products can result from errors during any stage of the manufacturing process. The most common factors that contribute to product defects include:

  • Using an unsafe design
  • Assembling the product incorrectly
  • Providing warning labels without including known risks
  • Marketing the product as safe despite certain dangers

Bicycle Accidents

Drivers often ignore bicyclists or don’t see them riding nearby. Bike lanes provide some protection but can’t prevent motorists from drifting or swerving into a bicyclist. Bicycle accidents typically occur when drivers engage in careless behavior, such as:

  • Texting while driving and not noticing the car drifting into the bike lane
  • Passing a rider too closely
  • Failing to yield at an intersection
  • Opening the door to a parked vehicle in the path of an approaching bicyclist

Common Causes of Injuries and Fatalities in Personal Injury Cases

Truck Accidents

Truck drivers and motor carriers must follow federal regulations and state laws to keep everyone safe on the road. Negligence can cause collisions between commercial trucks and small cars. The most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driving beyond the maximum allowed number of hours
  • Exceeding weight and size limits for cargo
  • Failing to perform maintenance and repairs on the truck
  • Changing lanes without checking blind spots

Wrongful Death

Various scenarios can arise that lead to someone’s death, including:

  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective medical devices or prescription drugs
  • Offshore accidents

If your injury or illness resulted from any of the circumstances above, reach out to Wallace Miller immediately. We can review your case and determine whether we can represent you in an insurance claim or lawsuit against the negligent party.

Compensation Available in Personal Injury Cases

You could file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company or sue them directly for your injury. The compensation you receive might compensate you for your accident-related losses, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage

Common Causes of Injuries and Fatalities in Personal Injury Cases

If your loved one died in an accident someone else caused, you could file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover compensation for your associated losses, such as:

  • Loss of companionship or consortium the deceased can no longer provide to a surviving spouse
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost wages and benefits the deceased would have earned if they survived
  • Final medical bills and related expenses
  • Pain and suffering the deceased endured between the date of their injury and death
  • Mental anguish experienced by surviving family

It’s critical to let Wallace Miller handle the legal aspects of your wrongful death case. Some states don’t allow the recovery of compensation for funeral expenses or medical bills. Additionally, certain laws might require the personal representative of the deceased’s estate to file the lawsuit on behalf of heirs. Sometimes, a surviving spouse, child, or parent can pursue legal action.

Common Causes of Injuries and Fatalities in Personal Injury Cases

If you sustained an injury or lost a loved one in an accident due to someone’s negligence, call Wallace Miller for your free consultation at (312) 261-6193

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