Our Practice Areas
Our firm handles a wide variety of personal injury and class action suits. We represent everyday people who have suffered harm and seek justice.
Medical & Hospital Malpractice
Sometimes the care you receive from a doctor or hospital can go terribly wrong. Let Smith LaCien LLP help you untangle the truth and find out if your case was handled properly by your medical providers, or if the harm could have been prevented.
Accidents or improper medical care can result in brain injury, which can in turn leave lasting consequences that impair your quality of life and ability to work. Our attorneys can help you receive compensation for your loss of function and lost income.
Airplane or helicopter accidents normally result in death and serious injuries. Smith LaCien LLP has the experience you need in any aviation case, and can tap the right experts to win you the compensation for your injury or loss of loved ones.
Class Action / Mass Torts
Often product defects, or drug side effects, or financial fraud, can affect a large number of consumers. Smith LaCien LLP are leaders in class action and mass tort lawsuits that can span multiple states and legal jurisdictions. We can also help other firms needing co-counsel in Illinois.
Losing a loved one is not just emotionally devastating, it often brings severe financial loss, and loss to every member of the entire family in terms of their future well-being, opportunities, and quality of life. We understand the laws that work in your favor in cases of wrongful death.
Drug and Product Liability
Pharmaceuticals and their side effects can have devastating health consequences if they are not tested or labeled correctly. Sometimes drugs and products thought to be safe, prove to be dangerous after they are out in the consumer market. We can help you if you’re hurt.
There are some injuries you cannot recover from, and they change your life forever. If that injury was caused by the action or negligence of somebody else, you are owed more than just your medical expenses. Smith LaCien LLP will fight for you to receive what you deserve.
Collisions involving transportation vehicles other than cars can often be complex. There may be commercial companies involved, and the liability can be different than in automobile accidents. Smith LaCien LLP has experience with a wide variety of cases involving trucking and transport.
Financial Liability and Fraud
Financial fraud, malpractice, or accounting errors can hurt your business, your livelihood, and your reputation. Like any other injury, you may be owed compensation for both tangible and intangible losses. Smith LaCien LLP offers excellent representation for such cases.
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How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or injured at work and wish to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney, Smith LaCien LLP will evaluate your case at no cost to you or your family. We'll help you to determine whether you have a personal injury case to pursue.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
For most personal injury cases, you have two years from the time the accident occurred to file your claim. However, certain types of cases have a shorter time period so please do not delay in contacting knowledgeable counsel.
How much is my case worth?
Every situation or case is different, so an early suggestion of a specific amount should be viewed with caution. Depending on the circumstance, general thoughts based upon extensive experience may be possible following initial in-depth discussion. It is impossible to know what kind of settlement to expect before investigating the extent of any injuries sustained, medical costs, lost wages, future expenses, and pain and suffering. It is important that you hire a lawyer who will complete a thorough investigation and who will never advise you to accept a settlement for less than you truly deserve. Each case is unique, so the best way to learn about what compensation you may be entitled to is to call or message us and talk with a lawyer at Smith LaCien LLP
How are attorney fees paid in a personal injury case?
Almost all personal injury attorneys take cases at no charge, collecting their fee as a percentage of any settlement or judgment they obtain for you. If you get nothing from the case, neither does the attorney. Attorneys fees usually are contingent on success and are usually 33 percent. However, individual circumstances in a given case can alter that favorably for the client.