Law Offices of Tom Plouff
tom plouff phone 312-637-9141

 

Experienced Personal Injury Attorney – Lawyer in Chicago

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

I practice extensively in Chicago as lawyer on behalf of persons who have suffered serious and catastrophic personal injuries due to the negligence of others.

I have represented clients with all types of serious injuries. As a personal injury attorney in Chicago, I have fought for children with birth injuries such as Erbs palsy and cerebral palsy. I am particularly interested in investigating cases involving cerebral palsy and my wife, a physician, used to run a clinic for adults with cerebral palsy as they are a vastly under-served community. As a Chicago personal injury lawyer, I have represented adults who are quadriplegic or have locked- in syndrome. A client with locked-in syndrome, described as “the closest thing to being buried alive,” is one in which the person is aware and awake but cannot move or communicate due to the complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles below the eyes. Burn victims, amputees, and traumatic brain injured patients, all of whom suffered these personal serious injuries due to the negligence of others, are all ones who as a Chicago personal injury lawyer I have felt privileged to represent and fight for during my attorney career.

Areas of Personal Injury Specialty include:

Spinal Injuries
Recovering from a spinal cord personal injury requires long rehabilitation and can be physically and financially draining. Although some will fully recover, many will need long-term medical and rehabilitative care. Home modifications are necessary and work may or may not be available for you.

A jury will ordinarily have sympathy for the person who suffers personal serious and catastrophic injury like a spinal cord injury. The judge will tell the jurors, however, not to take sympathy into consideration in arriving at a verdict. As a personal injury Attorney in Chicago I argue that empathy is much different from sympathy. It involves an understanding of what has happened to the person, how the person has undergone pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, all of which the jury will be told it can properly consider in arriving at a verdict.

Amputation
After your amputation, you may be contacted by insurance companies seeking a quick settlement. They will never offer you the amount of compensation you deserve. Do not talk with insurance representatives of the potentially-liable parties. As a Chicago personal injury lawyer, I have learned that anything you say could be used by the insurance company to pay you less than you should get. You have lost a limb, and you deserve justice. You won’t get your limb back, so the only way you will get the justice you deserve is to get the most money possible in an amputation lawsuit against all liable parties. Learn more about Amputation Lawsuits. And for this you need a competent attorney in Chicago who deals with personal injury case.

Brain Injuries
One of the biggest things in dealing with traumatic brain personal injury cases is the lawyer and client need to be patient. Traumatic brain injury cases take longer than other cases because the effects of the traumatic brain injury sometimes only manifest themselves over time. As a personal injury attorney in Chicago, I understand how families can be devastated by having a loved one with a traumatic brain injury, the behavioral changes that go along with that, and the way family dynamics change. As a Chicago personal injury lawyer, I understand this and know what to look for in traumatic brain injury cases. Learn more about Brain Injury Lawsuits.

Spinal Injury
A spinal cord injury can be either complete or incomplete. Either way, compensation for these spinal injuries should include amounts for medical expenses, cost of care, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, loss of quality of life and other damages. Learn more about Spinal Injury Lawsuits.

If you have had a serious catastrophic personal injury and need an attorney for a case in the Chicago area, please call me to see if I can be your personal injury Attorney in Chicago now at (312) 637-9141 or contact me now.