DuPage County Tort Litigation Lawyers
Skilled and Seasoned Tort Litigation Attorneys in Wheaton, Illinois
Torts (also known as personal injuries) are civil wrongs that cause injury or harm to another party. While some torts are also criminal offenses punishable with fines or imprisonment, the primary intent of tort law is to obtain monetary relief for the injured party and deter the offending party (and others) from committing similar offenses in the future. If you are involved in the prosecution or defense of a tort claim, it is important to speak with an experienced tort litigation attorney, so you understand your rights and options.
At Schmidt & Barbrow, PC, we have over six decades of combined litigation experience. Our attorneys have handled trials and appeals at every level of the Illinois state system. We have a reputation for handling even the most complex and difficult cases, and we have a strong track record of success in numerous jurisdictions throughout the state. We have in-depth knowledge of tort litigation and insurance coverage and litigation, which often go hand-in-hard. We put our extensive experience to work to develop innovative and practical solutions for each client we serve.
Over the years, we have handled a broad range of tort litigation cases, including but not limited to:
- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
- Vehicular Accidents
- Toxic Torts (e.g. asbestos, food poisoning, and adulterated products)
- Construction Accidents
Types of Tort Litigation
Personal injury or tort law encompasses a wide range of legal matters covering nearly every type of dispute and is broken down into three general categories: intentional, negligence, and strict liability. Intentional torts involve purposeful wrongdoing that causes harm to another party, and there is often a criminal component to the case as well. Examples include theft, trespass, assault, battery, fraud, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Negligence torts are the most prevalent, occurring when an individual or entity causes damage or harm to another party as a result of a negligent action or failure to act. Examples include accidents of all kinds, vehicular accidents, slips and falls, medical negligence, construction accidents, and many others. Strict liability may be imposed on a party even though the offending party did not actively participate in creating the defective or unsafe condition which caused the injury.
If you need experienced guidance on all types of tort litigation matters, contact us today at 630-690-0100 for a personalized consultation. One of our senior attorneys will sit down with you to review your case and determine the most effective strategy to secure a favorable outcome. From our offices in Wheaton, Schmidt & Barbrow, PC provides skilled counsel, advice and legal representation for clients in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, Will County, Kendall County, McHenry County, and communities throughout Northern Illinois.