Personal Injury and Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

January 03, 2014 | The Rooth Law Firm About Us

If you have been injured in an accident, or your loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, choosing the right attorney is not an easy decision. For the past 36 years, Robert J. Rooth has devoted his career to representing injured victims and their families in these types of cases. Mr. Rooth has an excellent reputation as a trial lawyer having been voted as an Illinois Super Lawyer by his peers.

A graduate of the Depaul University College of Law, Mr. Rooth has been practicing in the Chicago area for over thirty years. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is committed to recovering the most money possible for each of his clients, no matter how large or small their injury.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

There are a lot of ways to get hurt out there and our attorney has seen every one of them. No matter what kind of negligence you may have experienced, he will work hard to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Nursing home abuse is more common than you would ever want to believe. In spite of the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, many homes employ negligent nurse’s aides. Some homes are unwilling to hire the number of people that would be necessary to keep their business running smoothly. Nursing homes do not pay especially well and understaffing often leads to negligence. Negligence can mean personal injury, skin breakdown, dehydration, and malnourishment. If a member of your family has experienced such abuse, the Rooth Law Firm will thoroughly research your case.

Dog bites not only hurt but in some cases can cause debilitating injury. Dog owners have a responsibility to train their pets and keep their neighbors safe. If owners neglect their duty of care, you may sue them for personal damages.

Truck Accidents

It is bad enough when another car hits your car. You may be injured, and you will have to deal with multiple doctor’s appointments, time off of work and a lot of pain. If a truck hits you, the impact is much greater and the injuries you are likely to experience will certainly be worse. Chicago is a city that produces a lot of clothing, auto parts, and food, and those things require trucks.

The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that 111 people were killed by semi-trucks in 2014. Truck drivers and the companies that employ them must comply with more laws than your average driver. Drivers must not be overworked; they must have a special kind of license and they must undergo a certain amount of training. If you have been struck by a truck, we will fight to recover not only your medical expenses and lost wages but money for pain and suffering as well.

Bicycle Accidents

When you ride a bike, your face is the windshield and your arms and legs are your car doors. Being hit by a car when you are on a bicycle, can have devastating results. A person may easily end up seriously injured, paralyzed, or dead after such an accident.

If you have experienced a recent bike accident our law firm can help you. Remember to save the bills for each one of your doctor’s appointments as well as the receipts from all medications you have had to purchase because of the accident. Have your employer document any time you have missed off of work. Our firm has years of experience in negotiating settlements with insurance companies. You are entitled to be reimbursed for your expenses and we know what arguments to use to get them to give you your money.

Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, you know that the emotional and financial impact can be devastating. Although nothing can bring the person back to you, you are entitled to money to compensate you for your loss. Mr. Rooth has a great deal of experience with wrongful death lawsuits. He and his team will investigate every aspect of your case and negotiate with the defendant’s attorney to get you a fair settlement offer. If the defendant is unwilling to make a fair settlement, he is a poised and confident courtroom attorney.

Medical Malpractice

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is not uncommon for doctors to leave sponges in people, remove the wrong organ, or give them too large or small a dose of anesthetics. Scrub nurses have been known not to scrub very hard and that can result in contaminated equipment used during surgery. If you are a victim of medical malpractice, or if you have lost a family member due to the negligence of a doctor or hospital, we will work to get you a fair settlement or verdict.

Car Accident

There are two basic kinds of rules for auto insurance in the United States. Some states have no-fault rules when it comes to auto insurance, which means that a person’s own insurance company must pay their bills if they are injured in an accident. Other states make the at-fault driver’s insurance company pay the bills associated with the accident. Illinois is a fault state when it comes to auto insurance. You may recover damages up to the amount of fault attributed to the other driver. For example, if they caused 70 percent of an accident, you would be entitled to recover 70 percent of the cost of damages and medical bills from that accident. If you call the insurance company yourself, they are bound to make you a lowball offer. Give our car accident attorney a call and he can negotiate with them on your behalf.

Being injured is one of life’s hardest experiences, but the assistance of a great law firm can soften the blow and let you move on with your life.