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Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

Attorneys for Car Crashes, Severe Injuries, and Wrongful Death in Cook County, Bronzeville, and Englewood

A serious injury can happen in an instant, but its effects can last a lifetime. In many cases, victims are left to pick up the pieces after being injured through no fault of their own, and as they recover, they may struggle to pay costly medical bills, receive ongoing treatment, and cover their family's daily expenses. A temporary inability to work or a permanent disability can drastically affect the amount of income a person is able to bring in, making it difficult to put food on the table and pay bills such as rent and utilities. In addition to these financial problems, victims can suffer a great deal of pain and suffering, and they and their families are likely to experience emotional trauma. When an injury was someone else's fault, a family may be left wondering why they have to bear the brunt of another person's mistakes. At Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. we fight on behalf of personal injury victims, helping them hold the liable parties responsible and ensuring that they are fully compensated for all of the ways their lives have been affected. If you have been injured, contact us today at 312-977-1300 to arrange a free consultation and learn how we can help.

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For a woman involved in a bus accident that resulted in a partial leg loss


For the family of a 14-year-old boy who drowned on a school field trip


Settlement for a woman who was wrongfully arrested and found dead in a jail cell


For a boy who fell from a window


Death of two minors in a house fire


For a man who was killed after being hit by a travel van


Negligent drivers can cause injuries to others in a wide variety of situations. Violations of the traffic laws, aggressive or reckless driving, or other forms of negligence can lead to dangerous car crashes. Collisions can also occur because of defective auto parts, faulty vehicle maintenance, or dangerous roads, highways, or intersections. In addition to bodily injuries to drivers and passengers, victims may experience extensive damage to their vehicles and other personal property. We can pursue personal injury lawsuits against negligent drivers or other parties, and we can assist in filing insurance claims and negotiating settlements that fully address a victim's injuries.

Rear-End Collisions

The occupants of a vehicle that is struck from behind can suffer a variety of injuries, including whiplash, brain trauma, and broken bones. We can help victims ensure that they receive the compensation that addresses these injuries, and we can also assist with other types of motor vehicle collisions, including:


Some types of collisions can result in more complicated injury cases, since they may involve one or more people who were not in a vehicle or drivers who were working for an employer. In these situations, victims need to understand who is liable for their injuries and their options for pursuing compensation. Our attorneys can investigate the circumstances of a crash and gather the necessary evidence to show that a negligent driver was responsible for the injuries suffered by victims. We can make sure a driver's employer will be held liable for the actions of their employees, allowing victims to receive the compensation they need.



People on foot are likely to suffer serious harm if they are struck by a car or truck. The impact of a vehicle may cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or broken bones, and a person may suffer further injuries if they are thrown to the ground or into other vehicles.


When a driver of a for-hire vehicle is at fault for a car crash, their employer may be held liable for the injuries and damages suffered by other parties. However, these types of cases can often be complicated, since many employers attempt to avoid liability by claiming that their drivers are independent contractors rather than employees.


Bicyclists should be treated the same as other vehicles when using the roads. Unfortunately, drivers may not give bicycles the respect and right of way they should receive. Bicyclists can suffer serious bodily harm in a collision with a motor vehicle, including in "dooring" accidents where a person opens a car door into a bicycle's path.


Semi-trailer trucks can cause a great deal of damage to other vehicles and inflict serious injuries on drivers, passengers, or pedestrians. Truck drivers and trucking companies may be liable for collisions caused by driver fatigue, mechanical failures, or cargo that is improperly loaded or secured.


The death of a loved one is never easy, but when a person is killed because of someone else's negligence, their family members may struggle to pick up the pieces. They may need to deal with bills for medical treatment their loved one received before their death and determine how to cover expenses without the income their family member would have earned, all while dealing with the grief and sorrow that comes from having a family member taken away too soon. In these cases, a person's survivors may pursue compensation from the person or parties who were responsible for the death.


Property owners have a duty to protect the safety of visitors who are allowed to enter and use their premises. The owner of a piece of land or the tenant who is in control of a building or property may be held liable for negligence that resulted in injuries to visitors. These types of injuries may occur because a property owner did not repair or correct a known hazard or because warnings about these hazards were not provided to visitors. Victims can pursue compensation for injuries they suffered due to slippery floors or walking surfaces, tripping hazards, negligent security, or broken or defective railings, stairwells, elevators, or escalators.



  • John D.

    Mar 15, 2017

    "Jeremy and The Karchmar and Lambert firm did an excellent job at advocating and representing my family, giving answers and the closure we needed. They communicated clearly, were always available, and most importantly, skillfully forced the responsible parties to take accountability."


    DXM Talley

    Apr 16, 2019

    "I do not see how people can comment negatively when this firm works hard for the justice deserved for the people. They help as much as they can to get the best outcome possible for the circumstance of the case. I have not seen anyone work as hard as they do. I highly recommend!"


    Wo W.

    Aug 23, 2012

    "It was clear that the lawyers here care about their clients. I highly recommend it. They seemed busy at times, but they were still always able to talk to me or they would call back. Plus, it is probably a bad sign if your lawyer is not busy. Great firm."



Nursing homes and assisted living facilities provide essential care for many elderly and disabled people. Unfortunately, residents may be the victims of abuse by a facility's staff or other residents, or they may suffer injuries because staff members did not provide the proper level of care. Abuse or neglect may have occurred because a nursing home did not maintain adequate staffing levels, because the proper employee background checks were not performed, or because staff members were not fully trained on how to properly care for patients. Victims and their family members may be able to hold a negligent nursing home liable for injuries suffered because of neglect or abuse.

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