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CHICAGO PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

Fighting for victims and families since 1997

Our attorneys are nationally recognized litigators with expertise in every area of personal injury law. From product liability cases to catastrophic semi-truck crashes, we have the talent and experience needed to win substantial damages for clients. Since Cavanagh Law Group opened in 1997, our award-winning attorneys have obtained more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements in Chicago and across the United States.

We operate on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay anything unless we win. Our attorneys pride themselves on attentive customer service and are available 24/7 for your questions and concerns.

WHAT WE DO

Aviation

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When plane and helicopter crashes occur, they often result in traumatic injuries or multiple deaths. Cases can arise from pilot negligence, manufacturer negligence, design flaws and airline liability.

Bicycle Accidents

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Hundreds of cyclists die in traffic crashes across the U.S. each year. Tens of thousands are injured. Negligent drivers often fail to watch for bicyclists and make abrupt turns in front of bikes.

Boat Accidents

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Thousands of boaters take to Lake Michigan and Illinois waterways each summer. Operator negligence, equipment defects and inclement weather can lead to drownings and other serious boating injuries.

Car Accidents

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Most Americans will be involved in a car crash at some point in their lives. Drivers, passengers and pedestrians can suffer life-altering injuries that burden them with medical bills and lost wages.

Catastrophic Injuries

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Catastrophic injuries are life-changing events that severely limit physical and mental abilities. Brain injuries, spinal injuries and severe burns can cause emotional trauma and financial challenges.

Code of Silence

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Cavanagh Law Group obtained a landmark $20 million settlement in a Chicago Police Department “code of silence” case in 2018, proving police are not above the law. Bad officers should not be shielded.

Construction Injuries

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Thousands of construction workers, pedestrians and bystanders are injured or killed at construction sites each year. Many of those injuries are catastrophic and require extensive medical treatment.

Drowning

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An estimated 3,500 people die of drowning each year in the U.S. Common factors include negligent or reckless lifeguards, faulty equipment, poorly maintained pools or pools that were never properly fenced.

Mass Torts

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When a large number of people are negatively affected by the same faulty product, environmental hazard, defective medical device or medication, victims can seek damages through mass tort litigation.

Mass Transit Liability

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Millions of people rely on mass transit and public transit systems such as planes, trains, subways, buses and ferries. When accidents, collisions or derailments occur, injuries can be catastrophic.

Medical Malpractice

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Medical malpractice and birth trauma injury cases arise when physicians, dentists, nurses and hospitals fail to adhere to accepted standards of care. Misdiagnosis is the most common type of case.

Motorcycle Accidents

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Motorcycles make up three percent of registered vehicles in the U.S., but account for 15 percent of traffic fatalities. Distracted drivers and crowded roadways challenge even the most skilled riders.

Nursing Home Abuse

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Thousands of people suffer abuse at nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the U.S. due to negligent hiring practices, understaffing, inadequate training and poor medication management.

Pedestrian Accidents

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As more people drive SUVs, crossover utility vehicles and trucks, it is increasingly likely pedestrians will suffer severe or fatal injuries in crashes. More than 6,200 pedestrians were killed in 2018.

Premises Liability

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Property owners have a responsibility to create a safe environment free of conditions that might lead to injuries or death. Premises liability cases can arise out of falls and workplace accidents.

Product Liability

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Product liability lawsuits cover a wide range of defective objects — from faulty airbags to construction equipment and workplace machinery. Food, vehicle and product recalls are increasingly common.

Railroad Accidents

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Cavanagh Law Group attorneys have expertise in cases involving train crashes, railroad tracks, signal failures and faulty equipment. We obtained a record $55 million verdict in a railroad crossing case.

Rideshare

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As ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft grow in popularity, related legal issues continue to expand. It’s paramount to have safe drivers on the road, which means rigorous screening and vetting.

Toxic Torts

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Exposure to dangerous substances such as pesticides, chemicals or environmental toxins can cause lasting and potentially fatal health defects. Toxic tort litigation compensates consumers and residents.

Truck Accidents

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Semi-trucks are larger and heavier than any other vehicles on the road, weighing up to 80,000 pounds. When negligence occurs, crashes can lead to devastating catastrophic injuries and untimely death.

Wrongful Death

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Wrongful death lawsuits help families seek justice and closure after a loved one dies as a result of negligence. Damages can alleviate financial strain by paying for funeral expenses and medical bills.