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Bad Lawyer-Jokes Aside, Attorneys Serve a Very Important Purpose

In part II, act IV of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI, he writes, “…the first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Although on the surface, it looks like this mirrors the feelings of society today held toward lawyers, the phrase itself, when restored to the full context, is a suggestion that the way to overthrow democracy and therefore get rid of all of our liberties and freedoms is to ‘kill all the lawyers.’ In reality, Shakespeare was paying the highest compliment to the profession of law by suggesting that it is the glue that holds our democracy together.

Imagine a world without attorneys. Though a number of people would jokingly suggest that it would be the perfect situation, in all reality it would be nothing short of chaos. Our system of justice would eventually revert back to the barbaric notion of an-eye-for-an-eye, and without a court system, who would ensure that justice was ever really served? At the very outset, we would become a society based on one-upmanship revenge, which would continue until we eventually killed each other or reinstated the profession of law. Perhaps this hypothetical is a bit exaggerated and melodramatic, but in truth lawyers have been the champions of individual and civil rights, while at the same time helping to regulate the society itself by providing an outlet for people to express their grievances.

Our Illinois personal injury lawyers serve a very important function. When clients come to us, we help them to achieve justice against those who have wronged them.

Illinois Personal injury lawsuits arise when people are injured by careless or intentional acts of others, or are injured by products that are defective in some way. When a person or company is determined by a court of law to be legally responsible for injuring another, that person or company is liable for the injury and the damages required to compensate for that harm.

Our Chicago injury lawyers understand that, after an injury or accident your immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury.

Our attorneys have the requisite experience and understanding to handle complex cases, and have had enormous success because of their hard work and conscientiousness, as well as their intimate understanding of the law. In fact, our attorneys won a Record high $14 million verdict against a doctor and hospital for not following and ignoring abnormal chest X-ray results, which caused a substantial delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer, as well as a $6.0 million settlement for the families of 6 children who died in a tragic apartment fire on Chicago’s north side. Our attorneys are compassionate and understanding, and play a very important part in helping realize justice for clients who have been harmed by the negligence of others.

If you or a loved one have suffered injury or death as a result of someone else’s negligent acts or omissions, contact an attorney immediately to understand the options available to you.