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Personal Injury

An actionable personal injury occurs when the negligence of one causes injury to another. A negligent act occurs when one acts (or fails to act) in a manner that a reasonably safe person would (or should) have.

In most personal injury cases, the injured party brings a claim against the negligent party. Typically, the negligent party will be represented by an insurance company who will assign an attorney to protect the negligent party. Even a small insurance company has nearly unlimited resources that it can use in an attempt to defeat the injured person's claim.

Insurance companies will offer soothing assurances and promises in dealing with an injured person. In reality, this kid-glove treatment is often a cynical ploy used to string the victim along until time has run out and it is too late to file a lawsuit.

John J. Eannace can help you level the playing field because he holds a unique advantage that few attorneys can match. Having managed the daily operation of a high-volume, litigation insurance defense law firm, Mr. Eannace understands the philosophy and tactics of insurance companies. Now, Mr. Eannace works on a contingency fee basis (the client only pays a legal fee if successful recovery is achieved), aggressively prosecuting the claims of injured persons to ensure that negligent parties (and their insurance carriers) are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Highly-trained and experienced, not only in presenting cases in court, but also skilled in investigating, developing and preparing injury cases. Mr. Eannace will fight to win fair and just compensation for your injuries.

John J. Eannace has diverse experience in the investigation and prosecution of injury claims on behalf of clients in the following areas:

  • Wrongful death cases
  • Automobile accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Construction/industrial or work-related injuries (Workers' Compensation)
  • Injuries sustained by employees & -employees due to conditions upon the property of public carriers, such as railroads, bus companies & airlines.
  • Injuries occurring on another's property resulting from the owner's negligence (premises liability)
  • Slip and fall injuries

Auto Accidents

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Serious injury, disfigurement or death can result from negligent (or intentional) conduct involving motor vehicles. You may be the victim of another's negligence as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, and your legal rights can also vary accordingly. Mr. Eannace has the skill and knowledge to provide you with the best legal representation possible. Illinois law prescribes strict limitation periods within which you must assert your injury claim by filing a lawsuit. It is vital that you retain the services of a competent attorney as soon as possible.

Construction/Industrial Accidents

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Construction sites and Industrial workplace locations can be rife with dangerous conditions. Both employees and non-employees who may be at or near a construction site or industrial facility can sustain serious injuries. Common injuries that can occur include:
  • Falls from heights or unsafe surfaces
  • Truck or equipment collisions
  • Electric shock
  • Explosions
  • Structure collapses and more
John J. Eannace can offer the skill you need to properly investigate and prosecute your claim for injuries sustained. The depth of his experience in developing claims arising at construction sites and industrial settings will translate into you achieving a just resolution for your claim, including money for lost time at work, medical bills, financial compensation as you recover and more.

If you are an employee who was injured while performing job functions, John J. Eannace can file and pursue your Workers Compensation claim against your employer, and, when appropriate, win the compensation you deserve in court against responsible third-parties (other than your employer). Mr. Eannace has significant knowledge and experience regarding the legal intricacies of Workers Compensation claims and third-party lawsuits. Finding an honest, tenacious attorney can mean the difference between devastating personal tragedy, bankruptcy, or divorce, versus a dignified, fair and just recovery. Therefore, it's vital that you have an experienced and aggressive lawyer.


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Medical malpractice is a serious offense. It has been estimated that over one million injuries and thousands of deaths result from cases of medical malpractice each year. Injuries and death caused by medical malpractice are especially tragic. In most cases, they could have been prevented.

John J. Eannace understands that patients entrust doctors and other medical professionals with their lives and wellbeing. The body of Illinois law referred to a Medical Malpractice (or negligence) is extremely technical. Mr. Eannace has the focus and experience to properly investigate your injury to develop a solid claim of negligence. He understands what must be proven in court to prevail on medical malpractice claims and works tirelessly to develop the necessary evidence to present in court. Medical malpractice can occur in any number of settings, such as:

  • Death or injuries during childbirth
  • Emergency room malpractice
  • Failure to properly diagnose or treat
  • Anesthesia and/or surgical errors
  • Medical device malfunction
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Nursing home and hospital claims
  • Drug injury
  • Nursing home abuse and more
  • Harm done by drugs that were improperly prescribed.
Medical malpractice claims are fraught with conflict. Doctors and insurance companies aggressively defend these cases. If you have a medical malpractice claim, it is very important that you secure proper representation as soon as possible.

Wrongful Death

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"Wrongful Death" refers to situations when a person dies due to the negligence of another. Wrongful death cases may arise as a result of a variety of incidents, including car accidents, employment related accidents, medical malpractice, and in many other situations. Mr. Eannace's goal is to build a case that ensures that the survivors and beneficiaries of the decedent are maximally compensated for their loss. In times of grief it is obviously difficult for family members to understand the importance of a prompt investigation of the circumstances of death, preservation of evidence and identification of responsible parties.

Strict statutes of limitations periods apply to wrongful death cases under various circumstances. You must be absolutely certain that you are aware of when the statute of limitations for your case expires, or risk jeopardizing your legal rights. Contact Mr. Eannace to evaluate your claim promptly to ensure that you don't miss important deadlines imposed by law. Experiencing the unexpected loss of a loved one is, understandably, a very sensitive time; however, it is important to take the right steps as soon as possible.

The prompt appointment of an estate representative is essential to allow an action to be expeditiously commenced. A thorough understanding of the laws regarding Estates is crucial for ensuring that representatives are promptly appointed and settlements requiring compromise orders are properly presented to the Court.

John J Eannace is an aggressive criminal defense, traffic and personal injury attorney located in Palos Heights, IL.
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