Our Legal Expertise Includes:

Asbestos Exposure

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other illness and have been told by a medical professional or suspect that exposure to asbestos is the likely cause of your disease, contact our mesothelioma lawyers in Chicago to discuss your asbestos litigation options.

Asbestos litigation in Chicago and other areas of the country is a complicated process. Hundreds of thousands of asbestos litigation claims have been filed throughout the United States, and many more continue to be filed daily by asbestos attorneys. In Chicago and elsewhere, diseases caused by asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma, can take a significant amount of time to develop and typically many years pass between asbestos exposure and diagnosis. Even if you have yet to develop an asbestos-related illness, if you know you have been exposed to asbestos, you may still be able to file an asbestos litigation claim.

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Construction Site Accidents

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a construction site accident, our personal injury attorneys at Parente & Norem can help you.

Construction site accidents are a form of personal injury. Accidents that occur on construction sites are usually legally complicated. Regulation of construction sites often involves many local, state, and federal laws and rules, including OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations. If the victim is an employee of the construction site, workers’ compensation rules may apply. If the victim of the construction site accident died as a result of his or her injuries, wrongful death statutes may be applicable.

Because so many people are involved with a construction site, in construction site accidents it may be difficult to determine who was at fault. During any given day, there are, among others, contractors and subcontractors, delivery and service trucks and personnel, employees …Learn More

Defective Products

Product liability law encompasses a wide variety of situations. If you feel you or a loved one has been harmed or killed by a product, our Chicago product liability lawyers can evaluate your situation and determine if you have a product liability case.

Our Chicago product liability attorneys have extensive experience with defective product situations. There are several ways a product can be defective. In some cases, the product may have been designed incorrectly. In other cases, the design of the product may have been correct, but the product defect occurred during the manufacturing phase. Another possibility is that the product was designed and manufactured correctly but marketed in a way that caused the injury, such as with insufficient warnings or instruction. Any of these defects may raise the legal issue of product liability.

Breach of warranty and misrepresentation in advertising can also give rise to the …Learn More

Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers can help you receive the compensation you legally deserve, even if you signed a waiver before your procedure.

The results of medical negligence can be heartbreaking and tragic. Medical negligence often leads to personal injury or wrongful death. Medical negligence victims and their loved ones are left with a medical and legal quagmire that can easily become emotionally overwhelming.

In situations of medical negligence, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have the legal knowledge and experience to help you get the answers and compensation to which you may be legally entitled. Using legal tools such as subpoenas and depositions, our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers can determine if medical negligence occurred and file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Even if you signed a waiver before your medical procedure, you may be entitled …Learn More

Nursing Home Negligence

More than 2.5 million Americans live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, and every year thousands are injured, exploited or maltreated. Even worse thousands of these vulnerable people die from preventable conditions, such as malnutrition, dehydration, or infections caused by bedsores.

If you or an elderly loved one has been the victim of negligence while residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility, our Chicago medical malpractice and negligence attorneys can help you receive the compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other expenses incurred due to staff mistreatment.

The Attorneys of Parente & Norem hold the nursing homes responsible for their poor treatment and practice. We will see that you and your loved one get proper care, while sending a strong message to the nursing home that residents are to be treated with the utmost care.

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Personal Injury

If you have suffered physical or economic harm due to the action or inaction of another person, business, corporation, or other entity, our personal injury lawyers in Chicago, Illinois, with Parente & Norem want to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
What is a personal injury?

The term “personal injury” is typically defined as an injury to one’s mind, body, or emotions. In other words, it’s an injury to the person, as opposed to an injury to property. Personal injury law is an area of law that seeks to compensate the victims of personal injury and punish the offenders through monetary awards, known as compensatory and punitive damages. Personal injury attorneys, like those with the Chicago firm of Parente & Norem, concentrate in the area of personal injury law and winning compensation for victims. The personal injury attorneys with Parente & Norem have won millions of …Learn More

Railroad Accidents/FELA

Parente & Norem has extensive experience representing those injured by the negligence of railroads under various circumstances. Whether you are a train passenger, a by-stander or an employee of the railroad we have successfully represented all of these victims and recovered millions of dollars on their behalf.

Unfortunately, victims of railroad negligence usually experience serious injury or death and must have competent legal representation who are capable of taking the necessary immediate action required to secure evidence, retain the best experts, and make the appropriate legal filings required.  Parente & Norem has both the experience and financial resources to take these important steps immediately following a rail tragedy.  If our firm accepts your case there is no limit on the time or resources we are willing to put forth in order to secure a successful result for our client including taking your case to a jury …Learn More

Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

Unfortunately, injuries caused by a slip and fall on another’s property happen all too often. A shiny floor has an indistinguishable puddle of water on it and someone slips and falls. A parking lot was plowed and salted, a small section was missed, and a person slips and falls while walking to a building. If you have been injured by a slip and fall, our Chicago lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

As our Chicago firm’s slip and fall attorneys will advise you, the law of slip and fall applies whether the property involved is commercial or residential. Typically, however, most slip and fall cases happen on commercial properties such as grocery or convenience stores where liquid spills often occur.

In addition to slip and fall injury cases, compensation can also be recovered for premises liability cases. In most cities throughout the United States, …Learn More

Transportation Accidents

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being involved in a transportation accident or car accident, our Chicago personal injury lawyers want to help you.

Transportation accidents can be devastating experiences. Often involving large construction or commercial vehicles, rail trains, airplanes, or watercraft, the results of transportation accidents are often loss of life, loss of limb, or serious bodily trauma.

The law regarding transportation accidents can be quite complicated. Depending on the situation, federal, state, and municipal law may be applicable. Safety laws and criminal statutes may have been violated. Corporations as well as individuals may be at fault.

The depth of legal issues involved in transportation accidents can easily overwhelm the victim of the accident and the victim’s family. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers with Parente & Norem can relieve some of this burden.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) typically results from a catastrophic head injury and can inflict a broad spectrum of symptoms and long-lasting disabilities.

Victims of a serious personal injury, auto accident, or workplace accident that results in a traumatic brain injury face devastating and often life-altering consequences. Brain injuries occur when a sudden blow, jolt, or penetrating wound injures the brain and causes impaired cognitive function or permanent brain damage. At the Chicago Law Offices of Parente & Norem, our traumatic brain and head injury lawyers will help you take legal action against those responsible for your injuries, and they will fight aggressively on your behalf for fair compensation. Do not suffer in silence, unable to earn wages while you use your hard-earned savings to cover medical bills. Contact our Chicago, Illinois head and traumatic brain injury lawyers to schedule a consultation with our experienced legal team.


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Uninsured Motorist Claims

All states have laws that require motorists to show proof of their financial ability to pay for personal injury and property damage to others in the event of a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. Most drivers satisfy this obligation by purchasing auto accident insurance; others cannot afford insurance or ignore this requirement.

Many motorists choose to purchase the lowest amount of coverage permitted by law. Underinsured and uninsured drivers are typically unable to cover the cost of a serious accident. If you are involved in an auto accident in which the at-fault driver is underinsured or has no insurance at all, you may be able to pursue a claim with your own insurance company. If you have been injured in a serious car accident, the auto accident attorneys at the Chicago, Illinois Law Offices of Parente & Norem can help you attain the monetary compensation to …Learn More

Vehicle Accidents

If you find yourself involved in a car accident, contact our Chicago auto accident lawyers at Parente & Norem. Regardless of who may be at fault, our car accident attorneys can protect your legal rights with regards to the other parties involved, including your own insurance company.

Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful experience. You or your passengers may have sustained injuries. Your young children may need to be hospitalized for examination by medical professionals. There may be extensive damage to your vehicle. If your loved one died as a result of the auto accident, you may wish to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

During this chaotic time, there may be administrative matters with regards to the auto accident that must be dealt with. Further, state or local laws may require you to notify certain individuals or state agencies regarding your auto …Learn More

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