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Personal Injury

Published by Mark Brynteson

Sustaining a personal injury is one of the most devastating and life-altering events that you will ever experience. Mark D. Brynteson understands the stress that this kind of injury and accident can place on you and your family—not only physically and emotionally, but monetarily as well.

He will take these factors into consideration when talking to you or handling your case, and will do whatever he can to get you through this painful process as painlessly, smoothly, and quickly as possible. Mark D. Brynteson is here to fight for your rights.

Mark D. Brynteson will take immediate, strategic, and aggressive action on your case—from traveling to an accident scene on the same day that you decide to retain him as your personal injury attorney to contacting the negligent party’s insurance company right away so he can begin negotiating a settlement claim for you.

Unlike many other law firms who believe in waiting until the statute of limitations for your personal injury case runs out before filing a lawsuit, if Mark D. Brynteson feels that has exhausted the negotiations process with an insurance company and a settlement is unlikely, he will go to court and fight for your right to compensation much sooner rather than later—if that is what you would like him to do. Mark D. Brynteson does, after all, work for you.

When you are injured, whether in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall accident, motorcycle accident, construction accident, or any other kind of personal injury accident, everything changes. You might not be able to walk or turn your head properly. You might have to undergo multiple surgeries. You might not have the funds or income to pay your medical bills or support your family. Someone has to take care of you, protect your rights, and help you obtain the financial means to pay for your recovery. Mark D. Brynteson can do all this for you.

Damages recovered from a personal injury claim may vary and can include cost of medical bills, lost wages during treatment and the recovery period, future recovery costs, pain and suffering, and punitive damages to punish defendant(s) for negligent or careless actions.

Personal Injury Loans. Mark D. Brytneson is not allowed, by law, to give you any money to help pay for your bills while he negotiates your settlement. However, if you apply for a personal injury loan, he is happy to cooperate with the loan company of your choosing to get your loan approved as quickly as possible. This will help prevent your accident from taking a further toll on your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Please feel free to call Mark D. Brynteson at 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. He will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options. If you decide to retain him as your personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay for services unless he obtains your financial recovery.

Car Accidents

Over the last 15 years, insurance companies have increasingly developed general policies of undervaluing the amount of compensation owed to injury victims of automobile accidents caused by the negligence or carelessness of other people. In fact, many insurance companies have resorted to computer programs to determine the value of a personal injury case. Furthermore, many companies don’t believe that people can sustain injuries unless they are dead or seriously maimed. Mark D. Brynteson is intent on trying to change the way insurance companies evaluate injuries sustained in car accidents.

Mark D. Brynteson has succeeded in resolving many cases like these that other law firms have generally found challenging to prove. He is here to fight for your rights as an injured person, and will do everything he can to make sure that the liable party’s insurance company pays you the maximum recovery for your injuries.

Aggressive and Immediate Representation. From the moment you decide to retain Mark D. Brynteson as your legal representation, he will take immediate and decisive action. Mark D. Brynteson will have experts examine your injuries and make the best assessment of how long and how much money it will take for you to recover. Often, his car accident experts will examine the accident scene to collect and document evidence for your claim. He will contact the negligent party’s insurance company and start the settlement/claims process right away.

Mark D. Brynteson wants to make sure that you get exactly what you need to recover from your injuries. He works with qualified medical experts who specialize in different injuries and who can give you the proper care that you need.

Mark D. Brynteson knows that your medical bills are rising, and will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf so that you receive your money as soon as possible—even if this means fighting for your rights in court. He is not afraid to fight for you.

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Injuries. You don’t have to be a driver or a passenger of a motor vehicle involved in a car accident to be eligible for compensation. In 2005, 164 pedestrians were killed in Illinois because of negligent motor vehicle drivers, while nationally, 64,000 pedestrians were injured. That same year, 22 bicyclists died because of collisions involving motor vehicles. Mark D. Brynteson has helped many pedestrians and bicyclists obtain money damages for their personal injuries.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists. Although the law requires all drivers to have insurance, not everyone does. If you have been in a hit-and-run accident or a car collision involving a negligent, uninsured driver, you will have to turn to your insurance company to file a recovery claim. If the at-fault driver has only partial insurance coverage, you will also have to turn to your insurance company to collect the remaining damages. In both kinds of cases, you will have to prove that the other driver was negligent, which is why you should retain an experienced personal injury lawyer. Mark D. Brynteson can help you prove that you were the victim of a negligent car driver and negotiate the damage amount for you.

Mark D. Brynteson has experience in dealing with all kinds of injuries resulting from a car accident, including burns, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, and bruises. He has also handled wrongful death claims and lawsuits for families who have lost loved ones because another person or entity behaved negligently or carelessly and caused a fatal car collision.

Please feel free to call Mark D. Brynteson at 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. He will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options. If you decide to retain him as your personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay for services unless he obtains your financial recovery.

Cell Phone Accidents

Here is a mind-blowing statistic for you: according to a recent study published by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, cell phones cause more than 2,600 motor vehicle related deaths a year and over 330,000 injuries. According to one of the study’s authors, Professor David Strayer, a 20-year-old who uses a cell phone while driving will demonstrate reaction times as slow as those of a 70-year-old. Even drivers who use hands free headsets are not immune from the effects of distraction. They are as dangerous as drivers who are drunk or on drugs. A recent front page story in the New York Times reported that another study that found that truckers who text while driving are more than 20 times more likely to get into accidents than non-texting counterparts.

Driving while talking on the cell phone may be less taboo than driving while drunk. But statistics affirm that there’s little difference between driving while chatting on the cell phone and driving drunk. If you’ve been hurt in a car, truck, bike, or pedestrian accident, and the driver who hit you had been chatting on a cell phone or texting at the time, you may need the counsel of a veteran personal injury attorney to advise you about your rights and help you file a claim.

Mark D. Brynteson strives to deliver compassionate and attentive service for clients. Choose to retain him, and you will pay no fee unless he collects for you via either a settlement out of court or via a verdict at trial. He will fight for your rights – against bad faith insurers, deep pocketed trucking companies, and other uncooperative or callous defendants.

Please feel free to call Mark D. Brynteson at 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. He will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options. If you decide to retain him as your personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay for services unless he obtains your financial recovery.

Cerebral Palsy

One of the most devastating experiences that can happen to a child is to suffer from cerebral palsy. There is no cure for cerebral palsy, although a child’s condition can improve with treatment. While some children develop cerebral palsy naturally, there are cases where cerebral palsy is directly caused by the medical error of the physician or another delivery team member during the birth process. When this happens, the physician or other medical provider needs to be held accountable for the errors that led to this heartbreaking injury.

Mark D. Brynteson is committed to the rights of your injured child, and will do everything in our power to aggressively pursue the compensation he or she needs to cover the ongoing costs of proper treatment. He will work hard to collect damages for your child’s pain and suffering.

What Is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a permanent condition that affects a child or infant’s central nervous system, negatively affecting muscle coordination and movement. This inevitably results in a number of coordination problems, such as ataxia (the inability to perform voluntary movements because of insufficient muscle coordination), spasticity (exaggerated reflexes and tight or stiff muscles), a crouched gait, the dragging of one leg or foot while walking, walking on one’s toes, and muscle tone that is too soft or too hard. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Proving that a medical error or negligence caused your child’s cerebral palsy can be very challenging. Mark D. Brynteson has the tools, resources, and experience to thoroughly investigate and prove your claim.

Filing a medical malpractice claim for cerebral palsy is not the kind of case that you should pursue by yourself—especially because medical providers are known for denying that they have made any medical errors. If Mark D. Brynteson files a lawsuit for you, he will aggressively litigate your case before a jury.

Please feel free to call Mark D. Brynteson at 1-815-569-4280, or email Him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. He will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options. If you decide to retain Mark D. Brynteson as your personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay for his services unless he obtains your financial recovery.

Construction Accidents

According to surveys conducted by politically neutral institutions, like the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Labor (DOL), construction sites are some of the most dangerous places in Illinois to work. Employees, sub-contractors and inspectors labor under conditions that are constantly changing. Thousands of steps must go right for a construction project to turn out well. Only one mis-step needs to happen for tragedy to ensue.

If you, a co-worker, or a loved one has been injured at a construction site in and around the Chicago area, connect with personal injury attorney Mark D. Brynteson today. He can help you explore protections and benefits that you may not know even exist. In over 15 years of battling for the rights of injured construction workers (and others), Mark D. Brynteson has dealt with practically every kind of case imaginable, from matters dealing with traumatic brain injuries and death to cases involving police brutality, dog bites, slip and falls, and medical malpractice.

He can investigate your claim and draw up a systematic approach to get you the compensation you deserve. More than one party may be responsible, since a variety of factors often play into these types of accidents. Parties who may be legally liable for your injuries (and the resulting medical bills and other costs) can include but are not limited to:

  • Manufacturers of equipment that you or your co-workers used
  • Architects
  • Construction companies
  • Sub-contractors
  • Engineers
  • Other workers or supervisors
  • Insurance companies
  • Anyone else who has a legal obligation to ensure a safe work environment

Given the number of potentially liable parties and the complexity of these accidents, it behooves you to contact me immediately. Gathering information about what happened is critical. The longer you wait to get in touch with an Illinois construction accident attorney, the more difficult it can be to determine what exactly took place and figure out whose negligence caused or contributed to the accident.

Injured workers may be tempted to give statements to insurance companies or other investigators. Resist that temptation. You may accidentally compromise your case and imperil your ability to collect for missed wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

For a no obligation, no pressure consultation, dial 1-815-569-4280 or send an e-mail to info@bryntesonlaw.com. Thanks to his no-fee guarantee, you pay nothing unless and until Mark D. Brynteson win money for you.

Dog Bites

Dog bites can terrifying, leaving permanent scars, both emotional and physical. Tragically, many dog bite victims are children, and these innocent injured parties often must go through grueling recuperative surgeries and therapies to heal. If you, a loved one or a child has been attacked by a dog, the battle-proven Illinois dog bite attorney Mark D. Brynteson can provide the critical resources and legal guidance you need.

When you retain Mark D. Brynteson, he immediately go to work. Mark D. Brynteson will investigate precisely how the dog attack occurred and leverage his formidable resources and deep knowledge of Illinois State Law to see that justice is served and that you’re fairly compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering, additional costs.

Illinois law is very clear about how dog bite matters should be handled. If a dog (that you did not provoke) bites you, you’re entitled to damages. Similarly, if you sustained injury while fleeing from an aggressive dog – for instance, if you broke your ankle or got hit by a car while running away from the vicious animal – you’re similarly protected, and you can seek damages. (Often, the dog owner’s homeowners insurance will pay for medical bills, surgery to repair scar damage, and wages lost.) Illinois is also what’s known as a “first bite” state. That means that the first time a dog bites someone – even if it’s never bitten any one before – you’re entitled to damages.

All that said, while Illinois law is favorably predisposed to dog bite claimants, preparing an effective personal injury claim requires the hands-on assistance of proven, aggressive, and thorough personal injury lawyers. Mark D. Brynteson has tackled cases of all sizes and levels of complexity, including spinal cord injuries, nursing home abuse, Civil Rights violations, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and, of course, premises liability matters.

Phone Mark D. Brynteson ASAP at 1-815-569-4280, or email him through info@bryntesonlaw.com to discuss your dog bite case with us. He makes the process as risk free and stress free as possible. Your initial consultation is free. If you choose to retain Mark D. Brynteson, you will only pay if and when he collects for you. Find out more about his no-fee guarantee, services, philosophy, and litany of successful cases at www.bryntesonlaw.com.

Medical Malpractice

Whether you visit your doctor for a routine examination or enter the hospital as an emergency patient, you deserve – and the law requires physicians to deliver – good care. Unfortunately, the medical system can break down. Doctors misdiagnose. Hospital bureaucrats delay treatment, leading to tragedy. Nurses accidentally administer the wrong dose of a medication or fail to screen for allergic reactions. The list of potential medical malpractice scenarios is limitless. Even worse, injured parties often don’t know their legal rights and/or fail to pursue compensation for damages incurred.

Mark D. Brynteson can help with your medical malpractice case. If someone else’s negligence or carelessness has left you with a chronic medical problem or a sky-high pile of bills, he can analyze your matter, investigate it, and pursue your best route to get compensation. Mark D. Brynteson will go all the way to trial, if need be.

What precisely constitutes medical malpractice? Under Illinois law, physicians must exercise their skills and take proper care while performing their duties. If they don’t do this or otherwise fail in their obligations, and an injury results that causes damages, you can file a claim.

Mark D. Brynteson will pursue a battle proven approach to malpractice case evaluations. His medical experts will review your medical records and evaluate your case. His diligent and comprehensive approach produces results. He will leverage his vast resources to achieve the maximum possible settlement or verdict for you.

To get a top notch lawyer to help with your medical malpractice case now, call 1-815-569-4280, or email info@bryntesonlaw.com. Your consultation is completely free, and you have no obligation to retain Mark D. Brynteson. He also offer a comprehensive no fee guarantee to minimize your resource investment and maximize his motivation.

Motorcycle Accidents

From vintage Harleys from the Beatnik era to fearsome high-octane modern monsters, Northern Illinois supports a veritable menagerie of motorcycles. While bike riding is, by and large, safe and freeing, accidents can and do happen. Unfortunately, most motorcycle accidents are caused by negligence of other drivers (i.e. truck and car drivers), yet bikers suffer the brunt of the damages.

Due to simple physics, motorcyclists are at more risk of catastrophic injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord damage, fractured wrists, and even death. If you’ve been hurt, call the Law Offices of Mark D. Brynteson right now at 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. He is on call 24/7/365. Mark D. Brynteson respects motorcyclists, and deeply appreciates the unique safety concerns that you face.

Often, the key to winning a complex motorcycle crash case is keen investigative work. By reconstructing the accident scene, Mark D. Brynteson can precisely assign liability and compel the negligent or careless driver who hit you (or that driver’s insurance company) to pay damages, such as medical bills and wages lost. Don’t delay getting the help you need. Mark D. Brynteson is on call to answer your questions – for free and at no obligation. And if you do retain his services, he will provide a no-fee guarantee. Unless he wins money for you, you owe him nothing for my services.

Nursing Home Bedsores

In Mark D. Brynteson’s 20 plus years of practicing personal injury law, nursing home abuse and neglect cases constitute some of the most galling matters he has handled. Unfortunately, most residents and family members don’t know about the resources available to them.

Thanks to the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, abuse, neglect, and carelessness at nursing homes are legally actionable offenses. If you or a loved one has developed bedsores while at a facility, the home must prove that the sores were unavoidable and that the staff provided effective care after sores were detected.

Why do bedsores develop? In some cases, nurses make poor care decisions. In other cases, a pervasive culture of abuse and neglect at the home may be to blame. For instance, as outrageous as it sounds, at some nursing homes, lazy staff has tethered patients with restraints to avoid having to take care of them. These patients literally become prisoners in their own beds. They can develop uncomfortable sores, which can subsequently become infected and lead to clotting, contusions, full blown body infection, fever, gangrene, loss of muscle tone, and even death.

There is no reason you or your loved one should stand for this kind of treatment. The law is on your side. Mark D. Brynteson can make filing a claim simple and efficient. He provides a “no fee guarantee.” That is, Mark D. Brynteson will advance all investigation, litigation, and court costs. You won’t pay dime one unless and until he collects money for you. Explore more about Mark D. Brynteson’s qualifications, philosophy, and staff at www.bryntesonlaw.com, or e-mail him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. For immediate answers or to speak with him ASAP, dial 1-815-569-4280.

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

As a veteran personal injury lawyer, Mark D. Brynteson has seen it all since he opened his doors in 1989. He found nursing home abuse and neglect cases to be some of the most outrageous matters he handles. Nursing homes are expected to be safe havens, places where seniors who lack facilities for self-care go for treatment and compassion. Unfortunately, some get just the opposite. Alas, abuse, neglect, and other forms of mistreatment abound in America’s nursing homes. The good news is that you don’t have to stand for it. If you or a relative has experienced nursing home abuse or neglect in Chicago, Mark D. Brynteson can help you fight back.

Under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, nursing home residents are granted wide-ranging rights. You do NOT need to prove medical malpractice. All a resident must prove is that the facility did not provide proper treatment or that the treatment provided was unreasonable or dangerous.

Common injuries and insults that his nursing home abuse clients suffer include:

  • Bedsores
  • Malnutrition
  • Unexplained falls and fractures
  • Emotional trauma, such as depression or anxiety
  • Verbal belittling
  • Sexual harassment or assault
  • Wrongful or inappropriate care
  • Staff failure to provide a diet or to administer medications properly
  • Unreasonable restraint
  • Serious life threatening injuries
  • Sepsis
  • Choking
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Clogged Breathing Tubes
  • Medication Errors
  • Even Death

It is Mark D. Brynteson’s responsibility, as personal injury lawyer, to seek justice and fair treatment. Your loved one deserves proper care as well as compensation for injuries, medical bills, and suffering. Don’t suffer in silence. With his help, you can take action now.

Mark D. Brynteon is always reachable – 24/7 – to answer your questions. He will provide a free, no obligation and no nonsense consultation. If you retain his services, you get the no fee guarantee. Please feel free to call 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com, to take decisive action to help the senior you care so much about.

Products Liability

Mark D. Brynteson feels an obligation to protect the general public from defective or unsafe products. For years, manufacturers of products have gone unchecked when it comes to their disregard for consumer safety. Many of them sell products prior to completing the safety evaluation, leading to products that are manufactured at much lower standards now than they were just two years ago.

Mark D. Brynteson is well equipped to successfully handle claims and lawsuits where there has been an injury caused by a products liability defect, and will aggressively pursue your claim to ensure that the liable party is held financially accountable. You are entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and any lost wages, and Mark D. Brynteson will fight for your rights. If necessary, he will file a lawsuit and do everything possible to collect the financial recovery you deserve. He has the tools and resources to properly investigate, build, and prove your case and has experts who can determine the exact nature of your injury and how a product defect might have caused it.

Product Liability Claims Product liability law involves unsafe or defective products and the manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers that are responsible for bringing these dangerous products into the marketplace. Generally, all consumer products, including food, toys, electronics, real estate, drugs, furniture, clothing, motor vehicles, medical devices, maps, instruction manuals, home and office appliances, and commercial airplanes, fall under this area of law. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 29 million people are injured because of a defective or unsafe product each year. More than 21,000 of these injuries are fatal.

While products liability claims can arise from breach of warranty or negligence, many claims are based on strict liability. This means that the party held liable does not need to have acted negligently, carelessly, or be found “at fault” in order for there to be grounds for a products liability claim as long as (1) the product was found defective or unsafe, (2) the cause of the accident and/or injury, and (3) the person who was injured was using the product correctly.

There may be more than one party that can be held liable for your products liability injury, which is why it is so important that you retain the services of a personal injury law firm that understands products liability law and the kinds of claims that can be brought. Mark D. Brynteson has the passion, dedication, and commitment to represent you.

Many of Mark D. Brynteson’s clients are women, men, and children from the nearby towns and neighborhoods of Blue Island, Maywood, Berwyn, Homewood, South Holland, Cicero, Chicago Heights, Olympia, Lansing, Matteson, Westchester, Olympia Fields, Riverside, Oak Lawn, Bellwood, Sauk Village, Hazel Crest, Harvey, and Dolton in Cook County. He also has many clients residing in cities throughout Will County, DuPage County, and Lake County, Dekalb County, Winnebago County, Boone County.

Mark D. Brynteson understands the toll that your accident is taking on you and your life, and will do everything he can to help you resolve this matter as quickly as possible. He invites you to meet with him for a free consultation to discuss your options. Because Mark D. Brynteson works on a contingency fee basis, you will only pay him for services if he makes a recovery for you—otherwise, his work for you is free.

Please feel free to call Mark D. Brynteson at 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. He will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options. If you decide to retain him as your personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay for services unless he obtains your financial recovery.

Slip & Fall Accidents

Mark D. Brynteson is discouraged by the amount of property that is in disrepair in the surrounding communities. He will aggressively pursue a valid personal injury claim resulting from a slip and fall accident.

There are many reasons why a slip and fall accident may take place. A grocery store owner might have neglected to mop up the milk spilt near his store’s refrigerated section. There may not be enough lighting in an apartment. There may be uneven cracks on a sidewalk, objects on the floor that shouldn’t be there, or a broken step in a dark stairwell. The premises have certain conditions that make it unsafe or dangerous, leading to serious injuries such as spinal cord injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, cuts, or bruises.

There are several kinds of slip and fall accidents. There is the “slip and fall” accident: an injured person’s shoe and the floor fail to interface properly and he or she slips and falls. There is the “trip and fall” accident: a person trips on an object or a fault on the ground. There is the “step and fall” accident: a person steps into something, such as a hole on the ground, and falls. There is the “stump and fall” accident: a person stumbles over something on the floor.

Mark D. Brynteson will work with experts who specialize in determining the different coefficients of friction involved in a slip and fall accident. They can analyze how slippery the ground was compared to your shoes to determine the coefficient of friction. This means that we can assess even the kinds of slip and fall accidents that are generally difficult to prove and determine the recovery amount that you need.

Premises Liability The nature of each claim may vary, based not only on the kind of injury that you’ve sustained, but whether the slip and fall accident took place on private, public, or commercial property. Slip and fall accidents, like dog bites, fall under the legal area known as premises liability law, which holds property owners accountable when an accident occurs on their premises because the conditions of the property were unsafe or dangerous.

There also may be more than one liable party in a slip and fall accident case. For example, in a slip and fall case at a restaurant where an elderly woman slipped, fell, and broke her back because the tiles on the floor of the woman’s bathroom were uneven, the restaurant owner who is renting the building, the landlord of the building, and the company that improperly installed the tiles might all be liable for her back injury. The elderly woman may need to deal with several insurance companies when making an injury claim, which is another reason that it is important to retain the services of a good personal injury law firm that knows how to properly handle slip and fall cases.

Mark D. Brynteson has the experience, skills, and resources to provide you with quality legal representation in your slip and fall accident. Not only does he want you to receive the maximum recovery to cover your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering, but am also committed to getting the owners and occupants of private and commercial properties to exercise greater caution when ensuring that their premises are safe for others.

Many of Mark D. Brynteson’s slip and fall clients come to from the nearby towns and neighborhoods of Cook County, including Blue Island, Cicero, Berwyn, South Holland, Matteson, Oak Lawn, Lansing, Bellwood, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Chicago Heights, Westchester, Olympia Fields, Maywood, Dolton, Riverside, Sauk Village, Oak Park, and Harvey. We also have injury clients in DuPage County, Lake County, Will County, Dekalb County, Winnebago County, and Boone County.

Please feel free to call Mark D. Brynteson at 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. He will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options. If you decide to retain Mark D. Brynteson as your personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay for his services unless he obtains your financial recovery.

Spinal Cord Injuries

If you are a spinal cord injury victim whose injury was caused by a negligent or careless person or entity, Mark D. Brynteson wants to make sure that you get all the compensation that you are entitled to under Illinois law. He will fight for your rights by exhausting every avenue of recovery available so that the party responsible for your accident is held financially liable for your injuries.

A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when the damage to the spine is so severe that the injured person experiences the loss of physical movement or sensation. There are at least 11,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries in the United States each year. Many of these SCIs are caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, fall accidents, pedestrian accidents, sports-related accidents, and other kinds of personal injury accidents.

Common Kinds of Spinal Cord Injuries Common kinds of spinal cord injuries include contusion (spinal bruising), compression (pressure on the spine), spinal fractures, a broken back, a herniated disk, paralysis, a fractured vertebra, quadriplegia, paraplegia, loss of ability to function sexually, loss of bladder control, and loss of bowel control. Respiratory problems, bedsores, severe depression, and emotional trauma are just some of the effects that can result from a spinal cord injury. Common tasks, such as getting out of bed or walking across the room can become extremely painful—even impossible—when you have a spinal cord injury. It can be especially traumatic to have your injury occur in an accident that was someone else’s fault.

Recovery from a spinal cord injury can be long and costly. While many people with a spinal injury can recover after a period of proper treatment and therapy, there are those who will never recover, are forever confined to a wheelchair or bed, and whose medical care is for life. A good personal injury law firm that understands the nature of spinal cord injuries and the complexities of SCI cases can help you demand the maximum recovery possible from any liable parties so that you can afford to get the care that you need.

Mark D. Brynteson is experienced in dealing with spinal cord injury cases. He will take your injuries very seriously and have a doctor review your injuries. He will examine your SCI and assess how long it will take for you to recover so that we can file a personal injury claim in line with all current and future costs that your injury may incur.

Mark D. Brynteson cares about you, your recovery, and your quality of life and will take immediate and aggressive action to make the liable party pay for your injuries, pain, suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and any other damages that are applicable to your case.

Mark D. Brynteson would like to offer you a free, no obligation consultation so that you can start developing a plan of action together. In the event that your spinal cord injury makes it impossible for you to come to his office located in Boone County,” he is happy to go to you. For over 20 years, Mark D. Brynteson has dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of injury victims in Illinois. He has helped men, women, and children injured in accidents in towns and neighborhoods in and around the Northern Illinois area. Mark D. Brynteson represents clients in Cicero, Oak Lawn, Lansing, Sauk Village, Maywood, Hazel Crest, Westchester, South Holland, Blue Island, Berwyn, Olympia Fields, Bellwood, Matteson, Homewood, Oak Park, Chicago Heights, and Riverside in Cook County, as well as clients from cities throughout DuPage County, Will County, Lake County, Dekalb County, Winnebago County, Boone County and elsewhere in Illinois.

Please feel free to call Mark D. Brynteson at 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. He will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options. If you decide to retain Mark D. Brynteson as your personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay for my services unless he obtains your financial recovery.

Train Accidents

Massive urban cities like Chicago would die without decent public transportation. But trains and buses can be dangerous places. Derailments, sudden stops, jolts, and speeding can all lead to serious injuries and even death. If you or a family member has been hurt, consult today with Mark D. Brynteson. According to Illinois law, train passengers must be afforded the highest degree of care. Engineers who drive under the influence, inspectors who fail to do their job, maintenance crews who do careless work, and companies that don’t exercise good judgment can put literally hundreds of lives at risk.

Although train accidents are statistically rarer than car, bike and truck accidents; when they do occur, the results can be nightmarish. For instance, in 2007, many died and dozens were injured when the operator of a Southern California train got distracted while text messaging and careered off the tracks. Your train accident need not have made the news in order for you to bring suit, however. A sudden unexplained stop that sends you lurching backwards into a pole or another passenger can lead to whiplash, torn ligaments, severe bruising, or soft tissue injuries. The resulting chronic pain can require many thousands of dollars in medical costs to fix.

What makes our Mark D. Brynteson different from the rest? First of all, he has been around since 1989. In the past decade and a half, his clients have trusted him for help with cases including: medical malpractice, product liability, slip and falls, police brutality, Civil Rights violations, nursing home neglect, birth injuries, and motor vehicle accidents of every stripe. He will have a physician assess your injuries and help us build a compelling and thorough case on your behalf. Mark D. Brynteson emphasizes good preparation, client communication, and a methodical approach to getting you the best possible recovery in the shortest amount of time.

Please feel free to call Mark D. Brynteson at 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com and as you build your relationship around what’s known as a no-fee guarantee. You pay him nothing until he collects money for you. If he cannot get you a settlement or can’t win a verdict at trial, you pay nothing out of pocket. Mark D. Brynteson invites you to check out some of his settlements and verdicts at www.bryntesonlaw.com, where you can also explore a little bit about his philosophy and passions and read up on his credentials. Make the critical call now, and start on the road to battling for your rights.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Regardless of whether the injury is temporary or permanent, mild or severe, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can greatly wreak havoc on the lives of the injured person and his or her loved ones. Over the years, the Mark D. Brynteson has represented many TBI clients through personal injury claims and lawsuits, and will fight for your rights to compensation and proper care.

A traumatic brain injury is the term used to describe what happens to the brain when it is damaged by sudden, physical force. The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are car accidents, motorcycle accidents, falls, and getting hit on the head by an object or person. TBIs can range from mild to severe. While some TBIs can be easy to both detect and prove that they were caused in by an accident, other TBIs can be harder to identify, with symptoms taking days, even weeks after the accident to show up.

TBI Symptoms and Statistics In the U.S., there are at least 1.4 million people who sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Signs and symptoms of a TBI can include chronic neck pain or headaches, confusion, dizziness, memory loss, difficulty focusing or concentrating, extreme grogginess or fatigue, loss of balance, nausea, blurred vision, ringing in the head, sleeping too much or too little, loss of at least one of the five senses, seizures, aphasia (problems understanding and expressing language), loss of motor control or movement, uncontrollable jerking or twitching, dysphasia (not being able to swallow or chew correctly).

This is why you need to hire a personal injury attorney that understands the complications involved in a traumatic brain injury claim. Mark D. Brynteson has the resources to help you obtain the maximum recovery possible.

Mark D. Brynteson will have a physician determine whether you have a TBI. If necessary, he will consult with neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neurologists, therapists, and any other medical experts who can evaluate your injuries and help us prove your case. Mark D. Bryteson can also refer you to one of these experts if you need them to treat your injuries.

Mark D. Brynteson will take immediate, aggressive, and decisive action to get the liable party to pay you the damages and recovery amount that you deserve and need. He knows that you do not have the luxury of time to wait until you get the proper care that you need, and is here to help you get through this very challenging time in your life. Mark D. Brynteson wants you to focus on your recovery.

If Mark D. Brynteson is unable to negotiate a substantial recovery for you, he is not afraid to file a lawsuit against the liable party and fight for your rights to compensation, as well any damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, current and future medical costs, and any lost future earnings.

Mark D. Brynteson is committed to helping personal injury victims. He believes that everyone is entitled to quality legal representation. Although Mark D. Brynteson cannot guarantee the outcome of your personal injury case, he has a very high success rate of obtaining excellent results for his clients.

Mark D. Brynteson offers all prospective clients a free, no obligation consultation. He has spent nearly 21 years representing injured clients injured in the states of Virginia and Illinois and the Chicago area. His clients are women, children, and men residing in Riverside, Chicago, Cicero, Chicago Heights, Oak Park, Homewood, Matteson, Bellwood, Olympia Fields, Berwyn, Blue Island, South Holland, Westchester, Hazel Crest, Maywood, Sauk Village, Lansing, and Oak Lawn in Cook County. We also represent clients that have been injured in Lake County, DuPage County, and Will County.

Please feel free to call 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. Mark D. Brynteson will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options. If you decide to retain him as your personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay for services unless he obtains your financial recovery.

Truck Accidents

Personal injury cases involving truck accidents are more complex to pursue than traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, or bicycles. The injuries caused by a truck accident tend to be very serious, just by virtue of the size of a truck and the force of impact that can result when there is any kind of collision involving a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, an 18-wheeler truck, or another large truck.

Scarring and disfiguring burns, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and severed limbs are just some of the kinds of injuries that can occur in a truck crash. The recovery time for these injuries—if they are not permanent—can be difficult to assess, which is why he will have a physician assess your injuries. He will figure out how much your current treatment and future recovery care will cost before we file your truck accident claim.

Mark D. Brynteson represents injury victims involved in truck collisions who wish to file a claim against any negligent parties. He is here to fight for your rights to proper medical care, quality legal representation, and compensation. Not only is he familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and state commercial vehicle regulations that govern truck drivers and truck companies, but also knows what to look for when determining liability or negligence. There also might be more than one party responsible for your accident.

Mark D. Brynteson understands the mechanics and determining forces that can cause your injuries during a truck accident. He has the tools, knowledge, and resources to pursue the maximum recovery for your claim. Often, he can immediately get an investigator to the accident scene to assess any damages or other evidence and may review the truck’s maintenance records, examine the driver’s logbook to determine whether he or she violated any safety regulations, such as driving longer than the legally allowed number of hours per shift. He will deal with the liable party’s insurance company. Mark D. Brynteson knows that you need your recovery money as soon as possible so that you can pay your bills. This is why he will take immediate action to resolve your case. Mark D. Brynteson genuinely cares about his clients, and is committed to doing what is right for you.

Although Mark D. Brynteson represents personal injury clients throughout the State of Illinois, the majority of our clients come from DuPage County, Will County, and Lake County, Cook County, including Chicago, Lansing, Chicago Heights, Westchester, Riverside, Homewood, Blue Island, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Harvey, Maywood, Bellwood, Berwyn, Cicero, South Holland, Hazel Crest, Sauk Village, and Dolton, DeKalb County, Winnebago County, and Boone County.

Please feel free to call Mark D. Brynteson at 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. He will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options. If you decide to retain Mark D. Brynteson as your personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay for his services unless he obtains your financial recovery.

Uninsured Motorists

If you or a family member has sustained injuries in a car or truck accident, the last thing you want is to wrangle with insurance companies. Unfortunately, to get compensation for medical bills, lost current and future wages, suffering, physical therapy, and other damages, you often must deal with insurance related bureaucracy. Even when both you and the driver who hit you have insurance, this can be a headache of the highest magnitude. Negotiations can stretch on for months. And uncertainties about your financial and medical future may persist.

But what happens when the person who hit you doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have enough insurance? Can you hope to obtain any compensation at all? Or must you be saddled with the additional indignity of paying out of pocket for your own care and time off work?

The seasoned Northern Illinois personal injury lawyer Mark D. Brynteson can advise you for free and at no obligation. Simply call 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com, and he will immediately get back to you. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a weekend, a holiday, or even in the middle of the night – accidents don’t happen on a schedule, and Mark D. Brynteson understands that.

If you’ve been hurt recently or even several weeks or months ago by an uninsured driver, chances are, you still have good legal options. According to Illinois Law, every insurance policy sold must come with Uninsured Motorist Coverage. That means that your insurance company is obligated to pay some or all of the costs for damages and injuries sustained. It may also be possible to locate other liable parties to pay for your care and treatment. For instance, if a delivery service driver hit you while on the way to drop off a pizza, you can theoretically sue the restaurant or even the restaurant’s insurance company to collect. Similarly, if an uninsured truck driver hit you, you can potentially sue the trucking company he was working for.

To explore your options in detail, get in touch with Mark D. Brynteson ASAP. He will battle for your rights and never back down from a fight – even if that means taking your action all the way to trial.

Wrongful Death

Mark D. Brynteson is aware of the pain and sorrow you must be feeling following the unexpected and sudden death of your loved one. He will do everything he can to help you get through this challenging time. He knows that no amount of money can take away your suffering or bring back your loved one. Mark D. Brynteson can, however, fight for your rights, and help you collect damages from the party responsible for the death of your family member by filing a wrongful death claim.

Losing a son, daughter, husband, wife, mother, or father is always a traumatic experience—especially when your loved one dies in a tragic accident caused by another party’s carelessness or negligence. In Illinois, a wrongful death claim is not part of the decedent’s estate. This means that any recovery is not affected by creditors or debt associated with the victim and all sums of money recovered go directly to the surviving family members. Damages can be recovered for the conscious pain and suffering inflicted upon the deceased, as well as for the sorrow, grief, and mental anguish suffered by the surviving family members.

Damages When Filing a Wrongful Death Claim In order to file a wrongful death claim in Illinois, family member(s) must prove that the liable party did in fact cause the death and, had the victim lived, he or she would have been able to file a personal injury claim for the injuries sustained from the accident. Only the surviving spouse or next of kin can file a wrongful death claim in Illinois.

If your loved one was someone whom you depended on for financial support, you may be worrying about how you will support your family. There also may be cremation and burial expenses, as well as medical bills to consider.

Damages from a wrongful death claim or lawsuit can also include expenses related to the death, loss of benefits and future income, loss of companionship, and, possibly, punitive damages. This is why it is so important that you retain the services of a personal injury law firm that knows how to obtain the maximum recovery possible for your case.

There are many factors to take into consideration when calculating damages for a wrongful death claim, including the age of the decedent when he or she died, the relationship of the plaintiffs to the deceased, and how much income your loved one would have earned had he or she worked until retirement. Mark D. Brynteson will deal with your case immediately so that he can help you collect your recovery as soon as possible. He knows that you can’t afford to wait until the statute of limitations for your wrongful death claim has run out before paying your bills, which is why Mark D. Brynteson will employ strategic and aggressive tactics to resolve your case.

Mark D. Brynteson will do everything he can to help make your financial future secure. If he is unable to negotiate a settlement for you, Mark D. Brynteson is not afraid to file a wrongful death suit and prove to a jury why you deserve to be compensated for your loved one’s death.

Please feel free to call 1-815-569-4280, or email Mark D. Brynteson at info@bryntesonlaw.com. He will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options. If you decide to retain him as your personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay him for services unless he obtains your financial recovery.

For nearly 15 years, Mark D. Brynteson has represented victims from neighborhoods and towns in and around the Northern Illinois area, as well as clients from cities and counties throughout the state. Many of our clients live in Cook County in Riverside, Westchester, Berwyn, Sauk Valley, Cicero, Lansing, Bellwood, Maywood, Dolton, South Holland, Olympia Fields, Hazel Crest, Blue Island, Homewood, Matteson, Oak Lawn, Chicago Heights, Harvey, and Oak Park. We also have clients that reside in Lake County, DuPage County, and Will County, Dekalb County, Winnebago County, and Boone County.


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