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Practice Areas

Auto Accidents:

Our personal injury attorneys handle a wide spectrum of auto accidents, including collisions involving cars, trucks, buses, ridesharing services, bicycles, and pedestrians. Whether you're suffering due to broken bones, neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or other injuries ranging from mild to life-threatening, our team is here to support you and guide you through the legal process. Our first step involves thoroughly investigating your car crash to ascertain whether it was caused by another driver's mistake or negligence. Once liability is determined, we work to secure the maximum compensation for any medical bills, property damage, and emotional distress caused by the car accident.

Motorcycle Accidents:

When it comes to motorcycle accidents, we understand the unique challenges riders face. Statistics show that motorcycle accidents are much more likely to result in severe injuries due to the minimal protection afforded to motorcycle riders compared to those in cars. Additionally, there is a prevailing bias against motorcyclists among juries. Regardless of whether a motorcycle collided with a car, truck, or bus, we work diligently to secure compensation for the often-severe injuries sustained by motorcycle riders.

Truck Accidents:

Our legal representation extends to all types of truck accidents, including commercial trucks, delivery vans, fuel trucks, and 18-wheel tractor-trailers. Our experienced truck accident attorneys recognize the gravity of the situation, understanding that collisions involving large commercial vehicles can result in catastrophic outcomes, including permanent disability or loss of life. With unwavering diligence, we navigate the complexities involved in commercial truck accident cases, tirelessly advocating for justice on behalf of victims and their families, and ensuring they receive the compensation and support needed to rebuild their lives.

Wrongful Death:

In wrongful death cases, our attorneys offer compassionate support to families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Recognizing the immense emotional and practical challenges these families face, our team serves as both legal advocates and empathetic counselors. We guide bereaved family members through the complexities of the legal process, helping them explore their options and pursue justice against those accountable for the negligence or errors that resulted in the tragic loss.

Traumatic Brain Injury:

Recent public awareness has highlighted the potentially serious and long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys handle a wide range of cases involving such injuries, resulting from incidents like car accidents, birth complications, medical errors, sports mishaps, falls, and other head traumas. Despite their often-subtle presentation, brain injuries require professional diagnosis and serious treatment. As personal injury attorneys, our aim is to obtain compensation to cover our clients' medical expenses, rehabilitation needs, and ongoing support, ensuring they receive the necessary care and assistance for their recovery.

Medical Malpractice:

When you entrust a loved one’s care to a doctor or hospital, you expect competence and compassion, not medical errors, and gross negligence. When healthcare providers fail to provide the expected standard of care, our attorneys can help you determine whether the resulting injuries constitute medical malpractice. Our lawyers have years of experience handling medical malpractice cases involving surgical errors, birth injuries, failure to diagnose, failure to treat, hospital administrative errors, and medication mistakes. Our mission is to advocate for clients impacted by medical negligence, striving to secure the highest possible compensation to cover their expenses and alleviate their pain and suffering.

Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse:

As compassionate nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys, we are committed to providing unwavering legal representation for individuals who have experienced emotional, physical, or financial abuse, as well as those who have suffered from negligent care within the confines of nursing homes. Our primary commitment is to advocate fiercely for the rights of residents and their families, recognizing the vulnerability of those in long-term care settings and seeking justice for injuries and emotional harm caused by neglect or abuse.

Toxic Chemical Exposure:

Being exposed to toxic chemicals like TCE, PCE, vinyl chloride, glyphosate, and PFAS can put your home and your health at risk. Our dedicated environmental attorneys work to hold the responsible parties accountable for exposing you to toxic chemicals in your air or water. We seek the maximum compensation available for those suffering serious harm from loss of property value or long-term health issues due to environmental contamination.

Slip-and-Fall Accidents:

Our personal injury attorneys handle all kinds of premises liability claims, commonly known as slip-and-fall cases. These incidents often stem from hazardous conditions such as broken walkways, spilled liquids, slippery surfaces, broken handrails, poor lighting, and other negligent property maintenance causing injury. Our goal is to investigate whether the fall was caused by a dangerous situation that the property owner permitted to exist. We strive to secure fair compensation for individuals injured on poorly maintained premises.

Defective Products:

When a company introduces a product to the market, it has a responsibility to ensure the product's safety. If their product malfunctions and injures someone, they leave themselves open to a defective product claim. Our legal team tackles cases involving defective medical devices, automobiles, and construction equipment failures. We seek accountability for negligent product design, distribution, or marketing practices, aiming to secure compensation for those affected.

Abuse/Neglect of the Disabled:

Advocating for disabled individuals in group homes, assisted living, or residential care facilities, we address cases of abuse or neglect. Our attorneys work to protect the rights of the disabled and seek justice for any harm caused.

Pedestrian Accidents:

Our personal injury attorneys represent pedestrians who have been injured after being struck by a vehicle. Our first step in the process is to investigate the accident to determine if the driver was at fault. If we conclude that the driver was liable, we vigorously pursue compensation not only for the pedestrian's medical expenses but also for any lost wages and pain and suffering endured as a result of the incident.

Uber and Lyft Accidents:

Our injury attorneys handle accidents involving rideshare services, representing the victims of negligence or errors by rideshare drivers. Whether our client is a driver of another vehicle or a passenger in Uber or Lyft, we seek fair compensation for injuries sustained due to a crash.

Burn Trauma:

When a client comes to us with serious burn injuries or scars resulting from negligence, a defective product, or a fire, our attorneys get to work identifying who or what was responsible for the injury. Once liability is established, we advocate for our client's rights, fighting to obtain compensation not only for their medical treatment and rehabilitation but also for the emotional toll inflicted by the trauma of burn injuries. Our goal is to provide comprehensive support that extends beyond physical recovery, addressing the long-term repercussions of such devastating incidents.

Spinal Cord Injuries:

Our experienced injury attorneys represent clients in cases of serious spinal cord injuries caused by accidents, sports incidents, or medical malpractice. Our legal team advocates for comprehensive compensation for individuals grappling with the lifelong challenges posed by spinal cord injuries. We tirelessly fight to recover expenses not only for medical treatment and necessary equipment but also for vital services such as physical therapy, mental health counseling, and caregiving assistance, recognizing the multifaceted nature of support required for our clients' well-being and rehabilitation.

Dog Bite Injuries:

Our legal team is well-versed in handling cases involving severe injuries inflicted by aggressive and unrestrained dogs. Under Illinois law, dog owners bear the responsibility of preventing attacks, rendering them liable in the event of a biting incident. The aftermath of a dog bite can be both physically and emotionally traumatic, often resulting in disfigurement and long-term distress. Therefore, we diligently pursue compensation not only for the medical costs associated with treating dog bite injuries but also for the emotional suffering endured by our clients after a dog attack.

Airbag Injuries:

Car manufacturers have a responsibility to install airbags that work properly when a collision occurs. In cases where defective airbags fail to deploy during a car accident, leading to severe injuries such as fractures and trauma, our car accident attorneys are dedicated to holding car manufacturers accountable for their negligence. We navigate the complexities of these cases, leveraging our experience to ensure that victims receive the support and results they rightfully deserve, both in terms of compensation and justice.

Client Reviews
Shawn Collins is a very talented lawyer, as are all the attorneys on his team. I've known and worked with Shawn for more that 30 years. Not only is he a top notch technical litigator but his communication skills are second to none. If anyone I know is ever in need of an attorney, Shawn is my very first recommendation. He gives very solid advice that goes beyond the law. He is someone you can trust to tell you the truth so you are not lead astray in the complex legal world. You really can't find a better advocate. E.M.
We were incredibly satisfied with our experience with The Collins Law Firm. We worked closely with Ed Manzke and found that he had a personal touch and truly got to know us in addition to being knowledgeable and effective in his field. The caring and individual attitude helped us tremendously throughout the entire process and we always felt like our case was in safe hands. We would highly recommend The Collins Law Firm for both its stellar work and dedicated employees. M.A.
My father recommended The Collins Law Firm to me after watching Shawn Collins and Ed Manzke at trial representing Lisle residents against Lockformer. For years, he told us courtroom tales about Shawn and Ed, citing their incredible skill as trial lawyers and how they put the huge Lockformer legal team to shame. So when my son was the victim of a wrongful death, they were my first and only choice. I can't say enough to truly express how grateful I am to The Collin's Law Firm for all that they did for me and my family. This amazing team advocated for me in my darkest moments, surpassing my expectations in every way. I will be forever grateful to Shawn and Ed. K.D.
I have worked with Rob, Shawn and The Collins Law Firm team in connection with both complex business transactions and litigation over the past several years. Shawn is far and away the best business litigation attorney I have worked with. Rob has been our lead attorney on M&A and corporate restructures, and he has delivered each time, and on time. I would highly recommend Rob to get the deal done! W.D.
Rob has been our out-side General Counsel for ten years. As a business with a global presence, it is important that we have the very best legal representation. Rob and the team have guided us through litigation battles, negotiating and drafting our important business contracts, and advising us in our business strategies. He has a great team of lawyers working with him. M.F.