Vaccine Injury Law Project | IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

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Why You Need an Attorney to Pursue a Vaccine Injury Claim

North Dakota Vaccine Injury Law Attorney

Skilled U.S. Vaccine Injury Compensation Lawyers

For more than a decade, the Vaccine Injury Law Project has helped clients recover compensation for vaccine injury claims. We have the knowledge and experience to take you through the claim process to obtain the best result possible. By nature, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) cases are complex. They require time, resources and skilled litigation. Many people choose to hire an attorney to help them navigate this process; we are happy to be the firm you choose.

Should I Hire an Attorney?

Yes. Although you may file your own claim, this process can be complex and time-consuming. The VICP was set up to provide an alternative to the tort system, but it is still very much a legal process involving complicated procedures. It is important to remember that pursuing a claim means that you are bringing a lawsuit in a United States Federal Court. Proving a relationship between a vaccine and an injury is difficult. Having a skilled litigator as an advocate is the first step to proving your case and obtaining just compensation.

What is the Cost of Representation?

There is no out-of-pocket cost to you. This is another reason to hire an attorney. There is no cost-barrier to getting high-quality legal representation. As the petitioner, you are entitled to every dollar of the compensation awarded in a VICP case. Fees for vaccine injury lawyers do not come from settlements in VICP cases, but are paid by the government.

What If I Do Not Live in Chicago?

We can represent your claim regardless of your state of residence. We help local and national clients and can travel to meet with you when necessary. All VICP claims are presented to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. If you are currently living abroad as a U.S. citizen, please contact our office for more information.

What Is the Process for Filing a VICP Claim?

Any individual who believes he or she was injured by a VICP-covered vaccine may file a claim. Contacting a vaccine attorney immediately to evaluate your case is important, as all claims must be filed within three years of vaccination. When you work with our firm, we will:

  1. Research your matter extensively.
  2. File a Petition for Compensation on your behalf with the Vaccine Court, which falls under the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
  3. Represent your case against the respondent (defendant), the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which will be represented by Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyer.
  4. Use our full resources to litigate or settle the matter. Our firm possesses the knowledge and experience to handle your case. Our connection to leading medical professionals and life care planners means that you will get accurate medical data reporting and damages calculations essential to obtaining the best possible outcome.

We handle cases for clients across the nation. We travel so that you can remain at home and focus on your health and recovery. Most of the daily litigation is handled by telephone, so it is unlikely that you will need to travel to Washington, D.C. If necessary, Vaccine Court Judges, also known as Special Masters, attorneys and medical experts will come to you to conduct legal proceedings.

Ready to Assess Whether You Are Eligible to File a Vaccine Injury Claim?

Please contact our office by calling 312-906-5072 today. You will be able to speak with an attorney to explain the circumstances of your matter. In turn, we will be able to begin to assess your eligibility to pursue a VICP claim. We proudly serve Chicago, Illinois and clients throughout the United States.

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