When another party causes an injury by behaving carelessly, negligently, or even through intentional misconduct, the injured party may have a legal claim to recover for their damages. If you or a loved one were injured due to the conduct of a third party, an experienced Monticello personal injury lawyer may be able to help you obtain financial compensation for your damages, either through handling a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company or if necessary, by filing a lawsuit on your behalf. By working with a skilled local attorney, you could improve your chances of a favorable resolution to your case.
Benefit of a Monticello Civil Attorney
Dealing with the aftermath of an injury, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the disruption in your life can be very overwhelming, particularly when you are also dealing with often difficult insurance companies who have an incentive to try to pay as little as possible to settle your case. Getting help from a compassionate personal injury attorney in Monticello could make things much easier for you and your family and help you maximize your financial recovery and make sure your medical bills and liens are handled in the way that is most advantageous to you.
In most cases, people represented by a civil attorney recover more money than those who go it alone, because an experienced lawyer could:
Gather evidence to prove your case
Identify all potential defendants and insurance policies to help maximize the resources available to compensate you
Evaluate your case to determine all of your potential damages
Negotiate with an insurance company, their adjusters, and attorneys to increase their offers
Reduce your medical bills and liens so you keep more of your settlement,
When necessary, file a lawsuit to protect your rights
As these things can be difficult to do on your own, especially after suffering a severe injury, it is advisable to get in touch with a local attorney as soon as possible.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Our team has experience helping with many types of personal injury claims that may arise in Monticello, including:
- Car wrecks
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle and ATV crashes
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death cases
- Boating accidents
- Premises liability and slip and fall claims
- Workplace injuries and workers compensation claims
- Farm and agricultural injuries
- Asbestos and mesothelioma claims
- Train and railroad accidents
- Other injury claims
It is important to work with a legal team who focuses a substantial amount of their time and resources on civil personal injury claims to ensure you could obtain the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Why Hire a Monticello Personal Injury Attorney?
An experienced local attorney could make the personal injury claim process much easier for you. We could help you avoid common costly mistakes that can undermine or even destroy an injury claim. We are often able to negotiate substantial reductions to medical bills and liens that could allow you to keep more of your settlement proceeds and maximize your recovery. In every case, we do our best to make the process as easy as we can for our clients, so they can focus on their health, their family, and getting their life back.
We have several offices in Central Illinois and have deep roots in our community. We have represented many clients from Monticello over the years and are available to meet with you in person at your convenience.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
We offer free consultations in injury cases, meaning there is no cost to sit down and discuss your situation and get advice about the specific circumstances of your case. We work to provide clients with as much value as possible in an initial consultation and want to make sure we answer all of your questions about the injury claim process.
If you hire our firm to help with your injury case, there will be no up-front cost to you. We do not bill hourly or ask for a large retainer in injury cases. Our firm works on a “contingency fee” basis, which means there is no legal fee until we recover money for you, typically at the end of the case, and our firm is paid out of the funds we recover for you. In most cases, our firm charges a one-third contingency fee, which is customary for most Illinois injury firms.
What Deadlines or Statute of Limitations Applies to Illinois Injury Claims?
Personal injury claims in Illinois are all subject to a filing deadline known as a “statute of limitations.” If an injured person fails to have a lawsuit on file before the deadline expires, they are very likely to be permanently barred from suing the at-fault party for their injuries. As a general rule, Illinois injury claims must be brought withing two years of the date of injury. (735 Illinois
Compiled Statutes §5/13-202). However, like most rules, there are some exceptions. For example, in claims on behalf of minors, the statute of limitations is generally tolled until the minor turns 18, and cases against certain governmental entities may be subject to a one-year statute of limitations.
The best way to determine what statute of limitations applies to your case is to take advantage of a free consultation with a Monticello personal injury attorney today to discuss the specific circumstances of your case, identify the applicable deadlines, and develop a strategy to maximize your compensation.
Get Help from a Monticello Injury Attorney Today
If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you do not have to go through this process alone. Our compassionate and experienced team is here to help you. We can make the process much easier for you. To discuss your case, call today for a free consultation with a Monticello personal injury lawyer.