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Experienced, Trusted Attorneys Help DuPage County Truck Accident, Medical Malpractice, or Car Accident Victims

Contact us today for a referral to an experienced and proven personal injury firm that will review your claim. Call us at (630) 756-1160 to get started.

Across the United States, people seek medical treatment for personal injuries every day.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 24.5 million Americans visited the emergency room for unintentional injuries in 2018. More than 173,000 people died from these injuries in the same year. Motor vehicle accidents caused roughly 37,000 of these injuries.

Personal injuries often occur as a result of car accidents, medical malpractice, or truck accidents. These incidents may have happened unintentionally, but the negligence of others caused some. An individual or company may be negligent if they fail to act with care. If their negligence causes injury to another, they may be liable for any damages sustained by the injured party.

Injuries caused by accidents can be life-altering and sometimes fatal. The victim may miss time from work or struggle to keep food on the table. We want to be of assistance.

At Gierach Law Firm, we have partnered with an outstanding Chicago area legal firm with more than 25 years of personal injury experience. They help personal injury victims recover financially and emotionally after an accident caused by another's carelessness or recklessness.

If you or someone you love was injured due to someone else's negligence, contact us today for a qualified referral at (630) 756-1160.

We look forward to speaking to you.

Some Commonly Asked Questions:

How do personal injury claims work in Illinois?

If you were injured and it wasn't your fault, you may a personal injury claim against the other party.

What is negligence?

Under Illinois law, a person or company acts with negligence when they breach their duty of care to another individual, causing harm. As a result, the victim suffers damages for which they can be compensated in a lawsuit.

For example, let's say a distracted truck driver swerves into the car next to them on the interstate, causing a devastating accident. In this situation, the truck driver may be held liable in a civil lawsuit for any damages sustained by the other driver.

Here are other types of incidents that may qualify for a personal injury lawsuit:

  • Motor vehicle accidents (car accidents, semi-truck accidents, bike crashes, and pedestrian accidents)
  • Medical malpractice (including birth injuries like cerebral palsy)
  • Wrongful death
  • Rideshare accidents (Uber or Lyft crashes)

In these lawsuits, the plaintiff may recover damages to cover all costs related to their injury. There are two types of compensation available under Illinois law: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include past and future lost wages, out-of-pocket costs, and past and future medical expenses. On the other hand, non-economic damages compensate victims for loss of a normal life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more. After a catastrophic injury, a victim’s most significant losses are often non-economic.

Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline

Here's what you can expect during a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois:

  1. After the accident, you contact us for a referral to our referral partner and they will schedule a consultation with you.
  2. Your attorney investigates the incident and reviews your medical records. This step is crucial in building your injury lawsuit. Without the proper evidence, you may have a difficult time proving negligence in court.
  3. Your lawsuit is filed. Filing your case within the statute of limitations preserves your right to compensation.
  4. The discovery phase begins. Through the guidance of the court, both sides must answer discovery and document requests by specific deadlines. They will also take depositions of all relevant parties and witnesses.
  5. Your case resolves via settlement, mediation, or trial. Our attorneys are prepared to try personal injury cases in front of a jury to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

When should I contact a personal injury attorney?

Don't wait to contact a personal injury attorney until the last minute. Why?

In Illinois, there are strict deadlines for filing personal injury or wrongful death claims. If you wait past these time limits, your right to take legal action against the liable party may expire.

For most personal injury cases, you have two (2) years to file a lawsuit. The clock starts ticking on the date the injury or death occurred. If the at-fault party is a government employee, you only have one (1) year to file a claim. There are exceptions for minors and disabled individuals.

Contact Us For A Referral to Receive a Free Personal Injury Case Review

Coping with an injury after an accident is difficult. The trusted personal injury attorneys at our referral firm, are ready to help you pursue compensation for any damages – so that you can move forward with your life.

Contact us today for a referral to an experienced and proven personal injury firm that will review your claim. Call us at (630) 756-1160 to get started.


References:

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/accidental-injury.htm

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