When you are injured due to someone else’s actions, having an experienced attorney to help you understand your rights and the available options for progressing your case can allow you to focus on your recovery without carrying the stress of legal matters on your own.
At Larson Law Group LLC, I fight for the justice and compensation you deserve when you or a loved one has suffered an injury. Using our extensive experience and knowledge, my firm has found success by never turning down a challenge. I will work aggressively on your behalf as we pursue a favorable outcome.
My firm — Larson Law Group LLC — is proud to serve clients in La Grange, Illinois as well as the neighboring areas of Chicago, Brookfield, Western Springs, Lyons, and McCook. Call me today to schedule a free consultation.
You may be wondering if your case qualifies as a personal injury case. There are many different types of accidents that can lead to a personal injury claim. Some of the most common claims that my firm handles include
Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
Slip & Fall Accidents
Personal injury claims are governed by state law. If you are considering filing a personal injury claim, there are a few key facts that are good to know.
Illinois is a Comparative Fault State — This means that when it comes to the injury that was suffered, the court will seek to sort out damages and determine liability. If you are injured and the injury is decided by the court to be 10% your fault and 90% another party’s fault, you will receive 90% of the damages. If someone is more than 50% responsible, they are unable to collect damages from any other party. When it comes to car accidents, an injured person has the option of going to court to prove fault if they don’t want to do an out-of-court settlement.
You Have a Time Limit to File a Claim — When it comes to personal injury claims, the statute of limitations dictates how much time you have to file a claim after an accident. In Illinois, the statute of limitations is two years. In some cases, the two-year window begins from when you discovered the injury — also known as the discovery date. If you want to file a claim against the city or county, your time is cut in half — while you still have two years to sue, a formal complaint must be made within one year.
There are three major ways you can go about filing a personal injury claim.
Through Your Own Insurance — There may be times when filing the injury claim through your insurance is an option to consider, such as when your injuries are not severe and the other party is uninsured.
Through the Other Party’s Insurance — In many cases, you will want to file your injury through the insurance provider of the party that caused the accident. Collecting that party’s contact and insurance information is always an important step after the accident.
File a Lawsuit — If you want to go further than filing a claim through another party’s insurance, you can consider filing a lawsuit. When it comes to personal injury, only about 5% of cases end up going to trial according to statistics provided by the U.S. government. Whether or not your case goes to trial does not determine whether you can collect damages.
For any option, hiring an attorney can be tremendously helpful. Insurance providers can give unfair settlements, which is where my law firm steps in. I stand apart in the greater Chicago area because I am eager to go to trial.
When it comes to damages, Illinois does not have a cap on personal injury claims the way some other states do. Having an attorney fight for you can help you seek the fair amount that you deserve.
Being a victim of personal injury is a challenge you should not have to face alone. If you are in the greater Chicago area and considering hiring a personal injury attorney, contact my firm today. I offer a free consultation to help you understand your legal options. Having an experienced attorney in your corner can provide you with an advantage as you pursue the most favorable outcome available to you.
I can give you the guidance and support you need to take action in the aftermath of your accident. Let me fight for you as you seek fair financial compensation to cover your medical costs and lost wages. Whether you live in Chicago, La Grange, Brookside, Western Springs, Lyons, McCook, or any of the surrounding areas, call me firm, Larson Law Group LLC, today for help.