A personal injury attorney helps people that have been hurt or injured due to the negligence of another person, business or entity. These injuries can be both physical as well as psychological (mental). Common personal injury claims in Illinois include car, motorcycle, truck or bicycle collisions, slip and fall accidents, nursing home abuse, neglect and negligence cases, workplace accidents and injuries as well as dog and animal bites. You can learn more HERE.
When a case cannot be settled through negotiations between the parties involved, then it will be to go to court and go to trial. At trial, a judge or jury will decide the outcome of the case.
What Qualifications Are Needed To Become A Personal Injury Lawyer?
You can learn how to become a personal injury lawyer in Illinois HERE.
What Is The Personal Injury Law Case Process?
Before a personal injury attorney accepts a new accident or injury case, the injury lawyer will talk to the prospective client to understand the facts of the claim and evaluate the persons strengths and / or weaknesses of the case to understand the chances of success. If the attorney does not believe there is a case and the case has very little chance to succeed in court, then the attorney may decline the case. Additionally, in some cases, although the case has merit, the cost of litigation may prove to be too high to justify the reward.
How Are Personal Injury Lawyers Compensated?
In Illinois, most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee. This means that the lawyer will receive a percentage of the client’s recovery as a fee. Typically fees range from 33% to 40% of the recovery – due to the high cost of litigation, personal injury lawyers are rarely retained to work based on an hourly fee.
Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
Often times in America people perceive lawyers and law firms that practice in personal injury, accident and medical malpractice law as ambulance chasers. However, personal injury lawyers are needed to fight the real culprits – the insurance companies. It is important to understand that the insurance company’s goal as a business it to pay out as little as possible. Insurance companies make more money when they pay out less claims. A personal injury attorney will insure that your rights are protected!
Attorneys have relationships with investigators, doctors and medical negligence to help you prove and support your case. Lawsuits can be complex. Witnesses, records and documents may need to be gathered and examined to prove fault. Hiring a personal injury and accident lawyer may be the best investment you could ever make after an injury. The personal injury attorneys @ Dixon Law Office can help you get the justice and compensation that YOU deserve!
What Types Of Cases Do Personal Injury Law Firms Pursue?
As mentioned above, accident and injury lawyers work on a wide variety of legal cases, please see a couple of examples below.
Bicycle, Car, Motorcycle or Truck Accident Claims – A personal injury lawyer at Dixon Law Office can help you investigate what happened, gather police reports, and other needed documentation. Our lawyer will seek compensation for medical bills, long-term care, lost income, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. In wrongful death cases, we seek additional damages for funeral expenses, emotional trauma and financial support for the family. Car accident attorneys can help you and your loved ones get the justice and compensation that you deserve when you have been hurt or injured due to the negligence of others.
Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect & Negligence Cases – There are many cases where a nursing home could be sued. Nursing homes or elder care facilities can be held legally responsible when abuse, neglect or negligence causes harm to a resident. The facility has a duty to keep the premises reasonably safe and free of hazards. If you suspect that a loved one is being harmed, abused, or mistreated as a result of nursing home abuse, neglect or malpractice – contact the Dixon Law Office Immediately for help.
At Dixon Law Office, we are in the business of protecting the rights of our clients. We work hard for you, taking on insurance companies, large corporations, uncaring employers, reckless drivers, and bad doctors. We handle car accident claims, construction accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice and legal malpractice cases. When you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, we have the skills to get you and your family the compensation they deserve.
NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN
We are so confident in our ability to achieve results for you, we will take your case on a contingency fee. That means that we don’t get a fee unless we win for you. We can make that promise because if we take your case, we know we believe in your case.
WHEN RESULTS MATTER
Dixon Law Office has secured millions-of-dollars in compensation for our clients. Whether they were seriously injured or a loved one died in an accident or because of malpractice, we have proven in thousands of cases their we get victims and their families the results they deserve.