Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers
At Schultz & Myers, we fight aggressively for the legal rights of injured victims. If you were severely injured due to the negligence of another party, we can help you hold them legally liable for your damages. For a free, no obligation review of your legal case, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced Illinois personal injury attorneys today.
The Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Our firm handles a wide variety of personal injury claims. We have extensive experience negotiating with and litigating against large insurance companies. Our personal injury attorneys know all of their tricks and strategies, and we know how to hold them accountable under the law. Some examples of the types of cases that we often take on include:
- Auto accidents;
- Commercial truck accidents;
- Large bus crashes;
- Motorcycle crashes;
- Pedestrian injuries;
- Dog bite cases;
- Premises liability claims;
- Defective drug cases; and
- Illinois workers’ compensation claims.
Illinois Personal Injury Claims: Establishing Liability
In general, personal injury claims are governed by state law. As Illinois is a comparative fault state, injured victims will need to establish liability in their case under the state’s negligence statute. In simple terms, negligence is defined as the failure to take proper precautions in the context of the circumstances at hand. To prove negligence, you will need to prove each of the following required legal elements:
- Causation; and
Additionally, as Illinois is a comparative negligence jurisdiction, multiple parties may potentially share liability for the same accident. In fact you should know that in many cases, insurance companies try to reduce their own liability by pinning some of the blame for the accident on the injured victim. If the insurer can get away with this, it can take thousands of dollars out of your settlement offer. Do not let this happen to you. Protect yourself from unjust blame by working with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer.
Victims Deserve Full Compensation
Under Illinois law, injured victims have a right to recover compensation equal to the full value of their losses from the at-fault party. To be clear, this means that victims may seek recovery for both direct monetary losses as well as intangible, noneconomic damages. Our firm has the skills and experience needed to help victims maximize their recovery. We can help you seek financial relief for all of the following:
- Emergency medical expenses, including ambulances fees;
- All other hospital bills;
- The costs of medication and medical equipment;
- Costs related to rehabilitation;
- Lost income, including loss of earning ability;
- Long-term disability;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental distress;
- Loss of limb; and
- Loss of lifestyle enjoyment.
Contact Our Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At Schultz & Myers, our dedicated Illinois personal injury attorneys are standing by, ready to fight for your legal rights and financial interests. If you were injured in any type of accident in Illinois, please call us today at (314) 720-8714 or contact us directly online to request a free review of your case. We represent victims throughout Illinois, including in Springfield, Collinsville and Edwardsville.