When you are injured by the negligence of another, the law protects your right to seek damages for your losses. This means that you can file a civil action against an at-fault party, and, by holding that party liable for your harm, you can seek and recover damages for your economic and noneconomic losses. At the offices of Tuite Law, our talented Belvidere personal injury lawyer will help you to understand the process of filing a personal injury claim, what you need to prove, and how to maximize your compensation for an accident.
Types of Personal Injury Claims Our Law Office Handles
If you have been injured, rest assured that our Belvidere personal injury lawyer has the experience and knowledge necessary to handle your case. We have experience with numerous types of personal injury claims, including bicycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice cases, motorcycle accidents, accidents resulting in traumatic brain injuries, DUI accidents, and more. We have also represented the surviving family members of those involved in fatal accidents in wrongful death claims.
We know how to file a claim per Illinois’ laws, gather evidence to support the claim, and negotiate for a settlement amount that fully compensates our clients. Additionally, we also have experience litigating in court and will be fully prepared in the event that your case goes to trial.
Important Laws About Personal Injury Claims in Illinois
If you are injured, it is important that you understand the laws surrounding personal injury claims in Belvidere. You must prove that your injuries would not have been incurred but for the negligence of another, and that you suffered actual damages – such as medical expenses or lost wages – as the direct result of the other party’s negligence.
Further, Illinois maintains contributory fault laws. These laws hold that while a plaintiff can bring forth a personal injury action in the event that their own negligence contributes to their own injuries (assuming they are not more than 50 percent at fault for injuries), a plaintiff’s damages will be reduced in proportion to their degree of fault. This means that it is extremely important that you work with an attorney who understands how to prove the negligence of the other party in order to receive your full damage coverage.
It is also important to make sure you file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims, which is two years from the date of injury. If you are filing a claim against the government, this time frame is reduced.
Contact Our Belvidere Personal Injury Lawyer Today
When you are injured, you want an experienced and compassionate attorney on your side who understands what you’re going through. At the firm of Tuite Law, our knowledgeable Belvidere personal injury lawyer will work for you. We know the importance of getting you the compensation amount you need, and have the resources your case deserves. Please contact us today to schedule your free case consultation. We offer flexible appointment times.