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The Best Personal Injury Lawyers In Galena

If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured in Galena, we can help.

Regain Control of Your Life After a Car Accident: Let Our Galena Lawyers Help You

Have you recently been involved in a car accident? Are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take next?

Our team of auto-related accident lawyers is here to help you navigate through this difficult time. We understand the stress and uncertainty that can come with being involved in a car wreck, and we want to ensure that you receive the compensation and justice you deserve.

Our lawyers have a track record of success, with years of experience handling personal injury cases related to car accidents. You’ll get 100% personalized attention, legal advice, and a dedication to fighting for your rights.

With our help, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism. We will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf, utilizing our knowledge and expertise to help you receive the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Don’t wait any longer to take action. Contact our team of Galena car accident lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step towards a brighter future. Let us help you get back on the road to recovery.

Galena Car Accident Attorneys

If you’ve just experienced a car accident please see our Car Accident Checklist for Your Protection.

If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured in a motor vehicle accident, workplace injury, or at a bar, restaurant, or other business, our law firm can help. We regularly travel to Galena to help our clients.

If your case involves a car accident the most important piece of information you can gather is obtaining the crash report that likely was prepared by any law enforcement agency that showed up at the scene of your accident. In Galena, or in Jo Daviess County generally, these are the two agencies most likely to have responded to your crash.

Contact Us If You Think You Might Have A Personal Injury Claim

The first of the two things that we typically look for when handling any kind of personal injury or car accident-related case in Galena is liability.

Liability is who caused an injury. In Illinois, we’re able to maintain recovery for a client if we can show that the wrongdoer/tortfeasor is at least 51% responsible for a client’s injury. The second step is what are the damages that the client experienced. This is where the role of the injury lawyer is at its most important. If someone is hurt they can face reduced work, loss of employment, loss of enjoyment of life, using up all of their vacation time to attend medical appointments, physical pain, the loss of spending quality time with their spouse, children, and other loved ones, a reduced capacity to enjoy hobbies and physical activities, and a competing wide range of challenges mentally and emotionally from being forced into a situation against their will that changes their quality of life. What we do is start working immediately to preserve our client’s cases, and protect their rights. From interviewing witnesses to ordering crash reports, and any available video footage from relevant sources, we work to secure a favorable outcome for every client so that they can work on their physical recovery, while we work to preserve their financial recovery. The claim process is generally straightforward and typically goes like this:

  • We initiate a claim for our client’s bodily injuries. We also include a property damage claim so that if our client was injured in a South Beloit car crash we can work to have their vehicle repaired or the value of the vehicle awarded to the client so that they can obtain a new vehicle (note there are variations in how this works depending on if you have your own GAP insurance for one example). This type of insurance covers the difference between the value of your vehicle at the time of a total loss, and the amount you may have financed which could exceed the value of your vehicle in some situations.
  • We allow you to work towards your physical recovery by following your treatment professional’s guidelines and recommendations. Then when they release you, or notify you that you may have ongoing treatments for your injuries we order your medical records for all treatment you’ve been through.
  • We work with you to establish what a fair resolution to your case would be in your mind, and then compare similar injuries and what juries have awarded in such cases here in Winnebago County. Once we set a figure we compile the demand with your medical records and submit that to the wrongdoer/tortfeasor’s insurance provider. If they pay that amount we will work to reduce your medical bills to give you a larger recovery, and then disburse payments to your providers, and you. Which would resolve your case.
  • If the insurance company will not accept our demand then with your permission we can file a lawsuit and force the wrongdoer into court where we can ask a Jo Daviess County Judge, or Jury to hear about your case and determine what a fair resolution is.

While such a list can appear daunting, we are in court every day during the workweek and are trial lawyers, not settlement lawyers. If your case needs to have a lawsuit filed to protect your rights, and preserve your interests in a strong recovery for your car crash or other personal injury-related case we can help.

Illinois Time Limits on Filing Suit

In most cases in Illinois, there is a two-year time limit on personal injury lawsuits.

Illinois sets a time limit of two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in the state’s civil court system. In most cases, this two-year time limit, known as a “statute of limitations,” begins to run on the date of the accident. Sometimes, however, a statute of limitations might run from the date that you discovered you were injured, rather than the date of the event that injured you. This later date is known as a “discovery date.”

For injury claims against a city or county, you have one year to file a lawsuit. The time limit to sue the state is generally two years, but you must file a formal claim within one year in order to sue.

Get in Touch

For an honest, free, and compassionate consultation about your Galena or Jo Daviess County, Illinois personal injury case, feel free to call or text message us confidentially at (815) 964-8303. Remember, our service comes at absolutely no cost to you unless we earn a recovery on your behalf. Get the help you need for you or your loved one to navigate the legal side of your case and fight for your financial recovery.

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