Personal Injury Lawyer in Illinois
The State of Illinois
The 6th most populous State in America and the 25th largest state when it comes to land area, the state of Illinois is located at the Midwestern region of the US and is usually noted as the microcosm of the US. The Illinois government, under the Constitution of Illinois, is composed of 3 branches: the executive branch which is split into different statewide elected officers and with a Governor as its chief executive; the legislative branch which are granted to the General Assembly of Illinois; and the judicial branch which consists of the lower courts and Illinois Supreme Court.
The Illinois government, under the Constitution of Illinois, is composed of 3 branches: the executive branch which is split into different statewide elected officers and with a Governor as its chief executive; the legislative branch which are granted to the General Assembly of Illinois; and the judicial branch which consists of the lower courts and Illinois Supreme Court.
Personal Injury in Illinois
Generally, personal injury is a legal dispute which arises an individual suffers harm from an injury or accident and somebody else is legally responsible for that harm.
A case of personal injury can be formalized through civil court proceedings which seek to find the other party to be at fault legally and such disputes be resolved through informal settlements.
Illinois Contributory Fault
In Illinois personal injury lawsuits the plaintiff must prove to be entitled to a legal remedy.
The Illinois court will be the one to determine how much damages a personal injury case plaintiff will recover based on their contributory fault.
A contributory fault determines the negligence of both the defendant and plaintiff in a case. This means that the plaintiff might share some or most of the blame for his or her injuries.
If the court finds that the plaintiff is over 50% at fault, then they will not receive any compensations. Otherwise, their compensation can be proportionately reduced.
A party’s negligence is determined by 4 key elements:⦁ Did the defendant owe a care duty to safeguard the plaintiff against injuries? ⦁ Did the defendant breach such duty? ⦁ Did that breach cause the injury if the plaintiff? ⦁ Can the actual damages of plaintiff’s injury be compensated?
Daniel L. Jacobs, Jr., LLC Law Firm: Trusted Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois
Personal injury attorneys, also known as a trial or plaintiff lawyers are the type of civil litigator who acts as legal representatives of plaintiffs alleging a psychological or physical injury as a result of careless or negligent acts if another individual, organization or entity.
Personal injury lawyers specialize in a specific area of law calmed the tort law that includes civil or private wrongs and injuries, including actions for breach of contract and defamation.
We help plaintiffs receive compensation for their losses including reasonable medical expenses both expected and present, loss of earnings capacity because to an inability to work emotional distress, legal costs, loss of companionship or consortium and lawyer fees.
We also work to safeguard you from being victimized by insurance companies and the legal system.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Any claim or case which involves injury to the mind and body falls under personal injury law.
The most common causes of personal injury we handle are:⦁ Auto Accidents ⦁ Animal Bite Injuries ⦁ Bicycle Accidents ⦁ Aviation Accidents ⦁ Brain Injuries ⦁ Boating Accidents ⦁ Construction Accidents ⦁ Burn Injuries ⦁ Insurance or Bad Faith Defective Products ⦁ Motorcycle Accidents ⦁ Medical Malpractice ⦁ Pedestrian Accidents ⦁ Nursing Home Abuse ⦁ Spinal Cord Injuries ⦁ Slip and Fall Accidents ⦁ Wrongful Death
As your personal injury lawyer, we shall handle the case from inception through appeal and perform the tasks like:⦁ Counseling clients ⦁ Advocating at trial ⦁ Preparing for trial ⦁ Interviewing and deposing witnesses ⦁ Drafting discovery, motions, and pleadings ⦁ Researching case law ⦁ Formulating legal theories ⦁ Gathering evidence ⦁ Screening clients and evaluating the merits of your case.