Personal Injury Lawyer for Illinois Accident Victims
Our unique aggressive and compassionate legal representation has resulted in over $34,000,000.00 recovered for injury victims through verdicts, judgments and settlements. Our efforts have resulted in recognition as a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, listing among the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40, as well as Super Lawyers. We are honored and humbled by the continued trust our client’s place with us to guide them through their unexpected horrific life circumstances.
An accident can have a disastrous impact. In addition to the physical harm resulting from a personal injury accident, medical expenses pile up. Wages evaporate. Family budgets suffer. If you or a loved one has been hurt due to the negligence or intentional act of another, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and seek reimbursement for all of your harms and losses.
Illinois Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims arise out of a variety of accidents. Simply put, we represent those injured or killed through the negligence, reckless, or intentional conduct of others. Some of the most common injury cases are:
- Asbestos Claims
- ATV Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Child Accidents
- Dog Bite Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Products Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Social Security Disability Claims
- SUV Rollover Accidents
- Truck Accidents and Tractor Trailer Accidents
- Uninsured Motorist Accidents
- Underinsured Motorist Accidents
- Wage and Hour Violations
- Workers Compensation Cases
- Wrongful Death Accidents
The list above is by no means comprehensive. If you have been injured, please feel free to give us a call to determine if you are able to seek reimbursement for your harms and losses.
Common Injuries Sustained in Personal Injury Cases
Victims of personal injuries often suffer similar injuries. While no two injury cases are identical, similar forces involved in auto accidents and falls often result in similar injuries. There is no substitute for discussing your injuries with your qualified medical professional, however, the links below are designed to provide basic information on common injuries suffered by injury victims in cases we handle:
- Back Injuries
- Birth Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Broken Femur
- Burn Injuries
- Concussion Injuries
- Herniated Disc Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Mesothelioma Cancer
- Neck Injuries
It is extremely important that before you settle your injury case, you have made sure that your injuries will not require any future treatment. For instance, many injury victims are unaware that they are entitled to seek reimbursement for the cost of having scarring revised if it was caused by the accident.
Illinois Personal Injury Compensation
When someone is hurt as a result of the negligence of another, Illinois law permits recovery of actual damages and, in limited circumstances, punitive damages.
Illinois personal injury lawyer Christopher R. Dixon works aggressively to secure compensation that covers all available damages. Actual damages typically include past and future medical bills, lost wages, living expenses, life care costs and other accident related costs. The Dixon Injury Firm often works with experts in the areas of medical expenses, life care and economics to help determine the compensation that will be required into the future.
The ability to seek punitive damages, awarded to punish a wrongdoer, is limited. However, as an experienced Illinois accident lawyer, Christopher R. Dixon will pursue punitive damages in appropriate cases. Punitive damages play an extremely important role in sending a message to the community that certain conduct will not be tolerated. Punitive damages are particularly important in cases involving corporations. If corporations are left unpunished, they will often continue their extremely reckless conduct and place the lives of local communities in harms way as long as they can continue to make a profit.
Limits to Filing an Illinois Personal Injury Claim
A person who has been injured in an accident, or the family members of a loved one who has died in an accident, have a limited amount of time under Illinois law to file a lawsuit. Typically referred to as the statute of limitations, this time limit will prevent someone from filing suit after a certain amount of time has passed. To avoid a statute of limitations ban on a lawsuit, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. In addition to ensuring the deadline for filing is met, an Illinois personal injury attorney can help avoid a loss of evidence, track down witnesses and obtain statements while the recollections are still fresh.
Too many cases are damaged by the failure to immediately contact a lawyer for personal injuries. The longer the delay, the more likely it is that evidence is lost or destroyed. The longer the delay, the more likely it is that the insurance company for the other side has gathered more evidence which will help them deny your claim. As is all too often the case when only two parties are involved in an accident, it presents a situation where it is one word against another. If the other party decides to lie and you have not obtained the available evidence, your ability to recover for your injuries can be damaged. It is extremely important that you begin an investigation immediately after your accident.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Illinois Injury Lawyer?
Hiring an accident attorney in Illinois requires no upfront fee. Our injury lawyers are not paid for their services unless we win your case. We understand that injury victims are often out of work and dealing with large medical expenses, leaving no money for hiring an attorney to fight the insurance companies. The Dixon Injury Firm will help level the playing field against the insurance corporations and protect your case with no out of pocket expenses or upfront fees.
Contact an Illinois Accident Attorney
If you have been hurt or a loved one has been killed in a personal injury accident, The Dixon Injury Firm can help. As trial lawyers, we will immediately get to work gathering the evidence required to support your case. Our comprehensive case investigation will allow you to focus on your recovery with the peace of mind that someone is looking out for your best interest.
While settlements are reached in most cases without going to trial, The Dixon Injury Firm has the trial experience required to protect your case if the insurance company continues to deny you the full reimbursement for your injuries. Named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Christopher Dixon is comfortable asking a jury to hold the insurance companies accountable for the money required to protect your future.
To speak to an attorney for a FREE case consultation, call (312) 600-8054, or Toll-Free (855) 40-CRASH. We are available to discuss your case 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is NO FEE for our services unless we win your case. We are here to serve.