Personal Injury Lawyers in Adams County
Located in westernmost Illinois, Adams County has a population of 65,737 living on 871 square miles. The Adams County courthouse is located in Quincy, which is also the county seat. More than 247 miles of roadways are the responsibility of the Adams County Highway Department. The county is served by I-172, U.S. Route 24 and 36, and Illinois Routes 57, 61, 94, 96, 103, and 336. If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence or misconduct in Adams County, call the trustworthy personal injury attorneys of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca. We can put more than 60 years of experience fighting for accident victims to work for you.
Adams County Personal Injury Lawsuits
Personal injury lawsuits may be filed if you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall, and as a result of a dangerous property condition. These lawsuits are typically filed under a theory of negligence, though each case is different. The goal of a lawsuit is to recover compensation for the full range of losses sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. A damages award or settlement may include compensation for both economic and noneconomic losses such as lost income, lost earning capacity, medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, mental distress and loss of consortium.
Seek Damages After a Car Accident
Most car accident lawsuits require us to show that another party was negligent by proving it’s more likely than not: (1) the defendant owed you a duty of reasonable care, (2) the defendant violated that duty, (3) the violation caused your injuries, and (4) actual damages. The circumstances of the car accident will determine whether our lawyers can prove you are owed damages. Car accidents may be caused by another driver’s:
- Following too closely or tailgating
- Driving aggressively or recklessly
- Failure to yield
- Failure to follow traffic signs and signals
- Drunk or drugged driving
Secure Damages You Deserve After a Truck Accident
Commercial truck accidents can be caused by many of the same behaviors. However, they frequently involve much more severe injuries or death because they commercial vehicles are so much heavier and larger than those passenger vehicles with which they share the road. When retained, our lawyers will look at all potentially responsible parties including trucking companies, third party loading companies, truck manufacturers, mechanics, property owners, and other drivers. In many cases, after a truck accident, there are multiple parties making claims against a truck driver’s insurance policy, and it is crucial to bring into the lawsuit all parties who may be at fault.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides that workers who are injured on the job are entitled to benefits. These benefits can include medical expenses, temporary and total disability benefits, permanent and total disability benefits, partial disability benefits, and death benefits. Even when it seems clear that your injuries were caused on the job, a workers’ compensation insurer may deny you the full benefits to which you are entitled, which is why you should call an attorney who can fight for your rights.
When you are disabled and unable to work because of your disabilities, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. You should be aware that many of these claims are illegitimately denied for lack of counsel. Our lawyers will need to establish that your condition, whether injuries or medical condition, meets the legal definition, and is of a sufficient duration that you are entitled to benefits.
Consult an Adams County Personal Injury Attorney
Whether you were injured by a negligent driver or you suffered a disability for another reason, call the tenacious Adams County personal injury lawyers of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca to find out about your legal options. We’ve been fighting for the injured over the course of more than 60 years. Call us at 312-724-5846 or complete our online form.