Located at the heart of Illinois, covering 877 square miles, Sangamon County has a population of 196,343. Its county seat is Springfield. Major highways in Sangamon County include Interstate 55, Interstate 72, U.S. Route 36 and several Illinois Routes including 2, 24, 36, 54, 97, 104, 124, 123, and 125. The county’s median income per household is $52,232. A family’s median income there is $66, 917. If you were injured through the fault of another in Sangamon County, you should call the seasoned personal injury attorneys of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca. We have more than 60 years of experience and can put that to work for you.Personal Injury Lawsuits
If you were injured in an accident, you may be saddled with hefty medical bills and need to take time off work. Unfortunately, many families do not have enough saved up to take care of all of the costs associated with serious injuries. When injuries are caused by another party’s negligence or misconduct, it is appropriate to seek recourse from that party. You may be entitled to sue for monetary compensation against any party at fault for the accident. Damages that may be recovered this way include medical bills, lost wages, property damage, out-of-pocket costs, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
Typically, our lawyers must prove another party’s negligence when pursuing damages. This means we’ll need to show by a preponderance of the evidence: (1) the defendant owed you a duty of care, (2) breach of the duty of care, (3) causation, and (4) damages. The duty of care owed depends on the particular circumstances of the accident.Recovering Damages for Car Accidents
All drivers owe a duty of reasonable care to other drivers with whom they share the road. Drivers may breach this duty in many different ways. Breach of duty may have occurred if another driver injured you because of any of the following:
- Driving while distracted
- Driving aggressively
- Drunk Driving
- Drugged Driving
- Failure to Obey Traffic Signs and Signals.
Due to their weight and size, truck accidents are particularly likely to result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to those in passenger vehicles. In some cases, truck accidents are the result of the same types of negligent acts committed by drivers of passenger vehicles. However, it’s important to retain an attorney who also looks at all other potential contributing causes of these often-devastating accidents. Parties that may bear some fault include trucking companies, third party loading companies, truck manufacturers, mechanics and repair people, and other drivers on the road.Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you were injured on the job in Sangamon County, you are likely entitled to benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Accidents and pre-existing conditions that have been aggravated by the job are covered. Your reasonable medical care arising out of injuries will be covered by workers’ compensation. Benefits also make up a portion of your economic losses including lost wages in the form of disability benefits, both temporary and permanent. It’s important to be aware that an insurer may fail to pay benefits owed to you, which is why it is critical to talk to a lawyer who is on your side.SSDI Claims
It may be important, in case of serious injuries that prevent you from working, to file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. It can be challenging to recover benefits through a claim even when it seems clear that you qualify and are not able to work. Our lawyers will need to establish that your condition meets the legal definition of disability to secure benefits on your behalf.Consult a Sangamon County Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured or a loved one died due to the negligence of another, call the seasoned Sangamon County personal injury lawyers of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca. We’ve fought for the best damages awards and settlements for accident victims over the course of more than 60 years. We handle SSDI benefits and workers’ compensation claims, as well. Call us at 312-263-6330 or 800-444-1525 or complete our online form.