Belleville Personal Injury Attorneys

Belleville Personal Injury Attorneys

Legal help after a serious accident in Illinois

After an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may find yourself facing serious injuries with serious medical expenses. It’s important to understand that you should not be responsible for these bills, even if you’ve lost time at work due to your injuries. When someone else’s negligence causes you or a loved one injury, you are eligible to seek compensation from that party, and an experienced lawyer can help.

Here at Glisson Law, we’ve been helping people just like you for over 25 years. We know how to hold the right parties responsible when you suffer a serious accident, demanding compensation for your injuries and losses. Our Belleville personal injury attorneys will launch an investigation into your accident, determining all liable parties, and holding them accountable for your damages. We’ve secured a variety of multi-million dollar results for many of our clients. We are here to help you, too.

What types of accident claims do your Belleville attorneys handle?

At Glisson Law, we handle a variety of personal injury claims, including:

Vehicle accidents

Routes 158 and 159 go right through Belleville, and with increased traffic comes an increased risk of accidents. We help passengers, drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists when they suffer injury in accidents like:

  • Car accidents. We address a wide variety of car accidents in Belleville, including rear-end collisions, head-on crashes, single-vehicle incidents, accidents involving rideshare services like Uber and Lyft, and various other collision types.
  • Truck accidents. Commercial truck accidents can cause severe injury and damage. We handle underride accidents, rollovers, blind spot accidents, and cargo spills.
  • Motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists face heightened risks on the road due to the inherent lack of protection their vehicles offer. Our legal team is equipped to handle accidents caused by negligent drivers, as well as those resulting from defective motorcycles and faulty parts.
  • Bicycle accidents. Bicyclists face a comparable risk to motorcyclists, given the limited protection their vehicles provide in accidents. We understand what to do when a cyclist is injured in an accident for which they are not at fault.
  • Pedestrian accidents. We also represent pedestrians struck by cars, trucks, and other vehicles. We can help bring a claim against the responsible driver for your injuries.
  • Boating accidents. When a negligent boat operator is on the water, they can cause all manner of boating accidents. We are here to help after you’re injured in a boating accident.

Other accidents

Our Belleville attorneys also handle accidents caused by the negligence of a property owner or business. If you suffer injury because of a failure of basic safety procedures, our attorneys can bring the following types of claims:

  • Wrongful death claims. In cases where the negligence of another results in the tragic loss of a loved one, we pursue wrongful death claims, seeking the maximum compensation allowed under Illinois law.
  • Premises liability accidents. Property owners are entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining safe environments for their guests and patrons. If you've experienced injuries due to slip and falls, swimming pool incidents, or assaults resulting from negligent security, our dedicated attorneys advocate for your rights through legal action.
  • Product defects. Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their products for consumers. Our Belleville legal team handles cases involving defective vehicle components, electronics, children's products, household appliances, and a range of similar claims, holding manufacturers accountable for product defects.
  • Medical malpractice. Our experienced lawyers represent patients affected by various forms of medical negligence, including misdiagnoses, delayed diagnoses, medication errors, surgical mistakes, birth injuries, and other instances of medical malpractice.
  • Nursing home neglect. If a loved one has suffered injuries, abuse, or neglect within a nursing home setting, we vigorously protect their rights to compensation, addressing cases of physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse within nursing homes.

What types of Belleville personal injury cases do you handle?

At Glisson Law, we stand beside clients who have endured severe and life-altering personal injuries. Our approach involves a comprehensive investigation of your accident and collaboration with your medical professionals to gain a deep understanding of the entirety of your injuries, including their long-term effect on your life – whether it's for weeks, months, years, or a lifetime. We are well-versed in managing injuries such as:

  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Nerve damage
  • Children’s injuries
  • Scarring and disfigurement

How do you work to show a defendant is liable for my injuries?

Our Belleville personal injury attorneys can handle every aspect of your claim, including investigating how your accident happened, working with police, reviewing all paperwork, and interviewing eyewitnesses. We also conduct discovery, which is questioning both the defendant(s) and anyone else with information about the accident. We will gather and review all evidence related to the case, including police reports, videos, cellphone data, electronic logs, and black box data. Then, we work with expert witnesses to strengthen your case. These witnesses can include product safety experts, traffic reconstruction experts, and medical professionals.

We also prepare a formal demand letter for compensation from defendants and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. If negotiations prove unsuccessful, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial.

Glisson Law Team at Work

What is my Belleville personal injury claim worth?

The attorneys at Glisson Law will demand compensation for the full extent of your injuries and damages (past, current, and future), including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Physical pain and mental suffering
  • Loss of bodily function
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Property damage

If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence, our dedicated team will initiate a wrongful death claim on your behalf. This involves seeking compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, emotional distress, and various other associated losses and damages.

When am I supposed to I file my Illinois personal injury claim?

Here in Illinois, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. Some exceptions may apply, so it’s important to talk to a Belleville personal injury attorney as soon as you can after your accident to ensure all deadlines are met.

Glisson Law Team Members

Do you have a personal injury attorney near me?

Glisson Law is located at 111 East Fourth Street, Suite 400, in Alton, IL. We’re only a block away from City Hall, and there is plenty of parking across the street. There’s also a bus stop right outside our office. Glisson Law conducts phone and video conferences when applicable, and makes home and hospital visits if you cannot travel to us.

Experienced personal injury attorneys serving Belleville, Illinois

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, talk to the Belleville lawyers at Glisson Law for help. We can help you seek the compensation to which you are entitled for your accident, injuries, and losses. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid until you get paid. To schedule a free consultation, call our offices or fill out our contact form today.