Cahokia Car Accident Attorneys

Cahokia Personal Injury Attorneys

Experienced representation after accidents in Illinois

After an accident that causes injury, you may not know which way to turn. You have medical expenses piling up, and you’re losing time off work to recover from your injuries. You should know that when someone’s negligence causes you injury, you can hold them responsible for your losses and damages.

The Cahokia personal injury attorneys at Glisson Law understand how the law works. We work to hold all liable parties responsible for your losses, demanding compensation for your injuries and expenses. With over 25 years of experience, we know how to help people. With a variety of multi-million dollar results for our clients, we stand ready to help you and your family, too. Call our offices today to find out how.

What types of Cahokia accident claims does your firm handle?

Our law firm has the experience, skills, and resources to handle a variety of injuries and accidents. Whether you’re traveling down Route 3 or Route 157, you don’t know when you might be involved in an accident. Our attorneys represent all kinds of clients in vehicle accidents, including drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. Look to us after you’re involved in a:

  • Car accidents. Reach out to us following a car accident in Cahokia. We handle various types of car accidents, including rear-end collisions, head-on crashes, side-impact collisions, hit-and-runs, and a wide range of other kinds of accidents.
  • Truck accidents. Our law firm also handles a variety of commercial truck accidents, including things like jackknifes, cargo spills, rollovers, rear-end collisions, and blind spot crashes.
  • Motorcycle accidents. Because their bikes lack the protection of a passenger vehicle, motorcyclists face many risks on the road. Talk to us if you were injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver or other entity.
  • Bicycle accidents. We’re also experienced in all manner of bicycle accidents, especially when cyclists sustain injuries due to the negligence of a driver. We also handle intersections and other types of collisions.
  • Pedestrian accidents. Our Cahokia attorneys also represent pedestrians injured in accidents with vehicles like cars or trucks. If someone’s negligence causes you injury, we are here to help.
  • Boating accidents. Lastly, our attorneys handle a variety of boating accidents, particularly when those boating accidents are caused by negligent operators. We’re here to listen to your story.

We also understand the legal issues involved when a property owner or business neglects to prioritize safety and someone gets hurt. We handle the following types of Cahokia personal injury claims:

  • Product defects. Our attorneys hold product manufacturers accountable when their products cause injury. We handle cases involving defective children’s products, electronics, home appliances, vehicles, and a variety of other products.
  • Premises liability accidents. Property and business owners must maintain safe premises for their customers and visitors. If you were injured in a slip and fall, swimming pool accident, or assaulted due to negligent security, we know how to help.
  • Wrongful death claims. Some accidents and incidents lead to loss of life. If your loved one died in an accident that wasn’t their fault, we can file wrongful death claims against the negligent parties. We work to fully support our clients during this tragic time.
  • Medical malpractice. Our lawyers also help patients who suffer harm due to medical negligence. This can include things like misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, and medication mistakes. We also represent parents who child suffers a birth injury.
  • Nursing home neglect. We represent patients and seniors in nursing homes when they are neglected or abused. This can include physical, financial, and emotional abuse.
  • Medical malpractice. Talk to us if you have suffered harm due to medical misdiagnosis, medication errors, surgery mistakes, or delayed diagnosis. We also offer our legal support to families whose child has suffered a birth injury.

What types of personal injury cases does your Cahokia firm handle?

At Glisson Law, we advocate for clients who have experienced life-changing and catastrophic injuries. We work with your medical team to get a full understanding of the extent of your injuries, your medical treatment, and all the ways your injury has affected every part of your life. We handle a variety of personal injury claims, including:

  • 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?

Proving a defendant's liability for your injuries in a personal injury case is a process that requires careful legal analysis and presentation of evidence. Here's a comprehensive overview of how attorneys typically work to establish liability:

  • Establishing duty of care. The first step is to establish that the defendant owed you a duty of care. This duty is typically based on the circumstances of the case. For example, in a car accident case, all drivers owe a duty to operate their vehicles safely and obey traffic laws. In a premises liability case, property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions for visitors.
  • Demonstrating breach of duty. To prove liability, your attorney must show that the defendant breached their duty of care. This involves demonstrating that the defendant's actions or negligence fell below the standard of care expected under the circumstances. This often requires presenting evidence, such as eyewitness testimony, accident reports, and expert opinions, to establish that the defendant's conduct was negligent or reckless. For example, in a medical malpractice case, your attorney may rely on medical experts to demonstrate that the healthcare provider's actions deviated from the accepted standard of care.
  • Establishing causation. It's not enough to show that the defendant breached their duty of care. Your attorney must also establish a direct link between the defendant's actions and your injuries. This legal concept is known as causation. Your attorney will work to demonstrate that your injuries were a direct result of the defendant's negligence or wrongful actions. Medical records, expert testimony, and other evidence are important in establishing this connection.
  • Presenting damages. Part of proving liability involves showing the damages you suffered as a result of the defendant's actions. Damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, property damage, and other losses. Your attorney will gather and present evidence, such as medical bills, pay stubs, and expert opinions, to quantify and support your claims for damages.

Throughout this process, your attorney will make legal arguments, counter any defenses raised by the defendant, and advocate vigorously on your behalf to establish the defendant's liability and seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.

How much is my personal injury claim worth in Cahokia?

The value of a personal injury claim can vary widely depending on numerous factors specific to your case. To determine an approximate value for your claim, it's essential to consider the following key factors:

  • Severity of injuries. The extent and severity of your injuries play a significant role in determining the value of your claim. More severe injuries typically result in higher compensation. Consider the medical treatment required, the degree of permanent disability, and the impact on your daily life.
  • Medical expenses. The costs associated with medical treatment, including hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, prescription medications, and ongoing care, are an important component of your claim. Ensure you keep records of all medical bills and expenses related to your injury.
  • Lost income. If your injury has caused you to miss work, experience reduced earning capacity, or prevented you from returning to your previous occupation, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and future income losses.
  • Pain and suffering. Non-economic damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life, are essential in determining the overall value of your claim.
  • Property damage. If the incident that caused your injury also resulted in property damage (e.g., a car accident), the cost of repairing or replacing your property should be considered.
  • Evidence. The quality and quantity of evidence, including medical records, accident reports, expert testimony, photographs, and eyewitness statements, play a significant role in determining the value of your claim. Our attorneys work to gather as much evidence as possible in support of your claim.

When should I file my Illinois personal injury claim?

For most personal injury cases, including those related to car accidents, slip and falls, and medical malpractice, the statute of limitations is typically two years from the date of the injury or from the date when you discovered or should have discovered the injury. It's essential to file your claim within this two-year window.

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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.

Skilled personal injury attorneys serving Cahokia, Illinois

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The Cahokia personal injury attorneys at Glisson Law fight for the compensation to which you are entitled. Let us help. We work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury, which means we collect no payment unless your claim is resolved successfully. Call or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.