Springfield Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Lawyers in Springfield, Illinois

Talk to our Springfield personal injury attorneys after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence

When an accident causes you injury, you could find yourself facing massive medical bills and financial issues brought on by an inability to work. This is even worse when your injury was not your fault and caused by someone else’s negligence. You should remember that when someone causes you injury, you can hold them accountable for your losses and damages. The Springfield personal injury attorneys at Glisson Law have over 25 years of experience helping people just like you when an accident gets in the way of life. We are ready to help you and your family – see our record of multi-million dollar results – in this challenging time. Contact us today to find out how.

What types of Springfield accident claims does your firm handle?

We have years of experience in a wide range of accident claims, ensuring comprehensive representation for clients just like you. Our experienced team of Springfield personal injury attorneys handles cases involving:

  • Automobile accidents: Whether it's a car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, or bicycle accident, we advocate for victims to secure fair compensation for injuries sustained due to negligence.
  • Boating accidents: We can help if you are injured in any type of boating or maritime accident.
  • Product liability: If a defective product causes harm, we pursue claims against manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to obtain compensation for injuries and damages.
  • Premises liability: We handle cases involving injuries occurring on another's property due to dangerous conditions, inadequate security, or negligent maintenance.
  • Dog bites and animal attacks: Victims of dog bites and other animal-related injuries can rely on our firm to pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Slip and fall injuries: Property owners have a responsibility to maintain safe premises. We pursue claims against negligent property owners for slip and fall accidents resulting in injuries.
  • Wrongful death: In cases where negligence leads to a tragic loss of life, we provide compassionate support and closure to surviving family members seeking justice through wrongful death claims.

No matter the complexity or nature of your accident, our dedicated team is committed to fighting for your rights and pursuing the compensation you deserve.

What types of personal injury cases do your Springfield lawyers handle?

Our firm handles a wide range of injuries resulting from various accidents and incidents. Some of the injuries we commonly handle include:

  • Traumatic brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Emotional distress and psychological injuries
  • Wrongful death

Regardless of the type or severity of your injury, our firm is committed to advocating for your rights and helping you pursue the compensation and support you need for your recovery.

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

When we take your case, here’s how it typically goes:

  • Free initial consultation: We’ll begin by meeting with you to understand the circumstances surrounding your injury. We gather information about what happened, any evidence you have, and the extent of your injuries.
  • Investigation: Our attorneys conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to gather evidence supporting your claim. This may involve collecting witness statements, obtaining accident reports, analyzing medical records, and gathering any other relevant documentation.
  • Building a case: Based on the evidence and our legal research, our attorneys develop a strategy for proving the defendant's liability. This may involve demonstrating how their actions or negligence directly caused your injuries and violated their duty of care to you.
  • Expert witnesses: We may also consult with expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, or engineers, to provide testimony supporting your claim. Expert witnesses can help clarify complex issues and provide authoritative opinions on the defendant's liability.
  • Negotiation: We engage in settlement negotiations with the defendant or their insurance company to seek compensation for your injuries without going to trial. We use the evidence we’ve gathered and our legal strategies to negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf.
  • Litigation: If a settlement cannot be reached, we will file a lawsuit and litigate your case in court. During the trial, we present evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and make arguments to convince the judge or jury of the defendant's liability and the extent of your damages.

Every case is unique, so the exact steps we take to prove liability on behalf of the defendant will vary based on your specific situation.

How much is my personal injury claim worth in Springfield?

The value of your personal injury claim can vary depending on the different factors specific to your case. When determining the value of your claim, we consider the following:

  • The severity of your injuries. More severe injuries often result in higher compensation. We’ll consider your medical treatment, any degree of permanent disability, and the effects of your injury on your daily life and activities.
  • Medical expenses. We take into account the costs associated with your medical treatment. This includes surgeries, hospitalizations, prescription medications, rehabilitation, and ongoing care. Ensure you keep all your medical bills, reports, and expenses related to your injury.
  • Lost income. You may be entitled to compensation if your injuries have caused you to miss work, experience a reduced earning capacity, or prevented you from returning to your previous job. This compensation covers lost wages and future income losses.
  • Pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is called a non-economic damage and takes into account your physical pain, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life.
  • Property damage. If the accident that caused your injury also resulted in property damage, like in a car accident, we determine the cost of repairing or replacing your property.

Evidence, like medical records, accident reports, expert testimony, eyewitness statements, photographs, and video, plays an important role in determining the value of your claim. Our attorneys work to collect as much evidence as possible to support your case.

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When should I file my Illinois personal injury claim?

The statute of limitations for Illinois personal injury claims is typically two years from the date of injury or date of discovery of the injury. Failing to file your claim within this two-year window can result in you being barred from seeking compensation for your injuries.

Experienced personal injury attorneys serving Springfield, Illinois

If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, you don’t have to work your way through the legal system alone. At Glisson Law, our team of skilled personal injury attorneys is here to advocate for your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. From gathering evidence and negotiating with insurance companies to litigating in court if necessary, we will stand by your side every step of the way. Your recovery is our top priority, so call our offices or contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.