Southern Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys
Our priority is protecting seniors in Southern Illinois and helping them plan for a better future for their family and themselves. We are also here to help when a serious personal injury disrupts those plans.
In some cases, punitive damages are can be awarded. Punitive damages are assessed in order to punish the wrongdoer and prevent them from harming others, as well as to compensate the victim.
The Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys at SI Elder Law, LLC, can Prosecute Your Claim for the Compensatory Damages You are Entitled to, Including:
- Medical bills
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If you have been injured by the negligent or intentional act of another, or have been injured by a product that is defective in some way, the law provides that you are entitled to compensation. If you have lost a close relative in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim.
We are ready to fight for you as you seek compensation for your losses. Contact us today using the form or by phone at (618) 912-4271.
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We Help Personal Injury Victims in Southern Illinois
SI Elder Law, LLC, handles a wide variety of personal injury claims in Marion and throughout Southern Illinois. Examples include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Despite advances in safety features, car crashes remain a common cause of serious injuries throughout Southern Illinois. Typically, accidents don’t simply “happen” – they are caused. Some form of driver carelessness is almost always at the root of a collision. Common examples include recklessness, speeding, driver distraction, drunk driving and aggressive driving. If another driver did something wrong to cause the accident that harmed you, we want to help you seek compensation for your losses.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Families trust nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care facilities to provide compassionate care for their elder loved one in a safe setting. Tragically, nursing homes and other facilities betray that trust when residents fall victim to abuse or neglect at the hands of their supposed protectors. The lawyers at SI Elder Law, LLC, are passionate about protecting the most vulnerable people in Southern Illinois. We work hard to put an end to abuse and neglect in nursing homes, while also seeking compensation for victims’ losses.
Companies that design, manufacture and distribute products owe consumers a duty to make sure those items are reasonably safe when used as intended. If a product is inherently dangerous, they must provide appropriate warnings. If you have been harmed by an unreasonably dangerous product, you may be entitled to compensation for your personal injuries. This type of claim may involve virtually anything on the market. Common examples include dangerous drugs and medical devices, automotive defects, and defective children’s items.
No one undergoes a medical procedure with the expectation that it will leave them worse off than before. Unfortunately, that’s what happens to patients in far too many cases. Doctors and other medical professionals are not expected to be perfect, but they are required to meet the standard of care for their profession. It’s never wrong to question an unexpected medical outcome. Our lawyers are ready to review the medical records to look for evidence of medical negligence in your case.
Claims Arising from Injuries at Work
No job is truly “safe.” Even people who work in an office or a store, for example, can still get hurt on the job. Workers in some fields, like construction, farming, trucking, and factory work, may be much likelier to suffer a workplace injury. Workers’ compensation benefits are available for the vast majority of on-the-job accidents. However, employers and their insurers frequently attempt to deny a valid claim or offer lowball benefits. The attorneys at SI Elder Law, LLC, stand up for workers’ rights. In addition to seeking full benefits from the workers’ compensation system, we also look for any parties that could be liable in a third-party negligence case.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners are supposed to keep their premises reasonably safe for people to walk. Hazards that go without repair or warning can cause someone to slip and fall or trip and fall. These falls frequently cause serious injuries, particularly in older adults. If a property owner’s negligence was responsible for your slip-and-fall injury, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses in premises liability lawsuit. Our attorneys are prepared to review the situation and determine your legal options.
They may be “man’s best friend,” but dogs retain the ability to cause serious personal injuries when they attack. Dog bites are particularly dangerous for children and seniors. If you have been injured by someone else’s dog, you may be able to seek compensation. Homeowner’s insurance frequently covers dog bite injuries, so you do not need to feel reluctant to bring a claim if the dog that attacked you is owned by a friend, neighbor, relative or other acquaintance.
Exposure to Hazardous Substances
Toxic substances in the home, the workplace, or just the environment in general can cause serious personal injuries and illnesses. For example, many people were exposed to asbestos on the job, and some later develop mesothelioma, a lethal cancer whose only known cause is asbestos exposure. Lead-based paint is another example of a hazardous substance that causes serious injuries, particularly in children. If you believe you have been harmed by exposure to a hazardous substance in Southern Illinois, we want to discuss your legal options with you.
Some accidents result in fatal personal injuries. If you have lost a loved one in a deadly accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be able to bring a wrongful death to recover compensation for the loss. Illinois law allows a spouse and/or close relatives to recover damages in a wrongful death claim for expenses such as medical bills and burial costs, as well as “damages for grief, sorrow, and mental suffering.” SI Elder Law, LLC, can help your family with the legal process during your time of grieving.
Get Help Now from an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Southern Illinois
If you have been injured as a result of the negligent or intentional action of someone else in Southern Illinois, contact SI Elder Law, LLC.
today to set up an appointment to receive a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. There is no obligation to retain our services and you will pay no fees until we successfully resolve your claim.