If you are injured in an accident, not only are you left worrying about healing physically and emotionally, but you may also be dealing with ongoing medical expenses, losses and damages to property, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Your insurance may not cover these expenses, or may unfairly refuse to cover them. Spiros Law, P.C. has been helping injured people in Kankakee, Champaign, and Danville for years. Regardless of the situation that you are facing, a qualified attorney can help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers have dedicated their life-long careers to fighting for the rights of injured victims and believe in using the power of legal representation to help injured parties and their families receive the help that they need in the event of an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, the personal injury attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., are here to help. Call our offices today at (815) 929-9292.
Not every firm can boast that many of their cases are referrals from other attorneys. Then again, not every firm can boast winning over $100 million in the last decade in personal injury claims. Part of the reason our firm is so well-known for its success is that the founding partner, Jim D. Spiros, has led a career marked by his dedication to excellence. Spiros was a peer-selected “Leading Lawyer” in 2019, and received a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating as a top attorney for personal injury. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Experience our first-class professionalism and commitment for yourself by coming in to meet our team. The first consultation is free and can give you and idea of how much you could recover if you were to make a personal injury claim with Spiros Law, P.C. in the Kankakee area.
Our highly qualified legal team handles cases spanning a wide range of practice areas. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, our attorneys are here to help you with your case. Some of our areas of practice include:
Being injured in an accident that was not your fault is unfair. You should not have to endure the pain and challenges that have been forced upon you by someone else’s carelessness. We can help ease the burdens on you after being hurt. Read More
When we are prescribed a medication or medical device, we naturally trust that it will alleviate our symptoms. Sadly, sometimes these drugs and medical devices make conditions worse and lead to new illnesses. We can help hold the product’s manufacturer liable for harming you or your family. Read More
Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic, life-changing experience. Car crash injuries are often serious, requiring medical attention and lengthy recovery times. Our attorneys can help you through the difficult times that follow an auto accident. Read More
Farming is an age-old industry that countless American families rely on for income and sustenance. Though farming is an important industry that is vital for both the Americans who work in it and those who consume its products. Read More
Part of a truck driver’s job is to operate their vehicle safely. When they make mistakes, the consequences can put innocent drivers at great risk. If you have been hurt in a trucking accident, we can help you fight for the compensation you need to recover. Read More
Nursing homes are supposed to be places where our loved ones can live in a safe and caring environment. Sadly, many nursing homes are not prepared to provide the level of service necessary, leading to abused and neglected residents. We can help you take a stand against these practices. Read More
If you’ve been hurt by a defective product, you may be blaming yourself. However, it is a manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure that items they sell are safe for people to use. Injuries from defective products are not your fault. We have experience holding manufacturers liable when their products hurt consumers like you. Read More
Being hurt as a result of dangerous conditions on someone else’s property may leave you unsure of what to do. You may be worried about how you will pay your medical expenses and when you can get back to work. We have guided others through similar situations and we can help you, too. Read More
The sudden death of someone you are close to is immensely tragic. It can be difficult to consider taking legal action after losing a loved one, but we are ready to fight the responsible party on your behalf while you take the time you need to mourn your loss. Read More
Being injured at work can do serious damage to your ability to provide for your family. Workers’ compensation is almost always available and must cover your work-related injury. We can help you fight for the compensation you need after a workplace injury. Read More
Motorcycle accidents are often the result of other drivers failing to drive safely around motorcycles. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident due to a negligent driver, you may be able to hold that person accountable for your injuries. Read More
A dog’s owner has an obligation to keep their animal restrained, be it through leashes or fencing. When an animal is not restrained, it may attack unsuspecting persons, causing injury. If you’ve been attacked by a dog, you can hold its owner liable for your injuries. Read More
Drivers commonly fail to respect cyclists’ right to be on the road. Because bicycles do not have the same safety features, accidents between cars and bicyclists can lead to devastating injuries. Our knowledgeable bicycle accident attorneys are prepared to help you seek the compensation you need to recover from your injury. Read More
As a team of experienced attorneys, we are dedicated to helping victims and committed to protecting the rights and dignity of all people. Our attorneys will aggressively represent you in court, fighting to help you receive the compensation that you need and deserve.
We firmly believe that no one should have to suffer from additional complications arising from an accident. As you focus on recovering from your accident, our dedicated attorneys will manage your case, working tirelessly to uphold your right to receive compensation for your losses. Our team of experienced attorneys, paralegals, legal nurse consultants, private investigators, and legal secretaries collaborate on each case, thereby ensuring that everyone hiring our firm receives only the highest quality of legal services that are available.
Injury accidents, unfortunately, are common across the state of Illinois. When they occur, victims and their families could struggle under the weight of unexpected medical bills, expensive repairs or replacement of vehicles or other property, and the loss of wages they need to support themselves and others.
Some of the most common types of injury accidents are motor vehicle crashes, including passenger vehicles, motorcycles, commercial trucks, and others. These accidents happen every day on the highways and roadways in our state. Below are some eye-opening statistics on just how frequently these accidents occur.
Motor vehicle crashes in Illinois
While motor vehicle crashes are some of the most common injury accidents, they are far from the only ways that people could be unexpectedly hurt in Illinois. When we are hurt or if we’ve become ill, we have the right to expect that the medical professionals who treat us will do so responsibly.
When a doctor, surgeon, pharmacist, nurse, or another medical professional fails to provide care that meets an acceptable standard, you could have a medical malpractice claim. Below are some interesting figures regarding medical malpractice in our state:
Medical Malpractice in Illinois
Negligent medical care can be devastating for the patient and their families. So too, can workplace accidents, which can be extremely harmful or even fatal. At Spiros Law, P.C., we know how hard people in our community work for their paychecks, and how devastating a workplace accident can be. Below are some figures regarding fatal workplace accidents in Illinois:
Fatal Work Injuries in Illinois
If you’ve been hurt or if you lost a loved one in a car accident, a workplace accident, or another unexpected incident, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Kankakee injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. for help right away.
If you or a loved one has been injured, your priority should be to receive medical attention as soon as possible. It’s essential not only for the health of you or your loved one—many injuries require immediate attention to prevent further damage—but it’s also important for the prospects of your legal case.
To win your case, you must prove that your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence. This might include bodily injury, pain and suffering, or the cost of treatment. However, it’s difficult to prove damages without official records. Unless you see a medical professional soon after your injury, you might miss an important window in which you can obtain medical records proving that the negligence of another directly caused you harm. Keep in mind that the effects of some injuries might not manifest themselves for days, weeks, or months after the incident, so you should see a doctor after your accident even if you don’t notice anything wrong.
Also after the incident, do your best to accomplish the following:
Although you exchange insurance information, do not speak to an insurance representative until you have met with an attorney, who will likely handle that call. Otherwise, you could jeopardize your case.
Instead, as soon as possible, contact an attorney at Spiros Law, P.C. for an initial evaluation of your case. Having a trained professional by your side can help you efficiently and successfully navigate the legal system and collect evidence correctly to win your case. The sooner you make contact with an attorney, the more likely you will be able to collect sufficient evidence. Call (815) 929-9292 for a free, no-risk consultation today!
No one wants to pay out of pocket for an accident that was not their fault. You certainly shouldn’t have to pay for someone’s poor decisions, but that doesn’t mean that the defendant and the insurance companies won’t fight tooth and nail to pay you as little as possible. Unfortunately for you, the defendant’s side likely has a team of lawyers that are actively collecting evidence to counter your case. They’ll be well-versed in how to point out insufficient evidence, find loopholes in Illinois laws and statutes, or work with witnesses that might testify against you. Without professional help, you might not stand a chance against their expertise.
We don’t want you to fight this battle alone. You’ve been through enough with the emotional and mental repercussions of your injury. That’s why we offer the services of our tight-knit team of partners, associates, private investigators, legal nurse consultants, and our supporting staff to take care of you and your case in Kankakee. Our reputation of fighting for “the little guy” is built upon our combined decades of experience treating clients like part of our Spiros Law, P.C. family.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
You might be able to receive economic damages, including:
You can also receive non-economic damages, or compensation for damages that don’t have a directly financial component but still negatively impact your life. These include:
In Illinois, damages are calculated using the modified comparative fault rule. This rule states that to collect compensation in a personal injury claim, you must be less than 50% at fault. If you are found to be 50% or more at fault, you are not eligible to seek compensation.
However, if you were less than 50% at fault for the accident, your award would be reduced by your own percentage of fault. So, if you were awarded $100,000, but were found to be 25% at fault for the accident, you’ll ultimately be eligible to collect $75,000 in compensation.
If you have been in an accident and are suffering as a result, let us help you. Our Kankakee personal injury attorneys can effectively handle your case and represent you in court as we fight to protect your rights. Contact the law offices of Spiros Law, P.C. today at (815) 929-9292 to schedule your free initial consultation.