Iroquois County Personal Injury Attorneys
At Spiros Law, P.C., our experienced Iroquois County personal injury lawyers are committed to helping victims and their loved ones when the negligent actions or inactions of others have upended their lives. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in Iroquois County, allow the compassionate and skilled attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. to help you get through this difficult time by fighting to obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve. Call us today at (815) 929-9292 to schedule and free and confidential consultation.
About Iroquois County
Located in northeast Illinois along the border with Indiana, Iroquois County is the only county in the United States named after the Native American people. The rural county has a population of about 28,000 according to the latest census estimates. The county seat is Watseka, which has a population of around 5,000. A top attraction in Iroquois County is the Iroquois County Historical Society Museum, a history museum located in Watseka that served as the country courthouse from 1866 to 1964.
The median household income in Iroquois County is of $48,857. The median property value in Iroquois County is $96,800, and the homeownership rate is 76%. The racial composition is 90.3% white, 6.6% Hispanic, and 1.15% black.
Injury Cases We Handle
If you have been injured in an accident in Iroquois County, allow the compassionate attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. to help you recover the compensation you deserve. To discuss your case with one of our skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys, call Spiros Law, P.C. today at (815) 929-9292.
Our legal team will tirelessly fight for your rights in a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Dog bites
- Defective Drugs & Devices
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Workers’ Compensation
At Spiros Law, P.C., we are dedicated to serving the needs of those who have been injured in Iroquois County and throughout Illinois. If you have been injured in an accident, you may be dealing with mounting medical bills, inadequate insurance coverage, and physical and emotional trauma. You should not have to deal with all this alone, which is why our lawyers are committed to helping you obtain the compensation needed to cover all of your expenses resulting from your injury.
The need to recover compensation from the negligent party becomes more urgent when catastrophic injuries are involved. Serious injuries have a significant impact on your life and finances. These injuries can make you unable to work or even take care of yourself.
We handle all types of catastrophic injuries in Iroquois Country personal injury claims, including but not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Organ damage
- Bone fractures and breaks
- Severe burns
When you bring your case to Spiros Law, P.C., we will be upfront and honest about the likely outcomes. We understand that you have already experienced significant pain and suffering, so we strive to be compassionate and transparent when you call us for advice. At Spiros Law, P.C., we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not owe us a cent until we help you recover a financial reward.
Negligence Laws in Illinois
In Illinois, you may be able to recover compensation even if you were partly to blame for the incident that caused your injury. Illinois is one of many states that follow a contributory negligence law, which means you can recover damages as long as your percentage of fault is no more than 50% of the proximate cause of your injury.
If you contributed to the accident but are determined to be less than 50% at fault, you can recover partial damages. Your financial award will be reduced according to your percentage of fault. For instance, if you were 20% responsible for the accident that resulted in your injuries, then your damages will be reduced by 20%.
Contributory negligence can be very complex. It is very important that the percentage of fault attributed to all parties involved is accurate so that you can get the recovery amount that you deserve. A skilled Illinois personal injury attorney can gather all of the relevant evidence and fight for your full recovery based on that evidence.
Statute of Limitations on Negligence Claims in Illinois
In Illinois, there are time limits in which you can file a personal injury claim called “statute of limitations.” Illinois imposes a two-year time limit for personal injuries and five years for injury to personal property. If you need to file an injury claim against an Illinois government entity, you only have one year. If you are submitting against the state itself, you have two years, but you must file the formal claim within one year in order to file your suit later.
The clock typically starts running at the time the victim sustains an injury. However, this isn’t always the case. The statute of limitations technically does not start until the “accrual of claims,” which may be the point at which the injury or the cause of the injury is discovered. The “discovery rule” allows a personal injury lawsuit to be filed within a certain time after the injury is discovered. The statute of limitations may be “tolled” (paused) if the victim was a minor or mentally incompetent when the injury occurred.
Compensation Available for Injury Claims
Our experienced personal injury lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C. ensure that victims are compensated not only for current losses but for future losses as well. We help victims recover economic and noneconomic damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
It’s critical that you contact an Illinois personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. An attorney will provide the skilled legal representation and protection you need to build a strong case toward recovering all the damages you are entitled to.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
People who have been injured due to someone else’s action or inaction are often not prepared to deal with the life-changing consequences of the injury. A personal injury attorney can help guide you through the process of both healing and recovering compensation for your injuries. Personal injury cases are often very complicated. Depending on the circumstances of your particular case, you may need to call upon expert witnesses, sort through many legal documents from the defendant, and provide evidence in court to win your case. A lawyer can investigate the facts of your case and prove your claims against all responsible parties. An attorney may work with police and accident reconstruction experts and use the discovery process to gather the necessary evidence. Complex legal procedures and rules have to be followed when presenting a case in court, raising objections, filing motions, and more.
An attorney can ensure you file a lawsuit against the correct party or parties by identifying all who are at fault and responsible for your injuries. If you fail to include all the responsible parties, you risk losing out on a full recovery for your injuries. While it may seem obvious who caused an accident, there are often other parties who are partially responsible. Identifying and adding all of the negligent parties and proving their liability can be very difficult in complicated cases. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help you determine. Truck accidents, for example, often have multiple parties who can be held liable, including the driver, trucking company, and the truck manufacturer.
It’s never a good idea to handle your injury claim by yourself. You are much more likely to receive a larger settlement if you have the help of an experienced and skilled lawyer who knows the ins and outs of injury claims. Your settlement is directly related to negotiation tactics and ability to prove losses. A lawyer is going to be experienced with negotiating with insurance companies, giving you a far better chance at getting the settlement you deserve. An attorney understands what you are going through and knows how detrimental an injury can be to your health and well-being. By allowing an attorney to handle all complicated legal matters that come with an injury claim, you can focus your time and energy on getting your life back on track.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s fault in Iroquois, contact the skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C. by calling (815) 929-9292. Illinois has a statute of limitations on personal injury cases, so time is of the essence. Even if you are unsure that someone else can be held liable for your injury, our legal team can provide you with a complete picture of your rights and legal options under the law. We are ready to assist during any stage of your personal injury case. All the Iroquois County personal injury attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. to protect your rights and fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.