If you were injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to recover compensation. However, bringing a successful personal injury case is no easy feat. The at-fault party’s insurance company will likely fight to downplay your injuries, avoid accepting full liability, and sidestep a large payout. That’s why having an experienced Peoria personal injury attorney in your corner is crucial.
If someone else’s negligence or misconduct led to your injuries, you deserve a chance to hold them accountable for their actions. With so much on the line, including medical expenses, lost income, and other expenses, you need the best possible legal representation if you hope to obtain a positive result. At Spiros Law, P.C., our attorneys have been helping injured people seek financial relief for many years. We have the resources to fight for your rights and help you seek the settlement you deserve.
At Spiros Law, P.C., we have represented clients in a wide variety of injury cases, including:
- Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Drugs and Devices
- Product Liability
- Dog Bites
- Premises Liability
- Farming Accidents
- Hunting Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Wrongful Death
No matter how minor or serious your injuries are, our team has the skills to help you navigate the legal system and seek the compensation you deserve.
At Spiros Law, P.C., we proudly serve the residents of Peoria and other Central Illinois communities. These communities have supported our firm since our founding, and when a chance to give back arises, we take the opportunity to help those in need. You can learn more about our community involvement here.
Why Choose Us?
Our legal team’s commitment to providing individualized attention and outstanding service to our clients, not to mention our long track record of securing large settlements for our clients, has been integral to our success as a firm. In the last decade, we have recovered over $100 million on behalf of our injured clients. Our founding partner, James D. Spiros, was chosen by peers as a “Leading Lawyer” in 2019 and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He also has a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating and is considered a top personal injury lawyer.
We offer a free consultation to all potential clients so that you can understand your rights and the likely outcome of your case. Additionally, we believe that everyone should have high-quality legal representation, no matter the size of their bank balance. That’s why we work on a contingency-fee basis. You don’t have to pay us anything upfront. We collect our fees when we get compensation for you. If you don’t get any money, we don’t get paid.
What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured?
If you have been injured in an accident, one of the first things you should do is seek medical attention. First, you could have suffered injuries you aren’t yet aware of. Some injuries, including whiplash, strains and sprains, and internal injuries, don’t always show symptoms right away, but a physician should be able to detect these injuries before complications occur.
Second, whether you are filing a claim with your own insurance provider or a third-party claim with someone else’s insurance company, the sooner you are evaluated by a doctor, the better chance you have of bringing a successful claim. If you wait to seek medical attention, the insurance company might argue that your injuries were sustained in a separate accident or that they are not as serious as you claim.
Finally, if someone else was responsible for the accident, you will need to be able to prove that they were negligent in order to obtain compensation. If you can’t show medical records from soon after the injury, it will be more challenging to link your injuries to the accident that caused them.
You should also:
- Call the police to the scene and obtain a copy of the accident report, or file an accident report yourself, if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident
- If you were injured on someone else’s property, file a report with the property owner or manager at the time of the accident, if possible
- Collect evidence at the scene, including witness testimony, photos, and videos
- Exchange contact details and insurance information with the other party or parties involved in the accident
Consult with a seasoned personal injury lawyer right away. Your attorney will protect your rights throughout the claims process, offer you pertinent legal advice, and handle communications with the insurance company on your behalf.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should not be responsible for any costs associated with your recovery. You also deserve to be compensated for any physical, mental, and emotional losses you suffered. Unfortunately, even if it’s clear that another party caused your injuries, their insurance company will almost certainly attempt to minimize their losses by using various tactics to reduce or even deny your claim. Without competent legal representation, it may be difficult to fight the insurance company and secure the settlement you are entitled to.
At Spiros Law, P.C., we believe that you shouldn’t have to go through this process on your own. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that being injured in an accident can have on you and your family. Our attorneys have a strong reputation for going toe-to-toe with insurance companies and large corporations. We offer our clients access to our close-knit team of attorneys, private investigators, legal nurse consultants, and supporting legal staff. Our personal injury lawyers will take the burden off your shoulders by handling every aspect of your case for you, including negotiating a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company, if possible.
What Compensation Can I Recover?
Depending on the specific losses that you suffered, you could be entitled to recover damages, or compensation, for economic and non-economic losses resulting from the accident, including:
- Present and future medical expenses related to treating your injury or disability
- Lost income if you had to take time off work while you were recovering
- Reduced earning capacity if you were disabled due to the accident and can no longer work or cannot perform the same job you held before the accident
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety
- Loss of quality of life
- Other non-financial losses
If your loved one was killed due to someone else’s negligence, you could pursue additional compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. You might be able to recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of consortium, loss of household services, future lost income, and more.
If the defendant in your case acted in a malicious manner or showed a willful disregard for your safety, a jury might see fit to award you punitive damages, though an award of this type is rare. Punitive damages are intended to “punish” the at-fault party for particularly egregious behavior.
If you were injured due to another person’s negligence, contact a Peoria personal injury lawyer at Spiros Law, P.C. today at (309) 455-8838 for a free, no-risk case assessment.