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Geneva Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting For Those In Illinois With Accident Injuries

Personal injury cases involve the injured party seeking compensation from the negligent party who caused the accident and their insurance provider. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the injured party can get compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement and loss of normal life. If the injured person has a preexisting condition that was aggravated in the accident, damages can still be sought. No matter what type of accident you were in, you will need a skilled personal injury lawyer who will fight for you.

At Karayannis Law Offices, our Geneva personal injury attorneys fight for people in Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, DeKalb and McHenry counties and the surrounding areas who were injured in accidents. Our founding lawyer, Marios Karayannis, has more than 40 years of legal experience and, in that time, has helped hundreds of clients recover their deserved compensation.

Trusted And Experienced Guidance For Many Types Of Accidents

Our experienced Illinois personal injury compensation lawyers represent clients who were injured in many types of accidents, including those involving:

If you have been severely injured in an accident or have lost a loved one in an accident, our team is here to guide you through this challenging time. Our attorneys will work to recover compensation for you and your family and provide you with compassionate support throughout your case.

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Lawsuits

At Karayannis Law Offices, our personal injury lawyers know that if you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you probably have a lot of questions. Here, they’ve answered some of the more commonly asked questions. If you still have questions about your particular case, we offer a no-obligation, free consultation.

How do I file a personal injury claim in Illinois?

Our attorneys will handle every aspect of your personal injury case. Depending on the facts in your particular case, a personal injury lawsuit is usually filed as a negligence claim in the state of Illinois. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will prepare your claim. They will negotiate with insurance carriers and attempt to obtain a settlement. They will prepare a personalized legal strategy for your case and represent you in the courtroom if necessary. They are also skilled at guiding clients through the complex legal process of filing medical malpractice claims.

What types of damages can be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit?

In the state of Illinois, compensatory damages are awarded in a personal injury lawsuit as a way to make the plaintiff “whole” again. Compensatory damages cover a wide range of losses including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage

In some especially egregious cases, like those in which there is gross negligence or the plaintiff was intentionally harmed, punitive damages might also be awarded. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant and deter similar conduct in the future. An experienced personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case to determine whether punitive damages might be appropriate.

How is negligence determined in a personal injury case?

Negligence is established by proving four elements: duty, breach, causation and damages. Duty refers to the legal obligation to act with a certain level of care. Breach is the failure to meet that standard of care. Causation must show that the breach of duty directly caused the injuries. There must also be damages or measurable losses resulting from the injury. In a personal injury case, proving negligence involves conducting a detailed analysis of the facts, evidence and applicable laws, which often requires expert testimony and thorough legal arguments.

What if I am partially at fault for my injury?

In Illinois, which operates under a modified comparative fault system, you may still be able to recover damages even if you are partially at fault for your accident. However, there is a critical threshold: You must be less than 50% responsible for the incident. If you are found to be 50% or more at fault, then you will be barred from recovering any damages. If you are less than 50% at fault, then the amount of compensation you are entitled to will be reduced by the percentage of your fault. For instance, if you are determined to be 30% at fault and your damages totaled $100,000, you would potentially be able to recover $70,000.

Consulting with a personal injury lawyer can help clarify how these rules may specifically affect your case and compensation.

Our Team Represents Personal Injury Clients On A Contingency Fee Basis

Personal injury lawyers typically handle personal injury matters on a contingency fee basis. Contingent fees mean that an attorney’s fees are based on a percentage of the total recovery, not on an hourly rate. Because personal injury cases can take years to resolve, this type of fee structure is advantageous to the client, as it avoids a scenario in which litigation becomes too expensive. Our attorneys represent our personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis.

Consult A Personal Injury Lawyer In A Free Consultation

We offer free initial consultations and case evaluations. In this appointment, our lawyers can also answer any questions you might have about your own potential case. You can contact Karayannis Law Offices now to set up your free first meeting at the firm. Call us at 630-326-4697 or complete the convenient online form to schedule your free consultation.