Have You Been Injured? We're Ready to Fight for You.

Rockford, IL Personal Injury Lawyer

It only takes seconds for an accident to upend your life completely. No matter what type of accident you’ve been involved in, it’s normal to experience high levels of stress, fear, and exhaustion in the moments, days, and weeks following the event. When you’re in a situation like that, you need help from a Rockford, IL personal injury lawyer.

At Thomas Law Offices, our attorneys are well versed in all areas of personal injury law. When you contact us for help, we’ll work to understand what you’ve been through, investigate your situation, and help you determine if you have solid grounds for a claim.

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Cases We Handle in Rockford

Personal injury law broaches a wide range of accidents. Those accidents can involve vehicles, facilities, workplaces, private or public properties, and more. At Thomas Law Offices, our Chicago works with clients who have been involved in the following:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Sexual Assault
  • Construction Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Falls
  • Product Liability
  • Social Security Disability

Of those case types listed above, auto accidents, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death are among the most common. When someone causes you injury, they should be held accountable for your losses and suffering. As trial attorneys, we understand the challenges our clients face when dealing with injuries or coping with losing a loved one. Regardless of what you’ve been through, you deserve the chance to get your life back in order as much as possible.

If you don’t see your situation described above, do not give up hope. You could still have a valid claim. No matter what type of accident you’ve been in, our Rockford accident attorneys are here to help. In order to understand how to maximize your recovery, let’s take a look at your legal rights and options in Illinois.

The moments following any type of accident are traumatic. Once you’ve seen a doctor and have had time to process what you’ve been through, it’s time to get in touch with an attorney. At Thomas Law Offices, we’re here to provide you with strong legal representation and guidance.
Call us at 502.473.6540 or fill out this form.

How a Rockford, IL Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

When you’re injured in an accident that someone else caused, you have the right to take legal action to seek monetary recovery. To pursue a successful personal injury claim, you need to be able to prove that the opposing party was negligent in some manner and their actions caused your injuries. Having a comprehensive understanding of the laws that apply to your claim is one of the best ways to ensure success when pursuing a claim.

To be proven in the eyes of the law, there are four elements to negligence. You need to prove the opposing party owed you a duty of care, they breached that duty of care, you suffered injuries, and those injuries resulted in financial losses. Your lawyer can build a claim based on those elements from information and evidence they gather from their investigation.

Depending on the claim, it may benefit you to have an expert witness speak on your behalf to explain why the opposing party was negligent. This can support your lawyer’s findings and further increase your chances of obtaining a fair monetary award.

If you can prove negligence, you can seek recovery for those financial losses. Your compensation eligibility is based on your economic and noneconomic losses. Economic losses are those that can be calculated, like hospital bills, lost wages, and property damage. Noneconomic losses are based on more subjective losses, like pain and suffering. These can be more challenging to calculate, but your attorney will take into consideration how your life has been affected by the accident, as well as what similar cases have been valued at in the past.

While most personal injury claims settle through negotiations, there is a chance you could have to go to trial to get the compensation you deserve. If that ends up happening, we’ll explain the process, ensure you understand what to expect, and fight on your behalf to achieve a successful verdict. Your lawyer will also explain the statute of limitations that applies to your case, so all paperwork is filed on time, and nothing jeopardizes your right to a full and fair recovery.

The Rockford, IL Region

Located in the far northern part of the state in Winnebago County, Rockford, Illinois is a great place to live, raise a family, or visit. With millions of dollars recently spent on infrastructure improvements and neighborhood revitalizations, the area is booming.

Rockford is also leading the nation’s efforts to end veteran, chronic, and youth homelessness. The city has been named the nation’s third Ford Next Generation Learning Model Community, based on its public school success. Residents and visitors alike also love to visit Jane, the world’s most complete and best-preserved juvenile T-Rex, at the Burpee Museum of Natural History.

Thomas Law Offices is dedicated to serving injured individuals in and around Rockford. While our office is located in Chicago, we’re available to anyone in Illinois who has suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s actions.

Don't wait. We're ready to fight.
Call us at 502.473.6540 or fill out this form.

Contact Thomas Law Offices

No matter what injuries or losses you’ve been involved in, a Rockford, IL personal injury lawyer can explain your legal rights and help you pursue compensation via an injury claim. While the process can seem daunting, it will be considerably easier with the right legal representative by your side.

Depending on the type of accident you were involved in, as well as the extent of your injuries, the claims process could take time. Our attorneys, however, will be by your side the entire time to ensure you are aware of your rights and are on the right track to receiving full and fair compensation for all and any losses.

The sooner you get in touch with our law firm, the better your chances will be of pursuing a successful claim. To learn more, contact us today.

Free Case Evaluation

At Thomas Law Offices, our personal injury attorneys recognize that our potential clients are likely going through some of the most difficult times of their lives. We don't want you to have to worry about paying out of pocket for legal advice when you're just starting to learn your legal rights and options. That's why we provide free case evaluations. We'll offer our expert advice about your potential case and walk you through how we can help you.

Call us or fill out the form below to tell us about your potential case and a personal injury lawyer will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Meet Our Founder

Tad Thomas - Trial Lawyer

Tad Thomas

Managing Partner

Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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