It only takes mere seconds for an accident to upend your life completely. When someone else is responsible for your injuries and losses, you deserve compensation to manage those problems and get your life back in order at a reasonable pace.
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, you could be dealing with medical bills, lost wages, mental anguish, and more. If negligence played a role in your accident, you might have grounds for an injury claim. A Springfield, IL personal injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help.
Our attorneys represent victims in and around Springfield, as well as all over Illinois. So no matter where your accident happened or what type of incident you were involved in, we’re prepared to guide you through the legal process and fight on your behalf for full monetary recovery.
Common Lawsuits in Springfield
While any accident can result in injuries, certain claims are more common than others regarding civil law. At Thomas Law Offices, we’ve represented clients in the following areas:
- 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
No matter the extent of your injuries or the type of accident or incident you were in, our lawyers are here to get to the bottom of what happened to you. Once they grasp what you’ve been through and have the evidence to prove you were not at fault, they can start valuing your claim.
Determining the Value of a Personal Injury Claim
Every personal injury claim is unique. This means that it’s unlikely for any two claims to be valued at the same amount. It’s possible, however, that your claim could be valued in a similar manner to a case where the victim was in a similar situation.
Dealing with insurance adjusters can be challenging. If possible, let your attorney handle those conversations. You don’t want anything to jeopardize your compensation.
When your lawyer does reach out to fight on your behalf for monetary recovery, they will look to recover economic and noneconomic losses. We’ll discuss the differences between the two categories below.
Economic losses are, in most instances, calculable. To total up what you’re owed, our lawyers will collect hospital bills, lost wages statements, medical service bills, and more to calculate the actual dollar amount you’ve lost.
Depending on the situation, we may also be able to take your future medical bills and lost income into consideration. It’s dependent on the severity of your injuries and how long they will take to heal, in addition to what care your doctor says you will need in the future.
Economic losses are hard for opposing parties to argue against, especially when hospital bills and employment statements clearly outline what is owed and what has been lost. Calculating future expenses is more challenging, but your lawyer will work to make the most accurate predictions possible so you can continue to afford treatment.
Noneconomic losses are slightly more challenging to calculate, as they’re based on factors that aren’t numerical in any real sense. Instead, noneconomic losses for most personal injury claims are based on pain and suffering.
The more severe your injuries are and the worse you’ve been impacted, especially long term, you have the hold the negligent party accountable for your pain and suffering.
In addition to taking your pain and suffering into consideration, our lawyers will also look at what other claims have resolved in the past. This will give us a better idea of what’s been deemed reasonable in similar situations.
Living in Springfield, Illinois
As the home of Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, IL, has a rich history and a thriving present. Whether you live within city limits or you’re just visiting the area, there’s always something to do.
Some of the most popular city attractions include Abe’s Perfect Journey, Route 66, Knight’s Action Park, Henson Robinson Zoo, Illinois State Museum, and a number of wineries, breweries, and restaurants. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Lincoln Memorial Garden, Lake Springfield, and Washington Park are popular spots.
While Springfield is a great location to live in and to visit, it’s not immune to accidents. If you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s negligence, our attorneys are here to guide you through the claims process and ensure you have the means to get your life back together.
What to Expect From a Springfield, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
If you want to speak with one of our Springfield injury attorneys about your situation, we’re more than happy to schedule a free case evaluation. Depending on the situation and where your accident occurred, we may meet in person or virtually.
Upon our meeting, we’ll ask you to explain what you’ve been through in as much detail as possible. If possible, bring applicable documents to the initial meeting—like medical records or receipts that highlight your losses. Our lawyers will review those materials in conjunction with your details of what happened to determine if filing a claim is in your best interest.
If you choose to move forward, we’ll be by your side, explaining the ins and outs of the claims process. While we will strive to reach a settlement agreement with the opposing party, we won’t hesitate to take your case to court if that’s the only way to obtain a successful end result.
Contact Thomas Law Offices
The sooner you get in touch with our law firm after your accident, the better your chances will be of recovering fair compensation for your injuries and losses. Our Springfield, IL personal injury lawyers are well aware of the struggles you’re facing, and we’re prepared to fight for your recovery.
Whether you’re ready to file a claim or you’d like to learn more about your legal rights and options, contact us today. We’ll review what you’ve been through and help you determine how best to proceed based on your unique circumstances.