Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago Heights, IL
Helping You With the Aftermath of Accidents
While you cannot avoid all accidents, being careful can help you keep yourself and others safe from harm. When someone else is careless, and you get hurt as a result, you should not have to face the consequences on your own. Panio Law Offices is here to help ensure you don’t have to.
If you have been injured in a car crash, slip-and-fall accident, or another situation caused by negligence, you may be entitled to compensation – and our firm can help you hold the at-fault party accountable.
Call us at (708) 928-8680 to get started today.
How Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Helps
Most people don’t think hiring an attorney will make their lives simpler. Although taking legal action may seem inconvenient in the short-term, it can help secure your future and prepare you for long-term success. Experiencing a serious injury or a devastating loss is not only emotionally difficult but can also present several financial challenges.
Our firm pursues compensation on your behalf, which can help you account for:
- Medical bills
- Time away from work
- The costs of rehabilitative care
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more
If you lose a loved one to an accident, a successful settlement or verdict can also help you pay for their funeral, burial, and lost earning potential. In cases of extreme negligence, you may be entitled to punitive damages, as well. Also called exemplary damages, punitive damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer and make an example of them, helping ensure that what happened to you never happens to another person in the future.
For some people, protecting others is reason enough to file a lawsuit, but you can rest assured that our Chicago Heights personal injury lawyer will fight for your full and fair compensation, as well.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Any act of negligence that harms you can lead to a personal injury lawsuit, but most claims arise from car crashes and other accidents. The most common cases we see at Panio Law Offices include:
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Product liability claims
- Premises liability claims
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Workers’ compensation claims
- Instances of medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and/or negligence
- Birth injury claims
- Traumatic brain injury cases
- And more
When you are injured or bereaved in any of the situations above, you can turn to us for help. Our firm has been helping Chicago Heights residents since 2005, and we can help you, too.
How to Win a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Winning your personal injury claim means proving liability and negligence. Typically, proving negligence means showing:
- The person who harmed you (the plaintiff) owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached said duty
- You were injured
- Your injury is a result of the defendant’s breach
Most personal injury cases stem from car accidents, where the duty of care is implied. As such, you and your lawyer will likely spend time compiling your medical records and investigating your claim. We can use police reports, pictures from the scene of the accident, and other pieces of evidence to prove liability. Once we have done this, we will be prepared to negotiate with the other party – and we will be ready to go to court if they don’t cooperate. Fortunately, most personal injury lawsuits settle before trial.
Another common branch of personal injury law is premises liability. Premises liability relates to the responsibility of property owners to protect visitors by adequately maintaining their property. Did you know that if they neglect to do so, and someone is injured as a result, they can be held financially and legally responsible for that injury? There are several situations that can result in a premises liability claim, but one of the many challenges is determining fault. Our experienced Chicago Heights premises liability attorney understands how to navigate the judicial processes associated with these types of complicated cases and can help you determine if you have grounds to file a suit.
Start With a Free Consultation
Panio Law Offices boasts big results and award-winning excellence. We’ve been helping clients like you fight for fair compensation for 15 years and we pride ourselves on knowledgeable, aggressive representation.
Working with us means you will be working directly with your attorney.
It all starts with a free, confidential consultation.