Personal Injury Lawyer in Matteson, IL
Helping You Cope With the Aftermath of Serious Accidents
In 2018, the United States experienced 167,127 preventable deaths, 46.5 million injuries, and approximately $1,059.9 billion in medical bills and lost productivity. Many of those injuries and losses happened right here in Matteson, IL, and far too many of them were caused by negligence.
If you’ve been harmed by someone else’s carelessness – perhaps in a car crash, slip & fall, or another accident – Panio Law Offices can help.
Call us at (708) 928-8680 today to learn more about your rights and the monetary damages you may be entitled to.
Why File a Lawsuit?
Filing a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind after an accident, injury, or loss. While it’s true nothing we do can undo your suffering, we can help you deal with the aftermath of a serious accident or injury. Personal injury law helps ensure you do not have to face the consequences of a preventable accident alone. We will seek compensation (or damages) on your behalf and help make sure the person who harmed you faces liability for their actions.
Damages from a successful personal injury lawsuit can help you account for:
- Medical bills
- The costs of rehabilitative care
- Missed wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
In wrongful death cases, you can also recover funds for your loved one’s funeral and burial costs. Some cases are severe enough they call for punitive damages, which punish the wrongdoer and increase your financial security.
Our Matteson personal injury attorney can help you pursue maximum compensation.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
The majority of personal injury claims come from accidents, specifically motor vehicle accidents. Nevertheless, the types of personal injury cases we see at our firm include:
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Birth injuries
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Workplace accidents
- And more
If you have been injured or lost someone to any of the circumstances listed above, please do not hesitate to get in touch today.
Winning Your Case
In most personal injury cases, you recover damages from the defendant’s insurance company. To do this, however, you will need to prove liability and negotiate a fair settlement – both of which are difficult without an experienced personal injury attorney.
Our Matteson personal injury attorney at Panio Law Offices will help you prove negligence by showing:
- The defendant (or the person who harmed you) owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached that duty
- You were harmed
- The harm you suffered is a result of the defendant’s breach
We prove each element above with evidence that can only come from a thorough investigation of your claim. Our team will provide the defendant’s legal team with medical records, police reports, and photos of the accident and your injuries. From there, opposing counsel gets the chance to respond. More often than not, they will offer a settlement to avoid litigation.
We will negotiate to help make sure that your settlement is as high as it can be. Because insurance companies want to avoid courtroom proceedings, most cases settle before trial. With our negotiation skills and willingness to go to court, you can maximize your settlement and resolve your claim with the utmost efficiency.
Why Choose Panio Law Offices?
Since 2005, Attorney Christopher Panio has been helping the injured and bereaved in and around Matteson, IL. Our firm brings experience, knowledge, and aggressive representation to every case we handle.
When you choose us, you will work directly with your attorney and build a quality foundation. We believe this is the secret to our long history of success, and we can’t wait to add you and your case to our long list of satisfied clients and successful claims.
Contact Panio Law Offices today at (708) 928-8680 or online – and don’t forget to schedule your free consultation.