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Understanding the Law

Understanding Injury Law in Illinois

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Personal injury law is an area of legal practice designed to protect individuals harmed through the negligence, recklessness, or willful inaction of another. Lawyers may sometimes refer to this area of practice as tort law.

Personal injury laws encompass a variety of types of legal claims that include the following:

In all of these instances, the victim can file a lawsuit based on physical injury, emotional injury, and any related property damages. In some cases, involving extreme harm, normally those involving malpractice or wrongful death, the family of the injured or deceased individual can also bring a lawsuit through an injury attorney in Illinois.

Claims for Injury in Illinois

According to federal and state law, individuals filing personal injury claims, with or without the assistance of an attorney may be eligible to receive compensation and damages.

These are financial awards meant to alleviate:

  • Loss of income
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability
  • Other negative results of the injury

It should be noted that retaining the services of a law firm greatly improves your chances of obtaining a fair settlement. Those found liable for the injury, according to the law, may be forced by the court to pay such compensatory damages to the injured party. Compensatory damages awarded in a settlement are, by definition of law, calculated in order to put the injured party or parties in the financial position they were before the injury.

In some cases, the law may also award punitive damages to the injured party, which are intended to punish the at-fault party and deter them from causing future harm.

Contact the lawyers at Sam C. Mitchell & Associates today by calling (618) 505-1660 or contacting us online. Your first consultation is free.

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  • Slip & Fall $1,050,000

    Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.

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  • Auto Accident $45,000

    A West Frankfort, IL woman was involved in a collision on Interstate 57 that caused her vehicle to flip.

  • Workers' Compensation $57,000

    A nurse was injured while working suffering a massive tear to her rotator cuff.

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    A Mt. Vernon man was traveling on Route 15 when another vehicle pulled out in front of them. Our client suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder, and back.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • Pedestrian Accident $650,000

    Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.

  • Workers' Compensation $100,000

    A woman from Galatia suffered a tear to her Achilles tendon while she was working that required surgery.

  • Burn Victim $24,000,000

    House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.

  • Nursing Home Neglect $300,000

    An elderly woman who broke her leg due to a nursing home’s negligent care.


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