Chatham, Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

James W. Ackerman
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Frank H Byers II
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Decatur, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 42 years experience
(217) 875-3301 160 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Personal Injury, Divorce, Probate and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Frank H Byers, II, has practiced law in Macon County Illinois since 1977. Frank started practice with his father in the firm Byers & Byers. The firm later became known as Byers, Byers & Greenleaf. After his father retired, Frank was a partner in the law firm Fuller, Hopp, McCarthy, Quigg & Byers before he began practicing law in the firm Frank H. Byers, II, Ltd., in 1995. Frank H. Byers, II, Ltd., is a full service litigation firm appearing in state and federal courts in Illinois. The firm represents both individuals and businesses in litigation in...
Zach Anderson
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Decatur, IL Personal Injury Attorney
(217) 247-4775 202 S Franklin St, 2nd Floor
Decatur, IL 62523
Personal Injury, Construction, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
I'm a lawyer in Decatur, Illinois at a full-service law firm. Before attending law school at the University of Illinois, I spent many years in the construction industry. This experience allows me to solve construction and real estate issues for my clients by applying a practical approach that many lawyers cannot. In addition, I'm one of the only lawyers in the Decatur area who assists social security claimants. I also take great pride in assisting injury victims in cases involving car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and work-injuries.
Taylorville, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
(217) 824-8883 211 W Main Cross St
Taylorville, IL 62568
Personal Injury, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Decatur, IL Personal Injury Attorney
(217) 422-2400 101 S Main St
Decatur, IL 62523
Personal Injury and Bankruptcy
Decatur, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
(217) 429-0022 132 S Water St
Decatur, IL 62523
Personal Injury
Petersburg, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 5 years experience
(217) 632-2612 120 East Jackson Street
Petersburg, IL 62675-1563
Personal Injury, Criminal and Family
Decatur, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
(217) 423-3477 228 S Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523
Personal Injury, Criminal and DUI
Carlinville, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 52 years experience
(217) 854-2602 128 South Broad Street
Post Office Box 556-
Carlinville, IL 62626-0556
Personal Injury and Criminal
Hillsboro, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 42 years experience
(217) 532-5432 405 S. Main St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Havana, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 24 years experience
(309) 543-2291 124 West Market Street
Havana, IL 62644-1191
Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Frederick J. Schlosser
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Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer with 27 years experience

Southern Illinois University - CarbondaleIllinois, 7th Circuit, U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois and U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
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James Spiros
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 25 years experience
(217) 328-2828 317 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Products Liability
The John Marshall Law School
James Spiros is the founding partner of Spiros Law, P.C. He is a skilled litigator with experience in cases involving workplace injuries, serious traffic and trucking accident, defective drugs and devices, medical negligence, wrongful death, and nursing home neglect and abuse. Since 2004, James has consistently been named one of the Leading Lawyers in the State of Illinois by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Publishing Company. James earned an undergraduate degree at Purdue University, and a J.D. at The John Marshall School Law School in 1994. He and his wife, Stephanie, have two sons.
Patricia L. M. Gifford
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 13 years experience
(217) 328-2828 317 E. University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Animal, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
The John Marshall Law School
Tricia joined the Spiros Law team as a Senior Associate attorney in 2014. Prior to joining, she spent over eight years practicing plaintiff's personal injury work in Chicago. There, she helped obtain multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for clients in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Her drive and dedication have allowed her countless victories in the courtroom, achieving over 25 million in nursing home and medical malpractice cases. Tricia has been recognized by Super Lawyers as an Illinois Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 and as a Super Lawyer every year since 2016. She...
Jeremy W. Sackett
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Edwardsville, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 14 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main St. Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jeremy Sackett is a former prosecutor with 10 years of courtroom intensive experience. He now represents clients in matters of criminal defense, personal injury, traffic violations, and DUI's.
William Patrick Schmitz Jr.
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
(217) 328-2828 317 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
William P. Schmitz joined Spiros Law in 2016. His practice focuses on workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. He handles an array of cases including those arising from work accidents, automobile collisions, premises liability, and product liability. A loyal advocate, he values his clients and aggressively fights for their interests at every stage of litigation. In addition, he advises his clients to help them navigate peripheral issues associated with their claims. Bill is a proud member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Bill is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He earned his B.A....
Peter M. LaSorsa
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Mapleton, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 16 years experience
(312) 505-5038 7109 S Ridgebrook Dr
Mapleton, IL 61547
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
John Marshall Law School
I am a unique Illinois lawyer who represents individuals, consumers and small business owners. I have two office locations to better serve you--one in downtown Chicago and one just outside Peoria. If you have been seriously injured, physically or monetarily I am here to help you. I handle sexual harassment cases as well as personal injury cases, including wrongful death cases, throughout the state of Illinois. I can help you through the complex legal system. My priority is client satisfaction. Unlike most attorneys I am available seven days a week and can work around your schedule.

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Vito Manicioto
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Attorney
(866) 532-4800 205 N Main St
#302
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Manicioto's has dealt with both insurance matters and personal injury law. Before becoming a lawyer at Hupy & Abraham, he tried dozens of jury trials to verdict and won. He has also arbitrated a large number of cases. He works tirelessly to seek compensation for the firm's clients.
Michael Hupy
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
(866) 532-4800 205 N Main St
#302
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Nursing Home
Marquette University of Law
For 39 years Michael J. Hupy has been an accomplished lawyer. Since graduating from Marquette University Law School,he has tried and won many million dollar law suits. Attorney Michael J. Hupy believes in giving back to the community. Here are some of the causes he has supported over his career America's Second Harvest of Wisconsin, the YMCA, the Boy Scouts, scholarship programs, safety programs for bikers including the Hupy & Abraham Watch For Motorcycles Awareness Program, child safety fingerprint programs. Due to his dedication to the community in December 2008 Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle presented him with a "Certificate of...
David N. Metnick
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 13 years experience
(866) 532-4800 205 N Main St
#302
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
I joined Hupy and Abraham as an Associate Attorney in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, I practiced as an Assistant State’s Attorney at the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. In this role, I prosecuted numerous felony cases.
Jeffrey  Frederick
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Urbana, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 36 years experience
(800) 642-1227 129 W. Main St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jeffrey D. Frederick, Esq. is a partner of Frederick & Hagle. Mr. Frederick graduated with high honors from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1982, where he consistently achieved academic excellence and was in the top 10% percent of his class.

Jeffrey D. Frederick became a member of this law firm in 1982. He limits his practice to personal injury and consequently has been able to focus his practice of law on representing those individuals who have been injured as a result of an automobile collision, a defective product or while working in construction. Additionally, Jeffrey Frederick also handles workers compensation...
Sandra Loeb
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 20 years experience
(217) 328-2828 317 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Sandra joined Spiros Law, P.C. in 2008. She devotes her legal career to representing injured persons in worker's compensation and personal injury matters throughout Central Illinois. Sandra has successfully tried cases in front of juries and has secured millions of dollars in settlements for clients throughout Illinois.
Jon C. Walker
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 14 years experience
(217) 403-9391 301 N. Neil Street
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Jon Walker is an associate attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Evans where he focuses his practice on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security Disability claims. With more than a decade of legal experience, Mr. Walker has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his injured clients. He is particularly experienced in handling workers’ compensation claims for auto industry workers. He is one of only a few attorneys in the entire state of Illinois currently helping injured workers secure expedited trial and appellate review by filing emergency hearings under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, Section 19(b-1). Call for a free consultation.
Brian Polinske
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Edwardsville, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 26 years experience
(618) 692-6520 701 N Main St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and DUI
Saint Louis University School of Law
A former prosecutor, I gained insight into what the government looks at when prosecuting defendants. I have successfully conducted many jury trials (100+). From Murder to Drug Trafficking to DUI I have won my clients cases. Let my 26 years of trial experience work for you. My practice is primarily criminal defense oriented. Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Macoupin, Monroe, Montgomery, Clinton, Calhoun, Fayette and Bond counties are the counties I concentrate in.

Unlike other attorneys, we don't practice in other areas such as bankruptcy, collections, or small claims. We prefer to concentrate our efforts in...
James K. Theisen
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 17 years experience
(866) 532-4800 205 N Main St
#302
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Attorney Theisen joined Hupy and Abraham in 2014 as an associate attorney to work in our Rockford office. With more than a decade of experience, he’s handled insurance defense litigation, subrogation and personal injury.
Andrew Koester
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Charleston, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 3 years experience
(217) 639-7800 6009 Park Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Business, Communications and Family
University of Notre Dame
Andrew is a Central Illinois native. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in May 2015. Andrew’s previous professional experience includes having worked for state judges, private practice attorneys, and the fourth-ranking member of the U.S. Congress. While in law school, Andrew served as Articles Editor on the Journal of College and University Law, was a member of the Federalist Society, and participated in the Notre Dame Bengal Bouts, a men’s boxing tournament that raises money for the Holy Cross Missions in...
Patrick G. King
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Alton, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 9 years experience
(618) 462-8405 2410 State Street
Alton, IL 62002
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Products Liability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
MillerKing LLC represents clients in the areas of Trials, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Workers' Compensation, Criminal Defense, DUI & Traffic, Driver's License Reinstatement Hearings, Family Law, Business and Contract Law, Estate Planning, and Probate.
Mr. John Martin Delaney Jr
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East Alton, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 38 years experience
(618) 259-0500 346 West St. Louis Ave.
East Alton, IL 62024
Personal Injury, Criminal, Family and Insurance Claims
Saint Louis University School of Law
I began my legal career as a Law Clerk for Judge Joseph Barr in the late 1970's. From there, I worked at Dunham, Bowman & Leskera as their Law clerk till January of 1981 when I became an Assistant States Attorney for Madison County Illinois. My tour of duty there lasted 4 years. From January 1985 through December 1996, my legal career had been with both Attorney Ben Allen and Doug Mendenhall. Effective January 1, 1997 I am a solo practitioner, and handle all sorts of legal matters, specializing in Plaintiffs Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. I provide full service...
Jerry A Tuffentsamer
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Peoria, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 7 years experience
(309) 839-8049 1022 N Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61606-1956
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Divorce, Family and Workers' Comp
Southern Illinois University School of Law and Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
native of central Illinois, Attorney, Jerry A. Tuffentsamer, was raised in the local small community of Manito, Illinois. Prior to attending law school, Jerry worked for several years in the central Illinois as union construction laborer out of the Laborers’ International Union, Local 231. As a union laborer, Jerry worked several years for a local commercial concrete and masonry company.

Jerry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies/Pre-law from Southern Illinois University in 2008. Jerry then received his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Jerry was a member of...
Todd Alan Roseberry
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 21 years experience
(309) 829-3636 407 W. Front St., Suite No. 2
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Todd Roseberry's experience includes a period of employment with the Illinois Department of Public Aid, Springfield, Illinois,as a Public Aid Income Maintenance Specialist. He also served in the Illinois Army National Guard at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, from 1985 to 1993 as a medic and medical laboratory technician. Todd is married with three children and lives in Leroy,Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the McLean County Bar Association. He is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Three Hierarchs in Champaign, Illinois where he teaches religious education to high school children. His...
Brian M. Wendler
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Edwardsville, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 31 years experience
(618) 692-0011 900 Hillsboro Avenue
Suite 10
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
The firm and its attorneys have specialized for over 30 years in providing the highest rated (AV) quality legal representation for injured persons in product liability cases, motor vehicle crash cases, truck crash cases, workers compensations claims and personal injury cases. We provide one on one attorney-client service. Please see our many client reviews on avvo.com.
William K. Gullberg Jr.
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Peoria, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 40 years experience
(309) 222-2433 809 W Detweiller Dr
#800
Peoria, IL 61615
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and DUI
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Bill Gullberg is an experienced litigator in a range of legal matters. In addition to being licensed to practice law in Illinois, Bill is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the federal district bar of the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois. The difference Bill brings to the case is a passion for representing the rights, freedom, and property of his clients. Experience and professionalism is one thing - experience and professionalism with a true passion and focus for achieving a just and...
Harry M. Williams
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Peoria, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 36 years experience
(309) 676-7633 414 Hamilton Blvd
Peoria, IL 61602
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Saint Louis University School of Law
Harry Williams is a trial lawyer and former insurance defense attorney who has practiced personal injury law in Peoria, Illinois, for more than 35 years. His law firm – Peoria Injury Law Center – focuses on cases involving injuries that were caused by the carelessness of another person or a company. Harry fights for the rights of people who have been injured, making sure they receive proper medical care and every financial benefit that is available to them under the law. He is well-known and well-respected in downstate Illinois and has a reputation among his clients for his bold,...
Jay Johnson
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 21 years experience
(866) 891-9211 301 N Neil Street
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
The John Marshall Law School
Respect for working men and women is the driving force behind Mr. Johnson’s commitment to worker’s compensation law. It is a respect that runs deep. One of Mr. Johnson’s grandfathers was a Kentucky coal miner; the other, a member of the United Rubber Workers. Because both his grandfathers worked extremely hard in less-than-ideal environments, Mr. Johnson has great empathy for those who get hurt on the job. Over the years, Mr. Johnson has recovered millions of dollars for people suffering from a variety of work-related injuries. He prides himself on thoroughly preparing for each case and staying in close, personal...
William Wombacher
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Peoria, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 39 years experience
(888) 541-2088 416 Main St, Suite 700
Peoria, IL 61602
Personal Injury, Elder, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
University of Iowa
Bill was born and raised in Peoria, IL. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. degree in Government. He received his law degree (JD) at the University of Iowa graduating with honors. He has been practicing law in Central Illinois since his graduation and admission into the Illinois Bar. Legal ability and ethical standards ratings are published each year by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.Bill has the highest possible rating of AV. The legal ability rating is "A" which means he is rated as very high to preeminent. The "V" rating means that he embraces faithful adherence...
Amy F. Campbell Spector
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Edwardsville, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 9 years experience
(618) 551-0300 600 Country Club View, Ste. 2
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Amy F. Spector is a managing partner with Hicks & Spector, L.L.C. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois . Ms. Spector holds a B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in Marketing and minored in Psychology. Ms. Spector received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois, where she was an active member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, as well as the student division of the American Bar Association.

After law school, Ms. Spector went on...
Matthew Duco
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 11 years experience
(217) 443-4343 317 E. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Northern Illinois University
Matthew J. Duco is an Associate Attorney at Spiros Law, P.C. Matt’s practice focuses on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and insurance coverage/liability issues. Prior to joining Spiros Law, P.C., Matt gained experience working on complex lawsuits, wherein his efforts assisted in securing multi-million-dollar settlements in a number of complex lawsuits.

Matt has a passion for helping people in need. As a result, he now focuses his practice on representing injured persons in a variety of personal injury cases. As an associate attorney for Spiros Law, P.C., he has relished the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of clients...
Ryan R Bradley
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 12 years experience
(217) 337-1400 801 W Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Vermont Law School and University of Richmond School of Law
Ryan Bradley focuses his practice primarily on civil litigation including mass torts, especially defective medical devices and drugs, automobile accidents, wrongful death, medical negligence, products liability, and general personal injury. He is also involved in class action litigation as well as business litigation. He is leading the Syngenta Corn and Invokana litigation for Koester & Bradley, LLP and is developing the Firm's business consulting practice. Ryan leads the firm's mass tort and business litigation team and has been devoting much of his time to pursuing claims arising out of the defective metal hip prosthesis system. He...
Alison Kimble
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 1 year experience
(217) 443-4343 317 E. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Michigan State University
Alison Kimble joined the Spiros Law team in 2018 after graduating from Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school, she earned a concentration in trial practice from the school's nationally recognized Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. Alison is now eager to start her career serving clients in the area of personal injury and she looks forward to providing justice and compassion for her clients. Her practice focuses on Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers' Compensation, and other personal injury matters.

When not in the office, Alison enjoys reading, attending sporting events, and spending time with her family.
Kelly Garrett-Hicks
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Belleville, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 13 years experience
(618) 551-0300 20 East Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Ms. Hicks has been practicing law in St. Clair and Monroe Counties for more than 10 years. She has successfully tried numerous divorce and custody cases. She is also an experienced mediator. Ms. Hicks grew up in a small town in Monroe County and returned to the area to practice law. She resides with her husband and son in Columbia.
Kyle J. Worby
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Peoria, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 7 years experience
(309) 222-2433 809 W Detweiller Dr
#800
Peoria, IL 61615
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mike McElvain
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 46 years experience
(309) 828-3340 234 East Front Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims, Legal Malpractice and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
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When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.

Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.

Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.


Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.

Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.