Jefferson County, Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers
(US Bank Building)
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Saint Louis University School of Law
Benton, IL 62812
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Bridget received her B.A. from St. Louis University, and her J.D. from Southern Illinois University Law School. She was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 2000 and in Kentucky in 2001. Bridget is a member of the Illinois State Bar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Inns of Court. In addition, she was Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell in 2017....
Marion, IL 62959
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale and John A Logan
West Frankfort, IL 62896
University of Illinois College of Law and Eastern Illinois University
Matt represents clients in both Illinois and Missouri. He practices in State and Federal Court. His trial experience includes jury and bench trials in both states.
Matt was also in the Illinois Air National Guard and served for seven years, becoming Staff Sergeant in Operation Enduring Freedom...
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Injured in an accident?
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.
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