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PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS SERVING CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Injuries, whether on the job or during everyday life, can drastically change your circumstances. Navigating treatment, recovery, legal claims, and other details can be overwhelming, especially when insurance companies and other parties are involved. To make matters even more frustrating, these legal issues are in addition to the busy life you already lead. How can anyone expect you to navigate this on your own? 

During this difficult, confusing time, it is imperative that you seek help from a skilled and determined Chicago attorney. At Stiberth, Scarlati & Boudreau, LLC, our capable personal injury attorneys have decades of collective experience handling personal injury claims with great attention to detail. As a result, we have established a track record of success for our clients. If you have suffered a personal injury anywhere in Illinois, reach out to our firm as soon as you can.  

What Types of Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle?

With over one hundred years of combined experience, there is little our legal team has not encountered when it comes to  injuries. Whether you were injured in a car accident, injured at work, hurt on someone’s property, injured in the course of medical treatment, or even attacked by a dog, our seasoned team of litigators can walk you through your legal options and your rights. We will conduct a thorough case investigation in order to determine what parties may be held liable for your injuries, and you won’t have to pay a dime until we recover damages for you. Our firm takes a meticulous approach to each and every case, including these scenarios:  

  • Work accidents & workers’ compensation 

  • Auto & truck collisions

  • Premise liability

  • Medical malpractice

  • Construction Negligence

  • Wrongful death

  • Slips, trips, and falls

  • Dog bites

If you have suffered a personal injury, schedule a free consultation with us today. Our goal is to take some of the weight off your shoulders so you can focus on recovery. Remember, your health and peace of mind should be your top priority. Focus on getting better, and we’ll take care of the rest. 

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What Types of Damages Are Covered by a Personal Injury Claim?

In Illinois, you are free to pursue compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that compensate you for actual financial losses incurred as a result of your injury, while non-economic damages include compensation for losses that are not able to be measured in a monetary way.

Economic damages may include compensation for the following: 

  • Medical bills

  • Future medical expenses

  • Lost wages

  • Lost earning potential

  • Property damages

  • Therapy costs

We are here to help you pursue the economic damages you are owed. Non-economic damages are also important factors to consider when seeking compensation after an injury. Non-economic damages may include compensation for the following:

  • Pain and suffering

  • Mental anguish

  • Physical impairment or disfigurement

  • Loss of consortium

  • Loss of a normal life

When preparing for a personal injury case, it is incredibly helpful to your attorney if you keep a detailed record of your medical costs and other expenses that resulted from your injury. Additionally, unlike many states, Illinois law does not cap the amount of compensation you can recover from a personal injury claim.

Time Limits for Filing a Claim in Illinois

It is common in the area of civil law for different types of claims to have a statute of limitations. This is the legal term for the time limit a plaintiff (injured person) has to file their claim for damages. Many people don’t know how long the statute of limitations is, or even that there is a deadline for filing their claim. As a result, they miss their opportunity to pursue compensation.

If you’ve suffered an injury, it’s imperative that you know how much time you have to submit your initial personal injury claim. Even when it appears these time limits may have passed there may be exceptions which allow your claim to survive. This includes civil claims for medical malpractice, product liability, and wrongful death. We highly recommend that you speak to a personal injury lawyer as quickly as you can after your injury. The sooner we can start preparing your case, the better your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve.

PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS SERVING CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Most insurance companies only have themselves in mind when handling a claim. With advocacy from our experienced personal injury attorney, you can rest easy knowing that your rights are being upheld. As we practice on a contingency-fee basis, you don’t pay us unless we win. At Stiberth, Scarlati & Boudreau, LLC, we serve Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. Set up a free consultation today.