Serving DeKalb and Kane Counties
When you are dealing with a personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice case, truck or motorcycle accident it is important that you enlist lawyers who provide their clients with individual attention. At Turner & Sackett Law Offices, attorneys Rick Turner, Alice Sackett, and Margie Komes Putzler, along with our professional support team, are dedicated to client satisfaction and justice.
Our solid reputation is built on experience, integrity, comprehensive case preparation, and personal service. Contact us today to see how we can help you
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you are injured due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to seek justice for your injuries. Our injury attorneys have the experience that you need to determine the value of your case and stand up against insurance companies on your behalf. Insurance companies are known for trying to minimize the amount of compensation that is deserved after an accident on behalf of their insured. Turner & Sackett Law Offices can help you negotiate your claim in order to receive maximum compensation for your losses.
Insurance companies use specific types of “damages” to determine compensation that you may be entitled to:
- Non-Economic Damages- These types of damages are also known as “special damages” and they refer to measurable amounts that you have lost and will lose in the future due to the at-fault party’s negligence. These losses may include things like medical bills and lost wages.
- Economic Damages- These types of damages are also know as “general damages” and refer to the immeasurable losses that you have endured as a result of your injuries. These types of damages may include emotional trauma or pain and suffering.
If you believe that you have grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit, contact Turner & Sackett Law Offices to seek justice for your suffering!
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What is the average settlement for a personal injury?
Because every personal injury claim is different, it is difficult to determine an average settlement. A victim who lost a limb will likely need to receive more in medical expenses than someone who broke an arm, for instance. This means that personal injury claims tend to average anywhere between $3000 to $75,000—an extremely broad range. An attorney can help you estimate your unique losses based on the facts of your case. You should be entitled to make up for your specific losses at the very least.
What evidence is needed for a personal injury claim?
Necessary evidence can vary case by case depending on the specifics of your situation. However, one of the most helpful pieces of evidence is your medical records. If you can prove that you sought medical attention for a serious injury after an accident, you are more likely to receive compensation to cover the expenses associated with said injury. Other helpful evidence includes any photographs of the accident scene, accident reports, witness statements, insurance forms, receipts, and any other physical evidence related to the injury.
What is the personal injury statute of limitations in Illinois?
Under state law, the statute of limitations (or deadline) for most personal injury claims in Illinois is two years from the date of the accident. However, for claims against governmental agencies, there are special limitation periods that may be as short as a year. You should always consult with an attorney on what particular limitations period might apply to your claim. You should seek legal help immediately, as a delay may be fatal to your claim. Unless you have a special exception, your claim will be thrown out if you attempt to file after the limitations period has passed.
Because every personal injury claim is different, it is difficult to determine an average settlement. A victim who lost a limb will likely need to receive more in medical expenses than someone who broke an arm, for instance. Although personal injury claims tend to average anywhere between $3000 to $75,000—an extremely broad range—there may be significant economic and noneconomic factors in your individual case that may indicate that your particular claim would be valued at a significantly higher figure at trial in front of a jury. An attorney can help you estimate your unique losses based on the facts of your case. The knowledge of an attorney experienced in jury verdict value is extremely important. You should be entitled to make up for your specific losses at the very least.
What qualifies as a personal injury?
A personal injury generally refers to any bodily injury sustained in an accident, from minor bruises to severe brain trauma. The most common personal injury claims arise from harm sustained from traffic wrecks, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dangerous property conditions, and medical malpractice.