Helping Injured Clients Seek Justice throughout Central Illinois
Accidents happen when you least expect it and can turn your life upside down in a single moment. Suddenly, you cannot work, you have unexpected medical bills piling up, and you may be struggling with the pain and other effects of your injuries. While the situation may seem overwhelming and hopeless, always realize you may have important legal rights and there are experienced personal injury attorneys in Central Illinois who can help. Call The Cagle Law Firm at (314) 276-1681 to discuss your options. Our case evaluations are always free with no obligation.
Our Cases Involve Many Types of Accidents and Injuries
Personal injury claims stem from a wide range of accidents, from traffic-related crashes to accidents at work. These events can happen anywhere, including the grocery store, on vacation, in your own neighborhood, or at your child’s school. One minute, you are going about business as usual and the next, you are in an ambulance or emergency room.
Our team at The Cagle Law Firm regularly sees how injuries can happen in many different ways. We have experience helping clients with claims arising from the following and more:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Other motor vehicle accidents
- Product liability
- Work injury
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Dog bites
- Train and railroad accidents
- Defective products
- Slip and fall
- Maritime accidents
- Premises liability
- Serious personal injury
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
Each case has its own legal issues that we know how to address based on the circumstances of your case. Your job is to keep up with your medical treatment for your physical recovery, and our job is to determine the best option for your financial recovery. Do not wait to contact us today for more information.
Your Rights After an Accidental Injury in Central Illinois
If someone else was to blame for your injuries, the law allows you to seek compensation for your losses, which may include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages and benefits
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Permanent disabilities
- Wrongful death
However, accident victims do not automatically receive a check in the mail. Instead, you must seek compensation through the appropriate avenues, and you should always seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney to do so.
While an attorney will handle your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, there are things you can do to protect your own rights after an injury, including:
- Seek medical attention right away and follow all of the treatment advice of your doctors
- Don’t give insurance adjusters information about your accident or injuries until you consult with a Central Illinois personal injury lawyer
- Never sign anything or accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without having a skilled attorney review the offer first
By getting the medical help you need and by calling the right law firm as soon as possible, you are doing your job to protect your rights as an accident victim. You can then let our legal team handle your case from there.
Our Clients Have All Types of Injuries
Some people fail to call an attorney after an accident because they believe their injuries are too minor or too serious for a law firm to take their case. At The Cagle Law Firm, we believe that everyone who suffered an injury at the fault of another party deserves full compensation for their losses, and we regularly handle cases involving a wide range of injuries. Some injuries we see include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured limbs, ribs, hips, and skulls
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Sprains, strains, and soft tissue tears
- Internal injuries
- Punctures, lacerations, and other dog bite wounds
- Disabling injuries
- Disfiguring injuries
Whether your injury required a single emergency room visit or a lifetime of medical care, we can help. Whether your injury causes you to miss one day of work or prevent you from ever working again, we can help. While you may need to go to the ER after your accident, that one visit can result in costly medical bills. The party that caused your injuries should be accountable for all of your losses. Illinois law sets out strict time limits on personal injury claims, so you should never delay in contacting a lawyer to get your claim started.
After an Injury, You Are Not Alone
A serious injury can feel very isolating, especially as you watch those around you going about their regular lives as you struggle with the pain and suffering of your injuries. Even though you may not see or hear about accident victims all too often, serious accidents are more common than you may think.
The following are some statistics regarding accidents in a single year in Illinois, as reported by the Illinois Department of Transportation:
- 324,472 motor vehicle crashes occurred
- 66,703 resulted in injuries to one or more people
- 1,000 resulted in the death of one or more people
- 76 train crashes took place
- 2,692 motorcyclists suffered injuries
- 4,749 pedestrians suffered injuries
The above are only accidents related to transportation—many other types of accidents cause serious injuries on a regular basis as well.
At The Cagle Law Firm, we assist injured people exclusively. We know how overwhelming an injury can be, so we handle every aspect of your legal case, relieving you of the additional stress. You can focus on your healing and recovery while trusting that someone is fighting for the compensation you need to cover your losses.
Discuss How Our Dedicated Central Illinois Personal Injury Law Firm Can Help
The Cagle Law Firm works to help injury victims in many ways. Whether we can resolve your case through the insurance process or have to take your case to court, our personal injury lawyers in Central Illinois will do everything in our power to ensure you receive full payment for your losses. Consultations are free and confidential, so please call (314) 276-1681 or contact us online right away to discuss a possible case.