This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on the handling of brain injury cases in Peoria, Illinois. I considered this an important topic to address as, for very understandable reasons, many will not know how to proceed after they or a loved one have suffered a traumatic head injury. While this initial confusion is understandable, it must be understood that one may not receive their fair compensation if they do not take immediate steps to protect their interests. The goal of my recent articles was, therefore, to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a personal injury attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I dealt with a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I analyzed include:
- Why brain injury cases take time to settle
- The use of expert witnesses in a brain injury case
- Comparative fault’s impact on head trauma cases
- What to expect at a brain injury case’s trial
I addressed these issues for multiple reasons. First, it can take substantial time to obtain a settlement due to the fact that a victim’s damages must be reasonably ascertained first. Accepting a “quick” settlement can result in the victim receiving less compensation than what they should be entitled to. Second, experts will be crucial to explaining how the injury has impacted the victim’s ability to earn money as well as their level of functioning. Third, Illinois will allow a victim to recover damages even if they are partially at fault for the accident. The extent to which they can recover damages will be reduced by their share of fault for the accident. Finally, knowing what to expect from the process is important to ensuring that the case proceeds smoothly.
If you have suffered a head injury then it is vital that you retain experienced counsel to assist you. When selecting a personal injury lawyer, it is suggested that you retain a firm with the resources to handle such matters and which will see your case through to completion. Assisting individuals with their injuries is a substantial part of my practice and I believe in protecting the rights of people instead of the rights of corporations. If you need assistance then contact us today to speak with a Peoria brain injury lawyer. My office also serves clients in the Illinois cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington.