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Springfield, Illinois Personal Injury Attorney

Champaign County personal injury law firm

Lawyers for Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Defective Products, and Other Injuries in Sangamon County and Central Illinois

A serious injury can have a huge impact on a person and their family. Victims may need extensive medical treatment, including emergency care, hospitalization, surgeries, and ongoing therapy. Covering the costs of these treatments and addressing other financial needs can be difficult, especially when an injury affects a person's ability to work and earn an income. In addition to the financial impact of an injury, a victim and their family will also be personally affected, and they may need to overcome a great deal of physical pain and emotional distress. Because of the devastating effects that injuries can have, a person or company that caused harm to a victim should be held responsible for their actions or negligence.

If you have suffered a personal injury, Kanoski Bresney can provide you with legal representation, and we will work to help you receive payments that address the losses you have experienced and the ways your injury has affected you and your family. Our attorneys have been representing injury victims for more than 40 years, and we have helped our clients receive a total of over $400 million in compensation. We believe in making sure injury victims receive the respect, response, and results they deserve, and we will fight to ensure that you and your family are made whole.

Legal Help With All Types of Personal Injuries

Our lawyers can help you understand what your personal injury claim is worth. You may be able to receive a variety of different forms of compensation depending on the severity of your injuries and the ways you and your family have been affected. You should be repaid for all of the costs related to the medical treatments you have received, your future medical expenses, any income you have lost, impairments to your ability to earn an income in the future, physical pain and suffering, and emotional trauma experienced by you and your family members.

Every injury case is unique, but they often follow similar procedures during the personal injury legal process. Our attorneys can help you take the right steps to protect your right to receive financial compensation. We will work to gather evidence showing that someone else was liable for your injuries, and we will speak to insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that the coverage you receive will fully address your damages. We will make sure claims or lawsuits are filed correctly, and we will work to negotiate a settlement that will meet your needs or present evidence and arguments before a jury to show why you should receive the compensation you deserve.

No matter the circumstances surrounding your injury, we can help you understand your legal options. We assist with:

Motor Vehicle Collisions

In most car accident cases, the driver who was at fault for a crash will be liable for injuries suffered by drivers and passengers of other vehicles. While head-on collisions and rollover accidents are likely to lead to severe injuries, rear-end collisions and other types of crashes can also cause long-lasting harm. We can help you hold a negligent driver responsible, including in collisions caused by drunk driving, distracted driving, or failure to stop. We can also address liability issues in construction zone accidents, rideshare accidents, and collisions on dangerous highways or open intersections, and we can help you determine your legal options following an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist.

Truck accidents can often be more serious than other types of collisions, and the large size and weight of commercial trucks will often lead to severe injures for people in other vehicles. Depending on the circumstances surrounding a collision, a truck driver, their employer, or other parties may be liable for the injuries suffered by victims. We can help you pursue compensation for truck accidents caused by driver fatigue, speeding, dropped cargo loads, or jackknifed trucks.

Unique legal issues may need to be addressed in other types of motor vehicle accidents. Victims of motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents are likely to suffer severe injuries in a collision with a car or truck, and they may experience permanent disabilities. ATV and recreational vehicle accidents can occur because of the negligence of a vehicle's owner or an equipment manufacturer. Victims of bus accidents or train accidents may need to determine whether organizations such as transit authorities or railroad companies are liable for their damages.

Medical Negligence

Doctors, nurses, and other medical providers are required to meet certain standards when providing care to patients. Negligence by medical personnel can result in serious injuries, and in these cases, victims may be able to pursue compensation through a medical malpractice claim. These situations may involve doctor errors, nursing errors, emergency room errors, surgical errors, or negligence by chiropractors. Some common types of injuries caused by medical negligence include birth injuries to children or mothers, failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosis, infections, heart attacks, infections, and medication errors.

Nursing Home Injuries

Residents at retirement homes or assisted living facilities can be seriously injured due to nursing home negligence. These injuries often occur because of inadequate staffing and supervision of patients, and they often involve abuse or neglect of patients. Failure to provide the proper care can cause residents to suffer injuries such as falls or bedsores. Patients may also suffer harm due to sexual assault, or lack of supervision may lead a person to suffer harm due to wandering either inside or outside a nursing home.

Property Owner Negligence

A property owner or the tenant who is in control of a property is responsible for protecting the safety of visitors, and victims can pursue a premises liability lawsuit if they are injured on someone else's property. If hazards on a property are not corrected, or if visitors are not provided with warnings, injuries such as slips, trips, and falls may occur. Property owners may also be liable for dog bites or swimming pool accidents. Our attorneys can help victims determine their legal options in these cases, including injuries that take place at malls and stores, restaurants and bars, or daycares, schools, and childcare facilities, as well as situations such as bar fights and college campus assaults and accidents.

Defective Products

A manufacturer, distributor, or retailer may be liable for injuries that occur when people are using consumer products. Product liability cases may involve injuries caused by design defects, manufacturing defects, or failure to provide warnings about the risks of using a product. Our lawyers can help you determine how to recover compensation for injuries caused by defective baby products, medical products, pharmaceutical products, and tools and equipment, as well as situations involving motor vehicle recalls.

Work-Related Injuries

In addition to receiving workers' compensation benefits, employees who are injured on the job may have other options for pursuing financial compensation. In central Illinois, farm accidents are some of the most common situations in which workers are injured. We can help you determine your rights and legal options in situations such as combine accidents, grain handling accidents, grain bin explosions, and tractor accidents. We can also help address injuries caused by free-roaming livestock and ventilation violations.

Construction accidents are another common cause of workplace injuries, and multiple parties may be liable in these cases. Our attorneys can help you understand how to proceed following accidents involving highway workers or injuries caused by crane and equipment negligence or scaffold and ladder accidents. We also assist union workers who are injured, ensuring that they receive the benefits they deserve without jeopardizing their jobs or union membership.

Government-Related Injuries

Victims may need to meet specific legal requirements when pursuing compensation for injuries that occurred on public property or involved government employees or organizations. Our lawyers can ensure that the proper procedures are followed in cases involving government liability, including injuries at government facilities and accidents involving government vehicles or government employee negligence. We also assist with situations involving school liability or address harm to children due to the negligence of DCFS staff members.

Catastrophic Injuries

All types of injuries can cause difficulty for victims and their families, but certain types of severe injuries can have a permanent impact on a person's health and well-being. Serious fractures can affect a person's ability to work. Amputations can lead to mobility issues, and victims may require costly prosthetics and ongoing physical therapy. Brain injuries can affect a person's memory, cognitive abilities, balance, and coordination, and they can also lead to personality changes or mood disorders. Burn injuries can be very painful, and they can result in permanent scarring and disfigurement. Spinal cord injuries can lead to partial or total paralysis in some or all of the body. Victims should be fully compensated for all of the costs involved in treating these injuries, as well as the emotional difficulties they and their family members have experienced as they address the effects of these injuries on their lives.

Fatal Injuries

When an injury results in a person's wrongful death, the victim's surviving family members may pursue compensation from those who were responsible. In addition to covering costs such as medical treatment and loss of income, compensation may also address funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, and the grief and sorrow a family has experienced. Our attorneys can also help pursue compensation from a person who killed someone through violent crimes such as assault, homicide, or murder.

Contact Our Peoria County Personal Injury Lawyers

At Kanoski Bresney, we can make sure you take the right steps to protect your right to receive compensation after an injury. With our experience handling these types of cases, we know how to gather the necessary evidence to establish liability, and we regularly work with medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, and others to ensure that all issues related to an injury are considered properly. Our lawyers will give you the best chance of receiving full and fair compensation for the damages you have suffered.

To arrange a complimentary consultation and learn more about the services we provide, contact us today by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We provide legal help to personal injury victims in Springfield, Macon County, Adams County, Champaign County, Quincy, McLean County, Sangamon County, Peoria County, Rushville, Champaign, Schuyler County, Macomb, McDonough County, Decatur, Peoria, Tazewell County, Pekin, Bloomington, and throughout Illinois.

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