We Represent Illinois Clients in a Wide Range of Personal Injury Claims

The types of personal injury disputes we represent includes:

  • Wrongful death
  • Premises liability
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Dog bites
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Auto accidents

Potential Damages A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Pursue on Your Behalf

Most people who have been injured in an accident wonder what sort of damages the accident entitles them to recover. It’s crucial to understand that damages are meant to compensate the victim for both past and future losses. Because of this, successful recovery will require victims to prove that they have suffered the losses on which their damage assertion is based.
This can be split into several categories.

Economic Damages:

Economic damages can include:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Property loss
  • Loss of income potential
  • Wage loss
  • Medical expenses

Economic damages are measured based on the victim’s financial losses that result from an accident.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages include:

  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of guidance
  • Loss of marital relations/companionship
  • Humiliation
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

Non-economic damages can be more of a challenge to measure compared to economic damages, because they’re a measure of psychological and physical burdens brought on by the accident, making it an area of challenge and high opportunity. As an example, the defendant will be very likely to argue that the victim’s pain and suffering is only minor and because of this, the recoverable damages should also be low. If the victim is able to provide medical records, in addition to expert testimony that can support their argument that the physical pain and suffering of the victim’s post-accident condition is significant, then a personal injury attorney will be able to make a persuasive claim for higher damages.

Your Right to Compensation

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, then Illinois law may entitle you to file a lawsuit for damages. Consulting a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer as soon as possible will be very important. Here at Halliday McCall, our legal team is standing by to provide assistance to victims in need of help guiding through the legal process. We know how stressful this type of situation can be, but it’s imperative that you file a claim against those responsible.