Champaign County Personal Injury Lawyer
Being involved in any type of accident can be overwhelming. Between the hospital stay, missed work, physical limitations, pain and suffering and, of course, the medical bills, it’s easy to let the situation get the better of you. However, accident victims have the right to seek financial compensation to help them cover the costs of their accident-related expenses, including the emotional impact that the accident had on their lives. At the Fotopoulos Law Office, Champaign County personal injury attorney John Fotopoulos aggressively pursues maximum compensation on behalf of his clients. As a former Illinois judge, Attorney Fotopoulos has a unique approach that has resulted in an impressive track record of success.About Champaign County
Those who are not familiar with Champaign County may not know it, but with a population of over 200,000, it’s the tenth largest county in Illinois. In large part, this is due to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which makes up about 25 percent of the county’s population. Given the large number of people traveling to and from Champaign County, it’s no surprise that the county also has one of the higher accident rates in the state.What Is a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury cases are civil lawsuits filed by an accident victim against the party who is responsible for causing the accident. Unlike criminal cases, which focus primarily on punishing someone for violating the law, the sole purpose of a personal injury claim is to compensate an accident victim for the financial and non-economic damages they sustained in the accident. Of course, by requiring at-fault parties to pay for the damages they caused, personal injury lawsuits also help create a safer society by encouraging people and companies to act more responsibly.Types of Champaign Personal Injury Cases
The crux of almost all personal injury cases is the concept of “negligence.” In this context, negligence has a specific legal definition, which boils down to the following four elements:
- Duty – The at-fault party owed the accident victim a duty of care;
- Breach – The at-fault party violated that duty of care;
- Causation – The at-fault party’s actions were the cause (or a contributing factor) of the victim’s injuries; and
- Damages – The victim suffered economic or non-economic damages.
There are many different types of Champaign County personal injury cases, the most common of which include:
- Motor vehicle accidents,
- Slip and falls,
- Dangerous or defective products,
- Medical malpractice,
- Construction accidents,
- Nursing home abuse and neglect, and
- Wrongful death.
At the Fotopoulos Law Office, we have extensive experience helping accident victims and families from all backgrounds recover meaningful compensation that allows them to start the process of moving on with their lives after a life-changing accident.Why Choose Fotopoulos Law Office to Handle Your Case?
Undoubtedly, if you’ve been injured in an accident, there are many personal injury attorneys who would be more than happy to take your case. And the truth is, most of these lawyers are perfectly capable of competently handling your lawsuit. However, given the stakes involved, you deserve more than mere competence—you want the best Champaign County personal injury lawyer around.
Attorney John Fotopoulos has been practicing law for over 20 years, focusing his practice on personal injury cases. He is also a former judge, which gives him unique experience you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. While serving as a judge, Attorney Fotopoulos oversaw countless trials. This gave him the ability to see both sides of an argument, a skill which he now uses to foresee what an insurance company might argue in settlement negotiations or at trial.Have You Been Injured in a Champaign County Accident?
If you or a loved one was recently injured in any type of preventable accident, reach out to the Fotopoulos Law Office for assistance. Attorney John Fotopoulos is immediately available to meet with you—free of charge—to discuss your injuries and how he can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. To learn more, give the Fotopoulos Law Office a call at 708-942-8400 or connect with us through our secure online contact form