Kankakee County Personal Injury Lawyer

Experienced Injury Attorney Serving Accident Victims in Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Manteno and Throughout Kankakee County, IL

An accident can happen in a moment. However, the effect that an accident has on your life can last forever. Even accidents that do not result in debilitating injuries can still cause significant disruptions in your life. They can also cost you tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages. At Fotopoulos Law Office, our Kankakee County personal injury lawyer proudly represents accident victims and their families, connecting them with meaningful compensation to make them whole after everything they have been through.

Types of Kankakee County Personal Injury Cases We Handle

At Fotopoulos Law Office, Attorney John Fotopoulos has more than 20 years of experience handling a wide range of Kankakee County personal injury cases, including the following:

Regardless of the type of accident that caused your injuries, our Kankakee County personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and effectively pursue a claim for compensation against the responsible party.

Damages in Illinois Personal Injury Cases

At Fotopoulos Law Office, we understand how an accident can affect your life. Even accidents that may not immediately appear to be serious can cause unforeseen medical issues down the road. For this reason, it is imperative that you work with a Kankakee County personal injury attorney who is capable of identifying the full extent of your damages. That way, at the end of your case, you can rest assured that there will not be any unexpected expenses that were not covered by your damages award.

Of course, every personal injury lawsuit is unique, and damages can vary widely. However, in general, Illinois courts permit injury victims to recover compensation for their damages. These include economic damages, which consist of out-of-pocket expenses that you incurred as a result of the accident. They also include money that you would have earned but could not due to your injuries. The most common economic damages in Kankakee County personal injury claims include compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Decrease in earning capacity
  • Modifications to a home to accommodate a disability
  • Property damage

Proving economic damages typically requires an accident victim to present documentation of the expenses or lost income they suffered because of the accident. For example, your Kankakee County personal injury lawyer may gather and submit all your medical bills, paychecks from before and after your injury, work records, and receipts.

Non-economic damages refer to the emotional and psychological toll that an accident took on your life. While non-economic damages are harder to value, they are just as important as economic damages—if not more so. Non-economic damages may include compensation for your:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Decreased ability to enjoy your life

Proving non-economic damages can be more challenging than establishing economic damages, because accidents impact everyone's life differently. In other words, non-economic damages are subjective, and they require an attorney to tell a compelling story about how the accident impacted your life.

Speak with a Kankakee County Personal Injury Attorney

If you were recently involved in a motor vehicle collision, workplace accident, slip and fall, or any other type of preventable accident, Fotopoulos Law Office is here to help. As a former judge, Attorney John Fotopoulos has an impressive understanding of the legal principles that govern these cases as well as what it takes to be a successful litigator. During your free consultation, we will explain the recovery process, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with an honest assessment of your case. If you decide to pursue a claim, we will not bill you unless we can recover compensation on your behalf. To learn more, contact us at 708-942-8400.

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