Kankakee County Personal Injury Lawyer
An accident happens in a moment’s notice. However, the effect that an accident has on your life can last forever. Even accidents that do not result in debilitating injuries still cause a significant disruption in your life. They can also cost you tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages. At the 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’ve been through.Types of Kankakee Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At the 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:
- Car accidents,
- Construction injuries,
- Product liability,
- Medical malpractice,
- Motorcycle crashes,
- Nursing home abuse and neglect,
- Pedestrian collisions,
- Bicycle accidents,
- Truck crashes,
- Workplace accidents, and
- Wrongful death.
Regardless of the type of accident that caused your injuries, our Kankakee County personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights and effectively pursue a claim for compensation against the responsible party.Damages in Illinois Personal Injury Cases
At the 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 won’t be any unexpected expenses that were not covered by your damages award.
Of course, every personal injury lawsuit is unique, and damages awards vary widely. However, in general, Illinois courts permit injury victims to recover for their economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those out-of-pocket expenses that you incurred as a result of the accident. They also include money that you would have earned but couldn’t due to your injuries. The most common economic damages in Kankakee 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; and
- Property damage.
Proving economic damages typically requires an accident victim present documentation of the expenses or lost income they suffered because of the accident. For example, your Kankakee personal injury lawyer may gather and submit all your medical bills, paychecks, 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, and
- Decreased ability to enjoy your life.
Proving non-economic damages is more challenging than establishing economic damages because accidents impact everyone’s life differently. In other words, non-economic damages are subjective and require an attorney to tell a compelling story about how the accident impacted your life.Speak with a Kankakee County Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Injuries Today
If you were recently involved in a motor vehicle collision, workplace accident, slip and fall or any other type of preventable accident, the Fotopoulos Law Office is here to help. As a former judge, Attorney John Fotopoulos commands an impressive understanding of the legal principles that govern these cases as well as what it takes to be a successful litigator. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients, during which we will explain the recovery process, answer your questions, and provide you with an honest assessment of your case. And, if you decide to bring a claim with us, we will not bill you unless we can recover compensation on your behalf. To learn more, give the Fotopoulos Law Office a call at 708-942-8400 or connect with us through our secure online contact form