Mokena Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been in an accident, you realize that it’s not just the physical injuries that can make your life challenging. You’ve missed work and may not know when you can start earning a paycheck again. You’re missing family and social events. You face lingering uncertainty about whether your injuries will ever completely heal. These are all normal concerns, and they can be overwhelming. On one hand, you may want to pursue justice for what’s happened to you, but on the other, doing so is only going to add to your stress, isn’t it?
That’s where the Fotopoulos Law Office comes in. For decades, we’ve helped accident victims bring personal injury cases against those who are responsible for their injuries. Once you bring us on board your case, we will take over all the heavy lifting while keeping you as involved as you want to be. We want you to be comfortable with the process. So, when we come to you with an important decision you need to make about your case, we’ll also come prepared with all the information you need as well as our thoughtful advice.Types of Cases Our Mokena Personal Injury Lawyer Handles
At the Fotopoulos Law Office, we represent clients who’ve been injured in all types of accidents. While we handle almost every type of personal injury case, residents of Mokena seek our assistance most often with the following matters:
- Car crashes,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Nursing home abuse and neglect,
- Slip and falls,
- Truck accidents,
- Workplace accidents,
- Wrongful death cases,
Regardless of the type of accident that caused your injuries, Attorney Fotopoulos is immediately available to help you understand your rights and get started pursuing the compensation you need to get your life back on track.Will I Need to Go to Court if I File a Mokena Personal Injury Case?
Approximately five percent of personal cases go to trial. So, chances are you will not need to go to court because, far more often than not, insurance companies tend to want to settle these cases rather than risk a jury handing down a large damages award at trial. In a personal injury settlement, you agree to accept a certain amount of money, usually from an insurance company, in exchange for agreeing not to pursue your case.How Much Should I Expect from a Personal Injury Settlement?
Personal injury cases vary widely in terms of damages, and it’s nearly impossible to provide an accurate estimate of what a settlement would be without a detailed review of the evidence. However, as a general rule, an insurance company will consider the following factors when coming up with a settlement figure:
- The medical expenses you’ve already incurred;
- The likely need for medical care in the future;
- Whether you missed work or can no longer work because of your injuries;
- Whether you shared responsibility for the accident; and
- Whether you experienced significant trauma, scarring, disfigurement, pain or suffering as a result of the accident.
At the Fotopoulos Law Office, we take the time to identify the full extent of your damages from the very beginning of your case. That way, when the insurance company comes back with a settlement figure, you know where it should be.Speak with a Mokena Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Injuries Today
At the Fotopoulos Law Office, we recognize the challenges that you face as a victim of a recent accident. And we are here to help you through the process in any way we can. With more than two decades of legal experience, including spending several years serving as a judge in Cook County, Attorney John Fotopoulos is a natural choice to represent you through negotiations with the insurance company and, if necessary, at trial. We offer free consultations and take cases on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t pay a dime for our representation unless we can connect you with financial compensation. To learn more, and to speak with a Mokena personal injury attorney about your case today, give the Fotopoulos Law Office a call at 708-942-8400. You can also connect with us through our secure online contact form.