How To Know If You Have A Personal Injury Claim

If you suffer a financial loss as a result of someone else's negligence, you may have a claim to compensation. There are generally four factors you should consider when filing a claim:

  • Did you suffer damages (a financial loss)?
  • Did the other party have a responsibility to not injure you?
  • Did their negligence result in your damages?
  • Did the injury occur in the past two years?

Generally, if you answer 'yes' to these questions, you have a personal injury claim against the other party. These claims can include medical malpractice, professional malpractice, premises liability, defective products, dog bites, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, aviation accidents, car accidents, and serious slip-and-fall accidents.

I am attorney Brian Keeley, and I have been a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. I have worked on hundreds of personal injury cases. I can help determine if you have a case, and how much compensation you may be entitled to.

What Are You Entitled To?

Your financial recovery involves more than just your medical expenses. Your injury could place you out of work temporarily, or perhaps permanently, and can result in a number of other unexpected costs. You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medicals bills
  • Property damage
  • A portion of your lost wages
  • Home or personal care
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement costs
  • Pain and suffering

You Can Seek Money Even If You Were Partly At Fault

When determining your compensation, Illinois employs a comparative fault rule – meaning you only receive a percentage of your recovery based on how "at fault" the other party is determined to be. If your serious injury is determined to be 10 percent your own fault and 90 percent the other party's fault, you will only receive 90 percent of the determined financial damages.

For this reason, be sure to keep extensive records of receipts, pictures of the incident and the contact information of any witnesses that can prove fault on behalf of the other party.

Schedule A Free Consultation – Evening And Weekend Appointments Available

At Brian Keeley, LTD, I provide people in the Bolingbrook area with aggressive representation so they can receive the compensation they deserve. I am ready and willing to try your case in court so you can maximize your recovery.

Schedule a free consultation online, or call 630-771-0050 today to discuss your claim, and how much compensation you may be entitled to. You only pay for our services if we win your case. I also offer evening and weekend appointments, as well as hospital visits.