Personal Injury Attorney In Edwardsville, IL
Personal Injury Attorney In Edwardsville, IL
Are you searching for an experienced Edwardsville, IL, personal injury attorney? Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers have nearly 90 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law. Our firm is based in St. Louis, IL, but we represent clients all across the region. Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers has a reputation providing clients with attentive service and outstanding legal representation. We have an impressive record of success. Our trial lawyers have won millions for clients who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness. Let us represent you in the courtroom or at the negotiation table. We’ll work tirelessly to preserve your rights to fair compensation.
About Personal Injury Law
Serious—even life-changing—accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Sometimes these accidents are caused by another person’s carelessness, recklessness, negligence, or wrong-doing. At such time, the negligent party may be liable for the victim’s injuries. Personal injury is a broad term that encompasses various types of claims that include slip and fall injuries, swimming pool accidents, car and truck accidents, bicycle accidents, medical malpractice, and more. If you are hurt because of someone else’s error, you have the right to seek damages. Injuries can cause immense pain and suffering for victims of these situations. Typically, they involve significant—even ruinous—medical costs and lost work wages. Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers will work diligently to fight for your right to fair compensation.
Personal Injury Case Types
The attorneys of Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers have negotiated and litigated personal injury claims that are associated with:
- Premises Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Medication Errors
- HIPAA Violations
- Workplace Injuries / Workers Compensation
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
If you don’t see your claim type on this list, call us anyway. We’ve been practicing personal injury law for decades. We can likely take your case, but if we can’t, we will recommend a qualified attorney to you.
How Much Compensation Can I Be Awarded?
Victims of accidents that are caused by someone else can seek economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include lost work wages and medical expenses. This can be difficult to calculate if the claimant will need future or on-going medical care related to their expenses and if they will be unable to work or work in their given occupation. Sometimes we consult with actuaries and medical experts so that we can provide an accurate financial picture of these future costs.
Non-economic damages refer to the pain and suffering that a person endures. Some states like Missouri have a cap in place. We can advice you about these caps and how they affect your claim.
How Can Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers Help You?
Although Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers is a small St. Louis law firm, we have a reputation for getting big results. Our attorneys provide each client with personalize attention. It’s the particulars of each case that inform our strategy; we don’t use cookie-cutter solutions in our work. When your contract with our firm, you can expect us to:
- Thoroughly evaluate your claim
- Investigate / research
- Consult other professionals if needed (i.e. accident reconstructionist or actuary)
- Meet with medical experts
- File court documents
- Appear at court / negotiations
- Communicate with insurance companies and defendant’s attorneys
- Provide timely updates about the case
- Aggressively litigate or negotiate on your behalf
While many attorneys can be difficult to reach when you need their advice, Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers is known for our attentive service. We strive to answer our clients’ calls as soon as possible. Our support staff is very attentive and can often help clients if attorneys are in court.
What about Time Limits for Filing?
Yes—there are time limits for filing your claim. However, these limits vary in accordance with the type of case in question whether it’s a car accident or wrongful death suit. We will advise you about the time limits concerning you case when we meet.
How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Personal Injury Claim?
We cannot predict how long it will take to resolve a case one way or another. Some cases are resolved within a few weeks. Others may stretch on for a couple years. Most personal injury cases are resolved in a matter of months up to a year. Much depends on the case’s complexity and whether or not the case escalates to litigation.
Do I Need to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Right Away?
We strongly encourage accident victims to contact us as soon as possible. There are some important reasons to do this. From the moment you engage our services, we begin our work. We’ll comb through the accident report if it exists to ensure that it is error-free. Even small mistakes can damage a claim. We will investigate the scene of the accident and attempt to take photos of the damaged vehicles or property. Damaged vehicles, for example, aren’t likely to be around to photograph after a short period of time and these photos can he helpful to support a claim. We will talk to witnesses and get their complete statements. If you wait weeks or months, you risk losing track of witnesses. They may not even remember important details concerning what they witnessed.
Also—and this is quite important—we will communicate with insurance companies and the at-fault party’s attorneys on your behalf. It behooves them to minimize your right to fair compensation. You could say or do something that injures your case simply because you’re not accustomed to this type of situation. We are! We will communicate with these entities on your behalf. We will also provide you with our experience-based legal counsel every step of the way.
If you need an Edwardsville, IL, personal injury attorney, contact us to schedule your free initial consultation. We can then provide you with some preliminary advice based on the particulars of your claim. We are diligent about fighting for our clients’ right to fair compensation, so if you choose to proceed, we will work tirelessly on your behalf.