Get the Compensation You Deserve For A Personal Injury
Victims of accidents caused by negligence face uphill battles against a number of life-changing hardships — legal, financial, physical and emotional. While no amount of money can replace what you’ve lost, a financial award can provide you and your family with financial security in the future.
In Will County, Cook County and surrounding areas in Greater Chicago, the law firm that protects your rights after a motor vehicle accident or an injury on the property of another is Cassian & Carter LLC in Joliet.
Experienced personal injury attorney William R. Cassian, and a skilled support staff, will protect you and represent you against insurance companies and the lawyers they hire to help them.
Our approach to the solutions you need includes:
- In-depth investigations into the cause of your accident
- Skillful negotiations with the insurance companies involved
- Forceful litigation against them, if necessary, in courts of law
Focused On Solutions ~ Committed To You After An Accident
Cassian & Carter clients struggle against the burdens of medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma after accidents caused by careless motorists and negligent property owners. We work hard to help our clients and their families to return their lives to normal with aggressive advocacy, extensive legal knowledge, proven courtroom skills and attentive personal service.
Are you or a loved one dealing with the aftermath of a serious injury — including broken bones, traumatic brain injury, paralysis or disfigurement — or wrongful death? We help individuals and families throughout the state with all types of injury claims, including:
- Car crashes
- Motorcycle and truck accidents
- Bike and pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice claims
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
Start Today With A Free Consultation
Contact our compassionate lawyers today by calling 815-714-7118 or by sending us an email message. Your initial consultation is free, and the contingency fee basis for our services means that you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case. Home and hospital room visits are available upon request.
Answers To Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
If you or a loved one was harmed by a negligent party, you likely have questions about the Illinois personal injury process. We have compiled a list of several of the most frequently asked questions for you. Don’t see the question that’s on your mind? At Cassian & Carter LLC we offer a free consultation so that you can get answers. Call 815-714-7118 to speak with us today. We are happy to provide answers.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Illinois?
Two years. The clock starts ticking the day the injury occurred. If someone dies, the family has two years from the day of death to file a wrongful death claim.
Is there a limit to the amount of compensation I can recover in an Illinois personal injury claim?
No. There is currently no limit or “cap” on what you can recover in our state.
If my spouse died in an accident, should I file a wrongful death claim?
Every situation is different. However, if someone else was negligent and this caused the accident, then you may have a case. Negligent means that they did something to cause the accident or did not do something within their power to avoid the accident. Some medical malpractice and car accidents are valid causes for a wrongful death lawsuit if a loved one died.
Do most personal injury claims go to trial?
Not usually. Most of these cases, over 90%, are settled out of court. Only about 5% of all cases will go to trial.
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
This varies widely and depends in large part on the severity of your injury. Some cases are settled for a few thousand dollars, while others for tens of thousands. In rare cases, a personal injury case may settle for a million or more.
How much does it cost to hire an Illinois personal injury attorney?
It costs nothing. Why? Because these cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless the attorney takes your case and attains a settlement or verdict for you. Then you pay a percentage of the compensation you receive for that representation.
What types of compensation can I secure with a personal injury settlement?
There are two types of compensation you can pursue: compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Compensatory damages are awarded to cover such things as medical bills, hospital bills, rehabilitation expenses, including drugs and equipment, and compensation for current and future lost earnings. They can also cover disfigurement, mental pain and anguish, loss of consortium, loss of opportunity and even the loss of enjoyment of life.
Punitive damages are sought to “punish” or send a message to a person or company that such behavior will not be tolerated. It is typically pursued in cases where a person or business acted recklessly or with an evil motive.
Get In Touch For Clear Counsel And A Better Path Forward
We know you have questions about the process, timeline and what to expect. We are here to answer your questions and help you. You are not alone. We do understand how emotional this process is. When firm founder Bill Cassian was just 13, he lost his father to a heart attack that wasn’t treated. We offer extensive legal knowledge and experience with an uncommon degree of empathy. We will also hold the negligent parties responsible. Call 815-714-7118 or send an email to the firm about you and your injury.