Joliet Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in Joliet, IL, you can count on Willens & Baez to provide you with top-rated legal services.
We are a personal injury law firm that has for decades been helping accident victims and their families obtain the compensation they deserve. In our more than 25 years of service, we have won millions of dollars’ worth of compensation for our clients. Our founder, Matthew L. Willens, is a nationally recognized attorney, and locally distinguished as among the Best of The Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Chicagoland.
Willens & Baez has an office in Joliet, Illinois, which is the fourth largest city in the state. This city is the county seat of Will County, but it actually sits between Will and Kendall Counties. Home to more than 147,400 people, Joliet is lively, diverse, and growing, earning the nickname “The City of Excitement.” But because it is always bustling, this city has a fair share of devastating accidents.
If you are one of those who have suffered from a Joliet accident, please don’t hesitate to talk to us at Willens & Baez.
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Types Of Personal Injury Cases
If you have sustained an injury due to someone else’s irresponsible actions, you may have the right to claim compensation for it. You may pursue a personal injury settlement claim or even take your case to court. The following are some common situations that typically make a personal injury case.
Auto Accidents/Motor Vehicle Accidents
The majority of personal injury claims arise from car collisions. However, it’s not only passenger cars that get involved in crashes. We often help victims of car accidents involving trucks, buses, vans, trains, and other commercial vehicles.
Traffic accidents are quite common in Joliet, since we have a number of hazardous streets and intersections here. Particularly dangerous roads in Joliet are Interstate 80, Fifth Avenue and Gardner Street, Caton Farm Road and Frontage Road, Division Street and Vermette Circle, and even some dated bridges like the Des Plain River Twin Bridges.
Bicycle Accidents And Motorcycle Crashes
Bikes and motorcycles provide much less protection on the road – they are smaller than regular cars, they have no metal frames, no seatbelts, and no airbags. Cyclists and riders are often severely or catastrophically injured in a crash.
Slip And Fall Accidents (Premises Liability)
When a person slips or trips, it can be an innocent mistake or a result of a hazardous condition on the premises. If you tripped and got seriously injured because the property was unreasonably unsafe – for example, there was no warning of a wet floor – the property owner may be considered negligent. Learn about getting compensated for this by talking to us.
Occupational injuries can occur anywhere, whether at a construction site, an office, or a store. Sometimes, it can even happen to employees who are on official business outside of the workplace. The injury does not have to be sudden – it may develop over time. The bottom line is that if your job-related injury occurred because your employer did not ensure workers’ safety, you may be entitled to compensation.
There are many forms of medical malpractice. It can be a doctor misdiagnosing your illness or prescribing the wrong treatment. It can be a surgeon or anesthesiologist making a mistake during surgery. It can be a healthcare provider committing an error during a birth. It can even be a hospital that provides poor service or equipment and causes further injury to patients.
Dog Bites And Animal Attacks
Pet owners and animal care givers are responsible for preventing their animals from causing harm. Thus, if you suffered a serious dog bite or animal attack, the pet owner or care giver may be held liable.
Defective Product Accidents (Product Liability)
Even the most common items and devices can injure if they malfunction due to a defect. Some very common examples are faulty car parts, overheating gadgets, defective appliances, substandard medical devices, and low-quality safety gear. If a defective product injured you, you may be able to claim against the manufacturer, distributor, and even the party that sold you the product.
If someone else’s negligence tragically resulted to the loss of your loved one, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact Willens & Baez To Get Your Free Consultation With A Reliable Attorney
Talk to us about your injury case, whether it’s a car accident, worker’s injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, or other. With Willens & Baez, your initial consultation is FREE of charge and involves no commitment. In this consultation, we will hear about your injury and offer some guidance on your options – so you understand what you can do and how a lawyer can help you. We want you to feel comfortable in choosing to work with us.
Give us a call today at (815) 242-0848.