Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury lawyer in O’Fallon, IL. Attorney Amanda Hayden at The Hayden Law Firm knows that accidents both minor and severe can result in an inability to return to the job you once depended upon, high medical expenses, or permanent disfigurement and pain. Regardless of the scale of the loss you’ve endured, you are equally deserving of rights and just compensation under the law.
If you or a loved one have been hurt because of recklessness or negligence, we are prepared to act on your behalf. Feel free to contact a personal injury lawyer in O’Fallon, IL, at The Hayden Law Firm or call (314) 480-3100 for a free, no-risk case consultation. If we decide to take your case, it will be on a contingency fee basis which means you don’t have to pay fees up-front.
Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Accidents happen all around us and the injuries that victims face are far-reaching. This is why The Hayden Law Firm handles personal injury claims of all types; because we want to help as many people as we can that suffer needlessly.
We handle auto accidents of all kinds, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- ATV Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Texting and Driving Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Self-Driving Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Bad Weather Accidents
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Brake Failure
…As well as all other kinds of personal injury accidents, including:
- Sexual Assaults
- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
- Construction Zone Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Slip and Fall Accidents
In everything from burn injuries and whiplash faced in minor car accidents to bodily injuries, paralysis, and wrongful death faced in serious truck wrecks, we are dedicated to bringing every resource to bear in whichever type of injury you face.
Personal Injury Damages in O’Fallon, IL
Your case is about more than financial gain; it’s about making things right. Personal injury law was designed to fairly compensate an injured individual for expenses caused by someone else, thereby, giving the victim a fighting chance to be made whole again.
After consulting with an experienced O’Fallon personal injury lawyer, you might be able to hold the negligent entities liable for present and future compensation.
These personal injury damages include, but are not limited to:
- Pain and suffering
- Past, present, and future medical expenses from injuries
- Reduced earning capacity
- Mental or emotional distress
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Rehabilitation and therapy expenses
The maximum amount of recoverable damages is different for everyone and will depend upon how the accident impacted your life, the degree of your injuries, and more.
How to Know if You Have a Personal Injury Case
You can recover damages by either filing a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company or by filing a personal injury lawsuit against them in the O’Fallon courts; however, it may difficult to know if you have a right to a claim in either situation.
In order to succeed, you must meet two essential elements: damages and fault. For example, an individual, company, or employee(s) of a business must commit a wrongful act or fail at their duty to protect others from dangerous situations in order to be guilty of negligence and thus held accountable for your injuries. Furthermore, the accident must meet time restrictions set forth by IL statute of limitations.
If you need further help determining if you have a personal injury case, an experienced O’Fallon personal injury lawyer at The Hayden Law Firm can discover if you have sufficient evidence to effectively prove fault and seek damages. Contact us now.
In many cases, claims for personal injury are settled out of court before ever reaching the trial stage; however, we will never hesitate to go to trial if large insurance companies refuse to pay what’s fair.
These large insurance companies will do anything they can to limit their liability and will therefore pressure you into accepting a settlement offer that may not be in your long-term best interests. Without effective legal representation, you may lose out on gaining sufficient compensation to cover your losses.
Furthermore, the personal injury claim process is made up of complicated details, paperwork, unexpected obstacles, and unfair denials. With our extensive experience, we know the ins and outs of the process and want to make it as seamless as possible for you.
Reach Out to a Personal Injury Lawyer in O’Fallon Who Cares
With our experience advocating for those who’ve been wronged, we are here to help families cope with life after an accident. It is our mission to help individuals recover financially, physically, and emotionally.