Put Experience on Your Side Over 25 Years of Protecting the Rights of Injury Victims

Personal Injury Lawyer in Peoria, IL

Serving Injured Individuals throughout Illinois and Missouri, Including Peoria & Tazewell Counties

If you or a loved one suffered serious, life-altering injuries as a result of another person, company, manufacturer, or other entity’s negligence, you may be able to take legal action to hold the negligent party responsible. While financial compensation cannot undo the ordeal you have been through, it can help with the associated costs, including medical expenses, lost wages, and reduced earning ability. Compensation can also ease the burden of pain and suffering and help to ensure that similar accidents do not occur in the future.

At Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law, we handle all types of severe, complex personal injury claims, including car accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, defective drugs, product liability, construction/workplace injuries, and more. Our Peoria personal injury attorney has more than 25 years of experience. He uses this experience, along with the knowledge he gained from his background in the sciences to skillfully advocate for his clients. If you were injured or your loved one was killed and you believe someone else is at fault, contact our firm to find out how we may be able to help you.

We accept select cases in order to provide each and every client with the focus and personal approach they deserve. Contact us online or by phone at (309) 271-1118 to request a complimentary case evaluation today.

Determining Fault & Establishing Negligence

While truly blameless accidents rarely occur, most accidents and injuries are the direct or indirect result of negligence. Negligence is a crucial element to any personal injury case. In order to secure recovery for your damages, you must first determine if someone else was at fault for the accident and that the other party acted careless, recklessly, or otherwise negligently. You must also show that this negligence led to your injuries.

Every situation is unique. Variables to take into account in a legal case against a negligent party include:

  • How did the accident happen?
  • Who was negligent and in what way(s)?
  • What were the injuries?
  • What is the injured person's prognosis?
  • What are his or her actual losses, including losses to his or her immediate family?
  • What will it take—in recovery time, in medical care and in dollars and cents—to make that injured person as whole again as possible?
  • What resources are available to cover those losses?
  • What legal strategies will most effectively bring maximum available compensation to the injured person?

Our Peoria personal injury lawyer digs deeply into questions such as these when investigating our clients’ cases. Our goal is to obtain full and fair compensation for people who have been injured by someone else’s negligent actions.

Compensation for Accident Victims in Peoria, IL

If you have reason to suspect that your injuries were caused by another party's negligence, contact our firm today to discuss your legal options. Depending on the circumstances, you may have a claim to compensation for a wide range of damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages and other income
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering

Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation

At Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law, we focus our personal injury practice on severe cases. With this focus, we strive to provide each and every client with personalized, attentive representation from start to finish. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns, offering open, honest, and consistent communication throughout the process.

To schedule a free consultation, call (309) 271-1118 or fill out an online contact form today.

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much is my case worth?

Every case is different, therefore it is impossible to determine the value of your case without discussing your situation in detail with an attorney. Generally speaking, however, cases that involve more severe injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations/limb loss, or other life-changing injuries tend to have a much higher value than those involving comparatively minor injuries such as whiplash. Likewise, the value of your case will be influenced by the level of available insurance coverage, the amount of evidence proving the opposing party's fault, and the quality of your legal representation.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

Like case values, personal injury case timelines vary widely and can be nearly impossible to predict. While the temptation may be to settle as quickly as possible, it is important to understand that it is not a matter of simply filing a claim and receiving a lump sum if you want to receive fair compensation. While small claims can sometimes be settled quickly, cases involving more severe injuries can last anywhere from several months to a few years depending on factors such as the length of your medical treatment, the cooperation of the insurance companies, and if your case needs to go to trial. Your attorney can review the details of your case and help you get a better understanding of what to expect.

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois?

Illinois' statute of limitations imposes a two-year time limit for personal injuries and a five-year time limit for property damage claims. This time "clock" so to speak begins on the day of your injury or the day that the cause of your injury reasonably should have been discovered, though this time limit may sometimes be extended in rare situations. If you do not file a claim before the statute of limitations period expires, you will essentially lose your ability to sue and will be barred from recovering compensation for your injuries. Since some cases can potentially take months or even years just to be investigated, it is critical to get an attorney involved as early as possible in your case to ensure your compliance with all legal deadlines.

We Have Your Best Interest in Mind

With Our Clients Every Step of the Way
  • Over 25 Years of Experience

    We have seen it all and have helped recover millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. There is no case too complex. Our experience in and out of the courtroom is the advantage your case needs.

  • Prepared For Trial

    We will aggressively fight for justice. We prepare and handle every case as if it's going to trial and we are not afraid to take your case before a judge if the matter calls for it.

  • A Strategic Approach

    When it comes to personal injury, we understand there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. We are committed to creating a unique plan that looks to achieve the best possible result for you.