An Experienced Southern Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer to Represent You

In Illinois, you may file a personal injury claim or lawsuit to seek compensation for losses resulting from injuries someone else caused. Your chances of getting the money you need are much greater when you have skilled legal representation.

An Illinois personal injury lawyer from Shevlin Law Group, LLC, can ease your burdens during the challenging time after you’re injured by someone else’s wrongdoing by handling the claims process on your behalf. If necessary, we’re also prepared to represent you at trial. Greg Shevlin has years of experience and can provide the assistance you need right now. 

We handle a wide range of case types. If you think you have a personal injury case, contact us today for a free case review.

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Personal Injury

Being injured due to the negligence of another party may leave you with medical bills, loss of earning potential, and more. You deserve to receive compensation for such losses when your injuries resulted from someone else’s actions or carelessness. The following types of cases all fall under the umbrella of “personal injury.”

Product Liability

Products may harm consumers when defects occur in their design or manufacture or when companies provide insufficient warnings to make consumers aware of potential dangers the product carries. Product liability cases may also arise when those who sell or market dangerous products fail to provide sufficient safety instructions.
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Construction Accidents

Construction is among the most dangerous industries in which to work. Construction workers may sustain injuries due to falls, vehicle collisions, “caught between” accidents, and more.

You’re likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if you sustained injuries while working in construction in Illinois. In some cases, you might also be entitled to seek compensation by filing a claim against a negligent third party. Potentially liable parties in these circumstances include property owners, product designers/manufacturers, negligent motorists, and more.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

A motor vehicle wreck can transform your life in an instant, whether you’re in a car, an SUV, a pickup, or riding a motorcycle. You may be eligible for compensation if a crash occurred because another party was careless. 

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Truck Accidents

Often, trucks cause very serious injuries when they’re in a collision with passenger vehicles. Additionally, the liable parties in trucking accident cases may include trucking companies and other parties prepared who have teams of lawyers to defend them. Having proper legal representation can help you level the playing field.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are complex. Proving that a doctor or other healthcare provider failed to provide you with reasonable care requires gathering substantial evidence. An Illinois personal injury attorney can assist you with gathering evidence and documenting your losses.

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Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is always painful. Your pain may be particularly acute if a loved one’s passing resulted from the wrongful actions or inaction of another party. Although nothing can bring a lost loved one back, you may be eligible for compensation to cover funeral expenses, loss of a loved one’s earning potential, loss of companionship, and more.

frequently asked questions

Our clients often have questions when they come to see us for the first time. We’ve provided answers to the questions we hear most frequently for you here.

Seeking compensation typically involves filing an insurance claim and negotiating for a fair settlement. Lawyers understand the tactics insurance adjusters employ to minimize payouts in these circumstances.

Therefore, hiring a lawyer may improve your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve. However, hiring an attorney doesn’t necessarily guarantee success. No ethical attorney can promise they’ll win your case.

You might wonder if you can justify hiring a lawyer now. Fortunately, at Shevlin Law Group, LLC, we work on contingency. In this arrangement, we don’t charge upfront fees, and you take no risk when you hire us.

Our fee is an agreed-upon percentage of the final settlement or award you receive. If you don’t get paid, neither do we.

The specific ways in which a personal injury lawyer serving southern Illinois may assist you can depend on the specifics of your case. General tasks a lawyer may handle include: 
 
• Reviewing your case
• Narrowing down your legal options
• Identifying liable parties
• Gathering evidence of negligence or wrongdoing
• Interviewing witnesses
• Documenting losses
• Calculating the potential value of a claim
• Completing and submitting claim paperwork
• Negotiating with the insurance adjuster on your behalf
• Representing you in court
 
Pursuing compensation can be a long and involved process. Focusing on your physical and emotional recovery during this time is easier when an attorney is handling your case.
 
No one can say for sure how much money you may receive in the form of a settlement or award of damages. Various factors can influence final settlement amounts. Common examples of such factors include:
 
•The severity of your injuries
• The total cost of your medical care (which may include the cost of ongoing medical treatment)
• Your lost wages
• Your pain and suffering
• Whether you can return to your usual line of work
• The overall impact of your injuries on your life
 
A lawyer can accurately assess the value of your case so we know how much money to demand for your losses. At Shevlin Law Group, LLC, we fight for every penny you deserve.

It depends. A fairly simple case may only take three or four months to resolve. A complex case requiring investigations, prolonged negotiations, and other such factors could last years.

Gregory Shevlin at Shevlin Law Group, LLC, will keep you updated on your case’s status as it proceeds. We know you’re eager to receive the settlement you deserve. However, if we believe we can secure more compensation than the insurance company initially offers, we’ll invest the time necessary to pursue it.

An insurance company will investigate you when you file a claim. They might check your social media accounts. If you post any content that contradicts statements about your injuries, they may leverage this content against you during negotiations. Or they might find posts in which you make statements indicating an accident that caused your injuries was at least partially your fault. They can use those statements to devalue your claim. 

Staying off social media is wise while your personal injury case is pending. Statements you make to friends and family could potentially find their way back to the insurance company. Depending on the nature of those statements, they may harm your case.

Contact an Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer

At Shevlin Law Group, LLC, we serve clients in Madison County, St. Clair County, St. Louis, Marion, and other locations throughout southern Illinois, and we leverage our years of experience to provide our clients with the strong representation they deserve. For more information about how we may help you get the money you’re entitled to after you were injured due to another’s wrongdoing, contact us online or call us today for a free case review.