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When you are injured, you probably have a lot of concerns. Not only about getting your health back, but making sure your rights are protected and that those who are responsible for the injury are made to take responsibility. For over 40 years, we’ve been representing personal injury victims. It’s what put us on the map – and it’s the reason you should contact us for a free review of your case.

A personal injury case is a civil lawsuit one files against a person who caused their injury. This can include physical injuries or damage to a person’s reputation. A case like this requires the gathering of proof and dealing with legal issues – which requires the assistance of personal injury lawyers.

If someone else’s negligence caused you or a loved one’s injury you should consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Personal injury lawyers can handle a wide range of cases. Personal injury cases can have a lasting financial impact based on the outcome. They may lead to medical bills, lost wages, damages, and other problems that become long-term financial commitments. If the injuries are not your fault, then it may be in your best interest to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person that is responsible. If you win the case or settle out of court, you could recover many of these costs. This would help alleviate the added burden of these unexpected financial commitments.

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Types of Recoverable Expenses

Types of Recoverable Expenses

If you win a personal injury lawsuit, you may recover compensation for your injuries. There are several types of compensation potentially available. The judge will decide which categories are applicable and if you get the full amount that you asked for. In some cases, the judge will decide the exact amount. Some of the types of recoverable compensation include:

  • Medical expenses. Any medical cost related to your injury can be recovered. This includes medical care, rehabilitation, hospital stays, assistive devices, and many other medical costs. However, your lawyer needs to prove that the costs are related to the injury, not a pre-existing or otherwise acquired condition.
  • Lost wages. If you are not able to work because of your injury, or if you lost your transportation in an accident, then you may be able to recover the wages that you lost as a result.
  • Legal fees. In some cases, you may be able to recover the legal fees that you incurred due to the cases. This is relatively rare, and there are usually mitigating circumstances that the judge might feel warrants these awards.
  • Punitive damages. The judge can choose whether to award punitive damages. These are used to punish the responsible party because he or she did something potentially reprehensible. The more reprehensible the action, the higher the compensation usually is.
  • Pain and suffering. You may also recover compensation for your physical and emotional pain and suffering as a result of the accident.
Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury claims fall under the jurisdiction of civil law and include measurable damage. Several types of personal injury cases include:

Car Accidents

A lawsuit can address an injury or damages from a car accident that is the other driver’s fault. The result will likely be some level of monetary compensation based on the specifics of the case.

Medical malpractice

Medical professionals have a standard of care to meet every time they treat patients. If a medical professional is reckless or negligent, then any resulting injury or problem can become the basis of a personal injury lawsuit.

Wrongful death

In any situation where a person dies as a result of negligence, their family can sue the person responsible.

Product liability

Products that are defective or have design flaws and hurt people who bought them can lead to product liability lawsuits against the designer, manufacturer, or retailer.

Slip and fall accidents

Injuries resulting from accidents on other people’s property as a result of poor maintenance or negligence might qualify for a lawsuit.


Defamation is using false statements to hurt someone’s reputation. This can have an impact on a person’s ability to work, which makes it a personal injury.

Do I Really Need an Attorney?

Do I Really Need an Attorney?

You may consider filing a personal injury claim without a lawyer, but it is very difficult without professional legal assistance. At Janssen Law Center we have handled thousands of personal injury claims for people just like you. Using our 40+ years of experience, we will provide you with strong legal advice and support through the whole process.

Call Janssen Law Center at (309) 676-2341 for a free and confidential consultation with an attorney to discuss your situation

Four things you need for a strong personal injury case

Four things you need for a strong personal injury case

  1. The worse the injury, the better the case
  2. Your injuries need to be directly related to your accident
  3. As much fault as possible must fall on the other party involved
  4. Very little to no fault can be placed on you for the injury

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