If you’ve been hurt in an accident, your priority is recovery. At Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP, we make it our priority to fight for recovery on behalf of every client we serve. The financial consequences of another party’s negligence should never be the responsibility of the injured victim. We devote our practice to helping those in our area who were hurt or lost their lives in tragic and preventable accidents. If you or a loved one was the victim of personal injury, a Princeton, IL personal injury lawyer from our firm is available to meet with you and your family in Bureau County and the surrounding Illinois areas.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Through a long career advocating for injured clients, the attorneys at Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP know that personal injury law makes a difference. Taking legal action after an accident can give injured victims the financial security to live their lives without fearing debt, eviction, unemployment, or an inability to afford quality medical care. Taking legal action can also work to hold companies, organizations, and the behavior of others to a higher standard. When individuals and corporations are made to face the consequences of their wrongdoing, they are far less likely to continue the behavior that harms or kills others.
We get results for our clients. Our car accident lawyers, premises liability lawyers, and wrongful death lawyers have seen people injured in auto accidents recover their losses, dog owners held accountable for allowing dangerous animals to attack others, and families who lost loved ones, even children, get the help they need to move forward after tragedy. As Princeton, IL personal injury attorneys, it is our mission to give our neighbors and community members a sense of security, knowing that their rights will be upheld and their health and wellbeing prioritized.
We believe in justice, and we know that our role as personal injury attorneys gives us a platform to make Princeton, IL a safer place for all of us. If you need the help of a personal injury lawyer after an accident, the attorneys at our firm can provide representation in a variety of practice areas. Please feel welcomed to contact one of the following types of lawyers at Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP to receive a free case evaluation. Our lawyers will be able to review the details of your case and offer an experienced and honest opinion about your legal options.
- Car Accident Lawyer
- Truck Accident Lawyer
- Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
- Premises Liability Lawyer
- Medical Malpractice Lawyer
- Wrongful Death Lawyer
How a Lawyer Can Help After Personal Injury
We know that deciding to take legal action after an injury isn’t always the best choice for every situation. But when the negligent or harmful actions of another party causes you to suffer injury, loss, and life-altering damages, the law can be a valuable tool. When a Princeton, IL personal injury lawyer from Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP takes your case, we make it our goal to help you recover what you’ve lost and hold those liable for wrongdoing accountable for their actions.
The financial consequences of a personal injury can be devastating—especially when these costly expenses are piled atop the physical pain and emotional anguish the victim is already suffering. Personal injury lawyers aim to make sure that a victim is not left to pay the costs of another person’s negligence. In personal injury law, the term “damages” refers to the compensation that someone injured through the wrongful actions of another party may be awarded. Compensatory damages—those meant to compensate the injured victim—can generally be divided into two categories: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are the tangible, documented financial losses resulting from your injury. These often come in the form of bills. Examples of economic damages that may be available in a personal injury case include:
- Medical bills such as ambulance costs, hospital stays, doctor and specialist visits, prescription medications, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and costs associated with ongoing care and treatment.
- Lost wages, which may also include benefits and paid time off under certain circumstances.
- Loss of future earnings, an important cost to calculate if you have been the victim of an injury resulting in permanent disability which impacts your ability to perform your previous job duties.
- Home or vehicle modifications to accommodate a disability.
- Property damage or loss, such as a vehicle totaled in a car accident, or any other personal property which needs to be repaired or replaced.
- Other current or future expenses that would have to come from your own pocket if not compensated with the help of a personal injury lawyer. This could include a variety of costs, such as childcare, transportation, in-home care, cleaning services, or other replacement services for tasks you are unable to accomplish while recovering from your injury.
Economic damages like the ones listed above can result in extremely high costs to the injured person or their surviving family members. Most people are unprepared to shoulder such an enormous financial burden suddenly and unexpectedly. No one’s financial future should be put in jeopardy by the wrongdoing of another person or company. That’s why your Princeton, IL personal injury lawyer will devote the time and effort necessary to making sure your case has the most successful outcome possible.
At Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP, we know that tangible, documented costs cannot fully represent how much a person’s life—and the life of their entire family—has been devastated by a serious injury. Much of the most severe impact an injury has on someone’s life can’t be expressed by numbers or receipts. These types of damages are referred to as non-economic. While less tangible than economic-damages, they are every bit as real.
At our law firm, we take into account the many ways your life has been affected by your injury, calculating both economic and non-economic damages so you can be fully and fairly compensated. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, your car accident lawyer, wrongful death lawyer, medical malpractice lawyer, or other personal injury lawyer may be able to help you recover non-economic damages. After personal injury or the loss of a family member, you may be entitled to seek the following types of non-economic damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship, guidance, care, and support
- Loss of reputation
- Worsening of prior medical conditions
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Both economic and non-economic compensatory damages are designed to compensate the victim for what they’ve lost. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are those intended to punish the party who caused harm. In a smaller number of personal injury claims, punitive damages may be sought. If the court decides to apply punitive damages, it is because the actions leading to the injury were particularly reckless, willful, or grossly negligent. Punitive damages are sometimes involved when a drunk driver causes a serious or deadly accident, or when a company’s negligence leads to the injury or death of many consumers unaware of the dangers of a product. Punitive damages, by punishing harmful behaviors, seek to stop others from behaving in a similar manner.
Proudly Representing Princeton, IL
There’s a lot in Princeton to be proud of. Our team at Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP is honored to represent and be a part of a community with a rich history and a bright future. It’s often the little things that make our city special to so many who call Princeton, IL home—seeing a movie at the Apollo Theater, taking part in the Homestead Festival, joining the annual Christmas Walk, supporting local music through the Down on Main Street concert series, or cheering on the Tigers at a Princeton High School game.
From the Bureau County Fairgrounds to North and South Main Street, and to the red covered bridge, parks, golf courses, churches, and historic homes that define and beautify Princeton, we at Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP value and fight for what makes our city a great place to live. We invite you to reach out to our office with any questions about how we may be able to help you and your family recover after injury.