If you or someone you love has died or been injured because of the careless or negligent acts of someone else, you are not powerless. The laws of our country and the state of Illinois allow you to seek justice, and you can and should take advantage of these laws. Responsible parties deserve to be held accountable for their carelessness. You are entitled to money for the harm they have caused.
Money cannot fill the emotional void left by the death of a loved one, or replace the time, capabilities and skills lost to an injury. However, money can relieve many of the practical burdens that injury and death place on families. Money damages also send a message that carelessness will not be tolerated and wrongdoers will be held accountable.
If you are thinking of pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, you probably have a number of questions. We would like to answer some of the most common and important ones for you here:
How long do I have to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim?
If you believe you may have a personal injury or wrongful death claim, you should contact an injury lawyer immediately. However, don't be discouraged from exploring legal action simply because you think it may be too late. Statutes of limitations - that is, laws that set the deadlines for how much time a person has to file a lawsuit after an event takes place - do exist, but they vary widely and often allow much more time than people expect. Even if the events in question happened years ago, you may still be able to recover damages you are rightly entitled to receive.
How much do I have to pay to consult with a Chicago injury attorney about a case I think I may have?
There is absolutely NO COST involved in consulting with an experienced Chicago accident attorney at Levin & Perconti about a potential case you may have. If you believe that you or a loved one may have a valid personal injury or wrongful death claim, we strongly encourage you to submit your case to us for a FREE, no-obligation review as soon as possible. We will gladly review the details of your situation, answer your questions, and help you determine the best possible course of action.
Case reviewing is not a "bother" to us, or a way for us to pressure people into employing our services. It is an important part of our job and we are glad to do it, whether or not it results in a new client for our firm. Discussing your situation with a knowledgeable, experienced attorney will set your mind at ease and clarify your future. Most importantly, it can put you on the path to recovering financial damages you are entitled to receive under the law.
How much will it cost me to file a lawsuit?
Levin & Perconti only accepts cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that you are not expected or required to pay any attorneys fees unless and until we achieve a successful result for you. When that happens, a predetermined percentage will be taken out of the verdict or settlement amount to cover your legal fees.
How do I know if I have a legitimate claim?
On the Cases We Handle page of our website, you can find brief descriptions of the various types of personal injury and wrongful death cases we handle. Reviewing these descriptions can help you to better understand and classify your claim.
It is important to note, however, that not all legitimate cases fit neatly into one of these categories. If you believe that you or a loved one may have a valid personal injury or wrongful death claim, the best thing to do is contact an injury lawyer in Chicago and submit your case for review. Doing so will NOT obligate you to hire us. At Levin & Perconti, we will gladly review your case at absolutely no cost to you. Simply call us at 877-374-1417 or 312-332-2872 or contact us via our quick contact form to schedule a FREE, no-obligation case review.