Joliet Personal Injury Lawyer
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has a successful track record for injured people in Joliet medical negligence and work-related accidents.
Our attorneys are deeply committed to the success of your case and work on a contingency fee basis where we are paid only after obtaining financial recovery for you.
Were you severely injured, or did you lose a loved one through a wrongful death caused by another's negligence?
Our Joliet personal injury lawyers can ensure your family receives the financial compensation they deserve. Call us today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or through the contact form to schedule a free consultation.
One of Illinois' Fastest Growing Cities
Joliet is the county seat to Will County and has been featured in films and several entertainment venues that have helped it become a well-known town despite its small size. Its local sports heroes have gained worldwide fame.
With less than 150,000 residents, the city is hardly a thriving metropolis. However, as the fastest growing city in Illinois, that could change. The city is home to unique buildings and a prison.
Famous Will County Landmarks In Joliet
Joliet is about forty miles southwest of Chicago, just near the junction of I-80 and I-55. The city spreads across the county line between Will and Kendall Counties.
Situated on both sides of the Des Plaines River, the town has many attractions made immortal in film and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the town every year.
- Rialto Square Theatre - Known as the 'jewel of Joliet',; this famous landmark theatre is said to be one of the most beautiful theatres in the world. It was used as a location for the movies Stir of Echoes and Balto. It is also documented as a favorite place of the infamous Al Capone.
- Joliet Prison - Joliet Prison has been used to shoot movie scenes, including The Blues Brothers (opening scene) and TV shows, including Prison Break.
The town was named in an Academy Award-winning movie, The Sting. The main character, Johnny Hooker, is from this city in the movie, where the story begins.
Joliet Sports and School Acclaim on a Regional and National Basis
The prison and theatre in Joliet may give the city its film credentials. However, sports have given the area its statewide fame and attract thousands of visitors to many venues.
Both the local high school sports teams and the two raceways make Joliet, Illinois, a respected sports arena.
- City of Champions - This Joliet nickname derives from the unprecedented state and national titles given to its high school football team and school bands. The Joliet Catholic Academy has won more state football championships than any other school in the state.
- Chicagoland Speedway - The Speedway brings NASCAR and Indy Racing League (IRL) together, participating in events among fans and spectators
- Route 66 Raceway - This alternative raceway, located next to the Speedway, hosts National Hot Rod Association events and several championship races.
For more information on the surrounding area's landmarks, events, and notoriety, visit the city hall at 150 W. Jefferson St., call at (815) 724-4000, or visit the city website.
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Actions Arising In Joliet, IL
When the negligence of others results in a Joliet personal injury or wrongful death case, victims, family members, or the deceased's estate can file a lawsuit against the responsible entity. For matters arising in the county, the nearest courthouse is:
Circuit Court of Will County
14 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Defining Personal Injury
Any individual harmed by another person, business, or government agency has the legal right to file a personal injury case to obtain financial compensation to recover their damages. Nearly every personal injury claim is built on 'tort' law, where the victim has suffered injuries, property damage, or death.
The injured party (plaintiff) will file a complaint against the responsible party (defendant) seeking compensation using civil law. However, every personal injury case is unique and based on the extent of the victim's damages, injuries, and losses.
Initially, the plaintiff will file the first document that identifies every party involved, the legal basis for the court's jurisdiction, the claim, and any facts or evidence relating to the claim. Typically, the complaint will also include a 'prayer for relief', explaining what the injured party would like the court to do, like enter a civil judgment against the responsible party.
The complaint notifies the responsible party that they have been sued. Typically, the paperwork is given to the defendant as a "service of process." Without being served, the defendant can have the case dismissed through a flawed serving process.
The defendant is given some time, typically about 21 days, to provide an answer that addresses each paragraph in the civil complaint and either admit or deny the allegations.
Next, both sides will conduct the discovery process, request documents, issue interrogatories, make requests for admission, perform depositions, and create a physical or mental examination involving the party whose condition is at issue.
Statistically, approximately 95% of all personal injury cases are resolved through negotiated settlements where both the victim's personal injury attorney and the defendant's legal team argue their side. Once an agreement has been made and the payment has been received, the victim gives up their rights to seek any additional compensation for any future medical or financial needs.
Cases We Handle
Our Joliet personal injury attorneys provide legal representation to residents and visitors of Joliet, Illinois, who suffered harm through the negligence of others. If you or your loved one suffered an injury in an accident or at work, our law firm encourages you to schedule an appointment for a free initial case review to discuss your legal options and rights.
Recently, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC recovered $2.65 million for a family injured in a Joliet motor vehicle crash. While each case is different, our DuPage County firm is ready to go the distance for you and your family to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive under Illinois injury law.
Our Joliet personal injury lawyers represent clients filing injury claims and wrongful death lawsuits involving insurance company compensation. Some of these cases include:
- Bicycle Accident
- Car Accident
- Cerebral Palsy & Birth Injuries
- Auto Accidents involving Commercial Trucks
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Injury
- Product Liability
- Sexual Abuse
- Slip and Fall
- Large Truck Accident
- Workers' Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Nearly all injured parties will hire a Joliet personal injury lawyer to handle their case to ensure successful outcomes that avoid the unnecessary consequences of unpredictable jury trials. Typically, an experienced personal injury law firm working on behalf of their client will attempt to resolve the case through a settlement, mediation, or arbitration.
In some cases, the only opportunity left is to go to trial when the defendant's insurance company fails to make a good faith offer to resolve the claim.
To ensure a successful resolution of a personal injury lawsuit, the auto crash, motorcycle collision, or bicycle accident victim must submit all necessary documentation to the courts before the statute of limitations expires.
Learn about our personal injury law we practice, the Illinois tort law legal process, and holding the defendant responsible for your extensive medical bills, property damage, and ongoing medical treatment.
Personal Injury Attorney FAQs
Our law firm understands that many families have unanswered questions about handling a compensation claim and dealing directly with the insurance carrier. A Joliet personal injury lawyer has answered some of those questions below.
Contact our law office today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) for additional information or schedule a free consultation. All information you share with our law office remains confidential through an attorney-client relationship.
Is a personal injury a civil case?
Personal injury lawyers provide legal services in various practice areas, including work accidents, road traffic accidents, assault claims, slipping and tripping events, product defects, premises liability, and wrongful death.
The term personal injury involves civil law and incorporates damages caused by another's negligence or intentional act. Injured victims can file car accident claims and medical malpractice claims.
Surviving family members can file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of their loved ones.
What is a good personal injury settlement offer?
The accurate value of a personal injury case is uniquely different for everyone, based on their unique circumstances, the evidence, the extent of the injuries, the amount of property damage, and other factors.
That said, a personal injury lawyer typically values a claim based on their client's medical expenses, hospital costs, lost wages, future lost earnings, emotional distress, pain, and suffering.
In horrific injury cases, the victim may be entitled to receive compensation for temporary or permanent disabilities, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and other losses. Usually, the defendant's insurance coverage pays the injured party the settlement amount or jury award based on the policy's limits.
What happens if I refuse a personal injury settlement offer?
If the defendant made a good faith offer, and you declined, the offer no longer exists. You no longer have the right to accept the offer at a later date unless the defendant is willing to continue their attempt to resolve the claim through your personal injury attorney.
Part of your attorney's job is to seek justice and ensure that all people responsible for causing your damage will pay what you are owed. Your personal injury attorney may reach out to the defendant's law firm or claims adjuster to review the facts and legal arguments that could show the opposing side why you denied the offer.
What are the common injuries in a car accident?
Our Joliet personal injury attorneys represent clients who have suffered severe injuries in car accidents, including burns, internal organ damage, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, facial disfigurement, deep scars, amputation (limb loss), cuts, bruises, and fractured bones.
Even minor vehicle crashes can cause a soft tissue injury that can crush, harm, or destroy the body's connective tissue, including tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Most injury cases are resolved through negotiated settlements, and only a tiny portion is ever heard before a judge and jury
Hiring a Joliet Personal Injury Lawyer to Resolve a Compensation Case
The Joliet, Illinois personal injury lawyers at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC represent people throughout the state who have been involved in a severe personal injury auto accident or medical negligence injury. Our Illinois personal injury attorneys are proud to have a broad base of clients in Will County.
Many of our current clients were referred to our law firm after successfully resolving a severe injury accident case for a friend, neighbor, or co-worker. Contact our Joliet car accident lawyers at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights, personal property damage, and Illinois tort law.
As with all our severe personal injury cases, we work on a contingency fee arrangement where we only receive a legal payment after obtaining financial compensation for you. Our lawyers offer each client a 'No Win/No-Fee' Guarantee, meaning if we cannot resolve your case, you owe us nothing.
With years of experience and a proven track record, our Joliet car accident lawyers have obtained more than $250 million on behalf of our clients and can help you too. Our lawyers are available 24-hours every day and will be happy to come to your home or workplace if needed to open your compensation case.
Our Joliet personal injury lawyers provide legal representation in various practice areas, including car crashes, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, harmful drugs, products liability, workers' comp, and wrongful death.