For over twenty years, Staver Accident Injury Lawyers has helped hard-working men and women of Illinois get the compensation they deserve. We prepare your insurance claim as if we’re going to court because we fight to win when we fight for you.
You shouldn’t pay for someone’s negligence. Our firm has earned a reputation for recovering top dollar for more than thousands of clients. We provide personalized legal help to get you back on your feet after a serious injury.
Our personal injury lawyers in Champaign, IL, are ready. There’s no upfront cost, and you pay us nothing unless you receive compensation.
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Injury Claims in Champaign-Urbana
We have decades of collective experience and tremendous insight into how insurance companies process claims. If you suffered due to another’s negligence, let our team work for you. Our Champaign injury law firm handles a wide range of accidents and injuries
Car accidents, including fatal crashes, are on the rise in Champaign-Urbana. Whether you’re injured on a city street or involved in a high-speed collision on the interstate, you have the right to hold a reckless driver financially accountable.
Accidents involving trucks, significantly oversized or 18-wheeler trucks, often cause catastrophic injuries. These crashes and the claims involved are more complex because there are usually several at-fault parties and higher policy limits.
Pedestrian, Motorcycle & Other Traffic Accidents
Drivers are supposed to make reasonable efforts to avoid other cars, pedestrians, motorcycle riders, and bicyclists. When they don’t, you as the victim could be entitled to compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial suffering.
Each year, people in Champaign get hurt because of a negligent property owner. These injuries are often preventable, putting the responsibility on the property manager or owner.
Doctors and other medical professionals should adhere to accepted standards of care. If you or a loved one became sick or injured because of medical malpractice, you deserve to be heard.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Instead of delivering compassionate care to our older loved ones, some nursing homes violate state and federal laws by abusing and neglecting residents. Trust your instinct when keeping a vulnerable parent or spouse safe.
Companies who put profits above consumer safety deserve should be held accountable. There are laws to protect those harmed by defective products and dangerous drugs.
When you suffer an accident at work caused by a negligent third party, you could pursue damages to cover medical bills and lost wages.
Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
Dog bites and other attacks by animals are the responsibility of their owner. You may hold them accountable for your injuries and expenses.
Surviving family members could be entitled to compensation for a loved one’s death caused by negligence or wrongdoing.
Traumatic Brain & Other Catastrophic Injuries
Some injuries are so severe that victims need life-long care. Someone has to pay these expenses, and it shouldn’t be the victim or their family.
What a Personal Injury Attorney Does to Help
An attorney uses knowledge of state liability laws and the insurance process to help you get a fair settlement or fight for what’s right in court.
When someone else is to blame for your injury and suffering, you have a right to be made whole again. But trying to pursue compensation when you’re in pain is challenging. It’s even tougher because insurance companies have a team of attorneys, adjusters, and investigators working against you.
How We Support Your Claim
An Urbana personal injury lawyer from Staver takes care of the details so that you can take care of yourself.
Thorough Case Review
Our knowledge and objectivity ensure your case is properly evaluated, including the extent of your injuries and damages.
Evidence to Establish Negligence
Our firm has the resources to collect evidence of the other party’s negligence and medical documentation of your injuries.
File Insurance Claim
Let us file and manage your insurance claim. At Staver, we often file a personal injury lawsuit simultaneously.
Negotiate a Settlement
An experienced Champaign injury lawyer negotiates for maximum compensation.
Prepare for Court
If it’s clear the insurer won’t negotiate in good faith, we take them to court to hold them accountable.
Negligence & Why It Matters
Negligence and liability are the basis for a successful insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. When someone causes you to suffer bodily injury and property damage, you have the right to seek compensation from them.
In most cases, you’re not pursuing compensation directly from the individual but their insurance company. Insurers won’t cover your injuries unless you show their policyholder is at fault. The burden is on you, the injured victim, to show how the other party breached their duty of care.
Elements of Negligence
To prove that the other party is negligent, you must offer evidence that your case meets specific criteria. In an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, these elements are:
Duty of Care
The other party owed you a duty of care to take reasonable, prudent measures to avoid harming you. There could be a legal duty of care, such as obeying the speed limit.
Breach of Care
The other party breached this duty of care for some reason.
Show a cause and effect that this breach led to your bodily injuries.
Demonstrate that your injuries resulted in economic and emotional damage.
Statute of Limitations in Illinois
Under Illinois law, you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. The clock starts on the date of injury, so it’s in your best interest to pursue compensation as soon as possible.
Many personal injury claims settle out of court, but a few go into litigation. You should give yourself enough time to exercise all your options.
Personal Injury Compensation
Depending on the extent, nature, and severity of your injuries, our personal injury lawyers in Champaign can assist in recovering compensation that might include:
- Past & future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
- Pain & suffering
- Emotional distress
- Funeral costs
Some personal injuries caused by gross negligence may result in punitive and compensatory damages.
Hurt in Champaign-Urbana? We Are Ready to Help.
There’s no risk to speaking with our injury lawyers. You pay nothing unless you receive compensation.
If someone’s negligence harmed you or a loved one, call Staver Injury Accident Lawyers today. We’ll do everything in our power to help make you whole again.
At Staver, we have the awards that matter to you.
The Nation’s Top One Percent
The NADC is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.
The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The premier trial lawyers from each state who meet a stringent criteria of success.
Nation’s Premier Top Ten Attorney
A prestigious award, recognizing the nation’s top 1% of personal injury attorneys.
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Limited to the best personal injury lawyers with million and multi-million dollar results.
Martindale-Hubbell - Peer Rated for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
The gold standard in attorney ratings, recognizing legal ability and ethical standards.
Why Choose Us? The Staver Difference
Our founder, award-winning attorney Jared Staver, understands how an injury or accident creates devastating consequences for victims and families. Today, Jared and his legal team work tirelessly to protect the rights of accident victims.
- Decades of Experience: We’ve recovered over $30 million in settlements and verdicts.
- Personal Attention: Your case is assigned to an attorney who keeps you updated every step. We’re hands-on, where everyone involved in your case knows who you are.
- Skilled Negotiators: We negotiate for the maximum amount. And if negotiations break down, our Champaign-Urbana lawyers are skilled litigators.
- Our Results: Our insight into the insurance industry works to your advantage.
- No Recovery, No Fee: Our lawyers offer free evaluations and work on a contingency basis. You pay nothing unless you receive compensation.
- Hear from Our Clients: We strive for five-star service and are delighted when our clients reward our efforts with five-star reviews. You can read some of them here.
Staver Accident Injury Lawyers has a carefully crafted process to maximize your compensation potential:
- Free Consultation: We’ll give you an honest assessment and explain your legal options so that you can make an informed decision.
- Investigate Your Injury: While you’re resting and recuperating, our legal team takes a deep dive into your injury facts. We secure necessary evidence, documentation, and testimony.
- Create a Strategy: After compiling evidence of liability and information about your injuries, your personal injury lawyer will file your complaint and insurance claim on your behalf.
- Communicate with the Defendant: Your attorney manages all communication with the at-fault party, the insurance company, and lawyers.
- Discovery & Negotiation: During discovery, both sides must share evidence that supports their case. Obtaining this information helps us negotiate from a position of strength.
- Settlement or Verdict: In our experience, most personal injury cases settle. Occasionally, we have to take the defendant to court. Either way, your lawyer is by your side.
If you’ve been hurt, it can be hard to know where to start. We begin every case with a free, no-risk evaluation. We’ll discuss your situation, answer your questions, and determine what comes next. Act now and get the recovery you deserve.
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