Personal Injury Compensation

A personal injury attorney in Peoria helps assigns value to your damages by classifying them as general or special compensatory damages.

Special damages are quantitative losses, such as a bill from a radiologist. General damages are less specific and include emotional distress. You have a right to be made whole for all your injuries.

Your damages may include:

  • Medical care & treatment (past and future)
  • Property damage
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Disability (temporary or permanent, total or partial)
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Final expenses (in wrongful death)

What You Should Not Do After an Accident

We can’t stress this point enough: the insurance company is not on your side. Their job is to put obstacles between your damages and the compensation you deserve.

  • Don’t Give a Statement Right Away – Insurance companies like to tell victims that they must give a statement immediately. You don’t. You don’t have to speak to them when you work with a personal injury lawyer. When you’re injured, unwell, or taking medication that might cloud your judgment, the last thing you should do is make a statement to the insurance company. Instead, call Staver Accident Injury Lawyers. We’ll deal with the insurer.
  • Lowball Offers Are Common – In our experience, accident victims don’t realize what their injury case might be worth. Naturally, an insurance company won’t tell you that you could seek more than they’re offering. Let a personal injury lawyer in Peoria counter-offer negotiate for top dollar on your behalf.
  • Never Admit Fault – If you must talk to an insurance company before you speak to an attorney, stick to basic facts: date, time, location, and the make and model of your car. Do not take the bait if the adjuster implies that the crash was your fault. Give them the name and phone number of your attorney.

Hurt in Peoria? We Are Ready to Help

There’s no cost or 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 at (888) 425-8217 or use our online contact form. We do everything in our power to help make you whole again.