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Personal Injury

King Law Firm, LLC represents clients in personal injury claims and cases involving serious and permanent injuries as well as wrongful death when harmed is caused by the misconduct or negligence of another person, business, corporation, or government entity. 

What is Personal Injury? 

Personal injury is harm or damages caused to a person, such as a broken bone, concussion, loss of limb, loss of life, or other bodily injury, as a result of negligence, intentional tort, or misconduct. A person - who suffers from a personal injury - may file a claim or lawsuit to seek recovery or compensation for pain and suffering, loss of a normal life, lost wages, medical bills, and emotional distress.

In a wrongful death case, the claim or case is filed by a decedent’s personal representative (executor or administrator) to recover for the injuries sustained by the decedent’s spouse or family (next of kin) resulting from the wrongful death of the decedent. In the same case, a survival action may be brought in behalf of the decedent’s estate to recover for personal injuries or damages sustained by the decedent - which had been caused and suffered by the decedent before death.   

What are my rights if I have been wronged or injured? What is the end goal?

Both Illinois and Missouri state courts as well as the federal courts protect the right to a jury trial in most civil or personal injury cases. The purpose of making a claim or filing a lawsuit is to seek fair, just, and reasonable compensation for harm, damages, or injuries. The form of compensation is money. In limited circumstances, courts will allow an award of punitive damages, which are designed to deter specific conduct. 

How are Personal Injury cases handled?

King Law Firm, LLC handles each case with assertive advocacy, careful planning, financial investment, and preparation for a successful outcome. King Law Firm, LLC prepares each case with the necessary time, effort, skills, finances, and professionalism to be in the best position for trial or settlement. Each case is prepared to go to trial.

What is a contingency fee?

King Law Firm, LLC handles cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that an attorney’s fee is paid upon and after a successful outcome. In many circumstances, the injured individual cannot afford to retain the services of an attorney at the beginning of the case plus the individual does not have the necessary means to finance the case. King Law Firm, LLC will advance case costs and receive compensation only after a successful outcome from trial or settlement.

When should I retain an Attorney for a Personal Injury case?

In Illinois and Missouri, claims or cases must be filed before the applicable statute of limitations. The unfortunate consequence for failing to timely file a claim or lawsuit will result in an absolute bar or prevention of a recovery. It is extremely important to contact an attorney as soon as possible following an injury. Personal Injury cases take time to review, research, investigate, and prepare from beginning to end.

What type of cases does King Law Firm, LLC handle?

  • Trucking Accidents/Semi-Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents/Car Crashes
  • Bike & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boat and Watercraft Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Dog Bites/Animal Bites
  • Dram Shop (Lawsuits against Bars or Taverns)
  • Injuries to Children (Minors)
  • Intentional Torts & Negligence
  • Premises & Property Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death

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