Personal Injury Lawyer in Champaign, IL

Serving You for Over 20 Years

Personal injuries are among the most challenging events to experience. Your life can be upended in minutes during a traffic accident, a fall, or due to the consequences of a defective consumer product. These injuries are the unpredicted and unwanted results of negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or deliberate malice. 

Being injured or losing a loved one in such events can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. You may face temporary or permanent disability, psychological trauma, loss of earning capacity, and months, years, or a lifetime of medical and other injury-related expenses. 

Fortunately, Illinois personal injury law allows you to seek compensation from the at-fault party or parties for what you have lost and suffered. However, securing that compensation is not always easy. Powerful insurance companies may fight you every step of the way through various means, whether trying to reduce the full value of your damages or denying their liability outright.

Putting a proven and aggressive lawyer on your side is your best hedge against these tactics. At Cisco Law, you can work with a 20-year trial attorney who understands the stakes, what you are up against, and how to fight for the justice you deserve.

Request a free initial consultation with our personal injury attorney in Champaign by contacting us online or calling a team member at (217) 906-4320

Our Personal Injury Services in Illinois

Personal injury cases are based on the underlying concept of negligence or wrongdoing, in which another party who owes you a duty of care has violated that duty, leading to an accident causing your injuries and damages. 

An example is a distracted driver who slams into another vehicle due to texting while driving. The texting driver owes others on the road a duty to drive responsibly; his breach of duty, resulting in another motorist’s broken bones and head injury, makes him liable for damages. Because Illinois drivers are required to have auto insurance, these at-fault driver’s insurers are on the line for their accident claims. 

Our firm handles all types of injury claims, including those involving:

  • Car accidents: These can range from two-car mishaps to multiple-vehicle pileups.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Bikers are among the most vulnerable in traffic accidents due to a lack of bodily protection when struck.
  • Trucking accidents: These are particularly complex due to the potential multiple parties that may be at fault, from drivers to the trucking company, truck manufacturers, cargo loaders, and more, as well as the need to investigate for lapses in compliance with state and federal trucking regulations.
  • Pedestrian accidents: Like bikers, pedestrians are vulnerable to accidents caused by distracted, reckless, or unsafe drivers. Champaign/Urbana is home to busy downtown areas and heavy pedestrian traffic, where accidents are common.
  • Bicycle accidents: Minors, college students, and sports and exercise enthusiasts can quickly become injured while traveling on bike paths or roadways, especially in urban areas.
  • Dog bites: Under strict liability law, negligent pet owners may be held responsible when their animals attack others.
  • Medical malpractice: This occurs when a healthcare professional causes injury or harm to a patient through negligence or deviation from accepted standards of care.
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect: This involves physical, emotional, or financial harm inflicted on seniors by caregivers in a nursing home, often due to negligence or intentional misconduct.
  • Slip and fall accidents: These accidents happen when a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else's property, usually due to the property owner's negligence.
  • Brain injuries: These are injuries to the brain, often caused by accidents or trauma, which can have long-term cognitive, physical, and emotional effects.
  • Birth injuries: These are injuries that occur to a child before, during, or immediately after birth, often due to medical negligence.
  • Spinal cord Injuries: These are severe injuries to the spinal cord that can result in partial or complete paralysis, often caused by severe accidents.
  • Wrongful death: This is a legal term referring to a fatality caused directly by someone else's negligence, recklessness, or intentional action. The personal representative of the deceased person’s estate pursues these claims on behalf of the survivors. 
  • Workers' compensation claims: These involve cases where an employee suffers a job-related injury or illness and seeks benefits provided by the employer's workers' compensation insurance. Such benefits may include coverage for medical expenses, disability benefits, and compensation for lost wages.

Compensation in Illinois Personal Injury Claims

In Illinois personal injury claims, you may recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are quantifiable costs resulting from the injury. They include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and other out-of-pocket expenses related to the injury.

Non-economic damages compensate for non-monetary damages; these are without bills and invoices and, thus, harder to quantify. These can cover pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and disfigurement.

In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded where the defendant's conduct was exceptionally reckless or malicious. Punitive damages are not to compensate the victim but to punish the defendant and deter others from similar behavior.

Illinois adheres to the modified comparative negligence rule, meaning that if you are found to be partially at fault, your recoverable damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault. You cannot recover any damages if you are determined to be more than 50% at fault.

Cisco Law Firm: Experienced, Dedicated & Tenacious

The road to recovery can be daunting and uncertain in the wake of an injury. Cisco Law is not just another law firm, but a reliable partner committed to guiding you through this challenging journey. 

With our extensive 20+ year experience, professional insight, and unwavering dedication, our firm strives to ensure that your rights are protected and your best interests are served. 

Jeff’s meticulous attention to detail, rigorous case preparation, and fierce advocacy can be put to work on your behalf to secure maximum compensation for your damages and losses. 

Contact us at (217) 906-4320 today.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

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    If you need a personal injury attorney, I can highly recommend Jeff Cisco at Cisco Law. He is extremely professional and works hard to get you the best settlement possible. I would definitely work with Jeff again if I needed an attorney.
    - R Irvin
    Team Cisco gets the job done and above. Both injury and criminal. I really thank them for their support and services. I got my life back thanks . I recommend Jeff and his team to all.
    - Brandon B.
    Jeff and his wife have been the ABSOLUTELY best during the past 3yrs I have been trying to close out a settlement with my prior job. They have been paitent, understanding, and honest through the tedious transition I was enduring. I wouldn't have gotten through any of this without the help from them. I ABSOLUTELY recommended Jeff and his wife for your services. They sure went over and beyond for me and I am so grateful for them. Thank you both for all of your hard work and dedication!!!
    - Stephanie D.
    Jeff is awesome and always goes above and beyond. He takes his time if you ever need him to explain something you don’t understand. He always is available and responds when you call or reach out to him in a timely manner. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need! Thank you!!
    - Haydee C.
    Four years and my case has finally been settled! And I am very pleased with the outcome. During those long, hard and sometimes frustrating years, I never felt alone. Jeff was always there, making sure I was aware of everything that was happening with my case. He guided, empowered and advocated. I'm relieved it is all over, but if I had to do it again, I would want Cisco Law representing me.
    - Winter S.
    Always friendly and prompt responses.
    - Brian B.
    "Without our brilliant attorney Jeff I would not have won my case in under one year... Thank you so much!"
    - Bruce C.
    Prompt, efficient, and empathetic. Even though this journey isn't over, I don't feel alone.
    - Angela W.

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