Belleville is the largest city south of Springfield, just a 30-minute drive to the heart of Saint Louis.
Established in 1814, the city keeps growing.
Unfortunately, as the city grows, so does the likelihood of personal injuries in the area.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, reach out to a Belleville personal injury lawyer at TorHoerman Law Firm to see what we can do for you.
With all of these amazing activities in just a small area, accidents are expected. Nobody is perfect.
Motor vehicle, truck, and bus accidents are bound to happen.
Legal representation and a good attorney-client relationship are key in personal injury cases.
Having a personal injury lawyer with experience and information will make all the difference for you and your family.
Our attorneys are here to help.
This is a common question, and we’ve got the answer.
TorHoerman Law is a team of highly successful lawyers and attorneys ready to help you.
Five of our attorneys were ranked on 2019’s Super Lawyers: Eric Terry, Jacob Plattenberger, Kenneth Brannan, Chad Finley, and Tor Hoerman.
Furthermore, Tor Hoerman also went on to claim a spot on the “Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois”.
We know that accidents happen, so our job is to make sure that the city of Belleville is covered by a Belleville injury lawyer.
Personal injury, car accidents, medical malpractice, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents, Uber and Lyft Accidents, and many more fall under our umbrella of coverage.
Having a Belleville injury lawyer right at your fingertips makes a difference, so give us a call today.
In Belleville in 2017, there were five fatal accidents (wrongful death lawsuit) involving nine vehicles resulting in seven fatalities.
Only one of those accidents involved a drunk driver, and none of them involved any pedestrians.
In 2018, two motorcycle crashes happened on the same night, about two hours apart, within a quarter of a mile of each other on West Illinois 161.
Also in 2018, a forklift was knocked off the bed of a truck going under an overpass on Route 15, due to the low height of the overpass being only four inches taller than the legal limit for trucks in Illinois.
Other things to be wary of include speeding, distracted driving, road hazards, animals, and reckless or careless driving.
If an accident occurs, Belleville residents can look to TorHoerman Law for help.
The Belleville Police Department is the biggest south of Springfield. With 84 sworn officers and 25 civilian employees, there is a guarantee someone will be able to help you.
Belleville’s police department also has the only Special Response Tactical Team in the area.
These are the guys the cops call when they need help.
The Chief of Police, Colonel William G. Clay III, is also available.
Belleville Police also has an Anonymous Tip Line open for confidential witnesses.
Of course, if the situation is an emergency, call 911.
Each case is unique.
In the State of Illinois, the statute of limitations is two years after the date of the injury or accident.
That means you have two years to file a lawsuit.
Be sure not to mitigate your injuries.
It’s necessary that you find a personal injury attorney quickly so you don’t miss the deadline.
Once your lawyer has looked over the details and accepted your case, they’ll help you file a civil lawsuit.
Once the lawsuit is filed, a period of litigation discovery will begin.
This is when information, evidence, and depositions of all parties and potential witnesses are exchanged.
After the discovery and before the trial, the parties involved will likely try and resolve the case.
Sometimes, this finishes in as little as six months.
If this settlement is agreed upon, the liens and attorney costs are paid.
After that, you may receive either a lump-sum payment or a structured settlement paid within an agreed-upon timeframe.
If the parties involved cannot agree on a settlement, the case may go to trial.
Your case may still make it to trial.
If so, your attorney will be with you every step of the journey.
The lawyers at TorHoerman Law are available for all your questions and concerns throughout the process.
Our experienced team of professionals is here to help, so contact us today.
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