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Belleville Injury Lawyer

Written By:
Tor Hoerman
Tor Hoerman

Attorney Tor Hoerman, admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association since 1995 and The Missouri Bar since 2009, specializes nationally in mass tort litigations. Locally, Tor specializes in auto accidents and a wide variety of personal injury incidents occuring in Illinois and Missouri.

This article has been written and reviewed for legal accuracy and clarity by the team of writers and attorneys at TorHoerman Law and is as accurate as possible. This content should not be taken as legal advice from an attorney. If you would like to learn more about our owner and experienced injury lawyer, Tor Hoerman, you can do so here.

TorHoerman Law does everything possible to make sure the information in this article is up to date and accurate. If you need specific legal advice about your case, contact us. This article should not be taken as advice from an attorney.

Belleville Personal Injury Lawyer

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.

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About Belleville, IL

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.

 

Why Do I Need a Belleville Injury Lawyer?

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.

 

What Can You do to Help Me?

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.

 

I've Been in an Accident. What Now?

  • DON’T MOVE. Never leave the scene of an accident, unless you’ve been injured and need medical attention.
  • CALL THE POLICE and/or medical officials. Illinois state law requires an accident to be reported if an injury or death occurred. If the accident or injury resulted in more than $1,500 in property damage, it must be reported within 10 days. It is a felony to do otherwise.
  • DOCUMENT THE SCENE. Take pictures of everything- injuries, vehicles, road conditions, weather conditions, anything that shows how and when the accident occurred. Write the names and license numbers of all parties involved, corresponding officers, and medical teams. Too much information is just enough.
  • DON’T ADMIT FAULT to anyone. Telling another driver or their insurance company something was “all your fault” may lead to more cost and a possible lawsuit on your hands.
  • KEEP YOUR RECORDS. If you are injured, stash these records in a handy place to use them later on in your case.
  • HIRE A LAWYER. Contact a Belleville injury lawyer or car accident lawyer ASAP. A team of people who know the legal system in and out will help you on your way.
  • ASK QUESTIONS. We are here to help, and the law is confusing. Trust us, we know. No question is too silly, and we are happy to answer them all! Our job is to make your experience as smooth as possible, and that’s hard with confusion in the air.

 

Emergencies in Belleville, IL

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.

To learn more about car accident lawsuits, read our guides on contingency fees, multidistrict litigation, bellwether trials, and premises liability.

 

Where Can I Find 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.

  • Address: 720 W. Main Street, Belleville, IL 62220
  • Chief of Police: (618) 234-1218 x. 1723
  • Non-Emergency Line: (618) 234-1218
  • Anonymous Tip Line: (618) 234-1218 x. 1686
  • Main Fire Department: 6200 W Main Street, Belleville IL 62220
  • Fire Chief: (618) 234-2236

Filing A Belleville Personal Injury Lawsuit

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.

It’s also when your lawyer will assess damages, which may be compensatory or punitive.

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.

The evidence of liability in the case will largely determine how fast this happens and if there’s potential for a settlement.

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.

 

TorHoerman Law - Your Belleville Personal Injury Law Firm

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.

Written By:
Tor Hoerman

Tor Hoerman

Owner & Attorney - TorHoerman Law

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Here, at TorHoerman Law, we’re committed to helping victims get the justice they deserve.

Since 2009, we have successfully collected over $4 Billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured individuals.

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Here, at TorHoerman Law, we’re committed to helping victims get the justice they deserve.

Since 2009, we have successfully collected over $4 Billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured individuals.

Would you like our help?

Johnson, Kaley. “Two seriously injured in separate motorcycle crashes on same road in Belleville.” Bnd. 03 July 2018. Belleville News-Democrat. 18 June 2019.

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