Southern Illinois Injury Lawyer

Southern Illinois Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one was involved in an accident in the Southern IL region resulting in injury or other damages, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Contact TorHoerman Law today to speak with an experienced Southern Illinois personal injury lawyer about your legal options, no obligation required, and free of charge.

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An Overview of Southern Illinois

Southern IL, also known to many as "Little Egypt" is the southern third of the sate.

Southern Illinois is located between Missouri and Indiana, just south of Wisconsin and Iowa. It is bordered by the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, the two most voluminous rivers in the US.

SoIL consists mostly of rural communities, farming being one of the largest commodities in the region. Some of the regions most important industries historically have been coal, oil, agriculture, transportation technology, and electronics. Tourism focuses on casinos, wineries, orchards, state and national parks, and Cardinals baseball, of course.

 

Southern IL History

The known history of the region dates back more than 14,000 years. Like much of the Midwest, the land went from the Native Americans to the French before being taken over by modern Americans. In fact, Cahokia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the richest Native American historical sites, is in Collinsville. Abraham Lincoln worked extensively in Southern Illinois and was raised just north, in Springfield. 

 

Southern Illinois Demographics

Who lives in Southern Illinois?

Little Egypt has a population of around 1.2 million people, many of whom live in the metro-east of St. Louis (about 700k population). Based on the most recent meta-data demographics, the Southern IL region demographics consists of white/caucasian (63.7%), African American (14.5%), hispanic (15.8%), asian (4.6%).  

Southern Illinois Accidents & Injuries

The largest threats of injury in Southern IL are from accidents. Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the region. If you or a loved one suffered an injury or other losses resulting from an accident, you should contact a Southern Illinois personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options today.  

Southern IL Crime

Most of Southern IL is quite safe. Violent crime rates have declined in the region over the last few years, with non-violent crimes like property theft being of the larger concern. Many of IL's safe cities can be found in the Southern IL region. 

Because Southern IL consists primarily of smaller towns & cities, community involvement, open lines of communication, and community member familiarity keep crime rates down. We have the wonderful citizens of our region to thank for that.  

Southern Illinois Auto Accidents

Auto accidents remain one of the leading causes of injury in Southern IL. Car accidents and truck accidents are of primary concern.

Illinois, as a whole, is no stranger to danger on the roads. The Midwest notoriously struggles with road safety, often sporting crash rates higher than the national average. A combination of temperamental weather, mixed urban and rural roads, and intoxication are frequent contributors to traffic fatalities. Here are some recent statistics about IL auto accidents:

  • In Illinois, there were 1,097 traffic deaths in 2017. This is 8.6 deaths per 100,000 people.
  • Cars, pickups, and SUVs were the most common vehicles in fatal crashes.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists made up 15% of fatalities.
  • The rate of single-vehicle and multi-vehicle crashes were nearly equal.
  • An estimated 32% of drivers involved in fatal crashes were over the legal alcohol limit when the accident occurred.
  • 63% of crashes happened in rural areas.
  • Accidents are most likely to occur on highways.
  • 100% of car accident victims are wise to contact a Southern Illinois injury lawyer.
 

Other Common Southern IL Accidents & Injuries

Along with auto accidents, there are a number of other accidents that Southern Illinois injury lawyers see on a frequent basis. Some of the most common include:
  • Assault, battery, and intention torts
  • Bike accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Construction injuries
  • Daycare accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Electrocution accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Premises liability accidents
  • Public transportation accidents
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Toxic torts
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Wrongful death accidents
TorHoerman Law has a team of attorneys experienced in litigating all of these types of accidents and injuries, and more. If you have been a victim of any of these accidents or injuries, contact a Southern Illinois personal injury lawyer for a free, no-obligation case consultation today.  

Should I Contact a Southern IL Injury Attorney?

If you've been in an accident or suffered at the hands of another party resulting in injury or other damages, there is no harm in contacting a Southern IL personal injury lawyer from TorHoerman Law to discuss your legal options.

Your consultation is free of charge, does not require you to make any obligations with our firm, and is completely confidential. The worst thing that can happen is that you get some free legal advice.

 

Hiring a Southern Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer

When hiring a personal injury lawyer, you should look for an attorney who is experienced in litigating personal injury cases, is familiar with your region, has the resources to litigate your case, and is determined to get your the best outcome for your Southern IL personal injury lawsuit. The decision of hiring an attorney to represent your interests is no small matter. You should feel comfortable asking as many questions as you deem necessary before making your decision. Contact TorHoerman Law to learn about our services, our history representing clients in Southern IL, our experienced personal injury team, and our guarantee to fight to the fullest extent for you.  

Filing a Southern Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit

The first step to a successful Southern IL personal injury lawsuit is mitigation - mitigating your damages means minimizing future losses associated with your accident. The best first step to mitigation is seeking medical treatment and following your doctor's orders. You should also familiarize yourself with the steps of a civil lawsuit so that you know what to expect of your own lawsuit. Then you should seek representation from a Southern IL injury lawyer. The state of Illinois statute of limitations bars you from taking legal actions after a certain amount of time has passed since your accident (generally 2 years), so do not hesitate to start this process as soon as possible.  

What Will My Southern IL Injury Lawyer Do?

Your Southern Illinois injury lawyer will work to build a strong argument to support your claim. They will first gather evidence to support your claim. You can assist in this process by keeping record of the incident and helping your attorney to gather evidence. This evidence will be used to prove that liability falls on the party at fault for your accident. Then, your attorney will determine both your compensatory damages and punitive damages. These damages will total the amount that you demand in your lawsuit. Your Southern Illinois personal injury lawyer will then use their knowledge and experience to navigate the legal system and work to gain you compensation for the damages that you incurred. You can gain compensation through arbitration, pre-trial settlement, a settlement during trial, or a trial verdict. In most instances, your attorney will work to gain you a pre-trial settlement, the fastest and easiest way to compensation.  

TorHoerman Law,  Southern Illinois Injury Law Firm

TorHoerman Law has been representing residents of Southern IL for more than a decade. We have amassed more than $4 billion in negotiated settlements & verdicts for our clients. 

THL is a Southern IL law firm made up of Southern IL residents - we are your neighbors, your friends, your church members, and part of your community. We take pride in fighting for you. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, so there are no legal fees for our clients until they have been awarded compensation for their losses. No compensation - no cost to our clients. That is our guarantee to work as hard as possible to make sure our clients get the most out of their lawsuit. So, contact TorHoerman Law to speak with a Southern IL personal injury lawyer today and find out how our firm can serve you.    

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and Highway Loss Data Institute. “Fatality Facts 2017: State by State.” IIHS, 2017, https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/state-by-state#yearly-snapshot.

Find Your Next Illinoisouth Adventure https://www.illinoisouth.org/visitors-guide/

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RESULTS

MORE THAN $4 BILLION AWARDED
IN VERDICTS & NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENTS

$2.4
BILLION

ACTOS INJURY LAWSUIT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$1.5
BILLION

SYNGENTA CORN LAWSUIT
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$650
MILLION

PRADAXA INJURY LAWSUIT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$103.8
MILLION

COX-2 INHIBITORS INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$20
MILLION

TOXIC TORT INJURY
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$16.05
MILLION

ANTIDEPRESSANT INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$14.8
MILLION

ANTY-PSYCHOTIC DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$12.4
MILLION

BIRTH CONTROL BLOOD CLOT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$11.9
MILLION

HORMONE REPLACEMENT INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$8
MILLION

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$4.6
MILLION

BLOATING DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$4
MILLION

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AT DAYCARE
PERSONAL INJURY

$3.4
MILLION

HEART SURGERY DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$2.9
MILLION

SGLT-2 INHIBITOR INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$2.8
MILLION

DEFECTIVE HEART DEVICE INJURY
MEDICAL DEVICE

$2.6
MILLION

POPCORN LUNG INJURY
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$1.9
MILLION

TYPE 2 DIABETES DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$1.65
MILLION

POWER MORCELLATORS INJURY
MEDICAL DEVICE

$1.5
MILLION

CAR ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$900
THOUSAND

DEFECTIVE HIP REPLACEMENT
MEDICAL DEVICE

$800
THOUSAND

DAYCARE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$403
THOUSAND

FLUOROQUINOLONES TENDON RUPTURE
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$300
THOUSAND

SLIP AND FALL
PERSONAL INJURY

$200
THOUSAND

DEFECTIVE HIP LAWSUIT
MEDICAL DEVICE

$150
THOUSAND

PHARMACEUTICAL MALPRACTICE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

ACCIDENT RESULTING IN SHOULDER INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

AUTO ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

DOG BITE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$60
THOUSAND

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

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