Personal Injury Lawyer Rock Island

The city of Rock Island and its 38,000 residents is located across the Mississippi River from Davenport, Iowa in what is commonly called the “Quad Cities” area. It is roughly 160 miles west of downtown Chicago and considered one of the better Illinois cities to live in and raise a family. Unfortunately, the residents of this town are not immune to getting injured in a variety of different accidents that require the legal services of the Makarone Law Firm and our personal injury lawyers in Rock Island.

The Basics of a Personal Injury Case

The fact that accidents happen on a regular basis throughout the greater Chicago area should not detract from the fact that injuries can cause a great deal of pain and suffering for the affected victim. If you have decided that you need legal assistance for the harm that was done to you, you probably have a number of questions about your personal injury claim or personal injury lawsuit. That’s where we come in. We can explain your legal options so you have a better understanding of what to expect as we move forward.

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A personal injury case is a legal dispute that arises when one individual is injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s careless, intentional, or negligent actions or their lack of action in a certain situation. Consequently, the injury victim may be entitled to compensation for their injuries as well as their pain and suffering. The insurer of the at-fault party will pay the injury victim for their lost income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other costs attributed to their accident and injuries.

As your legal representative, the Makarone Law Firm can pursue compensation for you through a negotiated, informal settlement or a formal personal injury lawsuit. In any personal injury case in Rock Island one of the following will be the likely outcome:

  • Informal settlement – Over 90% of all personal injury cases are resolved out of court by negotiating an informal settlement. The individuals involved in this usually include the parties that were personally involved, the insurers of each party, and the personal injury lawyers that are representing each of the parties involved.
  • Formal personal injury lawsuit – These types of lawsuits typically begin when an injury victim (plaintiff) files a legal complaint against a defendant (e.g. a business, corporation, government agency, or individual). Usually, the complaint will allege that the defendant acted carelessly or negligently. This caused the accident and the harm that was done to persons and property.

Your Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyer in Rock Island will build a strong case for you and develop a legal strategy that will result in the most favorable outcome possible.

Our Areas of Practice

While the outcome of every personal injury case is unpredictable, we show clients the same compassion and respect that we show our loved ones. Every case is different and unique from the rest. Unlike some legal practices who claim to be personal injury lawyers in Rock Island but only specialize in 2 or 3 types of accidents, we specialize in:

  • defective product injuries (product liability)
  • dog bites / animal attacks
  • motor vehicle accidents
  • motorcycle accidents
  • orthopedic injuries
  • pedestrian accidents
  • public transit accidents
  • slip and fall accidents (premises liability)
  • spinal cord injuries
  • traumatic brain injuries

If you or a loved one is a victim of any of the above, you should consider contacting the Makarone Law Firm and speaking with one of our personal injury lawyers.

Why the Makarone Law Firm?

We understand how an accident can be a traumatic experience that may have long-lasting, adverse effects on the injury victim. At our firm, our #1 priority is your recovery and providing the legal and personal support you need. Furthermore, we will ensure that your legal interests and rights are protected throughout the legal process. Most importantly, you will have peace of mind when we are handling your case. To learn more, call the Makarone Law Firm and speak with a personal injury lawyer in Rock Island today.

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For more information, call the Makarone Law Firm legal firm and schedule a FREE consultation today.

Makarone Law Firm – Rock Island
Consultation Office (Call for an appointment)
2100 18th Ave, Suite 201
Rock Island, IL 61201
  (309) 283-2933 – Rock Island