Rockford Personal Injury Lawyers


Rockford Personal Injury Lawyers

The laws covering personal injury allow the injured party to recover compensation for damages caused by someone else’s carelessness, negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions. Personal injury law is also called “tort” law. States and the federal government alike have enacted tort laws for the protection of your rights.

The laws of our society places demands on all citizens not to harm others. This means that not only should people be safe from harm, but their possessions should as well. Whenever someone else harms you or something that belongs to you, he or she becomes liable under the tort laws governing the situation.

If you are the victim of a personal injury, there are several things you can do to help yourself. First, make sure that you seek proper medical attention and follow up with the proper authorities and your insurance company.

If you believe that your injury was caused by the carelessness or intentional act of another, contact our office to discuss what to do next. You should call as soon as it is convenient to do so and avoid discussing the matter with strangers or insurance representatives who are not from your own insurance company. You should be cooperative with the police, your own treating physicians, and your own insurance company. Most personal injury cases are covered by a statute of limitations, which means that you only have a certain period of time in which you can file a lawsuit.

If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Attorney Tim Mahoney at 815-656-4600 or email him at tim@mahoneymahoney.com. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if you recover monetary compensation.

In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.