Your Injury May Change Your Life In Unexpected Ways
Your attorneys must think about how your injuries will affect you in the future if they are going to represent you well. What medical treatment will you need in five years, 10 years or even further in life? What physical limitations will you have, and what adaptations are available to help you manage the impact your injuries will have on your daily life? How will the injury affect your family life and your ability to work?
At Konicek & Dillon, P.C., we look into your future by studying your medical records, fully understanding your injuries, talking with your doctors and family, and learning how your injuries from a car, bus, motorcycle or truck accident will impact you. Our goal is to understand what your future needs will be and to work hard — and intelligently — to help obtain the means to meet your needs.
We investigate to determine whether there are other people or companies responsible for the negligence that caused your life-changing injuries. Sometimes this is a negligent driver’s employer. Sometimes it is a repair shop that improperly repaired or maintained a vehicle involved in a collision, and the mechanical failure contributes to cause the collision. Sometimes it is a manufacturer of a vehicle or vehicle component, like a tire.
Case example: We represented a young man injured when an oncoming driver passed out, crossing the centerline and hitting our client head-on. We filed suit against the defendant, who had a medical condition that he knew could cause him to black out behind the wheel, but we also investigated whether he was performing any work for his employer at the time of the terrible collision. The driver’s limited insurance would not fully compensate our client for the catastrophic, life-changing injuries he suffered. In this case there was no one else responsible for the driver’s negligence, so we converted the contingency fee to an hourly rate, saving our client thousands of dollars in attorney fees.
At Konicek & Dillon, P.C., attorney Thomas Dillon and his high-quality team of attorneys and paralegals represent people who have suffered life-changing injuries in truck, bus, motorcycle and car accidents. With offices in Geneva and Chicago, we handle cases throughout Illinois and the Midwest.
Unlike many law firms that seek only quick settlements, our lawyers are known for staying with our clients and their cases for the long haul. If the other side doesn’t pay you the full value of your claim, we are willing and able to take your case to trial. In fact, we begin preparing for trial on the day we are hired.
For more information about specific kinds of personal injury cases, please click on the following links:
- Truck accidents: Truck crashes cause far more damage than a typical “car accident” does. The size and weight of trucks inflicts damage cars don’t. These cases require experts and an immediate investigation to identify all responsible, negligent parties.
- Wrongful death: Our lawyers help family members deal with legal and financial issues after fatal accidents, nursing home negligence and product liability cases.
- School-related sex abuse: Teachers sometimes abuse their positions of trust by harming their students by sexually assaulting them.
- Product liability: Our lawyers have significant experience prosecuting product liability claims, including automotive product liability involving defective air bags.