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Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

If you are facing an important legal issue — whether you were injured in a car accident or have been arrested for drunk driving (DUI) — we encourage you to find the right firm that matches your specific needs. 

Our role as personal injury attorneys is to fight for the rights of the injured and ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.

When you reach out to Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC, you will work directly with your attorney throughout the duration of your case.

You owe it to yourself to hire an attorney who will be upfront, responsive, and will provide straightforward answers. We are those attorneys – for Springfield and throughout Illinois.

We Help Personal Injury Victims

Our team understands personal injury law, and we know what it takes to help clients recover compensation from at-fault parties. We have extensive experience handling complex injury claims, including incidents involving vehicle accidents, premises liability incidents, work injuries, and wrongful death.

Our team will not hesitate to fully investigate every aspect of your injury claim, vigorously negotiate with the insurance carriers, and fully prepare your case for trial if that becomes necessary.

We Are Here For Your Criminal Defense Needs

We do not believe that individuals should face unwarranted charges or receive unfair punishments for simple mistakes. We have extensive experience helping individuals charged with state felony, misdemeanor, and DUI or traffic violations in Illinois. We have more than five decades of experience and a successful record in protecting the rights and futures of those charged with a range of criminal violations.

Asked Questions

What is the time deadline to file a personal injury claim in the State of Illinois?

The time deadline to file a lawsuit is called the Statute of Limitations. The Statute of Limitations for a personal injury claim in the State of Illinois is two (2) years from the date of the accident. Therefore, an injured party has two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in Circuit Court. If the lawsuit is not filed within two (2) years from the date of the accident, any claim for damages is barred. However, the Statute of Limitations cannot expire on a minor, except the Statute of Repose can expire on a minor in a medical malpractice claim. Consult our office for further details.

What is the time deadline to file a Workers’ Compensation claim in the State of Illinois?

The time deadline to file a Workers’ Compensation is also called the Statute of Limitations. The Statute of Limitations to file a Workers’ Compensation claim in the State of Illinois is three (3) years from the date of the accident or two (2) years from the date the injured employee last received Workers’ Compensation benefits, whichever is later. The Statute of Limitations on a “repetitive trauma” claim can be various dates. Consult our office for further details.

I was injured at work. What, if any, Workers’ Compensation benefits should I receive?

Generally, there are three types of Workers’ Compensation benefits. The benefits are as follows: (1) the employer, through its Worker’s Compensation insurer, is responsible to pay, in full, the injured employee’s medical bills; (2) the injured employee is entitled to receive 66-2/3% of their gross weekly wage, while that employee is temporary totally disabled; and (3) there is a permanency benefit for “permanent” injuries involving ongoing symptoms. Consult our office for further details.

How much does the attorney charge in a personal injury and Workers’ Compensation claim?

In personal injury and Workers’ Compensation claims, the attorney’s fee is usually based upon a contingent fee. A contingent fee agreement is an alternative to an hourly attorney’s fee agreement. Under a contingent fee agreement, there is no attorney’s fee charged, if the injured person does not secure a recovery. The well accepted contingent fee in a personal injury claim is 33-1/3% of any recovery. In an Illinois Workers’ Compensation claim, the attorney’s fee is set by the State of Illinois at 20% of the injured employee’s recovery. Consult our office for further details.

Do I need to hire an attorney, if I have a personal injury or Worker’s Compensation claim?

Insurance companies are in the business of handling injury claims. An injured person, without a lawyer, is at a major disadvantage against an insurance company. An unrepresented individual does not have the knowledge or expertise to pursue a claim against an insurance company or its attorney. By hiring an attorney, the injured person “levels the playing field”. A represented injured person will gain insight into his or her claim which will enable that injured person to make informed decisions based upon the strengths or weaknesses of the claim, the options available etc. This will ensure the best results. With an understanding of the issues, the injured person will have the information to make the best decisions for his or her particular situation. Consult an attorney for further details.

In a personal injury claim such as an automobile accident claim or a Worker’s Compensation claim, should I provide the insurance company with a recorded statement?

No. It is not advisable to give the opposing insurance company a recorded statement. Often, answers on a tape recorded statement can be interpreted in different ways. Also, sometimes answers do not provide all of the details in response to a question. Insurance companies tend to look for certain answers. Once that information is provided to the insurance company by the injured person, the insurance company may not be interested in the remaining portion of the answer, a clarification, or further details. In Illinois, an injured person is not required to provide the opposing insurance company with a recorded statement. Consult our office for further details.

If I am pulled over by a police officer and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, should I “blow” into the breathalyzer device?

While the answer to that question will differ depending on how much alcohol an individual has consumed, it is important to keep in mind that collecting breath samples and/or requesting drivers to perform field sobriety tests is for the purpose of collecting evidence against the driver. A police officer may tell you prior to administrating any tests that he or she only wants to determine that you are “ok to drive”, but they are actually more concerned with building their case against you.

I have multiple arrests (or convictions) for driving under the influence of alcohol. Will I ever be able to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License?

Yes. The proof necessary to obtain full reinstatement depends upon whether you are classified by the treatment provider as being a Significant Risk – Level II, High Risk – Level III Non-dependent, or High Risk – Level III Dependent. A High Risk, Level III Dependent needs to establish proof of abstinence, a good support system (preferably Alcoholic’s Anonymous) and verification of appropriate treatment.

I had a trial and was found not guilty of DUI. I was told that my suspension is still on-going. Is this true?

There is a hearing available to contest your suspension, which is not the same as a DUI trial. Although, your DUI and your suspension involve the same evidence, they are separate procedures. Unless you are successful in your “Statutory Summary Suspension” hearing (referred to above), your suspension remains for the duration of it. Success in your DUI trial does not change that, however, ironically, often the success of the DUI trial is the result of no breath test results, which would have meant that the suspension is longer due to a refusal.
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Why Turn to Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC?

  • Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC has been serving the people of central Illinois for more than 50 years.
  • We treat each client with dignity and respect, which includes ensuring they receive regular updates as their cases progress
  • Our team stays up-to-date on the latest legal developments and technology so we remain prepared to defend the rights of our clients

We do not believe in trying to be all things to all people. Some law firms promise the world and tell people anything they want to hear in order to sign them as clients. We won’t make promises we can’t keep, nor do we try to be all things to all people.

Affordable Legal Assistance

At Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC, we understand how stressful it can be to seek out legal representation, particularly if you are in a tough financial spot. For personal injury claims, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means clients never worry about legal fees until after we successfully recover compensation for their losses.

We keep our focus on personal injury, major car accidents, and driver’s license reinstatement matters because we know how important it is to get these issues resolved correctly.

Our team also handles license reinstatement, DUI, or other criminal defense matters at a price point we believe is best for our clients. If you have any questions about how much your particular legal matter may cost, we encourage you to reach out to a member of our team for an absolutely free consultation today.

We are here for you – call for a free consultation

From our offices in Springfield, our lawyers advise clients in communities throughout central Illinois. Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation with our attorneys and discuss your case in confidence. Call us today at 877-671-5884 or send an email to get started on your consultation.

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