Our Practice Areas
Handling Personal Injury Cases in Geneva and Surrounding Areas
Every day, people are injured in preventable accidents across Kane County. When this happens, victims are often left with enormous medical bills and costs and consequences they never expected.
While the person who caused the accident (the defendant) is responsible for many of these expenses, the person who is injured (the plaintiff) must file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to pursue what they are entitled to by law.
Insurance companies are notorious for terrible customer service, low-balling claims, and sometimes flat-out refusing to help the injured. To get the compensation you deserve, you may need to hire a personal injury lawyer.
At O’Brien Law, LLC, our entire legal team has handled insurance disputes and personal injury cases on both sides of the courtroom. We are experienced with local laws and our unique knowledge allows us to strategize and fight on your behalf.
Cases Our Team Handles
With over 50 years of combined experience, Attorney Daniel O'Brien handles everything from construction injuries and car accidents to medical errors and nursing home negligence.
We understand what you’re going through, and our office is committed to walking alongside you during this difficult time.
Our straightforward, down-to-earth support can guide you through the following cases:
- Construction injuries
- Workers’ compensation
- Retaliatory discharge
- Rideshare accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Insurance bad faith
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Car accidents, including hit and runs and distracted driving accidents
Statute of Limitations: How Long Do I Have to File?
In Illinois, you typically have 2 years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. Cases of medical malpractice give you up to 4 years to file, as your injury may arise long after the instance of malpractice.
These rules are laid out in Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 735. Because the statutes of limitations are part of state law, if you do not file within 2 years, you can lose your right to pursue legal action entirely.
This time passes faster than many plaintiffs expect. Further, the sooner you file the stronger your case will be, and the easier it will be for us to gather evidence. If you were in a car accident, for instance, a witness who is available to testify immediately after the collision may not be able to make a statement after more time has passed.
For more questions about personal injury claims, please visit our FAQ page.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one, filing a personal injury lawsuit can help you cope with the consequences. A successful settlement or verdict will result in damages, or financial awards.
In cases of wrongful death, you may also be awarded damages to cover the expenses of your loved one’s funeral and burial, account for any inheritance they would have left behind, and provide you with time and space to grieve.
You may receive punitive damages, as well, if the plaintiff’s behavior was especially negligent. These damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer, make an example of them, and give you additional comfort.
Call us at (630) 480-4130 to find out which damages are most appropriate for your case.
- Emergency room fees
- Medical bills
- The costs of rehabilitative care
- Missed wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Changes to your quality of life
- Pain and suffering
Why Choose Us?
At O’Brien Law, LLC, we will always work hard on your behalf. Our firm is small, but our legal team has the resources and experience we need to represent you. When you choose us, you can expect caring, helpful, and empathetic service. You can also benefit from the competitive edge our legal professionals have from their past experience as an insurance lawyer and administrator.
With insight into both sides of the courtroom, we can maximize your chances of winning your case.
Don’t hesitate. Get started today with a call to (630) 480-4130 and a free consultation!