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Carbondale Personal Injury Lawyers

Situated in Jackson County, Carbondale is home to Southern Illinois University, numerous museums, and historic theaters. Although it’s a lovely city, negligence does arise and leads to people being injured and in more serious cases, even death. If you’ve suffered an injury in Carbondale or a surrounding area or are coping with the loss of a loved one who died because of another’s negligent acts, you need legal representation.

By contacting the Carbondale injury lawyers at The Cates Law Firm, LLC, you may be able to recover a settlement to help you get past this hardship in your life. Call us at 618-277-3644 or contact us online for a free, confidential case consultation.

Car Accidents

There are a variety of factors that can lead to driver negligence resulting in car accidents. Some of these factors include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving too fast or too slow, ignoring traffic signals or signs, disregarding weather or traffic conditions, failing to yield to traffic, and failing to use turn signals or drive on the right side of the road.

If you were injured in a car accident that was the result of another party’s negligent acts, you should consult the Southern Illinois injury lawyers at The Cates Law Firm, LLC. Our attorneys may be able to help you obtain compensation from the insurance company so that you can pay for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and permanent disfigurement.

Medical Malpractice

Unfortunately, errors by doctors, dentists, nurses, or anesthesiologists can worsen a medical condition rather than improve it. If a medical professional has harmed you by their negligent actions or taken the life of someone you loved, you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim.

The Carbondale injury lawyers at The Cates Law Firm, LLC have represented many Carbondale clients who have suffered because of a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, or unnecessary treatments by a hospital or medical professional. With an attorney by your side, you may be able to recover compensation for medical costs, loss of income, pain and suffering, and a loss of quality of life.

Class Actions

Class actions give groups of people the opportunity to take action against a company or organization where they ordinarily couldn’t do so on their own. They often arise when a lawsuit on behalf of an individual may not be effective or feasible. These types of lawsuits are typically filed when a group of people has been harmed by a certain company or organization for the same reason. In most cases, class actions involve defective products, toxic drugs, unsafe working conditions, fraudulent or deceptive business practices, or aviation accidents.

If you believe that you have been hurt in a situation that involved a group of people, you may have a valid class action claim. The Southern Illinois injury lawyers at The Cates Law Firm, LLC can evaluate your case and explain your legal options so that you understand the best way to take legal action.

Premises Liability

Property owners are legally responsible for maintaining their property to prevent injury to those persons legally on their property. In the event that you were injured on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability claim. Most premises liability cases occur when someone slips, trips or falls because of a hazardous condition like loose handrails, uneven pavement, improper lighting, defective stairs, or broken floorboards. However, they can also arise from swimming pool accidents and dog bites.

To determine whether you have a premises liability case, you should contact the Carbondale injury lawyers at The Cates Law Firm, LLC. They will help you understand whether you have a valid claim against a property owner who knew or should’ve known about the danger posed by the condition that led to your injury.

Contact the Carbondale Personal Injury Lawyers at The Cates Law Firm, LLC Today

If a car accident, medical error, unsafe property, or other harm has taken a toll on your life, you owe it to yourself to contact the Carbondale injury lawyers at The Cates Law Firm, LLC today.

By giving us a call at 618-277-3644 or contact us online you will have taken the first step to holding a negligent party responsible for their wrongdoing so that you can obtain the compensation you deserve.