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St. Clair County Personal Injury Lawyers

The Cates Law Firm, LLC is proud to serve St. Clair County, one of the oldest counties in Illinois. As a Southern Illinois firm, we understand the specific needs of the citizens of St. Clair County. Whether you were injured in a work accident or are facing discrimination at work, we are here to represent you and ensure you have fair access to the legal system. We have in-depth knowledge of numerous areas of law and hands-on experience representing people in negotiations and in court. No matter your circumstances, we take the time to get to know you, understand your priorities, and fight for the best possible outcome.

If you have been injured or are facing harassment or discrimination, do not hesitate to call The Cates Law Firm, LLC at 618-277-3644. Our St. Clair County personal injury lawyers are ready to help in you in any way they can.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is illegal under the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Illinois Constitution, which means you are entitled to be free from unwanted sexual advances or contact in the workplace. If you have been sexually harassed at work, you have a right to protect yourself and recover damages. It is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney by your side during this process. Your employer may seek to protect its reputation by misstating facts and trying to damage your image. It is also possible that you will lose your job or face additional negative attention at work. You need an attorney ready to aggressively promote your interests in court.

The Cates Law Firm, LLC has experience litigating difficult sexual harassment cases. We obtained a $95 million verdict against Aaron Rents, Inc. for illegal sexual harassment.* This is just one example of our many favorable outcomes for our clients.

Employment Discrimination

Under both federal and state laws, you have the right to be free from discrimination based on your personal attributes, such as race, nationality, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, and others. Your employer cannot deny you raises, promotions, training, or other employment opportunities because of any of the above protected classes. However, prejudice remains rampant throughout the U.S. and employment discrimination continues.

If you have been a victim of employment discrimination, the experienced attorneys of The Cates Law Firm, LLC are ready to help you deal with the legal and emotional aspects of this situation. You may be able to sue under federal or state laws. The Illinois Human Rights Act offers broader protection than Federal anti-discrimination law. In Illinois, you may be able to recover actual damages, back pay, court costs, and attorney’s fees in a discrimination lawsuit. You may even have your employment reinstated, if necessary. If you sue under federal law, you may be able to obtain punitive damages as well.

Car and Trucking Accidents

All across Illinois, people are at risk of being injured in a motor vehicle accident. Considering the number of miles we put on our vehicles each year, it is no surprise that we may end up in a collision caused by someone else’s poor driving or decisions. When you have been hurt in an accident, you often need help to recover. Dealing with insurance companies can be extremely difficult, particularly when an insurer denies your claim.

If you have been hurt in a collision, a truck accident attorney and car injury lawyer at The Cates Law Firm, LLC can help you deal with the insurance companies to negotiate an appropriate settlement, and if necessary, take parties at fault for your injuries to court.

Personal Injury

Countless people are injured unexpectedly every year. Those injuries can have devastating financial impacts and recovery can take time. When you have suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, you have the right to recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. Let our personal injury lawyers make sure you get what you deserve.

Class Actions

Sometimes an issue does not hurt just one person, it hurts many. When a large group of people are injured by a person or company’s actions, the law allows for a class action lawsuit to bring many individuals justice all at once instead of through hundreds or thousands of individual lawsuits. If you believe you are one of many individuals who have been injured, contact The Cates Law Firm, LLC to learn more about class action lawsuits.

Our St. Clair County Personal Injury Lawyers of The Cates Law Firm, LLC Can Help

Whether you have been physically injured in an accident or financially harmed by a corporation, we are here to protect your rights. The attorneys at The Cates Law Firm, LLC will thoroughly investigate your situation and analyze your options under the law to help you make the best decision for achieving a successful recovery. Our goal is to obtain you the best results possible.

Call us today at 618-277-3644 or contact us online to find out how we can help you.

*Past results do not guarantee future results. The outcome in each case is dependent on the specific facts of that case.