Personal Injury

Another person acted irresponsibly, and now you are injured. You are entitled to a complete financial recovery for the damages you have suffered, but you need our experienced personal injury lawyers on your side.

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Personal Injury Lawyer Southern Illinois


Personal Injury Lawyer Southern Illinois. You or someone you love has been injured in an unforeseen accident. Though the circumstances of your injuries are unjust, you must now focus on returning to full strength and making a full physical recovery. Of course, that is what you would like to do. But how is it possible to get the medical care you need and adequate time to heal when life continues to go on around you? On top of your mounting medical bills and decrease in income from being unable to work, you still have a family to take care of and your typical living costs continue. You want to pursue the compensation you are entitled to, but you don't know where to start and the insurance company has offered you an obscenely low dollar amount to settle the case now.

In this critical time, the most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is to speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer in Southern Illinois. The lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are adept personal injury lawyers who specialize in the full range of personal injury case types. Whatever the situation that put you in this situation, our personal injury attorneys can help. We offer experience, skill, and a radically client-centered approach. As fellow Illinois natives and residents, we have a personal connection to helping our friends and neighbors recover the compensation they are owed that will help allow them to move beyond their injuries. When have been hurt in an accident, speak to a Hassakis & Hassakis personal injury lawyer today at (618)-244-5335 or contact us online right now to begin your recovery.

Illinois Personal Injury Claims

Each year, millions of Americans sustain an injury through no fault of their own, and in many cases, these personal injuries require expensive emergency room visits, follow up medical treatment, loss of work and possibly even long-term or lifelong disabilities.

While focusing on your medical needs and recovery should be your first concern after suffering from any type of personal injury, once your health is stable, the next important step you should take is meeting with an experienced personal injury lawyer to find out if you are eligible for compensation for your injuries and losses. The reason that meeting with an attorney so soon after an accident is important is that, in Illinois, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim and, therefore, seeking a settlement is typically 2 years from the date of the accident (or from the time you became aware of the injury).

Personal Injury Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Injury Law Practice Areas


When someone else's recklessness or negligence leaves you injured, the law allows you a chance to recover the damages you have suffered, but it is hard to know where to start. With the right personal injury lawyer, you can focus on returning to health while they handle every aspect of your case. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

Dedicated Counsel and Advocacy

Personal Injury Lawyer Southern Illinois


Personal Injury Lawyer Southern Illinois. You or someone you love has been injured in an unforeseen accident. Though the circumstances of your injuries are unjust, you must now focus on returning to full strength and making a full physical recovery. Of course, that is what you would like to do. But how is it possible to get the medical care you need and adequate time to heal when life continues to go on around you? On top of your mounting medical bills and decrease in income from being unable to work, you still have a family to take care of and your typical living costs continue. You want to pursue the compensation you are entitled to, but you don't know where to start and the insurance company has offered you an obscenely low dollar amount to settle the case now.

In this critical time, the most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is to speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer in Southern Illinois. The lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are adept personal injury lawyers who specialize in the full range of personal injury case types. Whatever the situation that put you in this situation, our personal injury attorneys can help. We offer experience, skill, and a radically client-centered approach. As fellow Illinois natives and residents, we have a personal connection to helping our friends and neighbors recover the compensation they are owed that will help allow them to move beyond their injuries. When have been hurt in an accident, speak to a Hassakis & Hassakis personal injury lawyer today at (618)-244-5335 or contact us online right now to begin your recovery.

Illinois Personal Injury Claims

Each year, millions of Americans sustain an injury through no fault of their own, and in many cases, these personal injuries require expensive emergency room visits, follow up medical treatment, loss of work and possibly even long-term or lifelong disabilities.

While focusing on your medical needs and recovery should be your first concern after suffering from any type of personal injury, once your health is stable, the next important step you should take is meeting with an experienced personal injury lawyer to find out if you are eligible for compensation for your injuries and losses. The reason that meeting with an attorney so soon after an accident is important is that, in Illinois, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim and, therefore, seeking a settlement is typically 2 years from the date of the accident (or from the time you became aware of the injury).

Personal Injury Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Injury Law Practice Areas


When someone else's recklessness or negligence leaves you injured, the law allows you a chance to recover the damages you have suffered, but it is hard to know where to start. With the right personal injury lawyer, you can focus on returning to health while they handle every aspect of your case. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Claim Requirements


When you are hurt in an accident and choose to hire a personal injury lawyer in Southern Illinois, above all else you are relying on your lawyer to advocate for and represent your needs, demanding an out-of-court settlement or a trial judgment that reflects the extent of the damage you have suffered and that truly allows you and your family to move beyond your injuries. This is one of many important responsibilities of your Southern Illinois personal injury lawyer, and you need someone with the experience and professional acumen to get you the best possible outcome. The personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. have just that.

However, the best lawyer in the world will not be able to rightfully get you a successful case settlement if you do not meet Illinois' legal requirements for filing a personal injury claim. Our Southern Illinois personal injury lawyers will help you make sure that you have a case and that you file on time and in accordance with the law in order to give you the best chance at success.

Proving Negligence in Southern Illinois

In order to win a personal injury claim against an individual or an organization in the state of Illinois, you, as the claimant, are required to prove the other person, or the defendant's, negligence. For a personal injury claim, there are four facts that must be true.

  1. The defendant owed you a duty of care.
  2. The defendant, through their actions or their failure to perform certain actions, breached this duty of care.
  3. This breach of duty is the cause of your injuries and other damages
  4. You have, indeed, been injured

Some situations may present more difficulty than others in demonstrating negligence. For example, it is clear that a doctor or hospital owes their patients a duty of care. Likewise, in a car accident injury case, every one of us as motorists and roadway users owes our fellow travelers a duty of care to drive safely and responsibly so as to keep those around us safe. However, if other circumstances were involved in your accident, it could be more difficult to determine definitively that it was the other person's behavior that directly led to your injuries. Leave it to our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Southern Illinois to determine if you have a case and, if you do, the best way to present evidence and argue on your behalf.

Southern Illinois Statute of Limitations

Another key factor in the success of your personal injury claim in Southern Illinois is meeting the statute of limitations. Our state of Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases. This means that you, the claimant, have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim in the state of Illinois. Two years can pass by quickly, which is just one reason it is so important to act right away and speak to a personal injury lawyer in Southern Illinois as soon as possible after your accident.

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CASE TYPE: Medical Malpractice

$725,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. An elderly gentleman was injured when he developed severe rhabdomyolysis after a physician failed to monitor his lab results and continued to prescribe high doses of blood pressure medications. He suffered acute kidney injury and eventually required dialysis.


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Case Type: Personal Injuries

In this case, a man was injured while lifting 150-pound posts while working. While at first he was asked to refrain from heavy lifting and prescribed pain medication, eventually he reinjured his back even worse when he returned to work. Doctors found bulging discs at multiple vertebrae and the client missed several years' worth of work.

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Case Type: Personal Injuries

This case combined both workers' compensation and personal injury elements. A woman developed repetitive stress injuries while working, including carpal tunnel syndrome. This required her to undergo several medical procedures and left her partially disabled.

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Case Type: Personal Injuries

This case saw a woman slip and fall while on her way to work. She suffered multiple injuries and the pain caused her to permanently favor her right leg when walking. She ended up declining surgery and accepting that she would be completely and permanently disabled, as her doctor noted that surgery would not necessarily improve her condition.

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Southern Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers Who Care

At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon personal injury lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life. Some of our specific, top-of-the-line services include (but are not limited to):

  • Determining liability and filing all necessary court documents to get our clients’ cases initiated
  • Gathering all crucial evidence to support our clients’ claim while refuting the defense’s claims (Such evidence can include police reports, doctor’s reports, medical bills, physical evidence, witness testimony and expert witness testimony.)
  • Fiercely defending our clients’ rights at every stage of the case, including during mediation, arbitration and trial proceedings
  • Standing up against lawyers for even the largest corporations to ensure that our clients get the justice and compensation they deserve.
  • Investing in your case outcome on a personal level. We communicate, listen, and always put in the extra effort in your best interst. Simply put, we care.

Among the types of personal injury cases that we are proficient and experienced at overseeing include:

  • Traffic accident cases, including cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck and bus accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice cases
  • Product liability cases
  • Premises liability cases, including slip and fall cases
  • Other personal injury cases that involve head and brain injuries, back and spinal cord injuries and/or broken bones.

When you have been hurt at work, in a traffic accident, by a defective product, or in another type of accident that was not your fault, you should not have to foot the bill or suffer the long-term consequences that stem from it. You deserve a complete recovery free from the uncertainty and financial fears of paying your medical bills, being unable to work, and dealing with countless other damages. The personal injury attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. can help you and your family get the compensation necessary to enjoy some peace of mind after the unjust suffering you have endured.


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After a car accident, a medical mistake, a workplace accident, dog bite, or any situation that leaves you severely injured due to someone else's mistake, recklessness, or other negligent behavior, you deserve a full physical and financial recovery. In order to get the outcome you deserve, you need a skilled litigator who understands Illinois state civil laws and will be fully committed to unearthing all evidence, arguing your case, negotiating a settlement, and keeping you informed. Contact the Hassakis & Hassakis personal injury lawyers today to discuss your case and find out how we can help.

If you or a loved one has sustained any type of personal injury that could be attributed to another party’s negligence or recklessness, contact us by calling 618-244-5335 for a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.

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