Personal Injury Lawyer in Geneseo

Are you facing a possible personal injury claim? If so, the experienced Genesco personal injury attorneys at Simpson Peterson want to help you recover your losses. We’ve been serving residents in the area for over 30 years, and we’re confident we can put you in the best possible position to recover your losses.

What Is Negligence?

Personal Injury Lawyer Genesco, ILGenerally speaking, when someone acts in a careless way and causes an injury to another person, it is known as negligence under the law. And under the legal principle of negligence, the careless person will be legally liable for any resulting harm or injury. In order to determine if the defendant indeed acted negligently, four case elements must be proven to be true.

Winning a Genesco Personal Injury Case

In order for you to win your personal injury claim, four specific elements must be proven by your Genesco personal injury lawyer. The four elements of a personal injury case are…

  • Duty – The defendant owed a legal duty to the plaintiff under the circumstances
  • Breach – The defendant breached that legal duty by acting or failing to act in a certain way
  • Causation – It was the defendant’s actions (or inaction) that actually caused the plaintiff’s injury
  • Damages – The plaintiff was harmed or injured as a result of the defendant’s actions

Personal injury law exists because the legal system recognizes the need for those who have incurred an injury as the direct result of negligence to be compensated for their loss.

Were You Injured by a Genesco Drunk Driver?

Some car accidents are caused by drunk drivers. A dram shop claim may arise when a bar or liquor store provides alcoholic beverages to a person and causes or contributes to the person’s intoxication. If the person to whom the liquor was sold injures someone while under the influence, the courts may impose liability on the commercial seller of the liquor. If you think this scenario may apply to you, give us a call. Call Simpson Peterson today at (309)343-6152 or  (800)392-4802.