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Personal Injury

The laws covering personal injury allow the injured party to receive compensation for damages caused by someone else’s carelessness, negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions. Personal injury law is also called “tort” law. States and the Federal government have enacted tort laws for the protection of your rights.

The laws of our society places demands on all citizens not to harm others. This means that not only should people be safe from harm, but their possessions also. Whenever someone else harms you or something that belongs to you, they become liable to answer to the tort laws governing the situation.

If you are the victim of a personal injury, there are several things you can do to help yourself. First of all, make sure that you seek proper medical attention and that you follow up with the proper authorities and your own insurance company. If you believe your injury was caused by the carelessness or intentional act of another, contact our office to discuss this. You should call as soon as it is convenient to do so and avoid discussing the matter with strangers and/or insurance representatives who are not from your own insurance company. You should be cooperative with the police, your own treating physicians, and your own insurance company. Most personal injury cases are covered by a statute of limitations, which means that you only have a certain period of time in which you can file a lawsuit.

If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Attorney, Tim Mahoney at 815-656.4600, or email him at tim@mahoneymahoney.com. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.

Award-Winning
Settlements

$8,000,000 personal injury settlement reached by Attorney Tim Mahoney against Schneider Trucking.

$4,000,000 wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Department by Attorney Tim Mahoney and Coplan & Crane as co-counsel.

$1,100,000 personal injury settlement reached by Attorney Tim Mahoney on behalf of the estate of a grandmother in a fatal motor vehicle accident.