The Law Firm of MillerKing LLC focuses and concentrates in the areas of Personal Injury in Alton involving serious, permanent, and catastrophic injuries or damages when caused by the misconduct or negligence of another person, business, corporation, or government entity. MillerKing LLC concentrates and focuses on representing exclusively individuals, not corporations or insurance companies. The Law Firm of MillerKing is dedicated to representing individuals and families when faced with this type of adversity.
WHAT TYPE OF CASES DOES MILLERKING LLC HANDLE?
The Law Firm of MillerKing handles the following types of personal injury, tort, or wrongful death claims or cases:
- Trucking Accidents/Semi-Tractor Trailer Accidents
- Automobile Accidents/Car Crashes/Traffic Crashes
- Bike & Motorcycle Accidents
- Boat and Watercraft Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Dog Bites/Animal Bites
- Dram Shop (Lawsuits against Bars or Taverns)
- Injuries to Children (Minors)
- Intentional Torts & Negligence
- Premises & Property Liability
- Products Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Mesothelioma and Asbestos
WHAT IS PERSONAL INJURY ALTON CITY AND WRONGFUL DEATH?
Personal injury is harm or damages caused to a person, such as a broken bone, concussion, loss of limb, loss of life, or other bodily injury, because of acts of negligence, intentional, or other misconduct. A person – who suffers from a personal injury Alton – may file a claim or lawsuit to seek recovery or compensation for damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of a normal life, lost wages, medical bills, and emotional distress.
In a wrongful death case, the claim or case is filed by a decedent’s personal or special representative (executor or administrator) to recover for the injuries and losses sustained by the decedent’s spouse or family (next of kin) resulting from the wrongful death of the decedent. In the same case, a survival action may be brought on behalf of the decedent’s estate to recover for personal injury damages sustained by the decedent – which had been caused and suffered by the decedent before death and during his or her lifetime.
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS IF I HAVE BEEN WRONGED OR INJURED? WHAT IS THE END GOAL?
The purpose of making a claim or filing a lawsuit is to seek fair, just, and reasonable compensation for harm, damages, or injuries. The form of compensation is money. In limited circumstances, courts will allow an award of punitive damages, which are designed to deter specific conduct. Both Illinois and Missouri state courts as well as the federal courts protect the right to a jury trial in most civil or personal injury cases.
HOW ARE PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH CASES HANDLED?
The Law Firm of MillerKing handles each claim or case in a systematic manner, such as with personalized attention to detail, careful planning, assertive advocacy, comprehensive research and investigation, and necessary preparation for a successful outcome. Our lawyers prepare each case with the necessary amount of time, effort, skill, and professionalism to be in the best position for trial or settlement. Each case is prepared to go to trial because of the typical aggressive and deliberate actions of corporations or its insurance companies.
WHAT IS A CONTINGENCY FEE?
The Law Firm of MillerKing handles Personal Injury Lawyer in Alton and Wrongful Death claims and cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that an attorney’s fee is paid only after a successful outcome by way of a trial, arbitration, mediation, or settlement.
MillerKing will advance the necessary time, services, and case costs, and shall receive compensation only after a successful outcome.
WHEN SHOULD I RETAIN AN ATTORNEY FOR A PERSONAL INJURY OR WRONGFUL DEATH CASE?
In Illinois and Missouri, claims or cases must be filed before the applicable statute of limitations. The unfortunate consequence for failing to timely file a claim or lawsuit will result in an absolute bar or prevention of a recovery (money compensation). It is extremely important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible following an injury or wrongful death. Personal Injury Lawyer in Alton and Wrongful Death claims and cases take substantial time to review, research, investigate, and prepare from beginning to end.
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY CLAIM OR CASE?
Each claim or case is unique and different. From the beginning, our lawyers will evaluate and reevaluate your claim or case objectively and analytically. It may take several months or longer to determine the initial value of the claim or case. The value of the claim or case is based upon the facts, credibility of the parties and witnesses, type of harm (negligence vs. intentional), liability, causation, and damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of a normal life.
WHICH PERSONAL INJURY OR WRONGFUL DEATH LAW FIRM SHOULD I HIRE TO REPRESENT ME OR MY FAMILY?
The choice of a lawyer is a significant and vital decision.
First, it is prudent to visit a lawyer’s website to obtain basic information. A well-designed website should provide contact information, biographical information, and basic content in an ethical and understandable manner.
Second, it is important to schedule an initial meeting or consultation. Some consultations may be handled by phone, but many initial meetings or consultations should be conducted in person. By visiting a lawyer’s office, the potential client may interact with staff, evaluate the law firm’s organization, professionalism, and hospitality, and assess the potential attorney-client relationship first-hand. Do you feel comfortable? Is the law firm professional? Is the environment welcoming? Do you believe that your case will be handled competently and with open lines of communication? Did the lawyer listen? An open and honest meeting in a confidential setting may alleviate or lessen fears, anxieties, stress, and unknowns.
Finally, the potential client and lawyer must agree on timelines, expectations, fees, costs, and acknowledge that no outcome is guaranteed or promised. The potential client and lawyer must understand and acknowledge each person’s role and obligation within the attorney-client relationship.