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personal injury

If you have sustained an injury due to an accident or an act of negigence on the part of another party, than you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury can be very expensive, and Beard Law Firm is here to ensure our clients get the support they are entitled too. 
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A personal injury case arises when someone is injured as the result of a negligent act, or failure to act, by another person. Generally speaking, we all owe a duty to each other to use ordinary reasonable care in the course of our interactions with one another. When someone breaches that duty of reasonable care, and that breach causes harm to someone else, a personal injury case may arise.

Because a personal injury case is so heavily dependent on the facts of the incident, as well as numerous legal issues, it is important to call an attorney sooner rather than later. Oftentimes, there might be video footage of the incident, or information regarding witnesses to the incident that is circulating in the community. An attorney experienced with a variety of personal injury cases can act quickly to preserve the evidence before it is erased or lost.


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Examples of 

Personal Injury

Auto accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. Another common type of personal injury case arises when someone is injured by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property. We often hear these cases referred to as “slip and falls,” or “trip and falls.”
Another way a personal injury case might arise, is when a person owes a heightened duty of care to another person because of a special relationship they have with that person. For example, a doctor has a duty to a patient to provide competent medical care that adheres to the generally accepted standard of care in that medical field. Likewise, a nursing home may have a duty to a resident to provide them with extra supervision if that resident has dementia and is prone to wander off.

why choose us

The attorneys at the Beard Law Firm live and work in Southern Illinois and have successfully prosecuted a wide variety of personal injury cases all over the area. Unlike law firms that are outside the area, we can and do travel to the scene of these accidents right away to begin collecting evidence in the case.

If you have been hurt in a personal injury case and you need to talk with an experienced attorney, call the Beard Law Firm right away for a free consultation at (618)351-1000. An experienced attorney will discuss your case with you and help you figure out the best way to move forward. If it is outside normal business hours, leave a voicemail or email us at the address listed on this site. An experienced attorney will usually call you back before the next business day.

frequently asked questions

  • Q: What incidents count as a personal injury lawsuit? 

    A: Incidents that can result in a personal injury lawsuit include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and more.
  • Q: How do I know if I have a case?
    A: In order to have a personal injury case, the responsible party needs to have been negligent in a manner that resulted in personal injury. The personal injury needs to have caused harm which resulted in compensatory damages. 
  • Q: What if I had a preexisting condition? 

    A: Having a preexisting condition does not exclude you from having a personal injury case. If the incident aggravated the condition or made it worse, the defendant can still be held liable for the injury.
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