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How Do I Find the Right Home Injury Lawyer?

March 8, 2024

If you, your child, or any other member of your family has been injured at home in Illinois, it is worth speaking with a lawyer about your legal rights. Home injuries can justify claims for financial compensation in various circumstances; and, if you have a claim, you may be able to avoid relying on your health insurance—or potentially paying out of pocket. Filing a claim also allows you to seek just compensation for your lost income, and you may even be entitled to financial compensation for your (or your family member’s) pain and suffering. 

Filing a home injury claim in Illinois starts with hiring a lawyer to represent you. But, how do you choose?

The Chicago home injury lawyers at Coplan + Crane have built a reputation for excellence in Illinois. We have the knowledge, skill, and resources necessary to handle even the most complex cases. If you were harmed by a dangerous or defective product in your home, we want to hear your story.

7 Considerations for Choosing a Home Injury Lawyer in Illinois 

Here are seven key considerations for choosing a home injury lawyer in Illinois: 

1. Does the Lawyer Have Experience Handling Home Injury Claims? 

One of the first questions you will want to ask is whether the lawyer has experience handling home injury claims. These claims are unique from other types of personal injury claims, and it is important to make sure you have a lawyer with relevant experience on your side. 

2. What Types of Home Injury Claims Does the Lawyer Handle?

When inquiring about the lawyer’s experience, you will also want to inquire about the specific types of home injury claims the lawyer handles. For example, many home injury cases involve dangerous and defective products, and not all lawyers handle these types of claims. Home injury cases may involve construction defects, fraud, and a variety of other issues as well—and all of these claims also require relevant experience.

3. Does the Lawyer Have a Track Record of Success?

Just because a lawyer has lots of experience, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the lawyer has a track record of success. With this in mind, a good way to make an informed decision is to look at the results of the home injury lawyer (or lawyers) you are thinking about hiring. Past results don’t guarantee future success; but, if a lawyer has recovered millions of dollars in financial compensation for his or her clients, this at least indicates that the lawyer is capable of providing effective legal representation. 

4. What Do the Lawyer’s Past Clients Have to Say?

Client testimonials can also provide you with extremely valuable information when choosing a lawyer to represent you. While bad reviews are a sign that you might want to stay away, testimonials are generally a good sign that you can expect a positive experience. 

5. Can You Get in Touch When You Need To?

If you have a home injury claim, it is important to get started on your claim as soon as possible. As a result, you should not have to wait days to schedule your initial consultation. You should be able to get in touch when you need to—both before and after you hire the lawyer to start working on your case. Scheduling a free initial consultation is your first step; and, during this consultation, you should feel free to ask what you can expect regarding communication if you choose the lawyer to represent you. 

6. Does the Lawyer Provide Contingency-Fee Representation? 

Any lawyer you choose to handle your home injury claim should provide legal representation on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you should not have to pay anything out of pocket. It also means that you should not have to pay anything at all unless your lawyer helps you recover just compensation for your (or your family member’s) injury-related losses.

7. Does the Lawyer Work with a Team of Professionals Who Are Committed to Fighting for You?

Efficiently and successfully handling a home injury claim requires more than just a lawyer—it requires a team of professionals who are committed to fighting for the financial compensation you deserve. With this in mind, you should not focus solely on choosing a lawyer, but instead focus on choosing a law firm that has the team and resources needed to help you achieve a positive result. 

Talk to a Chicago Home Injury Lawyer for FREE 

We represent individuals and families throughout Illinois in all types of home injury cases. If you need to learn about your legal rights, we invite you to contact us for a FREE, no-obligation case evaluation

To speak with an experienced home injury lawyer in confidence as soon as possible, call 708-358-8080 or tell us how we can reach you online today. We help clients from Chicago, Oak Park, Rockford, and other areas in Illinois.