Champaign County was originally formed in 1833 from a portion of Vermilion County. The city of Champaign serves as the county seat and the Champaign/Urbana Metro Center is the county’s largest metropolitan area. The county also has 21 villages, 28 townships and the Lake of the Woods unincorporated community. Adjacent counties include Ford, Vermilion, Edgar, Douglas, Piatt and McLean counties.
Local and visiting commuters have access in and out of Champaign County along three major interstates including I-57, I-72 and I-74 along with U.S. Highways 45, 136 & 150. Air travel is available in Champaign-Urbana at the University of Illinois Willard Airport along with Frasca Field in Urbana and Frank Elliott Field (Rantoul National Aviation Center).
The University of Illinois is the major supporter of Champaign County’s economy. Other local area employers include the Carle Foundation Hospital, Carle Clinic Association, Provena Convent Medical Center, Kirby Foods, Parkland College, Christie Clinic Association and Hobbico along with Champaign Schools #4 and Urbana School District.
Hiring Champaign County Personal Injury Lawyers
Mistakes made by medical professionals continue to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Often times, patients suffer serious injuries or death through negligence of doctors, nurses, nurse’s aides and other health care providers. Victims of medical malpractice have the legal right to file a claim or lawsuit against every responsible party. This could include the health care center, medical office, hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility.
However, medical malpractice cases are complex. They often require the skills of an attorney who comprehends Illinois personal injury tort law and the medical fields of care. As a result, many patients suffering injuries will hire Champaign County personal injury lawyers to handle their case. A skilled attorney can ensure that the victim receives adequate recompense to payoff medical bills and damages, recoup lost wages and provide funds for intangible losses including pain, suffering and mental anguish.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
The medical practitioner who caused the error likely has medical malpractice coverage through an insurance carrier. When seeking compensation, the victim must file a claim or suit against the neglectful medical professional through their policy. However, insurance companies are for-profit businesses and work hard to minimize the amount of compensation they pay out against every claim. Often times, dealing directly with an insurance company can be a monumental task that takes months or years to complete.
Hiring an attorney to handle all the paperwork and negotiations makes sense. Experienced attorneys have proven tactics for developing a case to support a claim for recompense. The law firm will build a strategy to overcome opposing counsel’s challenges to rebut or negate the claim. The strategy often involves an intense review of the patient’s medical records, the medical professional’s previous history including past claims of medical malpractice and a calculation of the exact worth of the patient’s claim.
Chicago Injury Center
The Chicago Injury Center website offers valuable content on the best ways to move forward with your medical malpractice case. We provide numerous resources to help simplify the complexity of filing a claim for financial compensation. We offer a team of skilled Champaign County personal injury lawyers who specialize in medical malpractice claims and will take every necessary action to obtain compensation. Our law firm has a comprehensive understanding of Illinois tort law and the legal court system in Champaign County.
To schedule an appointment to speak with our attorneys, call . Your initial consultation is free. Our attorneys will sit with you and evaluate the merits of your claim. We will provide a variety of legal options to hold the medical professionals accountable for their neglect. We fight aggressively in all of our medical malpractice cases to ensure our clients receive adequate recompense for their pain, suffering and injury. Call today to ensure all documents and paperwork is filed before the statute of limitations of your case expires.