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Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyers at VanDerGinst Law: Your Compassionate Advocates 

Suffering a personal injury can drastically change your life and the lives of your family members, leading to both physical discomfort and significant financial stress. But remember, if you’re in Bettendorf, you’re not alone during these tough times. The team of dedicated Bettendorf personal injury attorneys at VanDerGinst Law is here to help lift the weight off your shoulders, managing your claim while you concentrate on recuperating. 

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Recognized Excellence in Personal Injury Law 

VanDerGinst Law is nationally renowned and respected for its dedication to personal injury victims, proven by our consistent recognition as a leading law firm in personal injury law. Honored as the Best Law Firm and boasting the Best Lawyer titles repeatedly*, we are committed to getting you the compensation you need. Our accolades, such as the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and membership in the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, underscore our unwavering commitment to excellence. 

Click here to view our awards and accolades. 

Why Choose VanDerGinst Law as Your Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyer 

Client Centered Service: Your recovery and well-being are our utmost priorities. Our team offers empathetic, comprehensive support, minimizing disruption to your life. We understand the impact of serious injuries: dealing with pain, accumulating medical expenses, and possibly being unable to work. The personal injury claims process can be overwhelming and filled with complications, adding to the stress of your situation. 

VanDerGinst Law can alleviate this burden, allowing you to focus on your recovery. We streamline opening your personal injury case, offering both, in-person meetings at our accessible offices, and remote options like phone intake, online file openings, and video conferencing for your convenience. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED PERSONAL INJURY LAW QUESTIONS

1. What Should I Do and Not Do If I Have Been Injured?

If you are able, without jeopardizing your health or safety, you should collect witness information and photos and/or video of the accident site. Of course, if necessary, contact the police or other emergency personnel. Get the proper medical attention necessary to address any acute injury as soon as possible.  Do NOT sign anything for the other party’s insurance representatives.  Do NOT give the other party’s insurance representatives a recorded statement.

2. Do You Need a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer?

Of course, you would expect a personal injury law firm to say “yes” to that question.  Indeed, that is our short answer.  But there are a lot of reasons that it makes sense for you to be represented by a personal injury lawyer when you have a claim. 

First and possibly foremost, the right lawyer can make a huge difference on the amount of compensation you will recover from your claim.  Insurance carriers and other big business defendants have lawyers looking out for their interests.  They do not willingly give you what you are entitled to.  In fact, it is the job of insurance adjusters to get claimants to settle for as little as possible.  Only the leverage that can be exerted by an experienced personal injury attorney who is willing to file a lawsuit on behalf of clients, can get you the type of compensation to which you are entitled.  VanDerGinst Law has that experience.

Second, why would you even want to tackle the mess associated with filling out mountains of forms and dealing with insurance people and medical providers?  You need rest and recuperation from your injuries, not additional stress. VanDerGinst Law will take the worry away.  We make opening a file as easy and convenient as possible.  We collect the documentation necessary to pursue your case. We conduct the investigation. We deal with the insurance people and medical providers, and coordinate benefits.  We negotiate and get you the best resolution possible.

Third, there is no financial risk to having VanDerGinst Law on your side. If we do not win your injury case and get you compensation, you will not owe us anything!

3. When Should You Hire a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you were injured in an accident and required any type of treatment or attention to those injuries, your accident probably warrants the attention of a personal injury lawyer as well.  With respect to the question of how soon you should speak to an attorney, we suggest that you contact VanDerGinst Law as soon as possible after getting the initial medical attention necessary to address your injuries. 

  • Do not wait until you are done treating.
  • Do not wait until you have spoken to insurance representatives or adjusters.
  • Do not wait until you get tired of negotiating on your own.

Adjusters set tentative values on injury claims at a very early stage.  Having an experienced injury attorney on your side can ensure that those values are adjusted much higher than they would be with no attorney.  Witness statements and evidence often needs to be secured at an early stage. A good lawyer will also advise you against signing medical authorization or giving recorded statements.  There are just too many things that can go wrong if you do not get a personal injury lawyer onboard as soon as practicable after your injury.

4. Do I Need to File a Lawsuit to get Compensation for My Personal Injury?

Most personal injury claims can be resolved without having to even file a lawsuit.  That only happens if your personal injury lawyer has shown that he or she is willing to file lawsuits and fight for justice whenever it is necessary to get the best results for clients.  At VanDerGinst Law we have a long history of proving our dedication to our clients.  Insurance companies know that.  They know we will file lawsuits if necessary, to get the best results.

5. Will my personal injury case go to trial?

Even if your personal injury case must have a lawsuit filed, that does not mean it will proceed all the way to a trial.  Probably 95% of all injury cases are settled before going to trial. During trial preparations each side becomes more familiar with their respective strengths and weaknesses.  That often results in a settlement.  At VanDerGinst Law we prepare all cases as if they will go to trial.  That way we can be in the best position possible to get the best settlements for our clients.

6. How are Personal Injury Damages Determined? What is my case worth?

If an attorney tells you what your case is worth after a brief conversation about your injuries, they are either misleading or misinformed.  There are many factors which impact a personal injury case value. Such factors include your age, the type of accident, where you live, the nature, extent and duration of your injuries and treatment needs, the impact of your injuries on your ability to work and earn income, scarring and disfigurement, the impact on family, the nature of the defendant and their insurance and/or assets, and other considerations too numerous to mention.

If successful in showing liability in a personal injury case the damages may include any of the following which may apply:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost income
  • Past and future physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Past and future loss of function of mind and body
  • Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Other potential damages
7. What is Pain and Suffering?

Pain and suffering include harm caused by physical injury and mental anguish experienced due to ancillary issues related to the accident and injuries.

8. How Much Does a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

At VanDerGinst Law we handle personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis.  That means that if we fail in getting you money for your injuries, there is NO ATTORNEY FEE.  You will never be out of pocket a penny.  We do not get paid unless and until you do. 

Our fee is a percentage of the amount recovered. The percentage depends on the type of case we handle and whether the case must be litigated.  But it is never more than 40% of the recovery and is usually between 20% and one third.

Additionally, even though other personal injury attorneys say they charge a contingent fee, they may also require a retainer fee for costs (for filing fees, expert fees, court reporter fees, postage, records, etc.)  That can often be hundreds, even thousands of dollars. 

At VanDerGinst Law we charge NO RETAINER FEE on injury cases.  We forward all costs necessary to pursue your claim.

9. What are the time limits that apply for Chicago Personal Injury Claims?

The statute of limitations is the law that limits the time in which a person must file a lawsuit.  In Illinois, that time is generally two years from the date of the injury.  There are very limited exceptions which may expand that time.  There are also some situations which require notices be sent or lawsuits filed earlier than that two-year period.  If you fail to file a lawsuit within the applicable time, you are forever barred from doing so.  Therefore, it is always a good idea to get VanDerGinst Law in your corner as soon as possible.

10. If I was partially at fault can I still be compensated for injuries I sustained in an accident?

Illinois recognizes something known as “Modified Comparative Fault”. Under the Modified Comparative Fault System, each party is held responsible for damages in proportion to their own percentage of fault pro-rata, unless the plaintiff’s negligence reaches 51%. 

So, if you are partly at fault your compensation will be reduced be the proportionate percentage of fault.  However, if you are 51% or more to blame, then you are entitled to no compensation. Therefore, if a reasonable award were determined to be $100,000 but you were 40% at fault, your award would be reduced by 40% so that you would receive $60,000.

11. Will medical bills I incurred due to my injury accident be paid by the responsible party?

The responsible party is obligated to pay the costs for all bills for reasonable and necessary treatment.  That can include medical bills, chiropractic bills, dental bills, physical therapy bills and any other similar costs. 

12. What happens if the responsible party did not have any insurance coverage?

Sometimes the party responsible for causing an injury accident does not have insurance to pay for the damages or does not have enough insurance. When that happens, VanDerGinst Law leaves no stone unturned to see if a compensation source can be identified. Sometimes we can find employers and other sources who may be vicariously liable. Sometimes we can turn to our client’s own uninsured or underinsured insurance coverage. Sometimes we determine the responsible party has ample assets available outside of insurance.

Our services are available round-the-clock, every day. You can easily start your case by clicking here or calling us at 800-797-5391. 

Millions of Dollars Recovered Each Year 

Trust us to handle your case with the expertise and dedication it deserves. Our record-breaking recoveries across various types of injury cases have earned us nationwide recognition for excellence in personal injury law. Every year, we successfully recover millions of dollars for our clients, fighting tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Over 50,000 injury victims have relied on VanDerGinst Law to help them when they needed it most. 

Finding the Best Personal Injury Lawyer for You 

  1. No-Cost Assurance: Our contingency fee means you owe us nothing unless we win. Forget about out-of-pocket expenses or hidden fees – we’re here to support you without adding financial pressure. 
  1. Ease and Accessibility: We simplify the legal process, offering various consultation methods to suit your comfort and needs. From in-office visits to virtual meetings, we make sure you can focus on your recovery without unnecessary stress. You will NEVER be out of pocket a penny.  
  1. Maximized Compensation: We routinely recover millions of dollars for injured clients each year, and we can help you too! 
  1. Clear Communication: Transparency is key to our approach. We ensure you’re informed at every step, building a relationship based on trust and clarity, recognized by our significant client satisfaction and industry accolades.  It’s one thing to promise communication and transparency; it’s another to live up to it. We stand out in this regard, as evidenced by our receipt of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics, a distinction few law firms can claim. 

Community Involvement 

Beyond legal services, our commitment to Bettendorf and the wider Quad Cities area is profound. We believe in making a positive impact through community engagement and support.  Click here to learn about our Community Involvement.   

Personal Injury Expertise in Bettendorf: 

At VanDerGinst Law, we cover a broad spectrum of personal injury claims. From car accidents and workplace injuries to more complex negligence cases, our experienced team is ready to fight for justice and compensation on your behalf. 

Don’t let a personal injury dictate the course of your life. Contact VanDerGinst Law for a complimentary consultation in Bettendorf, and let us help ease your legal worries. Call our dedicated team at 800-797-5391 to embark on the path to recovery and justice today. 

Remember, at VanDerGinst Law, we’re more than your attorneys; we’re your steadfast partners through the intricate journey of personal injury claims. Opt for a law firm that understands not only the legal landscape but also your personal ordeal. Reach out today to start your recovery journey with a team deeply committed to your well-being. 

Injury Claims We Handle

Personal Injury
Wrongful Death Claims
Animal Attacks/Dog Bites
Car Accidents
Commercial Truck Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents
Slip/Trip and Fall Accidents
Premises Liability Accidents
Construction Accidents
Worker’s Compensation Claims
Product Liability/Dangerous Products
Nursing Home Negligence/Abuse
Medical Malpractice
Class Actions/Mass Tort Claims
Other Injury Claims

Types Of Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Swimming Pool Injuries
Fractures
Soft Tissue Injuries/Whiplash
Chest Injuries
Shoulder Injuries
Knee Injuries
Hip and Pelvis Injuries
Burn Injuries
Amputation
Crush Injuries
Degloving Injuries

Illinos Markets

Chicago
Moline
Rock Island
East Moline
Illinois Quad Cities
Champaign
Rockford
Peoria
DeKalb
Aurora
Schaumburg
Springfield
Wheaton
Joliet
Alton
Cook County
Madison County
Bloomington
Normal
Waukeegan
Geneva
Kankakee
Galesburg
Monmouth
Macomb
Quincy
Rock Island County
Whiteside County
Henry County
Mercer County

Iowa Markets

Des Moines
Davenport
Bettendorf
Iowa Quad Cities
Cedar Rapids
Iowa City
Urbandale
Burlington
Dubuque
Clinton
Muscatine
West Des Moines
Ames
Sioux City
Council Bluffs
Scott County
Polk County
Warren County
Linn County
Johnson County

Contact a Bettendorf Personal Injury Lawyer Today.

We know that the personal injury claims process can be frustrating and overwhelming.

Let the Bettendorf injury lawyers at VanDerGinst Law help fight your battles while you focus on recovery.

Reach out to our firm by calling (800) 797-5391, or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

VanDerGinst Law, P.C. - Injury Attorneys

4950 38th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265
(800) 960-8529

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