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Moline Personal Injury Lawyers
Moline Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured on the job or due to the negligence of another person or business, you need a trustworthy and experienced Moline personal injury lawyer to get you the compensation you deserve.
Top Four Things That Should Matter to You Most When Selecting a Moline Personal Injury Attorney
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1. The VanDerGinst Law Moline Personal Injury Lawyers Make the Process Easy and Convenient
The personal injury claims process can be complex. You might have serious injuries that have incurred costly medical bills. You might not be able to work due to your injuries. The last thing you need is to deal with medical providers and the insurance industry.
Let VanDerGinst Law handle the stress so you can focus on getting better!
We make opening a personal injury case as quick and convenient as possible. Our Moline office is located right off of John Deere Road. But if you prefer, we can come to you.
We can open most files over on the phone or online, and we even offer video conferencing to suit your needs.
We are available 24/7 every day of the year! Simply click here or call 800-797-5391
Once we open your file, we make every effort to speedily and thoroughly investigate your case to get the maximum compensation you deserve.
Many law firms require injury clients to hunt down medical documents and other evidence. At VanDerGinst Law, our Moline Personal Injury Lawyers do everything necessary to work your file.
We obtain the records from medical providers. We handle health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, medical payment insurance, and any other benefits that may apply to your case. We negotiate with the insurance adjuster and other representatives of the opposing party. We position your case for the best possible settlement.
If the opponent doesn’t offer a sensible settlement, our highly experienced Moline personal injury lawyers prepare to do battle in court – where we will fight hard to get you the best result.
2. Be Affordable? How about Free? If our Moline personal injury lawyers don’t get you compensation for your injury claim, you won’t owe us a dime!
At VanDerGinst Law, we handle personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. If we don’t get you money for your injuries, there is NO ATTORNEY FEE.
We do not get paid unless and until you do. Our fee is a percentage of the amount recovered. It depends on the type of case we handle and whether the case must be litigated, but it is always reasonable.
Even though other personal injury attorneys say they charge a contingent fee, they may also require a retainer fee for costs such as filing fees or postage. That can often be hundreds – even thousands – of dollars.
At VanDerGinst Law, there is NO RETAINER FEE on injury cases. We forward all costs necessary to pursue your claim.
3. The Moline Personal Injury Lawyers at VanDerGinst Law Will Fight to Get You the Maximum Amount of Money for Your Injury Claim
At VanDerGinst Law, we know injury law. We have represented more than 50,000 injury victims over the years. But we also know the judges, lawyers, medical providers, and insurance adjusters who are involved in Moline-area injury claims and lawsuits. We will fight hard to get you the money you deserve!
We have made record recoveries in numerous counties across Illinois for a variety of injury cases. We have been recognized by peers, clients, and other professionals as among the best in the country in personal injury law.
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With national resources and local connections, our Moline personal injury lawyers can get you the maximum compensation for your personal injury claim.
Our Moline Personal Injury Lawyers Also Have the Inside Track into The Insurance Industry. We do not represent insurance companies, so we never have a conflict of interest in representing our injury clients. But we employ former insurance adjusters and insurance defense attorneys who know the tricks of the trade. We put that knowledge to work for you!
If you have suffered serious injuries, you need a personal injury law firm that focuses on injury law, rather than a lawyer who occasionally “dabbles.” The practice of law is much like the practice of medicine. There are practitioners who have “general” practices and others who specialize.
At VanDerGinst Law we focus almost exclusively on injury law.
You can feel completely confident that you will be in great hands with the personal injury lawyers of VanDerGinst Law.
We can skillfully handle ANY injury case that comes our way.
4. The Moline Personal Injury Lawyers of VanDerGinst Law Will Keep You Informed Every Step of the Way
Anyone can make that kind of statement. But can they prove it? We can. VanDerGinst Law is one of the only law firms in the country to have been awarded the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics.
We have also been awarded the Client’s Choice Award from Avvo Lawyer Rating Service and the Client Champion Award from Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Rating Service.
Moline Personal Injury Lawyers
Located on the Mississippi River near the border of Iowa, Moline is the largest city in Rock Island County. Moline is one of the four cities that make up the Quad Cities, along with Rock Island in Illinois, and Bettendorf and Davenport on the Iowa side.
Moline is home to the corporate headquarters of Deere & Company, as well as the U.S. division of Kone Elevator. The city features a vibrant downtown area that is one of the civic and recreational hubs of the Quad Cities.
Moline’s downtown district boasts the 12,000-seat TaxSlayer Center, the arena that hosts the Quad Cities’ professional hockey and arena football teams, in addition to the most well-known musical acts and events that come to the area. Moline is rich in history, with riverfront access and a variety of restaurants, shops, and hotels that make it a scenic travel destination for tourists.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 312,988 crashes involving motor vehicles in 2019, with 20% of those crashes leading to injuries.
In addition to car crashes, over 104,000 nonfatal workplace injuries were reported in Illinois in the same year.
Illinoisans are also injured from medical malpractice incidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, and faulty products.
If you were injured on the job or due to someone’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your injuries.
VanDerGinst Law can help!
FREQUENTLY ASKED PERSONAL INJURY LAW QUESTIONS
1. What Should I Do and Not Do If I Have Been Injured?
First, you should gather witness information and photos and/or video of the accident site if you are safely able to do so. If necessary, contact the police or other emergency personnel.
Get the appropriate 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 Moline Personal Injury Lawyer?
There are many reasons that it makes sense for you to be represented by a personal injury lawyer when you have a claim.
First and possibly most critically, the right lawyer can make a difference in 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 voluntarily give you what you are entitled to. In fact, it is the job of insurance adjusters to get you to settle for as little as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney can exert the leverage necessary to get you the compensation to which you are entitled. VanDerGinst Law has that experience.
Second, why would you want to fill out loads of forms and deal 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 negotiate to 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 Moline Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you were injured in an accident and required treatment for those injuries, your accident probably warrants the attention of a personal injury lawyer. We suggest that you contact VanDerGinst Law as soon as possible after getting the initial medical care 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. An experienced injury attorney can ensure that those values are much greater than they would be with no attorney working on your behalf. 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 awry if you do not get a personal injury lawyer on your side as soon as possible 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 file a lawsuit. That only happens if your personal injury lawyer is willing to file lawsuits and fight for justice whenever it is necessary to get the greatest results for clients.
At VanDerGinst Law, we have a long history of proving our devotion 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. Typically, 95% of all injury cases are settled before going to trial.
During trial preparations, each side becomes more familiar with their particular strengths and weaknesses – which 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 misinformed or misleading you.
There are many elements that impact a personal injury case value.
Such elements 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, any of the following may apply for damages:
- 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 is harm caused by physical injury and mental distress experienced due to ancillary issues related to the accident and injuries.
8. How Much Does a Moline Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
At VanDerGinst Law, we handle personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. That means that if we don’t get you money for your injuries, there is NO ATTORNEY FEE.
You will never be out of pocket a dime. 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.
Additionally, even though other personal injury attorneys say they charge a contingent fee, they may also require a retainer fee for costs like filing fees, expert fees, court reporter fees, etc. That can often be hundreds, even thousands of dollars. At VanDerGinst Law, there is NO RETAINER FEE on injury cases. We forward all costs necessary to pursue your claim.
9. What are the time limits that apply for Moline Personal Injury Claims?
The statute of limitations is the law that sets 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 extend that time. There are also some situations which require notices be sent or lawsuits filed earlier than that two-year period.
If you neglect to file a lawsuit within the applicable time, you are forever excluded 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 responsible for damages in proportion to their own percentage of fault pro-rata, unless the plaintiff’s negligence reaches 51%.
If you are partly at fault, your compensation will be reduced by the proportionate percentage of fault.
However, if you are 51% or more to blame, then you are not entitled to 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 required to pay the costs for all bills for reasonable and necessary treatment.
That includes 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.
TYPES OF MOLINE PERSONAL INJURY CASES WE HANDLE
Moline Car Accidents: Even minor accidents can cause severe injuries. See how our Moline personal injury lawyers can help you get the best compensation for your car accident-related injuries.
Moline Truck Accidents: Commercial trucks (also known as semis, tractor-trailers, or big rigs) can cause devastating injuries. The rules that apply to truckers and tucking companies are different than conventional motor vehicle accidents. To get the best recovery, you need attorneys who have the experience to handle these cases. VanDerGinst Law’s Moline personal injury lawyers have those credentials.
Moline Traumatic Brain Injury: Some accidents may seem minor, but can result in severe brain injuries. Symptoms may include headaches, memory loss, agitation, slurring, loss of consciousness, and others. Proper investigation and treatment are vital to getting reasonable compensation for these types of injuries.
Moline Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries or even death. Bikers are exceptionally exposed on our roadways. Learn how our Moline injury lawyers help bikers and their families when serious motorcycle accidents occur.
Moline Wrongful Death Claims: Wrongful death can occur due to someone’s negligence, intentional actions, or other types of wrongdoing. We can help your family get through a difficult time – and get the financial recovery necessary to assist in easing some of the burden that comes when a loved one is lost.
Moline Bus Accidents: Bus accidents may involve municipalities who can rely on governmental immunities to avoid liability. They say you cannot fight city hall. Well, we do – every day. And we win!
Moline Pedestrian accidents: If you or a loved one is struck as a pedestrian by a vehicle, the injuries can be severe. See what our Moline injury lawyers can do to help.
Moline Premises Liability: Premises liability includes any number of accident or injury-causing incidents that occur on commercial or residential property. Learn more about these types of accidents – and to see how VanDerGinst Law can help.
Moline Dog Bites: At VanDerGinst Law, we love dogs. But if a dog attacks, serious injuries can and do occur. Often, compensation is necessary to address medical bills and even plastic surgery to repair the damage. See how our Moline injury attorneys can help.
Moline Class Action Lawsuits: Class actions arise when many people are harmed by a single defendant (or a few defendants). VanDerGinst Law is involved in several class action lawsuits.
Moline Spinal Cord Injury: Countless types of accidents can cause spinal cord injuries. Serious spinal cord injuries can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia. If you or a loved one has suffered this type of injury, contact VanDerGinst Law right away. Our Moline injury lawyers will fight hard to get the compensation necessary to help you return to some semblance of a normal life.
Moline Swimming Pool Injuries: Swimming pools are a great way to relax, exercise or recreate. But they can also result in slip and fall accidents and diving accidents that lead to serious injuries, or even drowning. Learn about how our Moline injury lawyers can help.
Moline Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents can occur indoors or outdoors, at commercial properties and residential properties. They can happen on sidewalks, in parking lots and other public areas. They happen in the winter, but they also happen in the summer. They often result in serious injuries. VanDerGinst Law can help get you the compensation you deserve after a slip and fall accident.
Moline Worker’s Compensation Claims: Even if you were at fault in causing the accident which led to injuries at work, you can still be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. If you were working at the time of your injury, you may qualify for compensation. Our attorneys can help you get proper compensation and explore other possible sources of compensation.
Moline Construction Accidents: Unfortunately, construction accidents are a frequent occurrence. They can lead to serious injuries. If you were in a construction accident, an experienced Moline personal injury lawyer can help you get compensation for your injuries.
Moline Insurance Claims: Insurance claims can be made in relation to injuries from accidents. But they can also be related to rights you may have under other insurance policies, such as Commercial, Homeowner’s, Health, Liability, and more. See how we can help.
Moline Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Small businesses are often forced to close or restrict their operations when catastrophes occur. Many Illinois businesses were restricted due to Covid 19 and/or the Derecho storm. Business interruption coverages may apply even when the insurance carrier says it does not. Contact us to see if we can help.
Moline Medical Malpractice: Medical providers are held to a high standard when rendering treatment to patients. When they breach that standard of care, the consequences can be disastrous. Learn how VanDerGinst Law can help.
Moline Nursing Home Negligence: When a loved one has been neglected in a nursing home, a Moline personal injury lawyer can assist in securing compensation.
Moline Nursing Home Abuse: When a loved one has been abused in a nursing home, a Moline personal injury lawyer can assist in getting justice.
Contact a Moline Personal Injury Lawyer Today.
We know that the personal injury claims process can be frustrating and overwhelming.
Let the injury attorneys 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.
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Moline Emergency Rooms
|UnityPoint Health Trinity Moline Emergency Department||500 John Deere Road, Moline, IL 61265|
|UnityPoint Health Trinity Moline Hospital||500 John Deere Road, Moline, IL 61265|
Moline Medical Clinics
|Community Health Care – Moline||1106 4th Ave., Moline, IL 61265|
|Concentra Urgent Care||555 Valley View Drive, Moline, IL 61265|
|Genesis Convenient Care - Moline||3900 28th Ave. Dr., Moline, IL 61265|
|Hybrid Medical Group, LLC||1420 7th Street, Moline, IL 61265|
|UnityPoint Clinic Express Care – Moline||106 19th Ave. Suite 103, Moline, IL 61265|
|UnityPoint Clinic Express Care – SouthPark Pointe||3904 16th St., Moline, IL 61265|
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|Back to Back Chiropractic||1825 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265||Chiropractic|
|Discover Chiropractic||1569 36th Ave, Moline, IL 61265||Chiropractic|
|I-Tek Interpreting Solutions||1994 1st Street A #113, Moline, IL 61265||Interpreting Services|
|Jack Chiropractic||3471 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265||Chiropractic|
|Kennedy Chiropractic||1712 15th St Pl, Moline, IL 61265||Chiropractic|
|Lohman Companies||3901 15th Street D, Moline, IL 61265||Insurance|
|Quad City Neurology and Spine||616 35th Ave #2, Moline, IL 61265||Chiropractic & Neurology|
|Quad City Professional Contractors||3201 40th Street Moline, IL 61265||Business Leader|
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