ACCIDENTS / INJURY

Chicago Personal Injury Attorney

 

Helping Accident and Injury Victims throughout Illinois

Chicago personal injury attorney Glenn Betancourt is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of victims of personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

Since 1994, Chicago personal injury attorney Glenn Betancourt has been providing clients with practical legal advice in an approachable way. His considerable experience, exceptional legal knowledge, and committed dedication to his clients’ needs are obvious from the minute a client steps into his office. Because he is bilingual, he is able to provide both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking clients with knowledgeable and practical legal advice.

With offices conveniently located in both Chicago and Des Plaines, Chicago personal injury attorney Glenn Betancourt is accessible and approachable. Contact his office in Des Plaines at (847) 768-5805 or his office in Chicago at (773) 252-5923 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case.

Types of Personal Injury Matters

Personal injury cases fall under an area of law known as tort law. Under tort legal theories, a person who causes an accident as a result of his or her negligent or intentional misconduct may be held liable for any resulting injuries or damages. Chicago personal injury attorney Glenn Betancourt represents clients in a wide variety of personal injury lawsuits, including:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bike Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip and Fall Accidents/Premises Liability

Damages for Personal Injury Cases

If you are successful in your personal injury case, you may be entitled to money damages, including compensatory damages and, in some cases, punitive damages.  Compensatory damages are monetary awards that attempt to reimburse a victim for the financial impact of the accident. Compensatory damages include things like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damages.  Punitive damages, on the other hand, are not attributed to any financial impact, but are instead intended to punish the negligent party for his or her wrongdoing, and deter future negligent or intentional wrongdoing.

The type and amount of damages that may be awarded in a personal injury case vary greatly.  As an experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer, Glenn Betancourt understands the importance of a strong legal case to not only establishing liability, but also to proving damages. As a skilled personal injury negotiator, he is able to communicate effectively with insurance companies, which are often involved in personal injury cases, in an attempt to obtain a favorable settlement. If a favorable settlement is not possible, he will use his considerable litigation experience to advocate for you in a court of law.

Free Consultation

If you have been injured in a personal injury incident, contact Chicago personal injury attorney Glenn Betancourt at (847) 768-5805 in Des Plaines or at (773) 252-5923 in Chicago to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your personal injury rights and remedies.