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Scott N. Sliwinski, P.C.
310 South Schuyler Avenue
Suite 201
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
P. (815) 933-3385
F. (815) 933-3397
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Every year, more than 90,000 people die in the United States as a result of unintentional injuries. If you have been recently injured or diagnosed with an illness, contact our office to see if you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.


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Kankakee, Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

The personal injury lawyers at the Kankakee, Illinois law firm of Scott N. Sliwinski, P.C., have extensive experience representing victims of all types of accidents. Our personal injury practice includes:

  • Motor vehicle, car, auto and truck accidents
  • Injuries from dangerous and defective products
  • Dog bites and other animal attacks
  • Slip, trip and fall accidents

Our personal injury claims lawyers ensure that clients recover all the compensation due to them, including damages for medical expenses, lost wages, disability and disfigurement, and pain and suffering.

We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency basis. If we do not recover compensation for you, you pay no fee.

We represent men and women throughout northern Illinois, including Kankakee County, Iroquois County and Will County, and the communities of Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais, Momence, Manteno, Peotone, Herscher, Watseka, Monee and Joliet. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

If you are suffering from a personal injury, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. MasterCard, Visa and Discover are accepted.

Scott N. Sliwinski, P.C.
Attorneys & Counselors At Law
310 South Schuyler Avenue
Suite 201
Kankakee, IL 60901

Phone: (815) 933-3385
Fax: (815) 933-3397
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Personal Injury - An Overview

Personal injury lawsuits are filed by people (or their representatives) injured due to the negligence of someone else. The injury may be either physical or emotional, and it can arise from a variety of sources or types of conduct. Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include slip and fall, automobile accidents, assaults and battery, medical malpractice, and product liability. In general, the goal of a personal injury action is to determine who was responsible and to compel the responsible party to compensate the injured person for the losses sustained. If you or someone you know has been injured by the careless actions of another, contact a personal injury attorney at our firm to find out how we can help you preserve your rights.

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Personal Injuries from Dangerous or Defective Products

When someone is injured while using a product that was manufactured or marketed in a defective or dangerous way, he or she may be able to recover the resulting damages from the responsible party in a products- liability-based personal injury suit. Products liability law is based on the responsibility of a manufacturer or other provider of goods to compensate users of the goods for injuries caused by defective or dangerous products that it placed into the stream of commerce. The basic idea underlying products liability law is that the companies providing the products are usually in the best position to prevent defective products from entering the marketplace, so if they fail to do so, they should be held accountable. An experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can advise injured persons on whether they may have a claim against a product manufacturer or seller and can help them recover the damages to which they are legally entitled.

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Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

When you’re injured, you need all the help you can get, and you need it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, that means that some injury victims pick the first attorney they find rather than making an informed choice. Before you hire a personal injury attorney, it’s important to educate yourself and find the right fit for you and your case. The following list can help you find an attorney who is right for your case.

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Personal Injuries from Animal Bites or Attacks

Although animal-attack claims most commonly involve dog bites, many other types of domesticated animals, such as ferrets, cats, and even birds, can also bite humans. Even nondomesticated animals, such as large cats ordinarily found in the wild, but owned by some people as pets have been known to attack children and adults. An owner's liability for injuries caused by his or her pet, if any, will vary greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. A lawyer from our firm who is experienced in handling personal injury claims is an excellent source for accurate advice and information if you have been injured in an animal attack.

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Slips, Falls, and Other Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability law involves the legal responsibilities of property owners and occupiers to prevent injuries to persons on their property. One of the most common causes of such injuries is a trip or slip and fall, such as on an icy sidewalk, a loose or uneven stair tread, or a piece of debris or spilled liquid on the floor. Property owner liability varies depending on the rules and principles adopted in the jurisdiction where the injury occurred. An experienced personal injury lawyer at our firm can evaluate the strength of your premises liability claim and help you recover damages for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

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When Personal Injuries Result in Death: Wrongful Death Cases

In general, a wrongful death claim is one in which it is alleged that a person died as a result of another's negligence. The deceased person’s surviving relatives, dependents, or beneficiaries may bring suit against the responsible party or parties, seeking monetary damages for their losses. Each state has its own wrongful death law and not every state follows the same guidelines, principles, or rules. A personal injury attorney at our firm can advise you on whether you have a valid wrongful death claim and can help you pursue that claim against the responsible party or parties.

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Selecting a Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve suffered an injury through the fault of another, you may be out of work, overwhelmed with piles of medical bills, or in constant pain and agony. Under any of these circumstances, researching, locating, and retaining a lawyer to handle your personal injury claim can seem like yet another insurmountable obstacle. There are, however, some guidelines that can help you to select a personal injury lawyer to handle your case. With a personal injury lawyer from our firm on your side, you can breathe a sigh of relief and focus on your recovery while we carry at least part of your burden.

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