Will County, Illinois

Will County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country with a population of 682,518, according to the 2012 U.S. census. It covers 850 square miles and is bordered by Cook County to the northeast and Lake County, Indiana to the east, as well as, DuPage, Kankakee, Grundy, Kendall and Kane counties. The Des Plaines, Kankakee and Du Page rivers run it and join on its western border. The county, which was named after Dr. Conrad Will, a member of the first Illinois Constitutional Convention has 37 municipalities and 24 townships. Joliet is its largest city and the county seat. Will County boasts many notable attractions including Toyota Park in Bridgeview, the home stadium of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Starved Rock State Park, the Paramount and Rialto theaters, numerous colleges and universities and over 30 sites in the County on the National Register of Historic Places including Alternate Route 66.

Cases We Handle in Will County

Our firm has been helping clients for over a decade seek justice including compensation for injuries they have sustained in Will County as well as other counties in Illinois. Our experienced attorneys specialize in civil litigation including injuries resulting from medical malpractice, such as, failure to diagnose or misdiagnose, surgical errors, treatment mistakes and medication errors, nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect, such as, dehydration, lack of nutrition, bed sores, falls, bruises, abrasions, improper use of restraints, medication errors, sexual and physical abuse, threats or intimidation, verbal abuse, wandering or elopement and theft or financial abuse, police misconduct, such as, false arrest, excessive force, unlawful search and seizure, coerced confessions and racial profiling, wrongful conviction and violation of due process rights, unfair or abusive actions by teachers or private sector employees or other law enforcement agencies, violation of First Amendment rights and any other civil rights violations, personal injury and wrongful death as a result of nursing home abuse or negligence, health care professional malpractice, hospital malpractice, police abuse or misconduct, car and truck accidents and employment discrimination, based on race, ethnicity, gender, age and disability, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge, as well as, other employment issues.

We can Help You and Your Family

Our firm is dedicated to protecting your rights. We will meet with you initially to discuss your case, answer your questions and advise you of your rights. We will then investigate the incident or events which have caused you or your family injury, interview witnesses and gather all relevant evidence to prove your case. It may be necessary to hire experts to prove negligence, recklessness or unlawful conduct. We may also obtain your medical, employment and financial records and hire doctors, life care planners, economists and other experts to prove the nature and extent of your damages.

If someone’s wrongful actions caused you or someone you love to be injured physically, emotionally or financially, or caused a loved one’s death, we will aggressively fight to obtain justice and get you the compensation you and your family deserve.

Court Information

If it becomes necessary for us to file a lawsuit to protect your rights, depending upon the nature of your case, it will be filed in The Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois located in Joliet or the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division located in Chicago.

Presently, the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit has a Chief Justice who assigns cases to 33 Circuit and Associate Judges. In 2012, the Twelfth Judicial Circuit had over one million people use its Courthouse. Of the 32,450 cases filed in the first quarter of 2014, 6,773 were civil cases, which include actions seeking monetary damages from events occurring in Will County. If your case is filed in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, it would be assigned to a civil court judge who handles such matters. Cases proceed in accordance with the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, the Illinois Supreme Court Rules and the Rules of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. Information about the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court as well as the Local Court Rules can be found here.

The United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division has 50 judges and magistrates, most of who handle civil as well as criminal cases. If your case is filed in the District Court it will be assigned to a judge and magistrate until resolution of the matter. Although cases in the District Court are governed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, each judge has his or her own set of rules to manage their courtroom, which dictate, among other things, how the case will proceed and motions will be heard. Once your case has been filed and assigned a judge, you may find out about the judge and his or her courtroom rules by clicking here to access the District Court’s website.

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We invite you to review our website to learn about the Settlements and Verdicts we have obtained on behalf of our clients, the credentials of our Attorneys and additional information about our various Practice Areas.

We handle all injury and death cases on a contingency basis, so we only get paid if we actually recover money for you.

Contact us and let us help you. Call 312-345-887 or contact us online.

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