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Latest News From Our Firm:
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s June 19, 2020 people in the news hails partner Brian LaCien forhis selection to the Association of Justice Board of Governors.
Todd A. Smith and Brian LaCien, two of Chicago’s top trial lawyers, have launched the firm Smith LaCien LLP, concentrating in catastrophic injury and wrongful death.
Chicago Law Firm Launch: Smith LaCien LLP to Concentrate in Catastrophic Injury, Medical Malpractice
News announcement from the Illinois State Bar Association, May 7, 2020 on the launch of our new firm.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin May 4, 2020 article on our new firm, giving more background on, and interview quotes from, our founding partners. It also explores the firm’s goals and the transition of pending cases,
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s article from October 29, 2019 including co-lead counsel Todd Smith on a commercial sterilizing company that emitted carcinogens into a local suburban community.
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How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or injured at work and wish to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney, Smith LaCien LLP will evaluate your case at no cost to you or your family. We'll help you to determine whether you have a personal injury case to pursue.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
For most personal injury cases, you have two years from the time the accident occurred to file your claim. However, certain types of cases have a shorter time period so please do not delay in contacting knowledgeable counsel.
How much is my case worth?
Every situation or case is different, so an early suggestion of a specific amount should be viewed with caution. Depending on the circumstance, general thoughts based upon extensive experience may be possible following initial in-depth discussion. It is impossible to know what kind of settlement to expect before investigating the extent of any injuries sustained, medical costs, lost wages, future expenses, and pain and suffering. It is important that you hire a lawyer who will complete a thorough investigation and who will never advise you to accept a settlement for less than you truly deserve. Each case is unique, so the best way to learn about what compensation you may be entitled to is to call or message us and talk with a lawyer at Smith LaCien LLP
How are attorney fees paid in a personal injury case?
Almost all personal injury attorneys take cases at no charge, collecting their fee as a percentage of any settlement or judgment they obtain for you. If you get nothing from the case, neither does the attorney. Attorneys fees usually are contingent on success and are usually 33 percent. However, individual circumstances in a given case can alter that favorably for the client.