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Trust the Personal Injury Attorneys in East St. Louis, IL

At Nelson & Nelson, our experienced and skilled personal injury attorneys have served clients in Illinois and Missouri for over 40 years. Accidents with severe injuries or fatalities can devastate victims and their families. With mounting medical bills and time missed from work, physical pain, and emotional stress can seem overwhelming. If you’re experiencing this now, you’re not alone. Our personal injury attorneys in East St. Louis can help.

If you have been injured due to the recklessness or carelessness of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Take action to ensure you fully understand your rights and options. Our dedicated and trustworthy team is here to walk you through every step, and our results speak for themselves. We’ve successfully tried cases in state and federal court, including complex cases against well-funded adversaries.

East St Louis is in St. Clair County, in southwestern Illinois. It is located opposite St. Louis, Missouri, along the Mississippi River. Whether you’re here or elsewhere in the Metro East region, we’re ready to listen and provide the skilled and personalized representation you need. Reach out to Nelson & Nelson today to talk about your case and see how we can help. We handle all types of personal injury cases.


What is Involved in a Personal Injury Case?

A personal injury claim is a legal course of action available to individuals who have suffered physical or emotional injuries due to the careless actions of others. If you’re a plaintiff seeking justice, you can demand compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering from the person or entity responsible for your injury.

Whether it’s the distracted driver who caused your car accident, the negligent property owner who failed to ensure a safe environment, or even your doctor who made a preventable mistake while treating you – anyone whose actions or inactions have hurt you, can be held liable.

By law, a defendant can be held responsible through a legal concept called strict liability, which applies to product liability cases, dangerous drugs, and dog bites in the East—St Louis area. In a strict liability claim, you don’t have to prove intent or negligence; you simply have to prove that you suffered as a result of something that the defendant was responsible for.

Our East St. Louis, personal injury lawyers can help if you think you were injured and it wasn’t your fault. You can file a claim with our experts and seek compensation to help you cover expenses and begin healing.

Your Skilled Personal Injury Attorney in East St. Louis, IL 

At Nelson & Nelson, we believe you deserve comprehensive compensation for your injuries. That’s why we negotiate with the other side on your behalf to find a reasonable settlement and avoid litigation whenever possible. But when the other side is unreasonable, we don’t hesitate to advocate for your rights in state and federal court aggressively.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys can assess your case for free, so you can choose the legal avenue that best suits your needs. And because we know the financial strain of unexpected injuries, we never charge upfront attorney fees in personal injury cases. We get paid only when you have a final settlement. Accidents can happen to anyone, no matter how safe you are, so it is important to be aware of your legal options. 

We handle various personal injury law cases, including:

  • Truck Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Defective Vehicles
  • Construction Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Falls
  • Dog Attacks
  • Third-Party Injury
  • Jones Act
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Get the justice you deserve and a personal injury lawyer you can trust. Contact us at (618) 277-5000 to schedule a free case evaluation!

Cases Our East St. Louis, IL Personal Injury Attorneys Handle

The consequences of being involved in a personal injury accident can be catastrophic and long-lasting. If you sustained a non-work injury due to someone else’s negligence, our personal injury lawyers can utilize our vast knowledge and resources to build a strong claim and help fight for the compensation you deserve.

We handle all types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: Tractor-trailer crashes, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other accidents involving motor vehicles.
  • Defective Vehicle Accidents: Auto defects involving seat belts, airbags, accelerator controls, braking systems, steering components, faulty wiring systems, door latch mechanisms, tires, and more.
  • Construction Accidents: Scaffolding accidents, machinery accidents, electrical injuries, being hit by a falling object, and other types of accidents that typically occur on a construction site.
  • Premises Liability: Slips, trips, falls, animal attacks, store, mall, restaurant injuries, daycare injuries, and many others.
  • Dog Attacks: Incidents involving a dog bite or dog attack that resulted in injuries.
  • Third-Party Injury: Accidents caused by a third party unrelated to workers’ compensation.
  • Jones Act: Accidents that occur while working on or on shore from a maritime vessel such as a cruise ship, barge, offshore oil rig, fishing boat, riverboat casino, ferry, tanker, yacht, offshore oil rig, or other type of boat or ship.
  • Medical Malpractice: Doctor malpractice, hospital malpractice, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, birth injuries, medication errors, surgical errors, and other medical negligence.
  • Wrongful Death: Fatalities that occur due to the negligent or willful act of another party.
  • Class Actions: Actions on behalf of a large group of injured parties, all members of one “class” and treated as one plaintiff.

Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys in East St. Louis, IL

At Nelson & Nelson, we understand that personal injuries can take an enormous physical, emotional, and financial toll on victims and their families, and we do everything we can to ensure that the legal process is smooth and stress-free. Our East St. Louis personal injury attorneys can better represent you in your claim, help you protect your rights as a victim, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

We provide free consultations and never charge upfront attorney fees in these cases — you only pay attorney fees if we win your case. If you or someone close to you has been injured due to the negligent or reckless actions of another party, contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.  

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