Will County sits in northeastern Illinois, bordered to the north by Cook and DuPage counties, to the northwest by Kane County, to the west by Kendall County, to the southwest by Grundy County, to the south by Kankakee County, and to the east by Indiana’s Lake County.
It houses roughly 697,252 residents across 849 square miles, creating an incredibly dense, diverse, and vibrant community. Among all the counties in Illinois, it ranks the fourth highest in terms of population.
Life in Will County can be busy, as it’s home to the largest inland port in North America. Over the years, the county has evolved from a humble agricultural community to an integral piece of the global distribution market. Amidst all this hustle and bustle, of course, accidents happen.
Whether the accident occurs at work, on the road, or even in a supermarket, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries. If you ever find yourself the victim of an accident in Will County, don’t hesitate to contact our skilled Will County personal injury lawyers at Drake & Collopy, P.C. Call us at (312) 766-9619 or contact us online for a free case evaluation — we’ll help you go over the facts of the case and explain your legal options.
Living in Will County
Will County was founded in 1836 by combining parts of Cook and Iroquois counties and taking on the name of Dr. Conrad Will. He was among those who authored the Constitution of Illinois in 1818 and also served in the Illinois Senate for the 1st Illinois General Assembly.
Today, Will County offers a unique opportunity for experiencing the busy city life alongside the quiet tranquility of its suburban countryside. Many live, work, study, and play within the 24 townships and 37 municipalities that make up the county.
The ease of transportation within and out of the county makes life easier for both residents and visitors alike, with an extensive metro rail system and access to several major highways and two international airports.
Some of the attractions you can enjoy in the county include the Joliet Area Historical Museum, biking and hiking trails designated by the Forest Preserve District of Will County (such as the DuPage River Trail), the Splash Station Waterpark, the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory, and more.
You’ll never find a shortage of culture to experience in one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S.
Why Hire a Will County Personal Injury Lawyer?
Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime in Will County. If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence, you have the right to hold them responsible for your injuries and losses.
Suffering a personal injury can leave you overwhelmed, distressed, and in pain. You’ll likely be facing steep medical bills, including expenses for hospital stays, prescription medication, therapy, rehabilitation, and more. You might also be facing a loss of income, whether due to an inability to work until your injuries heal or a lifelong diminished earning capacity as a result of your injuries (e.g. disability). There may also be costs for property damage (e.g. your vehicle was damaged in a car accident).
After an accident, you already have a lot on your plate. You don’t need to complicate matters further by taking on the burden of filing a legal claim. While you undisputedly deserve compensation for your losses, the complex legal system and the pushback from the at-fault party can make it difficult to recover what you’re rightfully owed.
By hiring Will County personal injury attorneys, you’re ensuring the best outcome for your case. They understand the ins and outs of the legal system and can help you build your case from the ground up by collecting documentation and evidence, identifying possible witnesses, calculating your losses, negotiating with the at-fault party and their insurance company, and representing you in court, if necessary.
Here are examples of the types of personal injury cases they can help with:
- Motor-Vehicle Accidents — Accidents that involve vehicles, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, Uber/Lyft/rideshare accidents, scooter accidents, drunk driving accidents, aviation accidents, and public transportation accidents
- Premises Liability Accidents — Accidents that involve a property owner’s negligence to keep their property safe for visitors, including slip and fall accidents, dog bites, negligent security accidents, and construction accidents
- Wrongful Death — Accidents that involve the victim dying due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness
- Medical Malpractice — Accidents that involve a healthcare professional being neglectful of their patients, such as surgical errors, late diagnosis or misdiagnosis, emergency room errors, and medication errors
- Nursing Home Abuse — Accidents that involve caretakers, nurses, or other nursing home staff neglecting their residents, such as physical abuse, verbal abuse, or financial abuse
- Product Liability — Accidents that involve faulty or defective products that cause injury
- Workers’ Compensation — Accidents that occurred while on the job
Get in Touch With Experienced Will County Personal Injury Attorneys Today!
At Drake & Collopy, P.C., we have over 50 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of injury victims across Illinois. We’ve helped numerous clients over the years with aggressive and compassionate representation, dedicating our all to building a solid case and securing maximum compensation.
Call us at (312) 766-9619 or contact us online for a free consultation — you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your case. Our Will County personal injury attorneys are ready to communicate directly with you and assist you with navigating this difficult time.