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Joliet Personal Injury Attorney

Providing Legal Help to Injured Victims in Will, DuPage, and Cook County

If you or a member of your family has been injured, you may be struggling financially due to large medical bills and other expenses. If you are unable to return to work while recovering, or if you expect to be permanently disabled, things can become even worse. On top of your financial concerns, you may also be dealing with physical pain, emotional trauma, and stress that affects your family relationships and your overall well-being. If your injury was caused by someone else's negligence, you will want to determine how you can receive financial compensation that will address the ways you and your family have been affected. Attorney Michael J. Lichner can provide the legal help you need. You can schedule a free consultation with us by contacting our office at 815-730-1977.

"My mission is to help those who have been injured by the negligence of others. Personal injury cases require significant time, effort, and resources. I know how to fight, and I know how to win. "


What It Takes to Win Personal Injury Cases

Not every attorney is prepared to deal with complex cases involving serious injuries. When you are looking to pursue compensation from a person or company that caused harm to you and your family, you will need a skilled and experienced lawyer on your side. Michael J. Lichner has prosecuted a wide variety of complex injury cases, and he has helped clients secure millions of dollars in compensation through settlements and jury verdicts. He is prepared to advocate aggressively on your behalf when negotiating settlements with major insurance companies or pursuing litigation in the courtroom against large companies with teams of attorneys. We are ready to do what is necessary to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Personal Injury Cases


In complex injury cases, being able to fully investigate a case, gather evidence, and establish liability is crucial. We have the means to ensure that your case is handled correctly, and we will use our extensive resources to help you achieve your goals.

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Support Staff

Rather than working with a single attorney, we have multiple team members who work together to ensure that your case will be prosecuted successfully. By taking this approach, we can make sure that the proper amount of time and effort is put toward your case.

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Legal Knowledge

Mr. Lichner has more than a decade of legal experience, and our staff understands how the law will apply to a particular situation. With our knowledge and experience, we can make sure you will be able to receive the financial compensation you deserve.

Car Crash Injuries

People often refer to motor vehicle collisions as "car accidents," but in many cases, the term "accident" is miseleading. Driver negligence is often to blame for a crash. People who are injured can take steps to hold a driver responsible for causing an accident through speeding, running red lights or stop signs, illegal turns or lane changes, aggressive driving, distracted driving, or drunk driving.

Other Motor Vehicle Collisions

While some car crash cases are straightforward, with one driver being clearly at fault, other types of collisions can be more complicated. Multiple drivers or other parties may be partially responsible, and an injured person may struggle to determine what sources of compensation are available to them. We will fully investigate the circumstances surrounding a crash, gather evidence to establish liability, and take legal action against parties such as manufacturers of defective auto parts or government organizations that did not correct hazards on a road or highway.

Crash Injuries

Motorcyclists are more likely than drivers or passengers of other vehicles to be seriously injured in a collision. In many cases, these crashes are caused by drivers who do not notice motorcycles or who do not take the proper precautions to protect the safety of riders.

Uber, Lyft, Limo, &
Rideshare Injuries

Those who are injured in collisions involving for-hire vehicles may be able to hold a driver's employer or a rideshare company liable for their damages. However, these cases can often be complicated, since companies often claim that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees.

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Pedestrian & Bike Injuries

Bicyclists and people on foot are likely to suffer severe bodily harm when they are struck by a motor vehicle. These types of collisions often occur because drivers act negligently by violating traffic laws or taking their attention away from the road. In addition to being hit by a vehicle, bicyclists may be injured by "dooring," which occurs when a driver or passenger opens the door of their vehicle and blocks the path of a bicyclist traveling on a road or bike lane.

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Trucking Injuries

Semi-trailer trucks are massive vehicles that can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. When commercial trucks collide with other vehicles, drivers and passengers are likely to suffer severe injuries. A truck driver or the company that employs them may be held liable for collisions that occur because of issues such as driver fatigue, drunk or drugged driving, failure to perform maintenance on a truck, or improperly secured cargo.

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Construction Site Injuries

Construction sites can be dangerous places due to the use of construction equipment and large, heavy materials. Construction workers or unsuspecting individuals near a construction site may be injured because of the negligence of a construction company or subcontractor. These injuries may occur because of defective tools, negligent equipment operation, collapsing structures or trenches, or falling objects.

Products Liability

There are a wide variety of different types of defective products that can cause injuries to their users, including auto parts, household appliances, tools, children's toys, medical devices, drugs and medications, contaminated food products, and batteries in e-cigarettes, cell phones, or other electronic devices. People who were injured by defective products can pursue compensation from the product's manufacturer or a distributor or retailer who provided consumers with a product that was known to be dangerous. When prosecuting a product liability case, we can help you demonstrate that a product had design defects that made it dangerous to use, that errors during the manufacturing process caused a product to break down or function incorrectly, or that the proper instructions and warnings were not provided to ensure that the product could be used safely. By addressing these issues, you could receive compensation and help ensure that others will not be injured by the same products in the future.

Premises Liability

Property owners are required to address any issues that could affect the safety of people who visit their property. Injuries may occur because a property owner or the tenant who was in control of a property did not correct hazards or warn visitors about the risks of injury. In these cases, injured people can pursue compensation for damages that were caused by a property owner's negligence.

Slip, Trip, Fall

Fall injuries can occur because of hazards that made walking surfaces unsafe. A property owner may be liable for injuries caused by wet floors, torn carpets, missing floor tiles, damaged sidewalks, or unnatural accumulations of snow or ice. Read More

Restaurants & Entertainment Venues

Injuries can occur at venues such as sports arenas, concert halls, bars, or restaurants due to unsafe walking surfaces, defective railings on balconies or mezzanines, inadequate security, fights between patrons, or contaminated foods. Read More

Dog Bites & Attacks

When a dog attacks a person, it can inflict serious injuries, including cuts and puncture wounds, nerve damage, and scarring and disfigurement. A dog's owner may be held liable for injuries that occur in a dog bite or attack. Read More

Wrongful Death

A person's death can put their family members in a difficult financial situation, even as struggle with grief and emotional trauma. If your loved one was killed because of someone else's negligence, you and your family may be able to pursue compensation that will address your financial losses and other types of damages you have experienced. Compensation for family members in a wrongful death case may address the costs of medical treatment, the loss of income the person would have earned, the loss of companionship they would have provided to their family, expenses related to their funeral and burial, and grief, sorrow, and mental anguish.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Injuries that affect the brain can sometimes seem invisible, since they may not have obvious physical effects, and they may not become known until days or weeks after an injury occurred. However, traumatic brain injuries can have a long-lasting impact on a person's health and well-being, and they may affect their ability to earn an income, their relationships with loved ones, and their enjoyment of life. Moderate or severe brain injuries can result in chronic headaches, sleep disorders, personality changes, difficulty with concentration, mood disorders such as depression or anxiety, sensory issues such as sensitivity to light and sound, seizures, intellectual disabilities, problems with balance and coordination, or difficulty speaking or processing language.

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