Litigation for Personal Injury

Geisler Law Offices has been one of the most active law firms in personal injury litigation in Macon County for the past 35 years.

We have extensive experience in representing injured persons and the families of those who died from a broad spectrum of cases including auto collisions, trucking accidents, premises liability, product liability, industrial and construction cases, nursing home and medical malpractice cases.

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes permanent injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.

Animal Bites. This is a bite wound received from the teeth of an animal. Our representation would need to be from an unprovoked bite. Those who have been bitten by an animal may also develop bacterial infections of the bone which can often be extremely severe.

Auto Accidents that result in injury which is in no way the fault of the injured person for which compensation or indemnity is legally sought. You should note that a personal injury claim, by definition, does NOT include a claim for damage done to property, such as an automobile or its contents.

Death and Serious Injury Cases. This is an event that is in no way the fault of the seriously injured or deceased person and must be caused by and be a foreseeable result of the defendant’s action.

Industrial and Machine Injuries. An industrial accident is a physical injury that follows an incident or exposure that occurred suddenly or within 5 days. Example: Your finger gets cut off in a machine.

Nursing Home Cases. Nursing home abuse and negligence comes in many different forms. We represent injured nursing home residents and the families of those wrongfully killed in cases involving:

  • Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers
  • Sepsis
  • Wandering and Elopement
  • Falls
  • Physical or Sexual Assault or Abuse
  • Physical or Chemical Restraints
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Malnutrition or Dehydration
  • Medication Errors
  • Choking
  • Clogged Breathing Tubes
  • Burns
  • Alzheimer’s and other dementia
  • Elder abuse

Product Liability. When you buy a product, you have certain rights as a consumer. The most basic is the right to be safe while using the item. Big companies have an obligation to design and manufacture safe products. When they fail in this obligation and you’re hurt by a shoddy product, you should speak with us.

Train Railroad Accidents. Train accidents can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims of negligent drivers. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.
Many train accidents occur due to negligence on the part of one of others involved. When a train accident is caused by another party’s negligence you are entitled compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other damages.

Truck Accidents. Illinois is a major hub for semi truck transportation. Whether it is driving through town or taking a road trip, we pass and drive by semi trucks every day.

Getting injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler is a traumatic experience. Injuries from semi truck accidents can be much more serious than those from passenger cars. If you’ve been injured, it’s important to know how to prepare your personal injury insurance claim and we can help you with that.

Wrongful Death/Hospital Negligence refers to situations in which the wrongful conduct results in untimely death. In a wrongful death suit, a family member is seeking monetary damages for the death of a loved one. The recoverable damages include the loss of financial contributions made to the family by the deceased family member and the loss of love, companionship and affection each family member receives from the deceased family member’s continued existence.