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Have you been hurt in a car accident or a slip-and-fall accident?

Maybe you suffered an injury at work and want to know what compensation is available to you. If you’ve been hurt because of someone’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer in DuPage County can help.

  • Wondering whether you have a valid personal injury claim?
  • Curious how much your case might be worth?

Call Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., for a free consultation at

(630) 871-1100

Personal Injury Cases Our Law Firm Handles

Our attorneys tackle all types of personal injury cases in DuPage County. Whether you’ve been injured in a truck accident or suffered a disability due to medical malpractice, our attorneys will pursue a fair settlement that covers your damages.

Car Accidents

If you suffered serious injuries in a car accident in DuPage County that was not your fault, you likely qualify to receive compensation. However, you need a DuPage car accident lawyer to help navigate the claims process and get the compensation you deserve.

Animal Attacks

If you or a loved one recently suffered serious injuries in a dog attack in Illinois, contact the DuPage County dog bite injury lawyers at Marquardt and Belmonte, P.C. for assistance. We will listen to your story and tailor a legal strategy for your case with your unique goals in mind

Workers Compensation

Our highly skilled and compassionate workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to help you with all aspects of your workers’ compensation claim, from dealing with your employer, working with the insurance carrier, and confidently representing you in court.

Premises Liability

An owner has a responsibility to ensure the safety of patrons of a parking lot, mall or store. Unattended hazards can create dangerous conditions. Poor security can result in robberies and assaults. If you have suffered injuries on commercial property, take immediate action and contact an attorney at Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C.

How Much Could Your
Case Be Worth?

All cases are different, so it’s impossible to say exactly how much your case could be worth. Some cases are worth a few thousand dollars, while others have a much higher value. Contacting an attorney is the only way for injury victims to know the potential value of their case.

  • Whether you’ll make a full recovery and how long that will take
  • The type of injuries you’ve suffered and their severity
  • Your age at the time of the accident
  • The amount and quality of evidence available to support your case
  • Whether you are partly responsible for your injuries

How Long Do You Have To File a Lawsuit in DuPage County?

You have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in DuPage County and the rest of Illinois. This statute of limitations applies to car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, dog bites, and all other personal injury claims. If a personal injury victim misses the deadline, the state bars them from recovery.

There are some exceptions to the rule, though. You may have extra time to file a claim if:

  • You were under 18 at the time of the accident
  • You didn’t notice an injury until some time after the accident
  • You were incapacitated (for instance, in a coma), which caused you to miss the deadline
  • The person who caused the accident fled the state before you could file a lawsuit

Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
in DuPage County?

Wondering whether it’s worth it to hire a personal injury attorney? Here’s why doing so is a smart choice:


Our attorneys can protect you from unfair accusations of blame. In Illinois, you may only recover damages if you’re less than 50% responsible for an accident. It’s common for a defendant to try to pin the blame on you and minimize their liability, but our attorneys are prepared to fight back.


We can advise whether you should accept the insurance company’s first settlement offer. The first settlement is often too low to cover all of your damages. If your settlement offer isn’t enough, we can negotiate for more.


If negotiations fail, we are prepared to represent you in a trial.


We offer free consultations, and you don’t pay unless we win a settlement for you.


We know you’re busy, which is why we offer night and weekend appointments for your convenience.


Our attorneys handle every case personally. We will never pass your case off to an inexperienced associate or paralegal.

Our Attorneys Will Help You Seek Justice.

Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., is an experienced law firm serving clients throughout DuPage County. To learn about your legal options for personal injury claims,

Call (630) 871-1100 for a free consultation.

Personal Injury FAQs

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a DuPage Personal Injury Lawyer?

Legal fees are the biggest reason accident victims in Illinois choose not to hire personal injury attorneys. It is reasonable to want to avoid hefty attorney fees while you are also dealing with medical bills, lost income, property damage, and other expenses.

Under our contingency fee payment system, you will never have to pay out of pocket for our legal services.

A personal injury attorney at Marquardt and Belmonte will only ever receive payment from the settlement or judgment award that you win – never from your wallet. In addition, if our lawyers cannot obtain compensation for you, you will not have to pay.

How Much Is My Arizona Personal Injury Claim Worth?

After you prove responsibility, you and your lawyer will then decide how you can best obtain financial compensation for your accident injuries. In almost every case, the person or business responsible for your accident has insurance. For example, a company may have liability insurance, while a pet owner has homeowners’ insurance.

No matter what insurance company you deal with, these businesses act in the same manner. They do not want to pay you. Dealing with them will give you headaches.

You can also file a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for your injuries. The complex legal process can take time, but you will get a hearing from an objective jury if your case does not settle. Which option you choose depends on the legal strategy that your lawyer advises you to pursue.

With either option, you want the most compensation for your injuries, based on your unique damages. Your personal injury damages are specific to you.

A broken arm in a motor vehicle accident may mean more to someone who needs that arm to work or who has an active life.

Emotional distress is worth more when someone has suffered significant trauma after an accident. The key is to hire someone who knows what your case is worth and will insist on that compensation from the insurance company. Our personal injury attorneys can do just that.

In general, injured accident victims in Illinois can collect compensation for both economic and non-economic damages, including:

-Medical bills and expenses
-Rehabilitation costs
-Long-term care expenses
-Lost wages and earnings
-Loss of future earnings and benefits
-Pain and suffering
-Emotional distress
-Property damage bills

Do You Still Have a Case if You Were Partly at Fault in Causing the Accident?

The potential settlement range or verdict in an injury case may not only be shaped by the facts surrounding the defendant’s negligence but also by the level of comparative negligence attributed to the plaintiff. Comparative negligence refers to the extent to which the injured person's actions contributed to the event causing the injury. If evidence supports that the plaintiff bears some level of comparative negligence (50% or less), any settlement or verdict will be proportionally reduced by the percentage of the plaintiff’s negligence that contributed to the accident. However, if the plaintiff's comparative negligence exceeds 50% of the total fault (51% or more), no recovery will be awarded.

If I get injured at work, do I get paid?

In Illinois, if you get injured at work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits, which can include payment for medical expenses related to your injury and a portion of your lost wages while you are unable to work due to the injury. Workers' compensation is designed to provide financial assistance and support to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. However, the specific benefits you receive will depend on the circumstances of your injury, the severity of your condition, and other factors. It's important to report any work-related injuries to your employer as soon as possible and to seek medical attention promptly. Additionally, consulting with a workers' compensation attorney can help you understand your rights and navigate the claims process effectively.

The Insurance Company is Calling, and They Want to Make an Offer of Settlement. Should You Speak with Them?

It's crucial to refrain from engaging with the insurance company until you've sought legal counsel. Initially, the insurance company might contact you and seem open to offering a settlement, typically a lowball offer, aiming to swiftly resolve and close what could be a valuable claim. Don't be swayed into accepting a settlement offer before completing necessary medical treatment and fully understanding the extent of your injuries. It's unwise to promptly return the insurance company's calls or respond to their communications. Instead, seek legal advice to understand your rights.

Initially, the insurance company may reach out and appear empathetic to your situation. However, caution is warranted. If you're unfamiliar with accident claims, you may not discern whether the settlement offer is fair or if the insurance company is negotiating in good faith. Despite the adjuster's friendly demeanor, their true objective is to close your claim swiftly and at the lowest cost possible. Engaging with the insurance company is likely to work against you and often results in receiving significantly less than your case merits.