Sam C. Mitchell & Associates

Sam C. Mitchell & Associates

Illinois Personal Injury Personal injury lawyers protecting the rights of the injured throughout southern and central Illinois

Firm Overview

Sam C. Mitchell & Associates are experienced Illinois personal injury attorneys who possess years of experience defending common citizens in personal injury cases involving:

Commercial truck and tractor trailer accidents
Auto accidents
Semi truck accidents
Wrongful Death
Slip & Falls
Product Liability/Product Defects
Dog Bites
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Neglect
Workers Compensation
Other personal injuries

An accident in the workplace, trauma from a serious Illinois auto accident, injury caused by a defective product, complications from a medical procedure-these can all have a devastating impact on your life. Such cases involving personal injury in Illinois can also lead to anguish, uncertainty, confusion, and financial loss.

However, federal and Illinois injury law requires that those who cause such losses and injuries by their negligent or intentionally wrongful conduct must compensate their victims.

Through the work of dedicated, experienced legal counsel, you can receive fair compensation, providing monetary relief after an automobile accident in Illinois, trucking accidents in Illinois, or any other difficult time.

The West Frankfort, IL personal injury firm of Sam C. Mitchell & Associates has 100 years of combined experience handling a wide variety of cases involving personal injuries in southern Illinois. Our focus on serious injuries helps our clients get the compensation they deserve efficiently and effectively.

Holding to a higher standard

Main Office

Main Office
115 East Main Street
West Frankfort IL 62896

Phone

(618) 505-1660

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Personal Injury

Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys

The Illinois personal injury lawyers at Sam C. Mitchell & Associates are respected and renowned across the state for their ability to effectively litigate Illinois personal injury lawsuits and settlements. At Sam C. Mitchell & Associates, we are dedicated to defending the legal rights of anyone who has been injured in the state of Illinois due to the negligence of another party.

The goal of our Illinois personal injury law firm
With every case and client that our personal injury lawyers in Illinois defend, we strive to achieve the best possible outcome and the maximum amount of legal damages and compensation. Our Illinois personal injury lawyers offer decades of combined legal experience as well as a reputation for honesty and professionalism.

Personal injury law in Illinois
Personal injury laws in Illinois protect any individual harmed by the negligent acts of others, regardless of whether those actions were intentional. When a person or a legal entity, such as a business or a corporation, is found to be legally responsible for an injury incurred by someone, they are liable for that injury and may be ordered to pay the injured person damages to compensate them for their pain and suffering.

A person is found to be negligent and liable for a personal injury in Illinois when failing to act like an ordinary, reasonable person in a way that leads to an accident and injury. The critical issue is often to prove, according to Illinois personal injury laws, how a reasonable person would have acted in this particular situation.

For example, it might be considered ordinary and reasonable to drive down a highway at the posted speed limit of 65 miles per hour. However, if the weather is bad, or visibility is poor, a court might consider it reasonable for someone to reduce speed. These are the types of debates that personal injury attorneys in Illinois make every day in an effort to prove or disprove the negligence of a particular party.

-Understanding Injury Law in Illinois
-What to Expect from the process
-Typical Injuries for Which you Should secure an Attorney
-What to Bring When Meeting your Attorney
-Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Lawsuits
-How to determine if you found the correct attorney

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

When Sam C. Mitchell began his practice in 1968, it was with the mission to protect the rights of the seriously injured, and advocate for their best interests in court. Now, more than 50 years later, he has an entire team behind him fighting for these same principles of justice.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Sam C. Mitchell & Associates has over 150 years of combined experience representing those who have been injured.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our Illinois personal injury lawyers know that our clients are the backbone of our practice. We take the time to listen and learn about each client's unique situation and goals. We pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to the legal matters of our clients, the efficient handling of injury claims, and doing whatever is necessary to protect the right of the injured. We will stand beside you from your initial consultation through settlement and, if need be, court judgment. You are entitled to fair compensation and we work hard to get that for you.

Sam C. Mitchell

Sam C. Mitchell & Associates

Sam C. Mitchell is a member at the firm. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Illinois. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in 1964 and received his J.D. from Loyola University in 1967. His areas of practice include:

-Personal injury
-Auto Accidents
-Trucking Accidents
-Medical malpractice
-Workers compensation
-Wrongful death

He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. His memberships include: Franklin County (President, 1973), Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1974-1980; 1989-1991); American Arbitration Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Judicature Society; World Association of Lawyers; International Association of Law Enforcement Instructors; American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers; and the Illinois Tactical Officers Association.

For more details, go to http://www.scmitchell.com/sam-c-mitchell/

License

Bar Number: 10205
Illinois, 1968

Education

Loyola University
Juris Doctorate ,

Lance P. Brown

Sam C. Mitchell & Associates

Lance P. Brown is an associate at the firm. He is admitted to practice in Illinois. He received his B.S. with honors in 2000, his M.B.A in 2003, and his J.D. in 2003 from Southern Illinois University. His areas of practice include:

-Personal injury
-Auto Accidents
-Trucking Accidents
-Medical malpractice
-Workers compensation
-Wrongful death

His memberships include the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

For more about Lance, go to http://www.scmitchell.com/lance-p-brown/

License

Bar Number: 6281082
Illinois, 2003

Education

Southern Illinois University
Juris Doctorate ,

William A. Alexander

Sam C. Mitchell & Associates

William A. Alexander is an associate at the firm. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a BA in 1967 and received his J.D. also from the University of Illinois in 1973. His areas of practice include:

-Personal injury
-Auto Accidents
-Trucking Accidents
-Medical malpractice
-Workers compensation
-Wrongful death

He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has served as an associate circuit judge (1975-1978) and his memberships include the Franklin County (President, 1979-1980) and Illinois State Bar Associations.

For more on William go to http://www.scmitchell.com/william-a-alexander/

License

Bar Number: 0029483
Illinois, 1973

Education

University of Illinois
Juris Doctorate ,

Matthew H. Caraway

Sam C. Mitchell & Associates

Matthew H. Caraway is an associate at the firm. He was admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois. He received his B.A. in History in 2005 from Eastern Illinois University, and his J.D. in 2008 from University of Illinois College of Law.

For more on Matthew, go to http://www.scmitchell.com/matthew-h-caraway/

License

Bar Number: 6298287
Illinois, 2009

Education

University of Illinois College of Law
Juris Doctorate ,