Welcome to my Blog!

by Timothy Deffet

My name is Timothy J. Deffet. I am an Illinois attorney who focuses on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases in Illinois. I am an Illinois licensed attorney and a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. I also am a Federal Trial Bar member in the Northern District of Illinois. This means I can try cases in federal and state court.

I practice law in the Chicagoland area and in many parts of the State of Illinois, including the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane and Will, as well as the cities and towns of Chicago, Joliet, Aurora, Waukegan, Oak Park, Geneva, Des Plaines, Evanston, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows and Wheaton. I also represent clients in the neighborhoods of the northern, western and southern parts of Chicago.

I am starting a blog to get out the word on issues that can help regular folks navigate their way around some of the potholes the insurance companies leave in the way of people trying to get their bills paid when they have an injury, in or outside of work. The types of cases I will be discussing here are trucking accidents, auto accidents, trip and falls, and injuries at work.

Are there already a lot of lawyers out there doing this? Yes. However, I will strive to express myself in clear language, without a ton of so-called lawyerspeak. My thoughts will only be guidelines and will not be meant as legal advice. To get legal advice, you must have a signed attorney-client agreement with my firm. Each set of circumstances has its own twists and turns, just like each person, and each snowflake, is different.

I was born into a family of 5 kids, and understand how the economy can affect working class families. I am well aware the insurance companies want to hold onto every last penny instead of paying you what you deserve when you have been wronged by another person. If you think this is a myth I always encourage my clients to take a look at  the book, From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves, written by David J. Berardinelli. This is an expose on the dirty tricks that insurers such as Allstate Insurance pull on their clients all in the name of the almighty dollar.

I have obtained millions of dollars for my clients. I hope to obtain a just result for you also if you ever become a client. Even if you never become a client, I hope that you find my blog interesting and that it may provide a few nuggets of knowledge to you in a time of your life where you may be in a stressful situation and are looking for a bit of a lifeline.

Have a great day!

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