Steffen, Kelly & Steffen, P.C.
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Steffen, Kelly & Steffen, P.C.
John Steffen

17 Douglas Avenue
Elgin IL 60120
(847) 741-0503

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Steffen, Kelly & Steffen, P.C.

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Established in 1964, the Law Firm of Steffen, Kelly & Steffen, P.C. has a long history of providing quality and affordable legal services in the Kane County and Elgin area.  

Our initial consultation is free and can be scheduled using the button to the right.  Payment plans are available in most instances. 

Contact us at 847-741-0503 or Toll Free at 866-949-8575 and by fax at 847-741-6973.  We look forward to serving your legal needs.

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Attorney Profile

F. John Steffen, Jr.

John Steffen was born in Elgin, Illinois, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1989, and the U.S. Claims Court and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 1990.  Education: University College, Swansea, Wales; University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana (B.A.,1986); The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1989); Phi Delta Phi, Gavel Society (Exchequer, 1988-1989); Member, Order of John Marshall; Moot Court Quarter Finalist, Wagner Moot Court Competition; Executive Editor, John Marshall Law Review, 1988-1989; Author: “Lovgren V. Citizens National Bank,” The John Marshall Law Review, Volume 22 #4, Recent Development; Member: Elgin, Kane County and Illinois State Bar Associations.  LANGUAGES: Spanish.

Personal Injury Law

Personal Injury falls under Tort Law. Personal Injury involves civil law cases where you are trying to obtain compensation for an injury you sustained to your person. Physical injuries to your person could arise from being involved in an automobile accident, a railroad accident, airline or other common carrier accident, a construction or other workplace accident, being injured as a result of a dangerous or otherwise unsafe product and other injury-causing situations. However, personal injuries don't even necessarily have to be physical-they could be psychological. Psychological personal injuries are typically caused by psychological trauma associated with life-threatening and/or disfiguring physical injuries, or as a result of witnessing trauma in others, or following personal escape from serious injury following a traumatic event. Before you can collect an award, your personal injury lawyer will have to prove that the defendant is liable. To prove liability, the attorney must also establish negligence.

If there is any failure on your part to exercise reasonable care to prevent injury or damage then there may be comparative (or contributory) negligence, where you and the other party both are at some degree of fault. If you win, you may receive money (an award) to compensate for medical costs, lost wages and lost future earnings as well as possibly for pain and suffering and punitive damages.

What is a Tort?

A tort is a civil wrong recognized by law as grounds for a lawsuit. Torts fall into three general categories: intentional torts (e.g., intentionally hitting a person); negligent torts (causing an accident by failing to obey traffic rules); and strict liability torts (e.g., liability for making and selling defective products). These wrongs result in an injury or harm constituting the basis for a claim by the injured party (tort litigation). While some torts are also crimes punishable with imprisonment, the primary aim of tort law is to provide relief for the damages incurred and deter others from committing similar harms. The injured person may sue for an injunction to prevent the continuation of the tortious conduct or for monetary damages. Among the types of damages the injured party may recover are: loss of earnings capacity, pain and suffering, and reasonable medical expenses. They include both present and future expected losses.
Should I hire a lawyer?
If you have suffered any bodily injury, sickness or disease resulting from libel, slander, malicious prosecution, someone else's neglect, false arrest or false imprisonment you need to consult with a lawyer right away. You should also consult with an attorney if a relative or other loved one died as a result of libel, slander, malicious prosecution, someone else's neglect, false arrest or false imprisonment.

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